Bentley Systems released OpenPlant V8i (SELECTseries 5), information modeling software for multidiscipline teams. OpenPlant V8i is being adopted by leading plant engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.

Through its use of iRING/ISO 15926 as an data model, OpenPlant V8i enables users to coordinate and share information across multiple disciplines and the infrastructure lifecycle, as well as among third-party systems – all with full fidelity.

OpenPlant V8i (SELECTseries 5) provides enhanced information mobility across project team disciplines and the infrastructure lifecycle through its use of not only iRING/ISO 15926, but also i-models – containers for open infrastructure information exchange. In addition to using i-models to share information among the broad range of Bentley applications, Bentley provides tools to create i-models from third-party systems, such as SmartPlant, PDS, PDMS, and Revit, for integrated review with OpenPlant. This information mobility is secured by Bentley’s ProjectWise system of collaboration servers and services underlying OpenPlant ModelServer.

The SELECTseries 5 releases of OpenPlant V8i include the following product offerings:

The ability to work stand alone or synchronized with the rest of the team in a distributed environment.

2D/3D comparison tools with OpenPlant PowerPID V8i, enabling data to be shared between the P&ID and the model, speeding the design process and facilitating consistency checking across tags.

KKS workspace for users working on projects requiring the classification system used by power plant operators throughout Europe (available as a separate download).

Persistent point-clouds, enabling users to interchangeably maintain and interact directly with both point clouds and geometry in hybrid models, made practical for even the largest plant projects through point-cloud streaming from ProjectWise Point-cloud Services.

Support for over 80 new component types, including the Lindab HVAC catalog.

A custom component builder, catalog editor, and dynamic slope placement.