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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/YQ/dH/73074QL0WSI8.JPEGBefore and after the Bentley NavigatorIt is currently being used in small projects of artisanal fishing ports that are being developed in Peru which, because they are relatively small projects but with the intervention of numerous specialists from different areas, located in different countries, that must interact continuously and dynamic, they have been used as "pilot projects" to evaluate the real usefulness of the tool.,It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems. Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool. Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.,It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications. The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.,7,The frequency and quality of information flow between field and office staff has improved. The costs for cellular use concepts associated with the sharing of information associated with the projects where the software has been used have been reduced compared to projects where more traditional control tools have been used.,,Dynamic Interactive, Microsoft Project, Surfer,No,Price Product Usability Analyst Reports,I would not really change anything because the main variables for having considered it (which does not mean that it was used permanently and definitively) were both its price and the characteristics and advantages that it "theoretically offered".If the functional characteristics of the software really satisfy our expectations, the price does not become a variable on which its definitive acquisition depends.
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April 16, 2018

User Review: "Before and after the Bentley Navigator"

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It is currently being used in small projects of artisanal fishing ports that are being developed in Peru which, because they are relatively small projects but with the intervention of numerous specialists from different areas, located in different countries, that must interact continuously and dynamic, they have been used as "pilot projects" to evaluate the real usefulness of the tool.
  • It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems.
  • Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool.
  • Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.
  • It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications.
  • The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.
I think the complexity and cost of the program make it particularly useful, in situations where: the project is relatively large, with a wide variety of specialties that interact and depend on one another, and with specialists who are not physically together and whose communication and understanding is vital for the proper development of the project.

If the project does not meet these characteristics, it is preferable to use less complex tools, cheaper, and that require less effort training the staff to use the software in question.
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Bentley Navigator Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Plan distribution & viewing (1)
7
Plan markups & sharing (1)
7
Issue tracking & punchlists (1)
9
Photo documentation (1)
8
Jobsite reports (1)
10
Document sharing (1)
9
RFI tools (1)
8
Collaboration & approvals (1)
7
As-built drawings (1)
9
Mobile app (1)
8

About Bentley Navigator

Bentley Navigator is a BIM model review and collaboration software for managing the project lifecycle of construction/design projects. In addition to accessing drawings, documents, and 3D models, Navigator allows users to create visual reports, query model information, resolve issues and conduct coordination reviews. It connects to ProjectWise (also from Bentley systems) and other document repositories.

A mobile app version of Navigator is also available. 
Categories:  Construction

Bentley Navigator Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No