Manages the complex, huge and many-file data sets
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 04, 2020

Manages the complex, huge and many-file data sets

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with 12d Synergy

12d Synergy (12dS) is used by our Civil Engineers and is supporting several engineering applications, especially those which are not a "single file" database, i.e. uses a folder of files. 12d Synergy allows our users to be anywhere. If they have an internet connection (even 4G cell), it works fine.
  • Manages multiple files in a folder, while allowing file sharing (AutoCAD, xrefs, etc.)
  • Delivers HUGE (2, 3, or 5GB) files with minimal bandwidth
  • Because we work with huge files (a few GB is not uncommon), I would like to see zipped downloads added to the feature list (PS already has zipped uploads)
  • Where large file transfers have been initiated by the user, it would be good to be able to change your mind and pause/interrupt that if you decide that you don't want to wait for that data after all
  • Positive - we can safely (!) use people anywhere in the world.
  • Our staff are now free to work from home, even with large complex data sets.
Hands down prefer 12d Synergy. Bentley ProjectWise is overly complex, expensive and has a very cluttered interface.
We get great support from the app team. They listen to our views and often implement our suggestions - we have nearly exhausted our wish list since it's all been implemented.

Do you think 12d Synergy delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with 12d Synergy's feature set?

Yes

Did 12d Synergy live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of 12d Synergy go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy 12d Synergy again?

Yes

I give it a 10/10 for managing folders full of files common in engineering applications. It's particularly well suited for 12dModel, AutoCAD and AutoCAD-like applications, even GIS applications where the files are huge. We are still delving into the extra features like web drops, external publishing and DMS, but the features there appear to be spot on.