Nationwide FAA Standard Engineering Drawing Management System with Project Wise federal aviation administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needed to deploy
a single, enterprise drawing management system that could
roll forward years of legacy data and mitigate the autonomic
nature of each office’s local procedures. The product had to
seamlessly integrate with existing CAD software, including
MicroStation and AutoCAD, and be scalable to meet the
future demands of a changing organization.
Project Wise has allowed the FAA to unite under one umbrella.
It provides an environment that takes into account the workflow
and data needs of all 10 FDA headquarter offices, and includes
many of the local nuances each office has come to rely on.
All legacy data was imported into the new environment and,
with the help of some custom utilities and Bentley’s on-site
support and training, the initiative was completed within five
months. Now, all FAA engineering drawings nationwide are
available to all FAA engineers from any FAA office.
USACE MVD Regionalization us army corps of engineers, vicksburg, ms
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mississippi Valley
Division (MVD), has implemented Project Wise as a common
environment and folder structure for all six districts within the
division as well as at the Engineering Research and Development Center. This regionalization effort began immediately
after hurricane Katrina in August 2005 in anticipation of
supporting the workload of the New Orleans District as the
city recovered and rebuilt. The challenge was to assess the
existing system conditions and level of personnel training at
each district in MVD.
Project Wise is providing engineering content management
along with tight integration with USACE’s MicroStation-based
systems. Its use helps eliminate the need for multiple copies
to exist on separate servers with little to no version control,
and for files to be transported via FTP or on physical discs
among districts working on a single project. Savings to date
include $100,000 and 36 man-weeks of time.