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Accesses ProjectWise through a Bentley Web Services Gateway (WSG). A WSG is a server-side application that opens a communication channel between an app, in this case FME and the ProjectWiseConnector, and Bentley's project information management system, which in this case is ProjectWise.

A WSG is comprised of two main components. The first component is the WSG framework which uses a REST web services API to communicate with apps to authenticate, send data, and receive data. The second component is a set of providers that communicate directly with individual management systems. The provider of interest to the ProjectWiseConnector is the ProjectWise provider, which allows access to ProjectWise data sources.

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Typical Uses

  • Manage datasets on ProjectWise by uploading, downloading, and deleting documents and projects.
  • Transfer a file's contents (such as XML, point cloud, or raster) into or out of an attribute in FME.
  • Read downloaded ProjectWise data using the FeatureReader, or upload data written by the FeatureWriter to ProjectWise.
  • Retrieve document and project names, paths, IDs and other information from ProjectWise to use elsewhere in a workspace.

How does it work?

The ProjectWiseConnector uses your ProjectWise account credentials (either via a previously defined FME web connection, or by setting up a new FME web connection right from the transformer) to access the ProjectWise service.

Depending on your choice of actions, it will upload files, folders, and attributes; download documents and projects; list information of objects; or delete objects from the service.

Usage Notes

  • This transformer cannot be used to directly move or copy files between different ProjectWise locations. However, multiple ProjectWiseConnectors can be used to accomplish these tasks.
  • The FeatureReader can access ProjectWise directly (without using the ProjectWiseConnector), however, a local copy of the dataset will not be created.


Input Ports

Output Ports


The remaining parameters available depend on the value of the Request > ProjectWise Action parameter. Parameters for each ProjectWise Action are detailed below.

Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies Bentley ProjectWise CONNECT Edition, Bentley Web Services Gateway, Bentley WSG ProjectWise Plugin
FME Licensing Level FME Professional Edition and above
History Released FME 2018.0



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