Pencil 9 Harmony automates standards and configurations for design and engineering applications.
Simply tell Harmony where your standards are and where they need to be deployed, alongside any configurations that need to be set.
To automate a project in Bentley ProjectWise, just drop a "playlist" into the folder.
If working outside Bentley ProjectWise, simply launch Harmony, set your Standard and open your application.
For users in Bentley ProjectWise - there’s no interaction required as Harmony does everything in the background.
For users outside Bentley ProjectWise, Harmony is simple to use and it’s 2 clicks to set a standard.
Our intuitive process for setting standards means it's a breeze to get started and manage all your Standards and design applications.
Onboarding internal and external users couldn't be easier. Reduces setup, confusion and gives back hours each week to the project leads.
If the contents of a Standard change, Harmony will ensure all end users are up-to-date. For the end user, they can simply continue working knowing they have the latest standards and settings applied.
No more emailing zip files or manual transfers.
Harmony does not access any of your content - which protects your Intellectual Property. Your standards are your own. You have full control of the source and end destinations.
This solution adapts to your infrastructure, standards and workflow. Harmony is a lightweight endpoint application and does not require IT Infrastructure or server side configurations.
This keeps implementation light and easy, perfect for any size organization.
Take control of your standards to ensure the quality of your projects stays consistent.
Harmony is control
Harmony overlays on top of your existing content so no changes are required. Just tell Harmony where your standards are and Harmony will fetch them for you.
The standards don’t even have to reside on the same platform; users in Bentley ProjectWise can utilize Standards on a network drive or vice versa, it’s all in your control.
Ensure the quality of your projects stays consistent. If a Standard is updated, all users receive the changes the next time they access the content.
For CAD and BIM managers, our easy interface will make managing standards a breeze. As a self contained application, Harmony gives you full control over how your design and engineering applications are configured.
...is being connected
With Harmony, you can connect your teams with the same content, regardless of their location.
Harmony is being connected
With Harmony, you can connect your teams together with the same content, regardless of their location. This works for those working from home and external companies that you partner with. Just install the application to get started.
Working on a file server or network drive, including Google Drive for desktop is easy. Just launch Harmony and set your standard. The final step is to navigate to your files and launch them. The Harmony application has already set the content and configuration leaving you to continue working.
...with Bentley ProjectWise
This couldn't be simpler. Once you drop a "playlist" into your project, it's fully automated.
Harmony with Bentley ProjectWise
This couldn’t be simpler. Once you drop a “playlist” into your project, it's configured and ready to use. For end users, simply open the file and Harmony will automate the rest. There is no training or user input required for Autodesk or Bentley applications. Standards are managed individually for each ProjectWise work area which removes the possibility of using the wrong standards.
...with Autodesk applications
Autodesk configurations are automated for teams in any location, whether working inside or outside of Bentley ProjectWise.
Harmony with Autodesk applications
Harmony automates managing Autodesk user profiles and associated content, dynamically updating this as end users go from one project to another. Harmony streamlines the creation and management of AutoCAD and Civil 3D profiles for administrators by allowing them to only set the configurations they want to manage. All other “user preference” settings can be set as desired by end users, and won’t be overwritten by Harmony.
...with Bentley applications
Bentley configurations are automated for teams in any location, whether working inside or outside of Bentley ProjectWise.
Harmony with Bentley applications
Harmony dynamically sets the configuration for V8i and CONNECT Edition Bentley applications such as Microstation, OpenBuildings and OpenRoads to ensure the correct configuration and variables are set.
When working outside Bentley ProjectWise, only the specific standard being set is available to the end user, eliminating the risk of setting an incorrect Workspace, and thus incorrect standard.
Pencil 9 has created a flexible pricing strategy suitable for any size organization.
Pencil 9 Harmony is offered in Basic and Premium and is available for a per user/per month cost or
an Enterprise subscription. Contact us to get a quote.
*also supports synced cloud data (i.e. Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive)
Our FAQ's will help answer some of the most common questions we receive about Harmony. If you don't see your question, please feel free to shoot us an email.
No. Harmony uses the same instance of your master standard no matter where it is stored, or where your teams are working. This also includes the design and engineering application configurations (Autodesk, Bentley, etc.).
1. Harmony offers more flexibility and automation than commercial document management systems.
2. Harmony allows CAD & BIM Administrators to fully manage and automate their projects without needing to change Bentley ProjectWise Administrator settings.
3. Harmony allows you to store your standards where it works for you.
4. Harmony allows you to work in the document management system that is right for you. (Network, Cloud, Bentley ProjectWise, Other)
Currently, Harmony integrates with Bentley ProjectWise, synchronized cloud services such as Google Drive and One Drive, as well as on networked servers. Other systems are being added and will be available in future releases.
One of the best features of Harmony is its ease of use. For teams working in Bentley ProjectWise, Harmony fully automates delivering standards and configurations, so no user interaction is required.
For teams working outside of systems such as Bentley ProjectWise, Harmony provides an intuitive interface that allows users to simply choose a standard and Harmony takes care of the rest.
CAD & BIM Administrators will love the ease of Harmony's adminstrative capabilities which streamlines managing Autodesk user profiles, Bentley workspaces, and Standards definitions.
No. Harmony is flexible and can be turned on/off at the project level simply by adding or removing the "playlist". Also, Harmony can be used to manage either Autodesk configurations, Bentley configurations, or both.
Yes. No matter where your project teams are located (at home, different offices, different countries) Harmony will make sure each project team member is always working with the most current version of a standard and up to date configurations for their design and engineering applications.
Absolutely. Harmony will save time for both CAD & BIM Designers as well as CAD & BIM Administrators. The cost of Harmony is a fraction of this time saved. And what's more, one of greatest values of Harmony is the improved quality recognized by project teams ensuring they are always working with the correct standards.