ProjectWise is a project collaboration and architecture, engineering, construction, (AEC) information management software developed explicitly for the design and construction of AEC infrastructure projects. Unlike traditional document management and collaboration software, ProjectWise is a system of collaboration servers and services for AEC information for the design and construction of infrastructure projects while the work is in progress. It provides scalable, industry-proven, advantages in work-sharing, content re-use, and dynamic feedback.

WSDOT originally incorporated ProjectWise in 2005 within the state mega-projects. The Alaskan Way Viaduct, SR520 Floating Bridge, Tacoma HOV, Columbia River Crossing, Triangle Interchange and I-90 Two-Way Transit projects use ProjectWise to manage files and collaborate with internal and external customers. More recently ProjectWise has been used in minor projects and offices that leverage its ability for file access from anywhere in the world. ProjectWise can be accessed through the full-featured ProjectWise Client or through a web browser. WSDOT recommends using the ProjectWise Client whenever possible.

The following link will Download the ProjectWise Client. Follow these directions (.doc) to manually register the WSDOT ProjectWise server. Office 2010 integration also requires this module.

Alternatively, users can access ProjectWise through the
ProjectWise Web Server. Please review Using the ProjectWise V8i Web Server for more information.

ProjectWise Training Documents

WSDOT ProjectWise V8i Training 101
WSDOT ProjectWise-MicroStation Training 101
Advanced ProjectWise File Commands 201
Creating Engineering Files in ProjectWise 201
Creating Custom Views in ProjectWise 201
Local Document Organizer Training 201
ProjectWise File Versions 201
ProjectWise Searches 201
Working with ProjectWise Flat Sets 201
Projectwise - Accessing Files From the Web

ProjectWise Tech Notes

Controlling Office Integration - SS4
Creating Shortcuts
Tips on Opening Files


Most projects have a local ProjectWise administrator that should be your first level of support.
If a local administrator is unavailable, email the HQ CAE Helpdesk or call 360.709.8013, Mon – Fri, 7:00 – 4:00.
For general ProjectWise information or after-hour emergencies, email Scott Soper or call 360.709.8005.

Web Contact

Keith Anderson
Updated 2/20/17