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Applications for CAD / GIS users of Bentley Products

KloiGoogle to connect Google with your GIS program

This is an application that goes beyond the simple, but in practice resolves what we all want to be as simple like: On this side Google Maps —-> Satellite layer Hybrid layer Map layer Topographic layer On this side my GIS program ArcGIS Mapinfo GeoMedia Microstation Bentley Map For a moment I thought it was […]

Testing Bentley Map: Interoperability with ESRI

Some time ago we saw how to do with Microstation Geographics V8, and the alternative of importing files of .shp type. Let’s see how the world changed with version 8.9 known as Bentley Map XM. The way to handle it is very robust in the sense that now Microstation can read, edit, call by reference […]

How to cut and merge images

This was released as a necessary practice in the Microstation and Manifold recent course I taught, here I present the summary of how: I have an image download from Google Earth that I had georeferenced and want to cut it based on a polygon that represents the extension of the urban perimeter of a human […]

Bentley Systems and Tekla Advance Interoperability of BIM

By Enabling Data Exchange Between Tekla Structures and Bentley’s Integrated Structural Modeling Methodology, the Two Companies Will Significantly Increase the Productivity of Their Mutual Users Bentley Systems, a Company providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, including structural analysis, design, and documentation software, and Tekla Corporation, a software provider and driver of digital information models […]

Bentley Announces AECOsim Family

Helps Deliver High Performance, Intelligent Buildings; AECOsim Compliance Manager Is Immediately Available, and AECOsim Building Designer and AECOsim Energy Simulator Are Continuing Early Adopter Programs Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today introduced at this annual gathering of infrastructure professionals its new AECOsim family of information […]

Bentley Institute Press Announces Release of New Guide to Water Loss Reduction

  Water Distribution Systems Around the World Are Losing an Average of 26 Percent of Treated Water EXTON, Pa. – May 19, 2011 – Bentley Institute Press, publisher of cutting-edge university textbooks and professional reference works for the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC), geospatial, owner-operator, and educational communities, announced the release of its newest title, Water […]

Exploiting twitter: Be Inspired

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. If my cousin had used twitter, the vocal cords of my aunt (RIP) would have better life. Many things have changed in the way news is shouted. Life was simpler 35 years ago, after the second journey of classes,-because they were two– nothing […]

Bentley wants its dgn to be most popular

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. Last year I was talking about what I believed it could be perceived from Bentley with its I-model criteria. This year, the smoke is more clarified, and indeed it is, after it has been seen the recent acquisitions integration results like eB, Exor […]

What Bentley do bring in Be Inspired

Just a few days from a long trip to London and then Amsterdam, let’s take a look at what the Danish might impress us that this time comes together as finalists. The finalists in the Government and Geospatial issue GeoSite a Denmark company will present a smoke using connection via mobile, via web services that […]


I’m on travel, writing and geosmoking on demand. And planning my flight to the other side of the pond…

Microstation Geographics, link to Database

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. Although Geographics is a Bentley’s legacy version, after Bentley Map and Cadastre came to stay, here I summarize some annotations to a pupil who wants to connect to a database maps from a Geographics project. About Previous topics In some post I have […]

What will be seen in the Be Inspired 2010

A couple of days ago came the invitation to attend this year will be between 19 and 20 October 2010 Be Inspired. There will be no event in the Americas, only in Europe, and what a better place than Holland, which in this kind of technology is almost the European showcase. Cadastres as the National […]

Microstation Geographics: The feature book

This is in order to take advantage of the midnight demo, as a refreshing to the wakefulness friends. Although as it was said by the great master… … That comes in the readme.txt Why an attributes book This is a very Geographics’ old logic; but is still used in projects that do not want to […]

How to make small a dgn / dwg file size

Happens that if we have a file with lots of information, for example a dgn with 70 layers (levels), in some moment we split it removing some levels to put them in another layer, results that the original file remains the same size. Even we can erase all data and remains the same, although it […]

Microstation: layout for printing

Doing this with AutoCAD has a different logic, and perhaps that is why some who try to do it with Microstation have difficulty. On one hand, because there is not much help about how to do it and in the other, that the way to do it is not just as AutoCAD does. For this, […]

How to make theming in Microstation Geographics

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. In order to don’t lose impulse, more than because of the Alzheimer that occasionally betrays us, here I leave some of the free consultancy I was giving to some guys from Mexico; who maintains their decision of using Geographics. 1. The data There […]

Developing VBA applications with MicroStation

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. To make applications, Microstation supports different languages, including Microstation Development Language (MDL) which is preferred by the Bentley’s gurus. It also supports old Basic since many years ago and once supported Java, hence that version called Microstation J. But to develop with pleasure […]

Where is Bentley going with the Civil area

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. So this topic is too pretentious, I just want to have a reflection on what I can understand. I had started trying to talk about Geopak, but right now I just get PowerCivil, it saves me a lot, I only have to test […]