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V8i (SELECTseries 3) Releases of Bentley’s SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, StormCAD, and CivilStorm Products

Unified File Formats and Multiple Solvers Increase Information Mobility Across Bentley’s Sewer and Storm Software, Enhancing the Efficiency of Sewer and Stormwater Modeling Teams Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that the forthcoming SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, StormCAD, and CivilStorm V8i (SELECTseries 3) releases will have a unified file format. As a result, users of each of these software

Bentley Systems and Siemens Initiate Strategic Collaboration to Unify Product and Production Lifecycles with Factory Infrastructure Lifecycles

NUREMBERG, Germany – November 19, 2012 – Bentley Systems and Siemens today announced a strategic collaboration to advance the integration of digital product design and manufacturing processes design with information modeling for facilities lifecycle design. According to the Memorandum of Understanding the collaboration will enable the two companies to deliver intelligent and sustainable digital factory

Pointools, Bentley Descartes steroids

Descartes is the Bentley’s product equivalent (in part) to what Raster Design makes from AutoDesk. Usually the most utility that until now has been promoted is the images’ treatment, even though it has much more to offer; I remember just having spoken a couple of times about the creation of vector from flat scanned data

Bentley Systems’ Faraz Ravi Named Chairman of ASTM International Committee on 3D Imaging Systems

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, today announced that Faraz Ravi, Bentley’s director of product management for point clouds, has been appointed chairman of the ASTM International Committee E57 on 3D Imaging Systems. Formed in 2006, Committee E57 develops standards for 3D imaging systems, including optical range cameras and laser scanners that capture point cloud data. Ravi co-founded

Distinguished Speakers to Provide Insights on Advanced Computational Design at SmartGeometry 2012 Conference

Being Held March 23-24 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.; Registration Now Open at Bentley Systems, Incorporated, today announced that registration is now open for the SmartGeometry 2012 Conference. This widely acclaimed conference is the world’s premier event focused on computational and parametric design tools, technologies, and methodologies that allow and encourage

Import Google Earth’s image and 3D model

Microstation, from version 8.9 (XM), brings a number of features for interacting with Google Earth. In this case I mean the import of three-dimensional model and its image, something like is done by AutoCAD Civil 3D. These functions are activated by: Tools > geographic or in case Microstation is in Spanish, which in practice is

Bentley’s Dr. Thomas Walski Honored by Water & Wastes Digest

Publication’s 50th Anniversary Special Edition Recognizes Individuals Who Have Shaped the Water and Wastewater Industry Bentley Systems, Incorporated,  announced that Water & Wastes Digest has honored Dr. Thomas Walski, P.E., Bentley senior product manager for water distribution and sewer modeling software products. The publication recognized Dr. Walski in its 50th Anniversary Special Edition 1961-2011 as

Convert lot of AutoCAD/Microstation files

It is common to find the need to convert lots of files in bulk: Some day comes to us a project of 45 dwg files in format AutoCAD 20112. We know that these files can be read in AutoCAD 2010 and 2011, but if the equipment where they will be displayed only has AutoCAD 2008

I-model, back to the talent

Technological evolution in computer’s area is complex; Moore’s law has shown with fidelity that will not be possible to use Windows 7 in two years without being seen prehistoric. AutoCAD 2013 already sounds in forums and we don’t end chewing what’s new in AutoCAD 2012 even now; almost everything today is disposable, light, it is

Bentley Announces Relationship With Microsoft for Azure-cloud-based Transmittal Services Offering

Bentley Transmittal Services Appropriately Complements Both ProjectWise and AssetWise for Critical Business Needs Bentley Systems announced an expansion of its strategic relationship with Microsoft Corporation. Through its commitment to the Microsoft Azure Platform partner program, Bentley is bringing a broad range of Azure-cloud-based services for sustaining infrastructure to architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) worldwide

Bentley i-models ‘With Integrity’ in PDF Workflows

Innovations Are Based on i-model-Enabled PDFs and Adobe Digital Rights Management Bentley Systems, Incorporated, today announced that its i-models (containers for open infrastructure information exchange) are now able to deliver AECO information mobility “with integrity” in PDF workflows by leveraging new agreements with Adobe Systems Incorporated and Bluebeam Software (provider of PDF creation, markup, and

Bentley Map PowerView V8i, first impression

I have received a version of PowerView V8i Select Series 2 (version 8.11.07), the economic line in mapping area that Bentley hopes to exploit. At first there has been eliminated some of my doubts in the previous post when I showed the three lines of geospatial area for 2011. To begin with, rather than a

Joining forces to launch most complete and accurate National Record-Sharing Service for Underground

The partners behind Intelligent Trench (an innovative underground mapping solution) are joining forces with PelicanCorp (provider of the beforeUdig service) to launch the most complete and accurate national record-sharing service for underground assets in the United Kingdom. This no-charge service enables authorities, statutory undertakers, and contractors to use the Intelligent Trench portal to access utility

Brazilian Utility Sabesp Deploys Bentley’s WaterCAD, Reduces Water Loss in Sector of its East Business Unit by 57 Percent

Saves US$170,000 per Month Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that the Brazilian utility Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (Sabesp – East Business Unit) has decreased water losses in its 272-kilometer-long Passagem Funda distribution system (Cidade Tiradentes & Santa Etelvina Sectors) by 57 percent through its use of Bentley’s WaterCAD product for

Leading Universities in Brazil Join Bentley’s Be Careers Network

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, today announced that Federal University of São Carlos and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro have joined Bentley’s Be Careers Network. Through this innovative program, students and educators gain access to the same professional-grade software and training used by the world’s leading design and engineering firms. The Be Careers Network provides a