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2014

Bentley Systems Technology Update - Bentley launched its new CONNECT technology, laying ground for engineering data, applications to be much more dynamic, pervasive, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2014

Bentley Systems Wants to Help Infrastructure Professionals Connect - Connect Edition software supports comprehensive project delivery, reflects inclusive workflow that encompasses all project participants, hybrid computing environment, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Nov 13, 2014

Bentley's CONNECT Edition Explained - complex, deep common environment to extend across work groups, enterprises, without changing basic file format of products, offers Common modeling, deliverables, application environments, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Nov 11, 2014

Bentley MicroStation Update is All About the Connections - MicroStation Connect Edition has ability to work with other Bentley products through Microsoft Azure Cloud platform also, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Nov 5, 2014

Why AECOsim? - AutoCAD vs MicroStation; AECOsim is extension of MicroStation, user can unload discipline modules from within AECOsim, Pedro Martin Garcia, BIM WIP, June 28, 2014

The Power of Bentley AECOsim - integrated BIM solution includes architecture, engineering, construction, owner/operator simulations, Building Designer offers realistic rendering capability, hypermodeling, AECOsim Energy Simulator simulates energy needs, environmental conditions, VIA Technik, July 2014

2013

Bentley Systems Embraces the Cloud - announced cloud-based storage, sharing service 'Bentley Connect,' Select Open Access service, MANAGEservices, i-models, AEC Magazine, Dec 7, 2013

Appwardly Mobile - Bentley unveiled host of new apps at 'Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference' in London, CAD User, Nov 2013

And the Nominees for Innovation in Building Are - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners won award for Innovation in Building for Cancer Treatment Centre for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals located in London, Rita Stange, MicroStation Connections, Nov 21, 2013

MicroStation Tip: Mouse Mechanics - wheel is referred to as 'XButton 1,' executes pan drag command by default, default button assignments for 2-, 3-button mouse in MicroStation, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Nov 15, 2013

AEC Project Presentations from the 2013 Be Inspired Awards - winning project in 'innovation in generative design' category was Wujin Council Building in China; winning project in 'innovation in structural engineering' category was Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership in India, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 14, 2013

Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference - cloud software service Bentley CONNECT launched, showed some updates to its existing applications, presentation on London 2012 Olympics, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 8, 2013

Bentley Inspired by Infrastructure - Bentley announced ProjectWise ConstructionWork Package Server, SpecWave Composer, SELECT Open Access business model, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Nov 4, 2013

Bentley 'Innovation' Team and the 'Internet of Infrastructure' - topics discussed: use of sensor technology on bridge structures to monitor stress, point cloud data integration into design work flows, Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Oct 29, 2013

My Top MicroStation Pet Peeves - include movement of drawing, lines overlapping texts, different dimensions appearances on same sheet, spell checker, construction lines, text styles, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Oct 30, 2013

Bentley Wraps Long Arms Around SaaS for Enterprise AEC - aligns with Microsoft Azure cloud technology, mobile app to connect paper drawings to cloud, asset painter links 3D models to asset data, Point cloud streaming in MicroStation, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 28, 2013

Accelerating Collaboration in Construction - Bentley chooses Microsoft Windows Azure cloud for its CONNECT Services, Constructech, Oct 29, 2013

Enhanced Utilities - Bentley Utilities Designer provides enhanced, BIM-oriented environment, on-the-fly cost estimation; Roadworks Online, Intelligent Trench focus on improving efficiency, collaboration between all utility providers, CAD User, July 2013

Siemens and Bentley Extend Collaboration - relationship grows to include joint working relationships in creating interoperable software for factory construction, process plant engineering, operations, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 24, 2013

Be Inspired - strategic alliance between Bentley, Trimble was announced, many water utilities were previewed, David Chadwick, Bentley.com, Jan/Feb 2013

2012

Bentley Keeps Pace; Weathers 2012 - revenues of $523 million generated in 2011, 19% of total revenues generated from Asia, expanding relationships with Siemens, Trimble, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Dec 19, 2012

Point Clouds at Bentley - acquired Pointools to manage huge point cloud files in its product portfolio, Greg Corke & Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Sep 17, 2012

Connect Project Teams with AutoCAD and ProjectWise - integrated platforms help share latest information, work within central sharing location, Hector Hernandez, Cadalyst, June 7, 2012

Book Review: Bentley Annual Report - revenue in 2011 was $523 million, 72% of revenue generated from subscriptions, continues to invest 20% of revenue in R&D, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 24, 2012

Bentley Systems' Performance for 2011 - generated $523 million, software subscription business model contributed 17% of revenues, China's revenue doubling every 2 years, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mar 19, 2012

Bentley Systems Reports 10% Growth for 2011 - earned $523 million in revenue, heavy infrastructure investments in China most contributing, forecasts conservative 6% growth in 2012, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Mar 15, 2012

Bentley Systems: Adapting to Global Sustainable Infrastructure - integrates, balances sustainable infrastructure portfolio with acquisitions, training, technological innovation, adds mobility apps, Vector One, Mar 6, 2012

Bentley Systems Reports 2011 Revenue of $523 Million, Up 10% - subscription revenue account for 72% of revenues generated, revenue from Asia/Pacific was up 30%, China showing strong growth, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 7, 2012

Bentley Bullish in Annual Report - Greg Bentley on making point clouds fundamental data type, ProjectWise upgrade to allow streaming of point clouds, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Mar 7, 2012

The Bentley Systems State of the Union 2012 - on-demand learning revenues up 36%, acquires elco Systems of Germany, Q&A on Pointools, cloud, Adena Schutzberg, Directions Magazine, Mar 6, 2012

In Synch - Bentley's Structural Synchronizer View app for iPad, iPhone facilitates information access in visual format, moving through 3D model of building, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2012

The Bentley Pointools Vision: Making Point Clouds a Fundamental Data Type - Descartes app to extend point cloud viewing capabilities of MicroStation, will include ability to drape lines on point clouds, to extract planes from point cloud, Brock Haroldson, MicroStation Connections, Jan 25, 2012

Managing Point Clouds as a Fundamental Data Type - leveraging point clouds across infrastructure lifecycle, employing point clouds as fast, accurate, secure mapping/land surveying technique, Richard Zambuni & Benoit Fredericque, GEOconnexion International Magazine, Jan 2012 

2011 

Improved Collaboration - Bentley offers tailored version of ProjectWise coordination software to match rigorous collaboration standards created for UK industry, Software for Road Infrastructure, Dec 2011

Data Sharing - Bentley Systems is making strategic moves to develop partnerships, boost interoperability, Mike Woof, Software for Road Infrastructure, Dec 2011

Be Inspired Event Report 2011 - keynote by Greg Bentley on challenges within industry, Pointools acquisition announced, AECOsim Building Designer to be released, Bentley Navigator V8i for iPad available, Greg Corke & Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Dec 8, 2011

Bentley Event Shows Software Has its Head in the Clouds - demo of Bentley Navigator for iPad, gesture/voice control of MicroStation models using Kinect motion sensor, augmented reality apps, Marc Thomas, bdonline.co.uk, Dec 2, 2011

An Interview with Greg Bentley - Bentley CEO on STEM movement, impact on educational progress, assistance in STEM efforts, software donations, financial support to encourage education, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Nov 25, 2011

Bentley Reveals Strategy at Annual European Conference - relationship with Microsoft to use Azure platform for data in cloud, i-model plug-in available, Pointools acquired, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, Nov 15, 2011

Bentley Software Acquisitions - Pointools acquired to integrate point cloud processing innovatively in Bentley products, structural synchronizer view iWear app for iPad/iPhone available, Sandy Guthrie, Construction Europe, Nov 17, 2011

Bentley Seeks to Extend Point Cloud Data Through Infrastructure Lifecycle - embedding Pointools' Vortex API engine in MicroStation, combining delta file transfer, introduction of management, streaming service, Cadalyst, Nov 16, 2011

Be Inspired 2011 AEC Report - i-models will be able to deliver AECO information mobility in PDF workflows, Pointools Ltd. acquired, AECOsim Energy Simulator becomes available, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 14, 2011

Bentley Proposes Working Smarter, Together - product portfolio briefing, AECOsim energy simulator launched for information mobility transformation, Geospatial World, Nov 9, 2011

Be Inspired 2011 Press Conference - i-models to deliver AECO information mobility in PDF workflows, Structural Synchronizer for iPad Workflow for iPad available, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 8, 2011

Bentley Acquires Pointools - to extend usefulness of point clouds through infrastructure life cycle, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Nov 8, 2011

Bentley Expands 2D and 3D Modeling Capabilities with Acquisitions - Pointools Ltd, FormSys acquired, AECOsim Energy Simulator software available, AECOsim Building Designer software will be available in 2012, Geospatial World, Nov 8, 2011

Bentley Promotes the Semantic City - working towards integration between design, performance analysis at building scale, Matt Ball, Spatial Sustain, Nov 8, 2011

Bentley Pays 'Integration Tax' to Ensure Efficient Operations - corporate responsibility, incremental approach shows company's commitment to continuity, Matt Ball, Spatial Sustain, Nov 8, 2011

Toronto Seminar Reviews Bentley Systems' ProjectWise Tool - platform to share, publish infrastructure project information securely, flexible publishing feature, integrates with MicroStation, AutoCAD, Revit, Rita Wong, Canadian Consulting Engineer, Nov 1, 2011

AutoCAD vs MicroStation, Which One is the Best? - AutoCAD designed as drafting tool, MicroStation as platform, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 27, 2011

Interview: Greg Bentley - talk on UK infrastructure market, Bentley products for infrastructure projects in London, Antony Oliver, New Civil Engineer, Sep 22, 2011

Web-Tapered Member Analysis and Design in RAM Elements V8i - Jason Coleman, BE Communities, Aug 13, 2011

Bentley Shows What's Possible - scope of point cloud discussed, concept of software playlists introduced, Bentley Navigator, ProjectWise demos on iPad at Be Together event, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 3, 2011

Driving Productivity and Innovation with Bentley & Microsoft - V8i SELECTseries portfolio of software fully certified for Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Power and Utilities Blog, Jun 4, 2011

Interoperate and Integrate with New Bentley Applications - i-Ware apps include: Bentley FlexUnits, AGS Toolkit, DGN Reader; cloud access to ProjectWise, Susan Smith, AECCafe, May 30, 2011

Bentley Joins the iPad Bandwagon - ProjectWise Explorer for accessing Bentley-based project data, Bentley Navigator to offer panoramic navigation of models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 24, 2011

New Bentley Apps Opens AEC Data to Broader Business Use - free apps: Bentley Structural Dashboard for tracking, managing workflows; ODBC Driver to provide direct ODBC access to data within DGNs, i-models, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, May 24, 2011

2011 AIA Convention Interviews - Huw Roberts of Bentley on software featured at AIA convention, AECCafe, May 2011

iWare Apps - free, easy access to iWare apps facilitates interoperability: Bentley View, Structural Synchronizer V8i, Structural Dashboard, Bentley.com, Apr 2011

ProjectWise and BS1192 - ProjectWise V8i provides common data environment through BS1192, runs using document actions manager, has advanced document creation wizard, Bentley.com, Apr 2011

Bentley Engineers the Wind - SACS acquisition for offshore rig design, wind farms, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 7, 2011

Bentley Launches New Licensing Model and Interoperability Software Portal - portfolio balancing for trading in underused licenses, iWare Apps site for free tools to support interoperability, Cadalyst, Mar 17, 2011

Bentley 1st Annual Corporate Update, SACS Acquisition and Sustainable Licensing - iWare apps site launched to facilitate use of Bentley iModels, sustainable license through annual portfolio balancing, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mar 7, 2011

Highlights from Bentley’s First Annual Corporate Update Conference Call - $476M for 2010, best since 2008, up 6% growth, 74% from subscriptions, 6% is goal for organic growth, Q&A, more, Directions Magazine, Mar 2, 2011

2010 

San Diego's Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge - among finalists for 2010 Be Inspired awards, supported by cables only 1 side, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 26, 2010

Third Karnaphuli Bridge - by HPR - project finalist in Bentley's Be Inspired Awards, built in Bangladesh, ease/cost of construction, quality of concrete, seismic load, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 28, 2010

3 Advantages of Using MicroStation Temporary Snap - snap to key point, reduces chance of snapping to wrong point, moving dialog focus to key-in window, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 22, 2010

Bentley Releases Inaugural Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners Ranking - global ranking of public/private-sector infrastructure owners, comprehensive line of software supporting infrastructure development, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Oct 21, 2010

Be Inspired 2010: Computation, Coordination, and Visualization Are Cornerstones of Intelligent Infrastructure - computational design to automatically generate patterned surfaces/roof curvatures, ProjectWise transactions, using i-models to produce renderings, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 20, 2010

Bentley Systems #BeInspired 2010 Event Opens with Congratulations to Resilient Users of Infrastructure Solutions - Bentley laying out framework for instituting business intelligence (BI) for engineering community, information modeling, Joe Francica, All Points Blog, Oct 19, 2010

MicroStation V8i Tip Colors - choosing colors beyond range of 256, shareaec.com, Jun 17, 2010

2009

Bentley's Dynamite Smart Pen Thickens the Project Plot video or audio - digital pen can detect markup on AEC drawings, can be transferred to computer through USB port, retrievable as vector data, Rebuilding America's Infrastructure, Nov 18, 2009

Inspiring Infrastructure - Be Inspired Awards winners use Bentley software to develop all kinds of infrastructure in world, Susan Smith, Architecture Week, Nov 18, 2009

CAD: Point Cloud Technology - Bentley licenses Pointools technology for coordinating point cloud in MicroStation, Felix Mara, The Architects' Journal, Nov 18, 2009

Selected AEC Projects Presented at Bentley's 'Be Inspired' Event - highlights of AEC presentations at Bentley recent 'Be Inspired' event, including Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, Lotte Super Tower project in Korea, Wimbledon Centre Court Redevelopment and Retractable Roof, Chicago O'Hare Phase 1 modernization, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 10, 2009

Containing Data, Dynamic Collaboration - video, Bentley's new tool for collecting, sharing, re-integrating 3D design data with i-models, which retain links to source features, Tom Sawyer of ENR, McGraw Hill Construction, Oct 26, 2009

3D Tool Rises to the Next Level -  i-model, elaboration of DGN file, reusing 3D design data through dynamic collaboration, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, Oct 21, 2009

UK Projects Triumph at Global Awards for Software - list of winners include Edge Structures Ltd, Mott MacDonald Ltd, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP, Jo Stimpson, New Civil Engineer, Oct 22, 2009

Bentley's 2009 'Be Inspired' Event - key business, product-related updates from executive presentations in Charlotte, 'i-model' concept for dynamic collaboration., Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 29, 2009

Be Inspired Event Highlights Top Bentley Practitioners - based in theme of 'sustaining infrastructure,' Bentley emphasizes on information modeling for achieving sustainability goals, Matt Ball, V1 Magazine, Oct 18, 2009

i-Models Tackle Collaboration in Project Review - 'new infrastructure currency for open information exchange,' can hold entire 3D model, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 19, 2009

Bentley Licenses Pointools' Point Cloud Engine - Bentley-Pointools integration will help users improving ROI through interoperability, managing point cloud databases easily, Lieca Hohner, Spar Point Research LLC, Oct 13, 2009

Be Inspired Symposium and Awards 2009 Report - highlights of MicroStation V8i, ProjectWise Navigator V8i and Bentley i-models, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 19, 2009

Bentley Annual Meeting - Small but Busy - event shrinks in size but remains information packed, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 13, 2009

Green Technology for Sustaining Transportation Infrastructure - sustainable transportation definition, adopting best practices like integrated planning, lifecycle analysis, BIM tools, Civil Engineering and Construction Review, Sep 10, 2009 pdf

Advances in Wastewater Collection and Treatment - cost effective Bentley's SewerGEMS V8i technology provides sustainability, energy efficiency, Bob Drake, CENews.com, Sep 2009

Only Connect? - Bentley's 2009 Be Connected virtual event offering useful presentations to users whenever they wish to watch, David Chadwick, CAD User.com, Jul/Aug 2009

Bentley Substation V8i Meets the New Utility - Bentley Substation integrated with ProjectWise increases collaboration, includes applications for civil site design, structural engineering, building design, dynamic plotting, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Aug 10, 2009

Podcast: Exclusive Interview with Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems - company's financial position, revenue performance, milestones achieved, Joe Francica, All Points Blog, May 31, 2009

Rendering Materials 101: What's New in V8i - all materials palettes display in MS_MATERIAL search path, material maps for translucency, specular, reflect, finish, opacity settings in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 7, 2009 (requires free registration)

Debugging MicroStation - discussing set-up and configuration syntax, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Apr 23, 2009 (requires free registration)

For Young Ohio Engineering Team, the Future is Green - Bexley Middle School students won competition for scale model of Iceland, Jeanette Bedrosian, USA Today, Feb 18, 2009

Software Firms See User Needs Driving New Development - Autodesk, Bentley's customer oriented software development approach for better performance, constructability, data interoperability, more, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, Feb 25, 2009

The Workstation Experience - reliability, capacity, performance depending on type of usage, Wes Shimanek, MicroStation Community, Feb 13, 2009  requires free registration

Change Attributes - change existing element, active attributes, entire element in MicroStation V8i, Eat Your CAD, Feb 18, 2009  requires free registration

Infrastructure Software Simplifies Factory Design - MicroStation V8i tools for designing manufacturing facilities with increased information quality, infrastructure assets, operational safety, reduced costs, Design World, Dec 16, 2008

Interview with Bentley - chief marketing officer of Bentley Ed Mueller on BIM applications, global economy, mixed environments, new offerings, Mark Kiker, BIM Manager, Jan 22, 2009

An Infrastructure for 'Interoperability' - Bentley BIM process control may help companies to cash in on US expected infrastructure enhancement voiced by Obama, Constructech, Jan 9, 2009

2008

Keith Bentley on MicroStation V8i - advances in latest release, conceptual modeling, cloud computing, more, Martyn Day, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Dec 14, 2008

Bentley Systems and MicroStation V8i - Interview - 'i' in MicroStation V8i stands for infrastructure, intuitive design modeling, interactive dynamic views, intrinsic geo-coordination, incredible project performance, interoperability platform, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Dec 2, 2008

Securing the Visual Mindshare With MicroStation - MicroStation incorporates many visualization tools to improve designers way of communicating ideas, discussing plans, reducing cost, more, Rita Stange, MicroStation Community, June 26, 2008

BE Conference 2008 Report - Sustaining Infrastructure - basic theme of sustainability shapes conference, AECWeekly, June 9, 2008

Keith Bentley Wants to Make it All Work Together - diverse applications being acquired create a challenge for users and for Bentley, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 9, 2008

Highlights from Charm City: BE Conference 2008 - Bentley acquisitions, products and plans, Rita Stange, MicroStation Community, June 4, 2008

Busy Week at Bentley - press conference, annual report, press releases,  Extranet Evolution, May 30, 2008

Event Report: Bentley Empowered (BE) 2008 User Conference - sustainability and interoperability factors into infrastructure ROI, Amy Stankiewicz, Cadalyst, June 3, 2008

What's Ahead for Bentley's Building Solutions - advantages of GenerativeComponents, features of Bentley Architecture and Bentley speedikon Architectural, Rita Stange, MicroStation Connections, May 29, 2008

What's Left for 2008? Bentley Reveals All (Almost) - keynote by CEO Greg Bentley, Bentley's annual report released, Bentley OpenPlant PDx Manager revealed, more, Rita Stange, MicroStation Connections, May 29, 2008

AIA: Exhibit Report 2: Bentley and GenerativeComponents (GC) - GenerativeComponents Discovery Subscription program announced, GenerativeComponents performance on Mac, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 28, 2008

MicroStation Configuration Flowchart - Eat Your CAD, Feb 11, 2008 (may require free registration)

SmartGeometry 2008 Preview - event will focus on innovative design tools, technologies, and methodologies plus training classes, workshops, and alumni summit, more, AEC Magazine, Feb 8, 2008

GenerativeComponents: Going With the Flow - Bentley's GenerativeComponents relates design intent and geometry to automate design processes, Susan Smith, AECWeekly, Jan 14, 2008

2007

EULA, EULA, EULA - End User Licensing Agreement conditions for AutoCAD & MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Dec 7, 2007 (may require free registration)

Why Can't I Edit Text in V8 Using Vista? - either install Microsoft DHTML Edit Control or upgrade to XM, Eat Your CAD, Sep 27, 2007

Building Bridges - Bentley to provide complete bridge design solutions with recently acquired TDV GmbH, developers of analysis and design software for bridges, David Chadwick, CAD User, May/June, 2007

Time for Learning - highlights were forthcoming release of Athens, 64-bit compatible hardware, awards of excellence, more, Mathias Lemmens, GIM International, June 5, 2007

Bentley Conference - highlights include: features of next release "Athens," BE awards, newly formed Applied Research Group, more, Susan Smith, Architecture Week, June 27, 2007

TenQuestions for Keith Bentley, CTO of Bentley Systems - Bentley brother discusses the company, family, his background, more, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, June 21, 2007

Maureen Pomeroy Heads Bentley's Training Programs - features of Bentley's training programs, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 18, 2007

BE Conference 2007 -- Platform and Applied Research - highlights include: BE award winner Bechtel, features of next MicroStation release, new Applied Research Group at Bentley, more, Susan Smith, AECWeekly, June 4-8, 2007

Bentley's Next Big Thing - GenerativeComponents - studying GenerativeComponents can actually give boost to your career, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 13, 2007

BE Conference 2007 and BE Conference Europe - report from Bentley's annual user conference, Geo Community, June 12, 2007

Bentley's Magic Paper - markups on 'magic' paper made with the help of a special pen can show automatically in a MicroStation drawing, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 11, 2007

BE Conference 2007 -- The Building Group - highlights include: GenerativeComponents, new 'Dynamic Views' feature in Bentley applications, BE awards, more, Susan Smith, AECWeekly, May 28-June 1, 2007

Bentley 'BE' Report - highlights include keynotes from Bentley executives, announcement of ProjectWise V8 Passport, Excellence awards, more, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, June 7, 2007

Recommendations for BE Europe - schedule of classes on MicroStation tips & tricks, BIM, and more, Eat Your CAD, May 17, 2007

Event Report: 2007 BE Conference - highlights include: Keith Bentley's technical keynote speech, 2008 coordinated software, BE Awards of Excellence, more, Angus W. Stocking, Cadalyst, May 7, 2007

BE Conference - It's a Wrap - keynotes on MicroStation and ProjectWise, more, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, May 4, 2007

BE Conference - Day Three - highlights include basic lab training, MicroStation V8 XM updates, Bentley LEARN Cafe, more, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, May 1, 2007

Bentley BE Conference - Day Two - highlights include: on-demand e-learning, new passport licensing model, compatibility zone tool, discussion on file format stability, more, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, April 30, 2007

Easy License! - Bentley's Annual License Exchange program provides flexible software licensing options to meet business needs of globalization, CAD User, March/April 2007 pdf

Bentley Education Program - Bentley is offering PowerDraft software and training materials to middle, high school students at $200 per seat, John Myers, MicroStation Connections, March 28, 2007 (may require free registration)

Example Color Tables - links to AutoCAD color table, blocks, light to dark, pastel colors, shades and spectrum color tables for MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, March 6, 2007

Wish List Item Addressed: SELECTserver User Reports - a report of the licenses used by user can be exported to Excel or printed as PDF, Eat Your CAD, February 7, 2007

Ms Dir-tty!! - exploring the configs folder when installing the new MicroStation version, Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, January 22, 2007

2006

Bentley Parametrics - available as add-on to the MicroStation suite, GenerativeComponents technology uses computational design to create geometric architecture, Elizabeth Bollinger, Architecture Week, December 13, 2006

Interview: Huw Roberts, Bentley - new XM 3D interface, IFCs, Revit and BIM, GC technology impact on BIM, more, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, December 7, 2006

Designers of the Future - Bentley sponsors '2007 BE Awards of Excellence Student Competition' as part of its BE Career programs to win $1,000 scholarship, Rita Stange, MicroStation Connections, November 15, 2006 (requires free registration)

Competition to Produce Future Engineers - Bentley sponsors The Future City Competition to encourage students to adopt engineering as career option, Rita Stange, MicroStation Connections, September 13, 2006

Interview: Joe Croser, Bentley - Bentley's Joe Croser discusses 3D interface in V8 XM, MicroStation PowerDraft, choosing DirectX over OpenGL, and more, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, October 6, 2006

Annotating the Earth - Bentley offers mapping and CAD software as well as KML support to place and view large 3D models in Google Earth, Wade Roush, Technology Review, September 26, 2006

Software Licensing Made Simple - Bentley's Annual License Exchange program allows companies to exchange their underutilized licenses with more suitable software for their business, Joe Croser of Bentley, Software Business, August 2006

Latest Versions of MicroStation - Eat Your CAD, September 11, 2006

AutoCAD in a MicroStation World: Sheet Sets - Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, September 1, 2006

How Can I Give Someone a Copy of MicroStation? - the option to use Bentley Redline is available free to all SELECT subscribers but works for DGN files checks only, Eat Your CAD, September 4, 2006

Wish List: New Wish Added for SELECTserver - users would like SELECTserver XM to report license user at a particular moment, Eat Your CAD, July 31, 2006

Wish List: New Wish Added for acad.pgp - users would like MicroStation to read the AutoCAD pgp file correctly, Eat Your CAD, July 31, 2006

A License to Thrill the Most Cautious IT Boss - Bentley's improved "Select" subscription program has on-demand e-learning and includes a ProjectWise license for collaboration, David Littlefield, Building Design, July 21, 2006 (requires free registration)

Now You See It - MicroStation users can now publish and review their DGN and DWG models in Google Earth environment, David Chadwick, CAD User, March/April 2006

Bentley Strengthens Connections to Google Earth and Google SketchUp - Bentley allows easy access to Google SketchUp 3D designs from within MicroStation, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, July 13, 2006

Learning MicroStation VBA - book by Jerry Winters provides step-by-step learning to customize MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, June 30, 2006

Wish List Items Implemented in XM - wishes like copy to level, configuration variable names, spreadsheet compilation, and many others have been included in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 22, 2006

Bentley Hardware Partners Workstations and Servers - a list of graphics and workstations from HP, Compaq, Dell, and IBM that were tested on different versions of MicroStation, Bentley, June 7, 2006

The Full MicroStation Wish List - vote for your favorite wish list items, Eat Your CAD, May 31, 2006

Configuration Variables in MicroStation V8 XM Edition - new variables in MicroStation V8 XM, Bentley, May 4, 2006

Bentley Connects MicroStation to Google Earth Service - MicroStation users can view and navigate 2D/3D models, publish DGN and DWG models, and visualize their projects better, Land Development Today, March 15, 2006

Bentley SELECT and the New Exchange Option - trade in Bentley software for any other Bentley software with the SELECT program, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 24, 2006

Cool Tech - Bentley Distance Learning - Bentley offers instructor-led, live classes through the Internet with easy-to-use chat interface, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 24, 2006

Bentley Conference: BIM, BIM and more BIM - highlights included survey by Structural Engineering about BIM and Bentley alignment with SketchUp, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 23, 2006

Bentley Conference: Analysis - with recently acquired tools STAAD and RAM, Bentley claims to provide largest analysis tools portfolio, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 23, 2006

Bentley User Conference: Sold Out! - Bentley is sold out only at 2,000 attendees, much less in number than that of last few years, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 22, 2006

Bentley User Conference: Q&A - Bentley representatives, including Keith Bentley, speak about choosing Google Earth, development centers abroad, more, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 22, 2006

MicroStation Wish List Top Ten Updated - copy to level, print, convert and zip, and workspace configuration are some wish list items, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 15, 2006

Design History Basics - MicroStation design history tracks and restores the changes made in a design file, Bentley Systems, Cadalyst AEC, April 12, 2006

Populating Google Earth - Google-SketchUp integration will allow users to create 3D building designs and visualize them in their surroundings, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, April 21, 2006

Executive Briefing: Bentley Systems - Tony Flynn of Bentley talks about the expanding infrastructure market and Bentley's marketing strategy, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, April 21, 2006

Bentley Connects MicroStation to Google Earth - Bentley software can review projects in their environmental context, Randall Newton, AECnews.com, March 16, 2006

Databases and MicroStation V8 FAQ - answers to FAQs concerning database access in MicroStation, Bentley, February 17, 2006

Bentley Plant Keeps Eye on Interoperability - interoperability products AutoPlant and PlantSpace work with Intergraph's PDS plant design tool, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, February 9, 2006

The Master of Rendering - a book by Jerry Flynn about visualization and rendering with MicroStation, Joe Croser, Cadalyst AEC, January 12, 2006

The Full MicroStation Wish List - vote for your favorite future MicroStation enhancement, Eat Your CAD, January 11, 2006

2005

Why Bentley Seems Invisible to AutoCAD Users - Bentley focuses on improving its existing relationships with large companies instead of getting market share, Randall Newton, AECnews.com, December 22, 2005

Bentley Restates ROI as Return on Interoperability - starting from changes in native DGN format, Bentley goes on to support interoperability formats for the typical applications in users' environments, Randall Newton, AECnews.com, December 11, 2005

AEC CAD Leaders Say Plethora of File Formats Serve a Purpose - Autodesk and Bentley share their views on different file formats, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, December 5, 2005

Copy to Level (Updated) - the most popular item in MicroStation Wish List would allow you to copy an element and assign it a level all at once, Eat Your CAD, December 2, 2005

Bentley BIM Summit Review - Bentley's Executive BIM Summit 2005 focused on companies working with BIM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, December 1, 2005

The Full MicroStation Wish List - vote for your favorite commands to be included in upcoming version of MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, October 31, 2005

All We Hear Is....Radio Ga Ga - things going wrong in office may be due to server errors, not due to bad CAD, Shawn Foster, Eat Your CAD, October 31, 2005

Link: Internet Archives Preserves MicroStation Manager Magazine - Bentley may have removed MSM content but archived versions can be found on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, Randall Newton, AECnews.com, November 7, 2005

Bentley Boosts BIM - the award winning projects from Bentley used BIM, which can provide ground for changes in AEC industry in future, Architecture Week, June 2005

Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! - finding, structuring, cross-referencing, reusing and exchanging information are the five ways that can lead to a successful building information management, Nigel Davies, MicroStation Connections, June 15, 2005 (requires free registration)

Pointing Your Workspace at the Correct Symbology Files - MicroStation tutorial on tackling true type fonts that end up in the workspace folder, Marc Thomas, Bentleyuser.org, May 24, 2005

BE Conference 2005: Bentley's Annual User Event - Bentley introduces MicroStation XM to over 2000 attendees, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 12, 2005

Day Four of BE 2005: A Time for Sharing Day - MicroStation using Adobe to put 3D models in PDF files, top 3 ideas for improvements, Lynda Rutledge, MicroStation Community, May 12, 2005 (may require free registration)

BE Conference 2005 Gets Underway with Sessions, Seminars, Celebrations, and Inspiring Keynotes - the next version of MicroStation is introduced to audience, Lynda Rutledge, MicroStation Connections, May 11, 2005 (may require free registration)

BE Conference 2005: Monday's Keynotes, Part 2 - Buddy Cleveland, Senior VP at Bentley talks about "Work as One" philosophy behind software development at Bentley, Lynda Rutledge, MicroStation Connections, May 11, 2005 (may require free registration)

BE Conference 2005, Day Three: Getting Down to the Learning - hour long test drives of Bentley XM were a top draw, Lynda Rutledge, MicroStation Connections, May 10, 2005 (may require free registration)

BE Conference 2005 : A Time for Learning...and Unlearning - Bentley's chief marketing officer provides a quick overview of the BE conference starting May 8, Lynda Rutledge, MicroStation Connections, April 26, 2005 (may require free registration)

The Anatomy of a V8 File - a comparison of DGN and DWG file formats,  Karen Fugle, Bentleyuser.com, April 14, 2005

BIM - Before It's Manageable? - building information modeling (BIM) must be approached thoughtfully if it is to prove cost-effective, Nigel Davies, Microstation Connections, March 23, 2005 (may require free registration) (more AEC features)

Three Intriguing Takes on Bentley/Alias ISOGEN Deal - Bentley's licensing of ISOGEN piping software and planned inclusion in future Bentley products is interesting in several levels, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, February 28, 2005

3D PDFs from MicroStation - Bentley has a new Web page that features animated 3D scenes created by MicroStation, exported in U3D format and then imported into PDF, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 1, 2005

What's Up? Daratech Reports Bentley Revenues - why is Bentley reporting on Daratech reporting on Bentley's financial status?, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 25, 2005

2004

Bentley Launches AutoCAD Upgrade Program - Do AutoCAD users deserve better, or is Bentley’s indignation motivated by self-interest?, Evan Yares, CADwire.net, December 21, 2004

2004 Education and Training Roundup - offers MicroStation training resources and information on Bentley's new ETS Resource Center, ConnectPress staff, MicroStation Connections, November 11, 2004 (requires free registration)

eep On Rockin' In The Real World - Bentley and other CAD companies are increasingly imposing subscriptions for everything from software to training and support, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, September 15, 2004

MicroStation SIG - "Making MicroStation More Manageable" - a report from a recent MicroStation gathering, organized for architects and engineers in the UK to discuss how MicroStation can be further improved to be more building orientated, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, June 24, 2004

Karen's Bentley 101 - Who's Who at the BE Conference 2004 - a report from the recent gathering, with lots of photographs of Bentley staff and various attendees, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, June 9, 2004

Architectural Research Seminar - BE Conference 2004 - a report on Bentley's annual Architectural Research Seminar, where there was a significant emphasis on the use of Bentley's new Generative Components technology, Lars Hesselgren, bentleyuser.org, June 1, 2004

To BE or Not to BE: Bentley's 2004 User Conference - presents highlights of the just-concluded BE 2004 conference, including technology updates, future trends for Bentley solutions and overall impressions, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 27, 2004

The Importance of Parametrics in Building Information Modeling - Bentley's Huw Roberts looks at why parametric design technology is critical to building information modeling, and what architects and engineers should expect and demand of their parametric solutions, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 13, 2004

Inside.... The Sheraton - a report from the recent 2004 Winter Conference in London for the Bentley community, Len Greetham, March 5, 2004

Changes Broaden the U.K. Bentley Community - getting involved with Bentley's special interest groups provides opportunities to network with peers, learn from fellow user’s experience and discover alternative tools and practices, Len Greetham, MSM Online, February 10, 2004

2003

Bentley and Adobe Webcast Recording Now Available - register to listen to the December 4 webcast in which Bentley and Adobe outlined their initiative to optimize PDF for the AEC industry, Bentley.com, December 10,  2003

MicroStation V8.5 Release Candidate 1 Is Posted - discusses what's new in the latest update, Marc Thomas, benleyuser.org, December 2003

Executives Shed More Light on Adobe-Bentley Deal - this development deal may turn many current paper processes into PDF-based ones, PDFZone.com, November 4, 2003

Are You New to Bentley View? - the free viewer lets users view and print DGN, DWG and DXF files, even if they have no experience with or access to MicroStation, Melissa Hook, MSM Online, October 20, 2003 (may require free registration)

Building a Bridge Between AutoCAD and MicroStation - a CAD expert explains how he customized both AutoCAD and MicroStation to display common terminology, icons and menu structures so that users needing to work with both systems could easily move from one to the other, Eric Cooper, CADdigest.com, October 16, 2003

Bentley Community Leaders Emphasize Benefits of Training - Bentley and Axiom CEOs stress the value of a well-trained staff and its relation to higher profits, MicroStation Today, August 2003

SmartGeometry Conference Puts Generative Components to the Test - technology displayed at SmartGeometry Group’s conference earned such praise that it is slated to become a part of MicroStation, Mike Bordenaro. MSM Online, August 8, 2003

Open All Hours - AutoCAD's DWG and Bentley's DGN file formats are standards now, but will these formats always be available to you, and if not, what happens to your files?, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, July 9, 2003

The Managed Environment - Its Impact on Productivity - a managed environment means being able to effectively share information with all other project participants, an ideal that is currently challenged by the widespread use of incompatible file formats, such as DWG and DGN, David Weisberg, MSM Online, July 15, 2003

The Lars Word: SmartGeometry Meets CustomObjects - how parametric modeling came to MicroStation, Lars Hesselgren, bentleyuser.org, March, 31, 2003

Boosting Reality: Dimension Modeling Achieves Enhanced Reality with MicroStation V8 and ArchVision’s RPCs - Tami Tamasi, director of marketing, ArchVision, MSM Online, March 25, 2003

Bentley World Tour - a report from the recent Boston stop of the V8 Generation World Tour discusses the key features of  MicroStation V8 "Generation" - Bentley's family of 100+ products that at v8.1 will all be released at once, Adena Schutzberg, GIS Monitor, February 27, 2003

Bentley's New File Verification Technology - with its MicroStation 8.1 release, Bentley becomes the first CAD vendor company to offer a file verification system that architects can present to various code agencies as a step toward digital verification of file authenticity, Arnie Williams, CADENCE, February 2003

Bentley Opens DGN - Bentley intends to provide support to an independent, nonprofit consortium to maintain and license libraries to read and write V8 DGN format content, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, February 4, 2003

Does the Building Industry Really Need to Start Over? A Response from Bentley to the Autodesk BIM/Revit Proposal for the Future - this white paper reports on the company's progress and user successes and offers its vision of the future of building information modeling, Bentley, January 14, 2003 (pdf)

Bentley Buys Infrasoft - this acquisition promises a more integrated MicroStation environment and a larger user base, Lars Hesselgren, bentleyuser.org, January 9, 2003

Working with DWG - MicroStation V8 users need training on the requirements of DWG formats and an understanding of AutoCAD’s key concepts, features and functionality, Lynne Taylor, bentleyuser.org, January 2, 2003

Bentley Keeps On Acquiring - with its latest acquisition, Bentley hopes to capture AutoCAD's share of the civil engineering market, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, January 7, 2003

Bentley to Acquire Infrasoft - this acquisition confirms that Autodesk and Bentley are squaring off in the civil engineering/transportation arena and also that it's hard being a third-party CAD software developer these days, Adena Schutzberg, GIS Monitor, January 7, 2003

2002

The Lars Word: Dateline Madrid - reports from various European MicroStation fall conferences and seminars, including discussions of TriForma, ProjectWise and Robert Aish's work on CustomObjects, Lars Hesselgren, bentleyuser.org, November 21, 2002

Woes Aside, eRevolution Still Upgrading Foothold - a recent survey reveals that in the building industry AutoCAD owns an average market penetration of 60%, claiming 74% of firms with revenues over $250 million, with MicroStation capturing 13% in that category, Rob McManamy, Building Design & Construction, October 11, 2002

The Life Cycle of Project Data - repair of the Pentagon from damage suffered on 9/11 has been facilitated by using drawings plotted from construction record files, Len Greetham, September 9, 2002, bentleyuser.org

The Rights Time for MicroStation V8 -  MicroStation v8.1 will introduce new techniques for validating and protecting the digital AEC content you create, Tom Anderson, MSM Online, August 28, 2002

You Have to Spend Money to Make Money - managers need to explore the possible benefits of providing technical staff with the latest design and information management technology, David E. Weisberg, MSM Online, August 9, 2002

Engineers Must Forward Engineer to Reverse Engineer - restoring a vintage de Havilland Vampire jet fighter using FARO and MicroStation Modeler, Nick Reffold, timecompress.com, May 2002

The Advantages of MicroStation V8 for Bentley’s Civil Engineering Users - David Fagerman, Patsy Gant, MSM Online, July 29, 2002

A Vision for Parametric Design - Bentley's Custom Objects - still in development - uses parametrics to make organic shapes, Kevin Rotheroe, Architecture Week, July 10, 2002

Rescuing the SS Great Britain - the Director of The Downland Partnership Ltd. describes the use MicroStation and a customized photogrammatic application to create a MicroStation model of the first transatlantic steamer, Tony Davies, MSM Online, July 3, 2002

Bentley Hosts 2,000 for Annual Conference in Atlantic City - highlights from the user meeting/conference, Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, June 4, 2002

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