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Bentley Systems develops Introductory Access Programs for CONNECT Edition

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Bentley Systems’ CONNECT Edition provides the first common environment for comprehensive project delivery, comprising a common modelling environment, common performance environment, and common data environment. The CONNECT Edition leverages the Microsoft Azure cloudservice to span hybrid computing configurations for every project and enterprise.

MicroStation CONNECT Edition

MicroStation CONNECT Edition provides the common modelling environment for comprehensive infrastructure delivery. Its innovations, which include functional components and a common documentation centre, enable optioneering across disciplines.

Santanu Das, Bentley Senior Vice President, Design and Simulation, said, “I would like to thank the users we invited to robustly exercise MicroStation CONNECT Edition through the Early Access Program. Now we are extending an invitation to every MicroStation SELECT subscriber, along with every SELECT Open Access subscriber and Enterprise License Subscriber, to introduce MicroStation CONNECT Edition (SELECT Series 1) into their current toolset. To facilitate this advancement, there is no change from the MicroStation V8i file format.”

The Introductory Access Program for MicroStation CONNECT Edition was scheduled to open on 1 June 2015.

Navigator CONNECT Edition

The Navigator CONNECT Edition ‘app-lication’ enables project participants to advance beyond visualisation to visibility for issue resolution. Its features include a touch enabled interface; availability for both desktop and mobile operating systems (including Microsoft, iOS, and Android); and a single, consistent experience for users across all of their touch enabled devices, from tablets to large touch screens, and from office to site to field.

Keith Bentley, Bentley Systems Founder and CTO, said: “Our development of Navigator CONNECT Edition, along with the mobile i-model technologies supporting it, has been one of my favourite projects across our 30 year history. I think that every user of MicroStation and our applications will find it valuable to use Navigator CONNECT Edition to extend their work to every device, in the course of their day and across their projects. So we’ve also made it a great value, requiring only a nominally priced Bentley CONNECTIONS Passport subscription.”

The Navigator CONNECT Edition Introductory Access Program is scheduled to open on 1 July 2015, for CONNECTIONS Passport holders. All others will be welcome to take part in the Navigator CONNECT Edition Test Drive.

CONNECTED Partner Program

The robustness of the CONNECT Edition’s common modelling environment enables Bentley to extend Project Playbooks and Personal Playlists to include application tools from CONNECTED Partners, with SELECT service based licensing and administration, including through SELECT Open Access and Enterprise License Subscriptions. Initial CONNECTED Partner offerings include:

  • LumenRT (e-on software): for ‘visual optioneering’, with real time, immersive interaction, enlivening infrastructure environments with rich libraries of dynamic content. With the cinematic quality of LumenRT scenes and intuitive, hands on interface, every engineer can envision his or her proposed design alternatives as they would be experienced in actual operation.
  • ADDS (Roussey Solutions): for electric utility designers to optioneer underground residential distribution, minimising provisioning cost and network loads.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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