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Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition Surmounts the Challenges of BIM Scalability for Major Projects

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Leverages CONNECT Edition’s Comprehensive Modeling Environment

EXTON, PA, USA – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application designed for building projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity, and which are typically characterized by the challenges of combining vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railways, utilities, etc) On such projects, design and project delivery firms often have broad responsibilities for multiple project delivery disciplines and across subcontractors and joint venture organizations

Users of AECOsim Building Designer V8i have demonstrated its versatility in a wide range of project types Among Bentley’s 2017 Be Inspired Awards nominations, 63 projects credited AECOsim, including 15 of the 51 finalists, in projects as diverse as bridges, airports, Olympic sports facilities, mining, manufacturing, offshore, municipal, power generation, utility transmission and distribution, and water and wastewater treatment facilities Nominations also cited GenerativeComponents, a feature within AECOsim Building Designer that provides computational design capabilities to explore iterative design ideas and embed design intent with design constraints and relationships to improve design quality and performance

The new AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition shares a comprehensive modeling environment with all of Bentley’s CONNECT Edition applications Without a comprehensive modeling environment, engineers and architects have had to struggle with complex data exchange, resulting in information loss and repeated translations, or even resort to force-fitting a BIM application beyond its intended use to model geometry, which is lacking in BIM intelligence

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition integrates the work of architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers in a single application, and now extends its scalability by leveraging CONNECT Edition’s comprehensive modeling environment The new release provides seamless, translation-free, intra-operability with Bentley’s full multi-discipline portfolio of design, analytical, and construction modeling applications

All CONNECT Edition applications, including MicroStation CONNECT Edition, benefit from the deliverables production automation inherent in the CONNECT Edition’s documentation center The documentation center greatly improves the consistency, quality, and efficiency of drawing set organization AECOsim Building Designer also benefits from reality modeling, by which existing conditions are captured through photos and/or scans and converted into engineering-ready reality meshes with Bentley’s ContextCapture, bringing the actual geo-coordinated context directly into the AECOsim design environment

Santanu Das, Bentley Systems’ senior vice president, design modeling, said, “This is an exciting time for Bentley as we complete the delivery of our CONNECT Edition applications AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition enables our users to improve their productivity and to collaborate across multiple disciplines by sharing content and data in a seamless workflow through a comprehensive modeling environment As we continue to make advancements in BIM technology, this version of AECOsim Building Designer helps them to collaborate on projects of any scale or multidisciplinary complexity, and automate the creation of deliverables for all stakeholders And now that CONNECTservices are made available to Bentley application subscribers, we bring the collaborative advantages of ProjectWise to every user of AECOsim Building Designer

Available to all Bentley application subscribers, CONNECTservices represent Bentley’s commitment to address the requirements that its user organizations face in going digital In a digital world, users learn differently, take their work wherever they go, and collaborate with highly diverse and dispersed teams Leveraging Microsoft Azure, CONNECTservices are fundamental to the use of any Bentley application Learn more about CONNECTservices here

EiPM, a Barcelona-based engineering and architecture firm, is an early adopter of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, and is using the application to deliver complex projects Xavier Coll, BIM manager and project manager, research and development for EiPM, commented, “It’s a quantum leap The new interface is totally clean and user-friendly with spectacular improvements in interoperability and usability of the interface in all tools It now has more intuitive workflows, which contribute to increased productivity and reliability Undoubtedly, this new version is the best comprehensive BIM modeling software on the market”

For more information about AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, please visit wwwbentleycom/aecosimbuildingdesigner

About the CONNECT Edition
The CONNECT Edition of Bentley’s infrastructure engineering software is built on a comprehensive modeling environment to support the delivery of infrastructure projects and to improve the performance of projects and assets from design through construction and operations

CONNECT Edition applications feature CONNECTservices, which enable project teams to improve collaboration, ensure mastery of Bentley software, and empower individuals with the personal mobility to work from any location

Leveraging the reach and computing power of Microsoft Azure, and supporting a hybrid environment that includes on-premise servers, desktop applications, and Bentley apps, the CONNECT Edition provides an unprecedented level of information mobility for advancing infrastructure

 

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by comprehensive managed services offered through customized Success Plans

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2011 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions

Additional information about Bentley is available at wwwbentleycom For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts Visit The Year in Infrastructure Conference website for information on Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley Communities

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit BI 500

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Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, AECOsim Building Designer, Bentley LumenRT, ContextCapture, GenerativeComponents, MicroStation, and ProjectWise are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners

 

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Press Advisory: NCE Shortlists Bentley Systems as Technology Provider of the Year at the 2017 TechFest Awards

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announces that leading industry publication New Civil Engineer (NCE) recently shortlisted the company as Technology Provider of the Year Bentley is one of nine companies NCE nominated for the award The winner will be announced at the 2017 Festival of Technology Awards Sept 14, 2017, during a gala dinner at the Hilton Bankside in London, which will be held in conjunction with the Festival of Innovation and Technology (TechFest) event

For more information about the award, please contact Christine Byrne, senior manager,
media relations, Bentley Systems, at christinebyrne@bentleycom

About Bentley Systems
Bentley is a global leader dedicated to providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2011 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions

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Bentley Announces Finalists in 2017 <br><i>Be Inspired</i> Awards Program Recognizing BIM Advancements in Infrastructure Design, Construction, and Operations

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Winners to be Selected and Announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference,
October 10-12 in Singapore

EXTON, Pa, USA – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world Ten independent jury panels comprising distinguished industry experts selected the 51 finalists from more than 400 nominations submitted by organizations in more than 50 countries

The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 120 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference, October 10-12 in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre

This gathering of leading professionals in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations will feature:

  • thought-provoking keynotes by Bentley senior executives and prominent industry thought leaders
  • live technology presentations from Bentley’s alliance partners – Microsoft, Siemens, Bureau Veritas, and Topcon
  • opportunities for attendees to meet and have one-on-one discussions with awards finalists
  • informative industry forums and panel discussions featuring speakers from Microsoft, Siemens, Bureau Veritas, Australia Road Research Board, Applied Research & Associates, Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, and more
  • Be Inspired Awards finalists’ presentations on October 10 and 11
  • evening ceremony and gala featuring announcement of the Be Inspired Awards winners on October 12

The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference is an ideal opportunity for management-level executives in engineering firms, architecture firms, construction companies, and government or owner-operator organizations responsible for the design, delivery, and/or operations of infrastructure to share best practices and meet infrastructure professionals from around the world All those who submitted a nomination in the Be Inspired Awards program are also invited to attend

Bentley Systems Chief Communications Officer Chris Barron said, “The Year in Infrastructure Conference is a one-of-a-kind networking and learning experience for infrastructure leaders from around the world This year we have an unprecedented number of participants for the Be Inspired program, and are pleased to congratulate and acknowledge all of the participants for their excellent work and inspiring projects Conference attendees will have the chance to meet the awards finalists, and see them present their projects, which represent this year’s most outstanding BIM advancements in global infrastructure”

This year’s conference will be held for the first time in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, one of the most iconic buildings in Asia The structural design of Marina Bay Sands was done by Arup and was Bentley’s 2010 Be Inspired Award winner for Innovation in Structural Engineering

Mike Lee, vice president of sales, Marina Bay Sands, said, “Marina Bay Sands is honored to be the chosen venue for Bentley Systems’ first-to-Singapore conference Our relationship with Bentley dates back to our construction days, as our iconic building was structurally engineered using Bentley Systems software We look forward to welcoming Bentley and its delegates to our integrated resort to experience its multitude of business, leisure, and dining offerings under one roof”

The Be Inspired Awards finalists for 2017 are as follows:

BIM Advancements in Bridges

  • AECOM – Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge – (New Haven, Connecticut, United States)
  • Arcadis-WSP/PB Joint Venture– Citylink Tulla Widening– (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  • Long Jian Road & Bridge Co, Ltd – Heihe - Blagoveshchensk Heilongjiang River (Amur River) Road Bridge Project– (Heihe City, Heilongjiang Province, China)

BIM Advancements in Buildings and Campuses

  • Morphosis – The Bloomberg Center – (New York, New York, United States)
  • Shalom Baranes Associates – Cannon House Office Building Renewal – (Washington, District of Columbia, United States)
  • WSP – 1 Blackfriars, London – (London, England, United Kingdom)

BIM Advancements in Construction

  • China Construction Sixth Engineering Division, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co, Ltd – Sanya New Airport Reclamation Project – (Sanya, Hainan, China)
  • JMC2 – Heaven Sent – (Simi Valley, California, United States)
  • Leighton Asia – Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – (Hong Kong)

BIM Advancements in Environmental Engineering

  • NJS Engineers India Pvt Ltd – JICA Assisted Ganga Action Plan-II – (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • Raymond Vogel Landschaften AG – New Landscape for New Hydropower Plant in Hagneck – (Hagneck, Canton Bern, Switzerland)
  • Stream Environment Sdn Bhd – Automated Waste Collection System for Changi Airport Terminal 4 – (Singapore)

BIM Advancements in Manufacturing

  • CPC Corporation, Taiwan – Talin No12 Topping Unit Project– (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
  • PJSC Giprotyumenneftegaz – Central Production Facility, Novoportovskoye Field – (Tyumen Region, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Russia)
  • Satria Technologies Sdn Bhd – Sustainable Solutions for Control and Protection Systems – (Klang, Selangor, Malaysia)

BIM Advancements in Mining and Offshore Engineering

  • AMEC Foster Wheeler – Gruyere Project – (South Dorothy Hills, Western Australia, Australia)
  • Offshore Oil Engineering Co, Ltd – PL19-3 Oil Field Jacket Design and Development of ‘Fixed Offshore Structure Design Tool’ Software – (Tianjin, China)
  • Volgogradnefteproekt, LLC – Design of Electro-Technical Solutions and Systems for Control of the Conductor Supported Platform of Filanovsky Field – (Caspian Sea, Astrakhan Region, Russia)

BIM Advancements in Municipal Operations

  • AAM Group – Creating Singapore's National 3D Map Using Mobile Mapping – (Singapore)
  • Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited, PowerChina – Application of BIM Strategy for Shenzhen Qianhai Municipal Infrastructure – (Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China)
  • Tianjin Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute – Construction and Design General Contracting of Retrofit Project at Haiyu East Line Municipal Road – (Sanya, Hainan Province, China)

BIM Advancements in Power Generation

  • China Water Resource Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co, Ltd – Wugachong Reservoir Project – (Pu'an County, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China)
  • COBA – Engineering and Environmental Consultants – Kholombidzo Hydro Power Electric Plant – (District of Blantyre, Malawi)
  • PowerChina ZhongNan Engineering Corporation Limited – Digital Delivery of Qiongzhong Pumped Storage Power Station – (Qiongzhong County, Hainan Province, China)

BIM Advancements in Project Delivery

  • A Natural Gas Company – Implementation of a Comprehensive Technical Records & Information Management Program Powered by ProjectWise – (Canada)
  • Ghafari Associates, LLC – General Motors Productivity Improvement Program – (Various Locations, Michigan, United States)
  • Mott MacDonald and the Costain, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Bachy Soletanche Joint Venture – East Section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel – (London, England, United Kingdom)

BIM Advancements in Rail and Transit

  • China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd; Yungui Railway Yunnan Co Ltd – Application of BIM Strategy for Dali to Ruili Railway Project – (Baoshan, Yunnan Province, China)
  • Jacobs/Zephyr UAS – Mapping 42 Miles of California High Speed Rail Corridor Utilizing UAVs – (Burbank to Los Angeles to Anaheim, California, United States)
  • Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd – Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line – (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

BIM Advancements in Reality Modeling

  • CEDD-AECOM-The Earth Solutions – Development of Anderson Road Quarry Site – (Hong Kong)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Architectural Engineering – Virtual Penn State Campus – (University Park, Pennsylvania, United States)
  • The Sanborn Map Company, Inc – Sanborn3D HD Maps for Autonomous Driving: Santa Clara – (Santa Clara County, California, United States)

BIM Advancements in Roads

  • AECOM – Road Design and Inter-disciplinary Coordination of the E10 Avvakko-Lappeasuando Project – (Gällivare kommun, Norrbottens län, Sweden)
  • CCCC First Highway Consultants Co, Ltd – Application of BIM Strategy on the Transformation of Meiguan Expressway to Urban Road Design Project – (Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China)
  • CH2M Fairhurst JV – A9 Dualling - Glen Garry to Dalraddy – (Dalwhinnie, Highlands, United Kingdom)

BIM Advancements in Road and Rail Asset Performance

  • New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) – NJDOT / Public Private Partnership of a Bentley-Hosted SUPERLOAD System for Oversize / Overweight Vehicle Permitting and Routing – (Trenton, New Jersey, United States)
  • Oregon Department of Transportation – TransInfo – A Connected Data Environment for Transportation – (Salem, Oregon, United States)
  • Highways England – Network Occupancy Management System (NOMS) – (Strategic Road Network, England, United Kingdom)

BIM Advancements in Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance

  • AES Indianapolis Power and Light – T&D Implementation of Asset Risk at Indianapolis Power & Light – (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States)
  • BP – Khazzan Central Information Store (CIS) – (Khazzan Field, Block 61, Ad Dhahirah Governorate, Oman)
  • North Caspian Operating Company NV – Kashagan Oilfield Corrosion and Inspection Management Project in the North Caspian Sea and Bolashak Operating Production Facility –
    (Atyrau Region, North Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan)

BIM Advancements in Utilities Transmission and Distribution

  • Hubei Electric Power Survey and Design Institute – Macheng Caijiazhai Wind Farm Project – (Macheng, Hubei Province, China)
  • Pestech International Berhad – Automation and Integration of Substation Design Work for 230kV Project – (Kratie and Kampong Cham, Cambodia)
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company – Reality Modeling in Bentley Substation – (San Francisco, California, United States)

BIM Advancements in Water and Wastewater Plants

  • Beijing Institute of Water – Tongzhou Water Works of Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Project – (Beijing, China)
  • Shanghai New Jinshan Investment Holding Group Co, Ltd – Xinjiang Water Purification No2 Plant and Supporting Pipe Network – (Jinshan District, Shanghai, China)
  • MWH Ltd (operating in CiM6 alliance) – Netheridge STW – (Gloucester, England, United Kingdom)

BIM Advancements in Water Networks

  • Manila Water Company, Inc – Manila Water Natural Calamity Risk Resiliency and Mitigation Masterplan – (National Capital Region, Rizal Province, Philippines)
  • Enorsul - Sanitation Services – Optimization of Water Distribution System and Reduction of Losses – (Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • AEGEA – AEGEA Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan 2041 – (Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

About The Be Inspired Awards Program and The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference

Since 2004, the Be Inspired Awards program has showcased excellence and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure projects around the world The Be Inspired Awards program is unique – the only competition of its kind that is global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects In the awards program, which is open to all users of Bentley software, independent panels of industry experts select finalists for each category For additional information, visit wwwbentleycom/BeInspired

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference is a global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations The conference features a series of presentations and interactive workshops exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure project delivery and asset performance

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference will include:

  • The Buildings and Campuses Forum
  • The Digital Cities Forum
  • The Industrial Forum
  • The Rail and Transit Forum
  • The Roads and Bridges Forum
  • The Utilities and Water Forum
  • The Be Inspired Awards Ceremony
  • Alliance Partner Pavilion and Sessions
  • The Project Delivery Summit (by invitation only)
  • The Infrastructure Asset Performance Summit (by invitation only)
  • The CIO Summit (by invitation only)

The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference Sponsors

  • Platinum: Microsoft
  • Gold: ARC Advisory Group, BNP Media, Engineering News-Record, Informed Infrastructure, New Civil Engineer, PennEnergy, Reliabilitywebcom, SPAR 3D, Water & Wastewater International

For more details and a complete list of sponsors, including Silver level, click here

The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference Alliance Partners

  • Bureau Veritas
  • Microsoft
  • Siemens
  • Topcon

The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference Supporting Partners

  • Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)
  • Bluefield Research
  • Building and Construction Authority, Singapore
  • CEATI International, Inc
  • Chemtech Foundation
  • FIG (International Federation of Surveyors)
  • InfoNetrix
  • Institution of Engineers, Singapore
  • ISGF (India Smart Grid Forum)
  • Korea BIM Association
  • Newton-Evans Research Company
  • OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium)
  • Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau
  • Your Singapore
  • Zpryme

Media Day

On October 9, more than 120 journalists from leading media outlets around the globe will gather at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore for Bentley’s annual Media Day briefing These journalists will also participate in The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference

For additional information about The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference or to register, click here Follow us on Twitter @bentleysystems and follow the news leading up to this event using these hashtags: #YII2017 and #GoingDigital Like Bentley Systems on Facebook: http://facebookcom/bentleysystems, and follow us on LinkedIn

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2011 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions

Additional information about Bentley is available at wwwbentleycom For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts Visit The Year in Infrastructure Conference website for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley Communities

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit BI 500

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Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, MicroStation, and ProjectWise are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners

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AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition Now Includes, at No Additional Cost, ASME B31J

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Bentley Systems is pleased to announce that its most recent update of AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition now supports ASME B31J piping code document calculations The addition increases the accuracy of the stress intensification factors for tees based on the work done with FEA for 2012 and newer B311 and B313 codes With ASME B31J, engineers can now access a feature technology preview that enables them to apply wind loads to their structural steel as well as their piping This new analysis capability increases accuracy and more closely simulates actual conditions, such as the ability to visualize wind loads applied to the structure

Additionally, AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition features an enhanced user interface that includes an updated ribbon toolbar Users can easily find commands using the new Search Command feature, a capability that offers instant access to command buttons and allows users to quickly perform powerful analysis on models of all sizes

As a CONNECT Edition application, AutoPIPE now includes CONNECT Advisor, which empowers each user to easily master the use of their Bentley applications through personalized, in-application contextual learning Users can browse, search, view, and interact with feature specific and workflow related learning content without ever having to exit the application

“A key to success for our users is helping them prepare to do their best work when designing our global infrastructure,” said Phil Christensen, Bentley senior vice president of analytical modeling “We are excited to introduce CONNECT Advisor, which provides an at-your-finger-tips learning environment for piping designers We want to ensure that our users can leverage the best capabilities of AutoPIPE by providing context specific content that enables them to learn quickly, and on the go, as they use the application”

About AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition

AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition provides engineers with a comprehensive and advanced software application for pipe stress analysis Users can increase productivity and improve quality control with an intuitive modeling environment and advanced analysis capabilities AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition ensures that project teams maintain efficient workflows among pipe stress engineers, structural engineers, and CAD designers through interoperability with leading plant design applications 

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Bentley Systems Reality Modeling Application Named Best Overall Solution at The Reliability Conference in Las Vegas

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What:
ContextCapture, Bentley Systems, Incorporated’s reality modeling software that allows users to quickly create 3D models from simple photographs, was named Best Overall Solution at the Reliability Solution Awards held in conjunction with The Reliability Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by Uptime Magazine and Reliabilitywebcom The Reliability Solution Awards recognize innovative products, software, training, and services for maintenance, reliability, and asset management

Bentley’s ContextCapture was recognized in the Asset Condition Management, Work Execution Management, Leadership for Reliability, and Asset Management categories It won Best Overall Solution for the ease of which 3D models can be created to capture the as-operated asset state, and then capture the knowledge of the retiring workforce within the asset’s reliability program, making training and asset maintenance knowledge transfer easier The 3D model forms the basis of the immersive visual operation for a more engaging graphical day-to-day experience in managing assets

Who:
Francois Valois, Senior Director, Software Development, Reality Modeling
Sandra DiMatteo, Director of Marketing, Asset Performance

Where:
Uptime Magazine and Reliabilitywebcom made the announcement at The Reliability Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

When:
April 26, 2017

For more information:
You can contact Francois at francoisvalois@bentleycom (418) 572-3361 or Sandra at sandradimatteo@bentleycom (289) 816-2604 to find out more about the award ceremony and discuss that capabilities of ContextCapture for reality modeling

About ContextCapture:
ContextCapture is Bentley’s reality modeling software that can quickly produce 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs and/or point cloud Without the need for expensive or specialized equipment, ContextCapture enables users to quickly create and use these highly-detailed 3D engineering-ready reality meshes to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions throughout the lifecycle of projects Project teams can easily and consistently share reality modeling information, consumable and accessible, on desktop and mobile devices, in many formats, including native use within MicroStation for use in any engineering, operations, maintenance, or GIS workflow For additional information, visit wwwbentleycom/ContextCapture

About Bentley Systems:
Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services For additional information, visit wwwbentleycom

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New SACS Decommissioning Offering that Automates Cutting Plans for Offshore Structures Is Among Highlights of Latest Release

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Bentley’s SACS now includes an integrated analysis and design solution for the complete lifecycle of offshore structures including construction, transportation, in-place, and decommissioning This new capability enables engineers to reduce heavy offshore structures into manageable pieces when removing them from complex working environments

Phil Christensen, SVP, analytical modeling, at Bentley Systems, said, “When the price of oil dropped by more than 50 percent, engineering companies in the oil and gas industry had to rapidly adapt to sustain their businesses This disruption has created a very challenging market in which technology plays a key role in adjusting to the changed circumstances”

This latest advancement in SACS reinforces Bentley’s commitment to adapt its offerings to meet the changing requirements of the offshore energy industry According to a recent report by IHS Markit, there has been a significant rise in the number of planned decommissioning projects, which is attributed to global economic conditions and assets in mature fields reaching their end of life As decommissioning carries similar risks and challenges to marine construction, special consideration must be applied to the safety, environmental, economic, and social aspects of any project

The SACS decommissioning capabilities automate the process and allow engineers to determine optimal cutting plans to meet decommissioning project requirements, such as structure weight for lift and transport Users fully control the structural weight through change in elevation and can apply automatic cutting of the structure at user-defined elevations The sum of forces for any elevation can be reviewed graphically or in tabular reports

The new SACS release also includes improved intraoperability with AutoPIPE, an enhanced GUI for joint meshing, and other key advancements including:

  • Rectangular hollow section (RHS) joint design
  • Full-iterative solution for P-Delta analysis
  • Wind loading based on API 4F functionality
  • SACS-FAST non-integrated interface for wind turbine analysis
  • Enhanced collapse analysis

With integrated workflows spanning AutoPIPE and SACS, piping design for offshore structures can be completed in hours instead of weeks Workflows to add pipe loads to offshore structures improve efficiency and provide accurate analysis results Importing piping geometry from AutoPIPE into SACS enables the design of secondary steel and piping connection supports on the primary offshore structure

Users can perform combined stress, and pipe and stress analysis after they have imported piping connections and the structure from SACS into AutoPIPE Moreover, importing support reaction results from AutoPIPE to SACS for structural analysis can save hundreds of hours of manual data entry Lastly, completing the design and analysis with realistic models results in potential costs savings and improved risk mitigation

Engineers designing FPSO topsides have indicated they can spend 40 percent of their time developing detailed finite element models of the complex joints in these structures SACS Precede drawing options enable easy creation of plate surfaces from any orientation, improving efficiency for meshed joint generation Additionally, the SACS methodology eliminates the requirement to model joints externally to determine SCFs or perform fatigue analysis or detailed strength analysis A SACS finite element mesh, a model that captures complex connection behaviors, is fully integrated with SACS beam elements to enable simple and powerful workflows Engineers can easily create meshes within seconds, for any complex joint, all within a single interface, and save hundreds of resource hours in manual calculations The simplified process enables completion without requiring specialist finite element expertise

About SACS
SACS is an integrated finite element structural analysis package of applications for the design of offshore structures The automated workflows and graphical interactive redesign capabilities improve project efficiency SACS includes the latest offshore structural design standards for offshore structure compliance The unified analysis environment enables the efficient exploration of alternatives and optimization By using Bentley’s scenario services cloud computing capability, users can drastically decrease the run time for analysis types requiring thousands of time history analysis for fatigue and strength design for offshore wind turbine platforms SACS has a comprehensive interface to Bentley’s ProjectWise application allowing users to collaborate on projects from multiple locations

 

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    Image 1 Caption: Determine optimal cutting plans to meet project requirements with automated processes in SACS decommissioning tool
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    Image 2 Caption: The intraoperability between AutoPIPE and SACS enables complete piping designs for offshore structures in hours, not weeks
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    Image 3 Caption: SACS Precede drawing tools simplify meshed joint generation
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<i>Going Digital</i>: Bentley Systems Advances Reality Modeling to Extend the Scope of Engineering and Surveying Value

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Combination of New ContextCapture Services and ProjectWise ContextShare Comprehensively Deliver Fidelity, Accessibility, Scalability, and Shareability

Houston, TX – SPAR 3D Expo & Conference – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, demonstrated at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference (SPAR) new ContextCapture offerings for reality modeling that increase joint opportunities in surveying and engineering ContextCapture capabilities now include cloud processing services, a mobile app, and photo planning for Bentley’s applications ContextShare extends Bentley’s ProjectWise connected data environment to securely manage, share, and stream reality meshes, and their input sources, across project teams and applications Navigator Web is a new web application that delivers high-performance streaming of very large reality meshes through the browser to desktop or mobile devices

For infrastructure project delivery, reality modeling captures the actual context of infrastructure projects through photos and/or scans, creating engineering-ready reality meshes for design modeling, analytical modeling, and construction modeling During asset performance, as-operated reality meshes can serve to immersively geo-coordinate the alignment of these digital engineering models with right-time inputs from connected IoT technologies Accordingly, reality modeling extends the scope for engineers to add value to include “conceptioneering” and “constructioneering” for capital projects, and “inspectioneering” and “productioneering” for operating assets These use-case benefits of “continuous surveying” in turn provide new value opportunities for surveyors throughout the infrastructure lifecycle

Bureau Veritas, with 66,000 employees around the globe, is a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification of infrastructure assets Thomas Daubigny, Bureau Veritas Chief Digital Officer, said, “Reality modeling is becoming pivotal in many industries as it fundamentally changes the management of assets, reinventing the handling of inspections, maintenance, and training, while opening doors to brand new services Bureau Veritas is playing a key role in leveraging digital engineering models, implementing acquisition, and classifying objects based on its expertise on the asset, and ultimately operating the model as a data gatekeeper The new Bentley ContextCapture cloud processing service will provide us the flexibility and power to accelerate the deployment of such innovations to our clients” CEO Greg Bentley said, “Last year at SPAR I described what I believed to be the significant potential of reality modeling for improved infrastructure engineering, in particular, from continuous surveying enabled by simple digital photography and UAVs, but that was then based only on our own experience And there could have been resistance from survey professionals concerned that this more accessible technology might jeopardize their return on investments in laser scanning specialization, for example It is gratifying to report now that in the intervening year, reality modeling has ‘gone mainstream’ globally, supporting projects and assets of every domain and scale in ‘going digital’ Additionally, laser scanning is now fully incorporated—where available, and as needed to supplement photography—among hybrid inputs for engineering-ready reality meshes 

“Our ContextCapture and ProjectWise ContextShare announcements today at SPAR complete the reach, in my view, for reality modeling’s fidelity, accessibility, scalability, and shareability In the coming year, our priority at Bentley Systems is to help engineers and surveyors take full advantage of this breakthrough opportunity to broaden the scope and value of their work in ‘going digital’ themselves!”

Bentley’s reality modeling advancements comprehensively deliver to surveying and engineering teams:

Fidelity

Hybrid processing in ContextCapture enables the creation of engineering-ready reality meshes that incorporate the best of both worlds – the versatility and convenience of high-resolution photography, supplemented, where needed, by additional accuracy from laser scanning The new photo planning capabilities in Bentley’s applications empower engineering or survey professionals to easily prescribe the optimal camera positions and flight paths for UAVs to achieve the required levels of accuracy, in particular, for critical inspection points

Accessibility

The new ContextCapture mobile app brings reality capture to every member of a project delivery or asset management team Combined with the new ContextCapture cloud processing service, this delivers 3D reality meshes back to the mobile device, and to office-based professionals, immediately after a set of photos have been taken The new Navigator Web application makes immersive reality modeling accessible through any browser, with progressive levels of detail

Scalability

ContextCapture uniquely enables reality modeling to scale from city models to site models to component nameplates Users can now take advantage of cloud services’ inherent parallel computing to speed processing of reality meshes Scalable mesh technology enables multi-resolution inputs through the new (3sm) format

Shareability

ProjectWise, the collaboration system of choice for the majority of the ENR Top Design Firms, delivers comprehensive work sharing supported by a connected data environment, unifying design and construction teams to enable comprehensive project delivery ProjectWise CONNECT Edition is provisioned by Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, and supports hybrid environments The new ProjectWise ContextShare service adds breakthrough performance in securely streaming reality meshes and their inputs, making it possible to instantly and persistently share full-scale engineering-ready datasets across a distributed team, whether in the field or in the office Offered through a visa subscription, with charges only for actual use, ProjectWise ContextShare completes the reach of Bentley’s comprehensive reality modeling solution, empowering engineering and surveying professionals to extend the value of their services across all applications and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2009 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions

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Engineering-ready Reality Mesh A 3D engineering-ready reality mesh created in ContextCapture comparing (left to right) photogrammetry, LiDAR, and a hybrid input Image courtesy of Bentley Systems and City of Strasbourg 

Photo Planning Zones An image in ContextCapture photo planning that shows operation (gray), target (yellow), and forbidden (red) zones Image courtesy of Bentley Systems

ContextCapture Mobile Application Bentley technician capturing a reality mesh using the ContextCapture mobile application Image courtesy of Bentley Systems

Reality Mesh of a Bridge An image of the new Navigator Web streaming a Reality Mesh of a bridge from ProjectWise ContextShare Image courtesy of Mirukuru

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