2011 BE Conference Summary

We just returned from the conference and here is a quick look ahead at the many exciting things happening with Bentley Software.

MicroStation: Hyper models were demonstrated which integrate 3D and 2D drawings. Think 3D model with 2D detail drawings/sections associated with design elements. Apparently a lot of R&D has been taking place developing iPad applications as well. See our Youtube link to the keynote demonstration.  click here

Civil Applications: Significant changes to the civil platform are coming late this year. The enhancements present a familiar feel to InRoads users but the structure of the software is dramatically changing. The civil applications are being integrated into the MicroStation environment providing  in-place editing, retention of design intent, dynamic editing/updating and content sensitive workflows.

Hot Tip: AccuDraw and more importantly Civil AccuDraw play considerable roles in future software. Now is a great time to start learning and using these productivity boosting tools.

The enhancements are to numerous to cover in detail here. Contact us if you would like additional information on these exciting changes.

Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.

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