Bentley announces availability of V8i (SELECTseries 1) versions of MXROAD and MXROAD suite

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced the immediate availability of the V8i (SELECTseries 1) versions of Bentley MXROAD and MXROAD Suite – both of which provide advanced string-based modeling that enables the rapid and accurate design of all road types. These updates continue the evolution of Bentley’s proven MX product line by including Bentley’s Roadway Designer functionality, which provides innovative 3D parametric modeling tools for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation projects. The new releases also add a full-featured geospatial information management system – to address the unique and challenging needs of organizations that map, plan, design, build, and operate transportation systems – and are integrated with the ProjectWise collaboration services. ProjectWise provides distributed project teams with improved engineering content management and collaborative workflows that enhance productivity and the quality of deliverables.

Ron Gant, Bentley global marketing director, said, “Streamlined and intuitive, Roadway Designer offers the most advanced 3D modeling capabilities available in civil engineering for interactive 3D, constraint-driven design with intelligent components. This proven technology empowers civil engineers and designers to control the entire modeling process – visually, graphically, interactively, and dynamically.”

Especially suited to the newest construction technologies, the tools provided by the new versions of MXROAD and MXROAD Suite embrace advanced techniques for automated machine guidance. This lets transportation designers more quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively respond to the constraints and demands of constructing and maintaining roads and bridges.

The updated MXROAD products also include mapping functionality tightly integrated with civil engineering for the creation, maintenance, and analysis of geospatial data. The geospatial data can then be edited with the precise, CAD-level accuracy required for engineering. This means users can easily integrate data from a wide variety of sources into engineering and mapping workflows.

Innovative 3D modeling tools enable users to create and edit extensive 3D spatial models within the engineering design application to support analysis such as shadow, massing, line of sight, disaster mitigation, and wind studies. They also can be used to create complex civil engineering models, while mapping functionality handles attribution and storage of data in DGN or DWG files, or natively in Oracle Spatial.

Gant continued, “This evolution of MXROAD also provides further integration with Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration services. ProjectWise is used to better connect people with information across project teams. When connected by ProjectWise, engineers, architects, and contractors can easily manage, find, share, and visualize CAD and geospatial content, project data, and Microsoft Office documents. ProjectWise capabilities include central engineering content management and local caching servers for fast file access, plotting and publishing servers for reduced distribution costs, and a web server for streamlining access to content.”

The newest versions of MXROAD also extend supported environments to include AutoCAD 2010. In addition, innovative data acquisition, geometry, visualization, drafting functionality, and interface tools further broaden the scope of Bentley’s transportation solution.

Gant concluded, “Bentley’s civil engineering software enables project teams to reuse design data during construction, avoiding rework and reducing costs. At the same time, it empowers them to work more efficiently and effectively in collaborative workflows – increasing quality and enhancing profitability – while being more ecologically aware in their design and construction work. Ultimately, this leads to the delivery of intelligent infrastructure that is better performing and more sustainable.”

About Bentley MXROAD and MXROAD Suite

Bentley MXROAD is an advanced, string-based modeling tool that enables the rapid and accurate design of all road types. With MXROAD, users can quickly create design alternatives to achieve the ideal road system. Upon selection of the final design alternative, MXROAD automates much of the design detailing process, saving time and money.

Bentley MXROAD Suite combines all of the functionality of MXROAD with PowerSurvey, an all-in-one, standalone survey solution; MXRENEW, a complementary solution that fits new design onto existing roads for rehabilitation and reconstruction; and MXURBAN, parametric design software for roads in cities and urban areas.

For additional information about MXROAD, visit www.bentley.com/MXROAD. For additional information about MXROAD Suite, visit www.Bentley.com/MXROADsuite. For additional information about ProjectWise, visit www.bentley.com/ProjectWise. For additional information about Bentley Map, visit www.bentley.com/Map.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries, $500 million in annual revenues, and, since 1999, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com. To view Bentley’s May 2010 Annual Report, visit www.bentley.com/annualreport. To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts, visit www.bentley.com/rss/news. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure. For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit http://communities.bentley.com/.

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