Bentley Systems has presented the V8i (SELECTseries 2) versions of Bentley Electric, Bentley Gas, Bentley Water, Bentley Expert Designer Electric, Bentley Expert Designer Gas, and Bentley Expert Designer Water. These products simplify workflows and provide utility engineers and owner-operators with a comprehensive suite of network design and management applications for the construction and refurbishment of utility infrastructure. Bentley Water provides an integrated GIS and design environment, coupled with an intelligent and customisable network model, to allow municipalities and utilities to address all operations of a typical water supply network.
Bentley Electric and Bentley Gas each combine the best of geographical information system (GIS) and CAD functionality to provide streamlined layout and documentation processes, painless edits, and intelligent data validation.
Bentley Expert Designer software merges network design and work management to improve the efficiency and throughput of distribution system design.
New features of the V8i (SELECTseries 2) versions of Bentley's utility products include improved conduit capabilities for documentation and management, a simplified multidiscipline designer environment, and better versioning support for Smallworld GIS data in import and export workflows. In addition, support for Bentley Map and Oracle schemas simplifies configuration and setup while improved administration tools help speed deployment.
Finally, enhanced security settings and an improved graphical interface in the V8i (SELECTseries 2) versions of Bentley's utility products empower each user to manage multi-utility work requests and create drawings for any combination of gas, water, and electric network within the same user interface. This powerful capability results in a simpler and more productive environment, further speeding the execution of designs.