Bentley Announcements @ Year in Infrastructure
November 26th, 2015
Cloud Services Subscription Program
Bentley announced a new, comprehensive subscription program for cloud-based access to collaboration services and apps, managed services, administration of term licenses, professional services, Bentley Institute LEARNservices, and new CONNECT Edition Cloud Services.
Does it impact me?
If you are a user of Bentley software through SELECT subscriptions or have an Enterprise License Sbuscrption then you will continue in the same way. HOWEVER if you are Bentley software user of ProjectWise passports, visas and all CONNECT Edition cloud services, including collaboration will all be provided through this new commercial approach so that Bentley incentives directly align with the value you generate from using the software.
Early Adoptors of CONNECT Editions share their thoughts
At this time ProjectWise CONNECT Edition, MicroStation CONNECT Edition and Navigator CONNECT Edition are all in general access and users are starting to take full advantage of advancements.
“As we embark on our first design-build project – Long Street in EMEA – the demand for improved collaboration is an imperative. As a long-standing user of ProjectWise, we have already seen significant increases in team productivity and better design quality. Now with ProjectWise CONNECT Edition, we have an easy-to-use, secure cloud-based environment supporting the entire project lifecycle. This powerful capability will simplify documentation workflow for critical project information, especially with our supply chain. It provides an excellent end-user interface to manage submissions, transmittals, and RFIs and helps us to standardize our workflows, allowing us to implement this AECOM standard on future design and build projects with minimum effort. The CONNECT Edition provides our senior management teams with real-time project status in one simple dashboard. The Long Street Project required us to reinvent and standardize the design-build process as only AECOM could by leveraging our scale, and in working closely with Bentley our project communications and visibility will not only be improved dramatically, but also allow AECOM to offer something unique to the market.” – Nuzrul Haque, Director, IT Business Relationship Management, AECOM Information Technology
Bentley Introduces ContextCapture, Supporting Reality Modelling for Infrastructure Project Delivery and Asset Performance
ContextCapture is Bentley’s first product release of the Acute3D software technology it acquired earlier this year. The software is ideally suited for any organization that could apply 3D models of real-world context to benefit infrastructure design, construction, or operations.
Bentley also announced General Access to ContextCapture Center for “grid computing” power to dramatically expedite processing time for very large models (typically involving more than 30 gigapixels of imagery).