Bentley: Applications for mobile and users - in DGN-

The sustainability of the positioning that has been the suppliers of tools for Geo-engineering is in their innovation and adaptability to technological innovations. The positioning is very marked, in the way in which its corporate communication sells its specialty, although every day the gap between disciplines becomes more difficult to determine:

  • ESRI, in the geospatial market. With strong OpenSource competition and almost clones like SuperGIS.
  • AutoDesk, in the 2D / 3D design for engineering and animation. Unchecked of the OpenSource that in this field does not progress and the constant cloning of IntelliCAD.
  • Bentley, in the infrastructure cycle. Positioned with evidiables clients in engineering and operation of industrial or transport systems.

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Technological innovation trends focus on the inclusion of the cycle of operation to the traditional AEC, simulation of scenarios, proximity to manufacturers of capture equipment and adaptation to mobile devices interacting with the cloud.

In this case, I want to review what Bentley Systems has included in the set of applications known as iWare, which is an interesting result of what we were talking about in the effort to do The DGN accessible For other platforms and the exploitation of Witty i-model.

Free applications for users of Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO).

  • Bentley View. Viewer to read DGN, DWG files and the i-models introduced with Microstation V8i
  • AGS Toolkit. Application to validate files with geotectonic data of the gINT software format (.ags) and use them in Excel
  • FlexUnits. To convert units.
  • Structural Dashboard. To exchange and manage data or structural workflows.
  • Structural Synchronizer. With this application you can view, review and synchronize structural model data.
  • Structural Synchronizer View for iPAd, iPhon and iPod Touch. The same application for iOS devices.
  • Navigator Pano Review. With this you can see 3D models from an iPad, even with access to data managed in ProjectWise.
  • InspectTech_Collector_ss3ProjectWise Explorer Mobile. With this application it is possible to create, navigate and view documents from the iPad, stored in ProjectWise.
  • I-model plug-in for Adobe Reader. You can see i-models embedded in pdf files that have embedded data, including viewing, zooming, rotating and printing the 3D model.
  • Bentley Configuration Explorer. Interesting, to see how the installed Bentley application variables are defined.
  • Navigation mobile. Apparently, an improved version of Pano Review, which allows you to browse 3D objects and models from an iPad.
  • Bentley Pointools View. This is a desktop application, for visualization of point clouds generated with Bentley Pointools, for those who do not have the software or the license.
  • Bentley Pointools PODcreator. This is also a desktop tool, with which you can generate 3D models from clouds of points generated with different capture equipment.
  • InspectTech Collector Mobile. For iPad, especially for inspections in infrastructure works or transport systems; capture the coordinate with the GPS, take pictures, fill out files or generate reports; and if AssetWise is used, the life and operation of the infrastructures can be managed.
  • Field Supervisor. Similar to the previous one, with the variant that is oriented to ProjectWise.

Free applications for Microsoft users.

  • Bentley DGN Reader for Windows. You can see DGN files and i-models using Windows Explorer and Microsoft Outlook.
  • I-model Driver for Excel. To view DGN and i-models files from Microsoft Excel.
  • I-model Driver for Access. Similar to the previous one, using Microsoft Access.
  • I-model Driver for Crystal Reports. DGN and i-models with SAP Crystal Reports
  • I-model Driver for Visual Studio. We would not have imagined this, but we assume it will draw attention to developers using Microsoft Visual Studio
  • i-model ODBC Driver for Windows. With this, you can create connection services to access the data of an i-model from different database managers via ODBC.
  • I-model plug-in for Adobe Reader. See using Adobe Reader 3D pdf files, the same mentioned in the first list.
  • Bentley Configuration Explorer. Also mentioned in the first list.

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Applications of Bentley for mobile devices.

Some of them are mentioned in the first list.

  • I-model Optimizer for iPad. With this tool it is possible to create 3D models that can then be viewed with iPad, using Microstation desktop applications or i-model Composer.
  • ProjectWise i-model Packager. Same as the previous one, but using ProjectWise to generate the i-model.
  • Structural Synchronizer View for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Mentioned in the first list, allows to see structural models using different iOS devices.
  • Navigator Pano Review. With this you can see 3D models from an iPad, even with access to data managed in ProjectWise.
  • Navigation mobile. Apparently, an improved version of Pano Review, which allows you to browse 3D objects and models from an iPad.
  • ProjectWise Explorer Mobile. With this application it is possible to create, navigate and view documents from the iPad, stored in ProjectWise.
  • InspectTech Collector Mobile. For iPad, especially for inspections in infrastructure works or transport systems; capture the coordinate with the GPS, take pictures, fill out files or generate reports; and if AssetWise is used, the life and operation of the infrastructures can be managed.
  • Field Supervisor. Similar to the previous one, with the variant that is oriented to ProjectWise.
  • Bentley Map Mobile. This is a version for integrated XFM data via Bentley Map. Practical for cadastral or cartographic purposes, as well as the public service applications that Bentley has.
  • Bentley Map Mobile Publisher. This is to create i-models that can be used with Bentley Map Mobile.

Bentley applications for AutoDesk Revit users.

  • I-model plug-in for Revit. It is possible in this tool to convert models worked with Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure to an exchange format for users of Bentley MicroStation, Bentley Navigator, AECOsim Building Designer or any other Bentley application oriented to Construction.
  • ISM Revit plug-in. This is an interesting tool, because unlike the previous one, it facilitates the synchronization of data between files built with Revit, using an exchange standard for structural data.
  • RAM Structural System - Revit Link. In this case, interoperability is between Bentley RAM and AutoDesk Revit.
  • I-model plug-in for Adobe Reader. This is mentioned in the previous list, but it is also an option for AutoDesk users, to visualize data using Adobe Reader.

In conclusion, an interesting list with which Bentley expects users to take greater productivity to the information that until now could only be visualized with desktop tools executed on Microstation.

In this video you can see the features of Bentley Map running on an Android device.

Applications can be downloaded here.

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