Bentley Puts Modelling in the Cloud

Is the 3D model becoming the only deliverable? For construction, is photogrammetry a better option than LiDAR? How long before modelling software can calculate costs? When should you start mentioning BIM? Richard Groom reports from a day of insight. It was only near the end of a morning of presentations at Bentley’s London offices that the acronym BIM was mentioned. The reason, I was told, is that the meaning of BIM develops with people’s understanding as they progress through Levels one to three and that for those just starting out, talk of BIM as a process can be a step... (read more)
2017-04-28 05:47:45

Bentley Systems Wins Downstream Award for Digitalization

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Digital Construction Works (DCW), a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture providing digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services, announced that Bentley Systems was named a winner at the Downstream Awards. Bentley won in the Innovation in Downstream Digitalization category for Dow Chemical Company’s (Dow) use of its ConstructSim application. The awards celebrate the best of the downstream industry and are organized by Petrochemical Update, a division of Reuters... (read more)
2019-12-10 09:41:16

Topcon and Bentley Bundle Reality Modelling Software with UAS

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modelling software solution that will be offered with Topcon unmanned aerial systems (UASs). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals. It enables them to quickly turn simple photographs and/or point cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project life cycle. The offering will include Topcon ContextCapture Standard and Topcon ContextCapture Advanced, said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. The standard package will be bundled with Falcon 8 and Sirius Basic/Pro and allows operators to process data from... (read more)
2017-03-08 09:51:38

Bentley and Topcon Announce Academy for the Construction Industry

Bentley and Topcon have announced a “constructioneering academy.” This learning initiative will help bring construction professionals up to speed on the workflows developed by the companies. Bentley describes these workflows, which connects both companies cloud services, as a “process of managing and integrating survey, engineering, and construction data to streamline work and improve project delivery”, hence the name constructioneering. Greg Bentley explains that he sees the academy as similar to its other Bentley education initiatives, which are dedicated to teaching users how to use digital workflows in BIM, reality modelling, and construction. The difference, he points out, is that the new... (read more)
2017-10-24 11:50:45

GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems Join Forces for Indoor Mobile Modelling

GeoSLAM, who specialise in 3D mobile mapping technology, and Bentley Systems, a global provider of software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced a partnership to enable the simple and fast production of hybrid reality models in any environment. Mark Reid, VP of Product Management at GeoSLAM, said “The simplicity of the ZEB-REVO handheld mobile mapping system has democratised laser scanning, enabling anybody to document their facility or construction site without being a survey expert. The next stage for us is to further improve how our results can be both interpreted and consumed within typical engineering and GIS workflows – and our partnership with... (read more)
2017-10-13 01:11:37

Topcon Announces Advanced Bentley Integration for Aerial Photogrammetry Processing

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced the new cloud-based photogrammetry processing powered by Bentley ContextCapture to its MAGNET Collage Web web-based service for the publication, sharing and analysis of reality capture data. The integration allows MAGNET Collage Web users who share and collaborate with scanning and mesh datasets to now process and add unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') photos directly to the MAGNET Collage 3D environment. The built-in Bentley ContextCapture Cloud Processing Service enables operators to upload UAV imagery direct-to-web without the need for high-end hardware requirements or IT constraints. Sharing UAV imagery projects “Operators with photos taken by any UAV will easily use the... (read more)
2019-05-27 08:40:53

Bentley Systems Acquires Citilabs and Orbit Geospatial Technologies

Bentley Systems, one of the worldwide leading providers of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction and operations of infrastructure, has announced the acquisition of two companies: Citilabs and Orbit Geospatial Technologies (Orbit GT). Citilabs is a global mobility simulation (CUBE) and analytics (Streetlytics) software provider, while Orbit GT is a global provider of 3D and mobile mapping software. The newly acquired technologies, in conjunction with Bentley’s existing design integration and digital cities offerings, will enable engineering-based mobility digital twins. Road mobility digital twins converge cities’ digital context (including 4D surveying facilitated by Orbit GT... (read more)
2019-10-21 08:47:20

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference is Going Digital

Bentley Systems' annual Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference is 'going digital' for a broader global community. Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction and operations of infrastructure has announced that its annual infrastructure event, the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference, is “going digital.” This new digital format will bring together, now for a broader global community, the thought leadership, networking and learning content that Bentley conference attendees have come to expect. The virtual Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference provides complimentary access to a wide range of content relevant to... (read more)
2020-06-10 10:07:10

Chintana Herrin

Chintana Herrin is a reality modelling product marketing manager with Bentley Systems primarily focused on applications pertaining to 3D photogrammetry and point clouds. She is responsible for Bentley’s ContextCapture, Descartes, and Pointools applications. Herrin has nearly 20 years’ experience marketing engineering software. She provides current and prospective Bentley users valuable insights into the advantages the company’s technologies provide to their organizations. (read more)
2018-11-09 12:12:12

Robert Mankowski

Robert Mankowski leads Bentley’s digital cities organization, which provides infrastructure engineering digital twin software and services to help cities with going digital, enabling more efficient city and regional operations for more connected and resilient infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in software development and is a co-inventor of seven patented technologies. Mankowski joined Bentley Systems in 2004 as part of Bentley’s acquisition of Haestad Methods, a pioneer in object-oriented hydraulic analysis software, where he served as chief technology officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed professional engineer. (read more)
2020-02-17 09:56:43
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