Bentley Announces V8i Software Portfolio for Infrastructure Professionals

What Users Are Saying About V8i

Saving time and working faster are really what its all about. V8i makes it easy to move around projects and find precisely what we need. We can find the right design or sheet and get working fast with Project Explorer, and interact with models within drawing sheets with reference activation. There are so many ways to find design information, including dynamic views and saved views. In addition, V8i allows us to work seamlessly with DGN or DWG file formats. Stuart Willows, Wm Saunders Partnership LLP, a U.K. multidisciplinary practice of architects, interior designers, project managers, structural and civil engineers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, and CDM coordinators

Were eagerly awaiting ProjectWise V8is release to take advantage of the new Delta File Transfer technology. Preliminary testing has shown file transfer times can be accelerated by as much as 54x for large files and 3x for small files. These dramatic improvements will allow us to make more efficient use of the network among our 60+ offices, and provide significantly faster access for our external clients and sub-consultants. Mo Harmon, vice president, HNTB, a multidisciplinary infrastructure firm that provides planning, design, program management and construction management services for highway, toll road, bridge, airport, rail and water projects

MicroStation V8i is a landmark release. Among its many enhancements and improvements, one of the most beneficial from a production standpoint is reference activation. It saves me loads of time and helps me create more accurate drawings by allowing me to easily and instantly fix any errors on referenced models. Matthew VanSweden, Integrated Architecture, a full-service practice offering expertise in all aspects of architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design

While MicroStation V8i promises many great new features, we are most excited about dynamic views. In addition to producing 2D documents that are live representations of our 3D building information models, the ability to interactively define sections through our BIM models while symbolizing the information uniquely in different areas with display styles will enable us to visualize our designs in ways that we hadnt been able to conceptualize before. Kudos to Bentley for making 3D design more interactive and more informative. Tim Grimm, design technology manager, LMN Architects, a full-service firm focusing on convention, office, mixed-use/retail, cultural, sports, urban and interior architecture

To find out what other users are saying about V8i, visit

V8i Introductory Financing Program

In recognition of sudden global credit constraints, and to facilitate incorporating the best information modeling technologies into critical infrastructure initiatives improving the economic performance of the projects and resulting assets Bentley also announced a new financing program to accelerate adoption and return on investment in V8i. For new licenses purchased during the balance of 2008 (at Bentleys standard competitive pricing), fees may be paid in three annual installments. Also, to expedite realization of V8is benefits for infrastructure, during the balance of 2008, users of Bentley software who are not presently subscribers to the Bentley SELECT subscription program may join SELECT without needing to pay the back fees that would normally pertain for periods of non-coverage.

Said Malcolm Walter, Bentleys chief operating officer, I am proud that Bentley is extending its tradition of leading the software industry in commercial innovation, at this time when the economic benefit of ITs technical innovations are most needed, but the sudden dire financing environment would otherwise serve to thwart the capital outlays for the procurement even of productivity-enhancing software. As a privately held company without a debt burden, were able to offer the Introductory Financing program for V8i as our contribution to economic stimulus for our users and prospects. This initiative towards software as a service, in economic terms, will enable infrastructure practitioners to adopt the best technology within operating budgets, for immediate return on investment while sustaining infrastructure benefits for all!

Bentley unveiled the V8i software portfolio for sustaining infrastructure today during an event at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. The event was broadcast live around the globe and included demonstrations and presentations on the key advantages of V8i.

For more information about V8i, visit Current subscribers of Bentley SELECT may download V8i products as they are released at . Others may contact a Bentley representative at or call 1-800-BENTLEY.

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