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Bentley acquires elcoSystem product line

Pennsylvania, US: Bentley Systems acquired the elcoSystem software business of Hannappel Software GmbH, based-in Wiesbaden, Germany. The elcoSystem line of software for electrical engineering is already a fundamental component of Bentley’s Raceway and Cable Management and Building Electrical Systems offerings under a distribution agreement with Hannappel. Through this acquisition, Bentley further extends its ability to deliver the next level of intelligent and efficient electrical engineering workflows across a wider range of use cases. 
The elcoSystem products are designed to serve the demanding needs of buildings, campuses, factories, communications, process manufacturing, rail and transit, and utilities, and are widely used by commercial, domestic, and electrical contracting companies, along with large engineering and AECO firms.
Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i uniquely integrates functional design with detailed physical design and includes a wide range of 2D and 3D design tools. By providing users with early and accurate material requirements via automated intelligent functions and highly realistic 3D design simulation, Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i improves quality, leads to increased safety in construction, and enhances operations management through the integrity of a comprehensive as-operated model across constant retrofits.
Bentley Vice President Ken Adamson said, “On behalf of the entire Bentley team, I welcome our new colleagues from Hannappel Software. We look forward to working with them and taking advantage of their electrical system expertise to bring the next phase of innovation to the users of Bentley Raceway and Cable Management and Bentley Building Electrical Systems.”
Adamson continued, “At the same time, the modular nature of the elcoSystem line will enable us to leverage these capabilities with other Bentley products such as Bentley Substation, the first integrated software for intelligent electrical and physical substation design, our promise software for the generation of electrical system schematics and supporting documentation, our new AECOsim family of interdisciplinary building design, analysis, and simulation software, and our plant design applications such as OpenPlant and AutoPLANT.”