Bentley Systems, Incorporated recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Research Engineers International (REI) business from netGuru, Inc. The business features the STAAD.Pro line of leading structural engineering analysis software, which is now offered by Bentley worldwide. STAAD.Pro facilitates the design of steel, concrete, timber, and aluminum structures for buildings, plants, tunnels, bridges, and more. It offers a state-of-the-art user interface, visualization tools, and advanced finite element and dynamic analysis capabilities for multi-material design.
Bentley plans to continue developing STAAD.Pro as well as the next-generation STAAD.X product lines currently under development. These will include industry-specific analysis solutions that address particular needs for the design of bridges, transmission towers, commercial buildings, and offshore platforms. In addition, Bentley will develop integrated solutions to provide 3D structural modeling, analysis, design, and documentation in a single environment, and will integrate STAAD products with its existing applications, such as MicroStation, Bentley Structural, Bentley Rebar, and the leading pipe stress application, Bentley AutoPIPE. These interoperating solutions will substantially boost quality and productivity by allowing users to work interactively with all of their critical applications.