05 October 2006 – Bentley has released Version 8 of the speedikon/Architectural and speedikon/Industrial product lines. The new version continues support for AutoCAD and is now fully integrated with MicroStation V8 XM Edition.
Organizations will find the transition to MicroStation V8 XM Edition easy. An intuitive new interface places new features within reach of the user, and an unchanged DGN file format and full support for existing V8 standards allow projects to proceed uninterrupted.
Powerful innovations in MicroStation V8 XM include reference enhancements, element templates, ProjectWise StartPoint, link sets, DirectX graphics system, element transparency and display priority, keyboard position assignments, 3D modeling advancements, visualization and animation improvements, Microsoft Designed for XP Logo Compliance, and much more.
While AutoCAD-based users of speedikon will not gain the many features of MicroStation V8 XM, they will benefit from all the latest enhancements within speedikon. These architectural capabilities are available on both platforms. speedikon V8 also provides enhanced support for AutoCAD, including support for hatches with display filters.
“Bentley Building products are powerful and fully integrated, enabling project participants and owner-operators to work as one across multiple disciplines and organizations,” said Brad Workman, vice president, Bentley Building. “The new release of our speedikon product lines is consistent with this important strategy, providing complete compatibility with our recently released MicroStation V8 XM Edition platform.”
In addition to providing full support of MicroStation V8 XM Edition, Version 8 of speedikon/Architectural and speedikon/Industrial features enhanced performance and process optimization, while further increasing data quality.
Upgrades to speedikon/Architectural include extensive operating improvements in the Project Manager that provide users with fast access to all key functions and project previews—even in large data inventories; construction element tools such as columns, walls, roofs, and beams featuring enhanced functionality; and localization of the German industry standard DIN.
Upgrades to speedikon/Industrial include more efficient, easy-to-use dialog boxes and more flexible and powerful steel construction tools that provide increased productivity. speedikon V8 is immediately available in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. For more information, visit www.bentley.com/speedikon. For more information, visit www.bentley.com/speedikon.
– About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. The corporate headquarter is based at Exton, Pennsylvania, USA.