Exton, US: Bentley Systems announced immediate availability of V8i (SELECTseries 2) versions of Bentley Electric, Bentley Gas, Bentley Water, Bentley Expert Designer Electric, Bentley Expert Designer Gas, and Bentley Expert Designer Water. These powerful and easy-to-use products simplify workflows and provide utility engineers and owner-operators with a comprehensive suite of network design and management applications for the construction and refurbishment of utility infrastructure.
Bentley Electric and Bentley Gas each combine the best of GIS and CAD functionality to provide streamlined layout and documentation processes, painless edits and intelligent data validation. Bentley Water provides an integrated GIS and design environment, coupled with an intelligent and customisable network model, to allow municipalities and utilities to address all operations of a typical water supply network. Bentley Expert Designer software merges network design and work management to improve the efficiency and throughput of distribution system design.
Vonnie Smith, Director of Utility Product Development, Bentley, said, “With the V8i (SELECTseries 2) versions of our electric, gas and water utility products, users can simplify their workflows as they create, manage and maintain their underground network data – data that’s critical to every utility’s day-to-day business processes. At the same time, the new software will help them optimise their network design processes, accelerating project completions and improving design quality.”
Enhanced security settings and an improved graphical interface in the V8i (SELECTseries 2) versions of Bentley’s utility products empower each user to manage multi-utility work requests and create drawings for any combination of gas, water and electric network within the same user interface.