News Article | November 2, 2016
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Topcon Positioning Group, a world leader in positioning instruments for survey and construction, and Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced their joint intentions to connect cloud services for constructioneering. During the keynote presentations, the companies’ CEOs presented new construction workflows designed to increase efficiency and productivity with enhanced integration between their respective cloud services. Each company will bring to market cloud-based solution offerings, which include services of both and provide construction workflows not previously possible. Initially, Bentley Systems will offer its ProjectWise CONNECT Edition users seamless connectivity with MAGNET Enterprise, and Topcon will incorporate ContextCapture image processing for its mass data collection via unmanned aerial systems (UAS). “Topcon and Bentley share a vision about the advancements we can achieve through what I call the continuous representation of reality,” said Ray O’Connor, president and CEO, Topcon Positioning Group. “We also share a commitment to rolling up our sleeves and working together to make possible tangible results and real benefits for our customers as we advance constructioneering. I believe that our strategic collaboration will continue to integrate surveying, engineering, and construction, improving outcomes for project delivery.” Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems, said, “To date, surveying, engineering, and construction industries have separately advanced to 3D technologies. But unbelievably, until now, 3D models have been recreated—rather than reused—at each phase. It’s been exciting to work with Topcon to introduce constructioneering so that our engineering users can start from the reality-captured survey context and leverage and update their digital engineering models through the construction process. Our joint cloud service innovations for constructing and improving roadways, including as-built capture, are enabling the highest level of workflow automation. I believe that Topcon will continue to pioneer new positioning devices to take advantage of every emerging opportunity, and we are enthusiastic about working with them to advance constructioneering into the mainstream for infrastructure projects around the world.” Compared to traditional workflows between design and construction in which data from survey and digital engineering models can be lost and inefficiently recreated, constructioneering empowers engineers to extend their role within both surveying and construction. Cloud services first bring the construction site conditions to the engineers so their work starts with an accurate model of the current 3D context—as captured by Topcon UAS photogrammetry and laser scanners—and then processed into engineering-ready 3D reality meshes by Bentley’s ContextCapture software. Cloud services subsequently convey the engineers’ work directly to construction processes in the field. This automation process—achieved through the connection between Topcon MAGNET cloud service and Bentley’s ProjectWise CONNECT Edition cloud services—improves project delivery, with design performed in context, and the resulting digital engineering models feeding the 3D machine control that guides the construction machinery. Topcon and Bentley expect to expand the constructioneering workflow to further applications for infrastructure services. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (topconpositioning.com). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands (topconpositioning.eu). Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures, and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management, and mobile control markets. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, and NORAC. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732). Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2009 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure Conference website for information on Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley Communities. To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit BI 500. Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, Bentley Institute, MicroStation, AssetWise, and ProjectWise are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
Agarwal A.,Bentley Systems Inc. |
Varma A.H.,Purdue University
Engineering Structures | Year: 2014
This paper presents a qualitative assessment of the importance of gravity columns on the stability behavior of a typical mid-rise (10 story) steel building subjected to corner compartment fires. Two ten-story steel buildings with composite floor systems were designed following the design practices in the US. One of these buildings had perimeter moment resisting frames (MRFs) to resist lateral loads while the other building had an interior core of RC shear walls. Effects of gravity loads and fire conditions were simulated using the finite element method and numerical analysis techniques.The results from the numerical investigations indicated that gravity columns govern the overall stability of building structures under fire conditions. Gravity columns have the highest utilization ratio, and they are most likely to reach their critical temperatures first. If gravity column failure occurs, the load shed or dropped by the failed column has to be redistributed to the neighboring columns to maintain overall structural stability. This axial load redistribution can occur through the development of alternate load paths including catenary action. Simulation results indicate that the presence of steel reinforcement in the concrete slabs (in addition to the minimum shrinkage reinforcement) facilitates uniform redistribution of the axial load dropped by the failed gravity column to the neighboring columns. The additional steel reinforcement improves the flexural and tensile strengths of the composite floor system, which enhances its ability to develop alternate load paths including catenary action in the slab, and thus maintain structural stability after gravity column failure. © 2013.
Bentley Systems Inc. | Date: 2013-05-29
An enhanced file format to store large quantities of variable sized data records on a storage medium and to permit efficient access and control over data stored in the enhanced file format. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, a file format includes a model directory containing models. Models (404) include element lists (406) comprising element chunks (410). The element chunks include elements where elements are variable sized data records (Fig. 8).
Bentley Systems Inc. | Date: 2014-01-27
In one embodiment, a technique is provided for using a virtual mouse to interact with an electronic device. The virtual mouse is displayed on a touch screen display of the electronic device. The virtual mouse includes a pointer identifying a position, and a control region positioned proximate to, but offset from, the pointer. The control region includes a movement area for receiving touch input that is mapped to movement of the virtual mouse, and one or more buttons for performing one or more actions related to an item or point located at the identified position. In use, when touch input is received in the movement area of the virtual mouse, the virtual mouse, including the pointer, is moved. When, a button of the one or more buttons is pressed, an action is performed that is related to the item or point located at the identified position.
Bentley Systems Inc. | Date: 2013-06-18
In one embodiment, a 3-D model is employed as a navigable container for 2-D raster images, allowing 2-D raster images to be maintained and displayed within the context of the 3-D model. An image cloud level is provided for the 3-D model. Icons are provided within the image cloud level. Each icon corresponds to a respective 2-D raster image and is located at a position within the 3-D space of the 3-D model that corresponds to a position in the physical space of the physical world where the 2-D raster image was originally captured Upon selection of a particular icon, a combined view is shown, depicting the corresponding 2-D raster image combined with a corresponding portion of the 3-D model.
Bentley Systems Inc. | Date: 2014-02-13
In one embodiment, a viewer executing on an electronic device having a touch sensitive display shows a three-dimensional (3D) model of a building created using computer aided design (CAD) software. A plurality of selectable interface nodes are provided at respective locations within the 3D model. Each interface node is linked to at least one corresponding two-dimensional (2D) construction drawing that shows a section view, a plan view, an elevation view or a detail view of the building related to the location of the interface node. In response to receiving input from a user indicating selection of a particular interface node, a menu is displayed with one or more selectable menu options. In response to receiving additional input from the user indicating selection of a particular menu option, a corresponding 2D construction drawing for the particular interface node is displayed in context of the 3D model of the building.
Bentley Systems Inc. | Date: 2012-09-14
In one embodiment, a particular number of best entities are found in a database with a spatial index that satisfy both spatial criteria and entity filtering criteria. For each of a set of targets in the spatial index whose bounding box meets the spatial criteria, a spatial score is calculated. If the spatial score is less than a minimum spatial score in a current map of best entities and the current map is full, the target is excluded from further consideration. If the spatial score is not less than the minimum spatial score, when the target is an entity that meets the entity filtering criteria, the current map is updated to store the entity and the spatial score for the entity. When each of the targets in the spatial index has been subject to test or excluded from consideration, the current map is returned as a final result.
Bentley Systems Inc. | Date: 2011-09-21
A system and method for auto-transpose replication is provided. Auto-transpose replication may be considered the ability to automatically create copies of a given prototype model. Auto-transpose replication may include receiving a first list of data values and determining a total number of levels of the first list. Auto-transpose may also include creating a rectangularized list, where the rectangularized list is a rectangularized copy of the first list based on the determined total number of levels of the first list. Further, auto-transpose may include creating a return list, detecting an item at the deepest level of the rectangularized list, calculating an index trail of the item, rotating the values in the index trail, and storing the item into the return list according to the rotated index trail.
Bentley Systems Inc. | Date: 2011-07-27
A system and method to compile different types of data from different locations into one reliable assemblage is provided. The assemblage may include an index of information provided to a user. The assemblage may be in the form of a three dimensional (3D) representation of an object, where the 3D representation includes an index and links to more detailed information regarding the object. The 3D representation may be of any object, for example, a body part in the context of medical imaging, or a building in the context of architectural and engineering design. The assemblage may be comprised of 3D and 2D artifacts. The 2D artifact may include 2D vector and raster embellishment in a variety of forms, such as vector graphics, raster graphics from many sources included hand drawn graphics that are scanned, specification documents, texts, cost data from cost databases, data in tabular form, notes, text, dimensions, link icons (links to other media). The 3D artifact may include vector graphics (2D and 3D) including all data obtained through data conversion methods, and Point clouds (voxels).
News Article | November 5, 2016
ロンドン--(BUSINESS WIRE)--（ビジネスワイヤ） -- 測量および建設のためのポジショニング機器の世界的リーダー企業、Topcon Positioning Groupと、インフラストラクチャ強化のための包括的なソフトウェアソリューションを提供する世界的リーダー企業、Bentley Systemsは本日、コンストラクショニアリング（建設とエンジニアリングの融合）を目指してクラウドサービスを連携させるという共通の意向を発表しました。基調講演のプレゼンテーションの際、両社のCEOは、両社のクラウドサービス間の統合を強化して効率と生産性を向上させるために設計された、新しい建設ワークフローを紹介しました。 BentleyとTopconは、両社のサービスを含み、これまで不可能だった建設ワークフローを提供するクラウドベースのソリューション製品を市場に投入する予定です。その手始めとして、Bentley Systemsは自社のProjectWise CONNECT EditionのユーザーにMAGNET Enterpriseとのシームレスな連携を提供し、Topconは無人航空機システム