Bentley Ships All-New StormCAD, No. 1 Hydraulic Modeling Solution for Stormwater Networks



    First Storm Sewer Network Design and Modeling Solution to Offer
Multiplatform Interoperability Across MicroStation, AutoCAD, and Stand-Alone
Environments

    EXTON, PA., November 14 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated has begun
shipping StormCAD V8 XM Edition, an easy-to-use storm sewer network design and
modeling solution that is the first to offer multiplatform interoperability.
StormCAD was identified as the No. 1 hydraulic modeling solution for
stormwater networks in a recent national survey.

    The new StormCAD release provides multiplatform interoperability across
MicroStation, AutoCAD, and stand-alone environments. This means users can now
build, edit, run, and analyze StormCAD models directly inside MicroStation,
the platform used by 47 of the 50 U.S. state departments of transportation and
the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. In addition, they can use StormCAD
for AutoCAD, with support for the recently released AutoCAD 2008, or
StormCAD's easy-to-use stand-alone environment.

    Said Todd Nochomson, CAD systems manager at Miller Legg, which
participated in the early adopter program for StormCAD V8 XM Edition, "We
recognize that the entire industry is moving towards interoperable analysis
and civil design models, and the new StormCAD is a perfect implementation of
this trend. A great example is the new support for the industry-standard
LandXML format, which allows us to transparently share our hydraulic and civil
design models regardless of the vendor we choose for each discipline."

    Added Kelly Lee, project engineer at Miller Legg, "Bentley is keeping up
with market and technology trends with the new StormCAD. The new stand-alone
interface not only looks great, but it's also very easy to learn and use. From
navigating the model with the new dynamic zooming to the flexible new
profiling features, the new tools in StormCAD are already making us more
productive in our everyday storm sewer design projects."

    StormCAD V8 XM Edition shares the innovative water solutions technologies
that users of Bentley's CivilStorm, SewerGEMS, WaterCAD, and WaterGEMS already
enjoy, and that resulted in WaterGEMS' People's Choice Award win at last
year's AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition. For example, its all-new
stand-alone interface comes with dozens of new productivity tools designed to
simplify workflows and make storm sewer network design easier than ever.

    Additional new features of StormCAD V8 XM, highlighted by
interoperability and ease of use, include:

    --  Active topology alternatives - Users can now set up different
scenarios to examine multiple proposed system expansion strategies.

    --  LandXML import/export - The new StormCAD facilitates sharing storm
sewer pipe network information with other LandXML-compatible civil design
packages.

    --  Support for prismatic open channels - New modeling elements include
trapezoidal channels, rectangular channels, and irregular (user-defined)
channels.

    --  Terrain elevation extraction - Automatically assign node elevations
based on elevation data from DXF files, Shapefiles, or LandXML files.

    --  Time of concentration calculator - Support for several time of
concentration methods including SCS Lag, TR-55, Kirpich, and Eagleson.

    --  Scaled catchments, gutters, and diversions - These elements can now
be drawn directly and to scale for a better graphical representation of the
system.

    --  Inlet capacity curves - Model any type of inlet by entering a "gutter
depth vs. flow captured" curve or "flow to inlet vs. flow captured" curve.

    --  User-defined flow-headloss curves - Model complex elements such as
vortex regulators by entering a user-defined flow-headloss curve.

    --  Contours - Quickly create a contour plot of model input or results
and export these directly to MicroStation, AutoCAD, or DXF format.

    --  Customization using WaterObjects.NET - Customize and extend StormCAD
using the WaterObjects.NET application programming interface.

    StormCAD V8 XM Edition is immediately available to all Bentley SELECT
subscribers. For more information on StormCAD V8 XM Edition, please visit
www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/StormCAD/Whats-new.htm.

    About the Water Resources Modeling Software Survey

    This national survey was commissioned by Bentley and conducted across the
readership of CE News' Civil Connection, a leading civil engineering
newsletter published by ZweigWhite. The survey asked licensed civil
engineering professionals employed by leading consulting engineering, survey,
and construction firms and key public works departments, utilities, and
municipalities about their software preferences in seven categories of water
resources modeling software. Bentley solutions claimed the No. 1 position -
receiving up to more than three times the top responses of the closest
competing products - in the following five categories: water distribution,
transient analysis, wastewater conveyance, stormwater networks, and general
hydraulics.

    To view the complete survey results and learn about special promotional
discounts Bentley is offering to celebrate its recognition as the No. 1
provider of water resources modeling software, visit
www.cenews.com/bentleysystems.

    About Miller Legg

    Miller Legg is a statewide award-winning consulting firm headquartered in
Pembroke Pines, Broward County, Florida. The 42-year-old firm brings together
the elements of engineering, planning, landscape architecture and urban
design, surveying, environmental wetlands consulting, environmental
engineering and G.I.S. services. This offers its clients a firm of seasoned
professionals who are leaders in the Florida consulting industry. For more
information, visit www.millerlegg.com/about.asp.

    About Bentley

    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. With revenues now surpassing
$400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the
leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design
Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of
GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

    To receive Bentley press releases as they are issued, visit
www.bentley.com/bentleywire. For more information, visit www.bentley.com. To
view a copy of Bentley's April 2007 Annual Report online, go to
www.bentley.com/April2007annualreport.

    Bentley, the "B" logo, MicroStation, StormCAD, CivilStorm, SewerGEMS,
WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, and Bentley SELECT are either registered or unregistered
trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its
direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. Other brands and product names
are trademarks of their respective owners.




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