Bentley Announces the ProjectWise Passport

    LOS ANGELES, April 30 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated today
announced the ProjectWise Passport - a versatile, portable, and global license
for collaboration.

    Said Bhupinder Singh, senior vice president, Bentley Software, "To
improve the world's infrastructure, globally distributed enterprises must be
able to quickly and easily connect their people and information to facilitate
collaboration and improve productivity. Today, 42 of the 50 leaders among the
ENR Top 500 Design Firms are using the ProjectWise collaboration system to
successfully deliver their infrastructure projects."

    The ProjectWise Passport provides ProjectWise users with a versatile
collaboration license that is portable between projects. With just one
ProjectWise Passport a user is now licensed for any ProjectWise client,

    --  ProjectWise StartPoint

    --  ProjectWise Navigator

    --  ProjectWise Explorer

    --  ProjectWise InterPlot Organizer

    For example, with ProjectWise Navigator - Bentley's newest addition to
the ProjectWise collaboration system - project team members can review and
enrich original 2D and 3D design content. This promotes full design
collaboration within an iterative workflow to cycle the enriched content back
to the design team.

    In addition to working as an independent desktop application, ProjectWise
Navigator can also operate in a managed environment as a client to ProjectWise
StartPoint or ProjectWise Integration Server. Again, the ProjectWise Passport
will license all such uses.

    Added Singh, "So each user needs only one ProjectWise Passport, no matter
how many ProjectWise clients and/or servers he uses to collaborate. This makes
licensing and deploying any part of the ProjectWise collaboration system
extremely easy and cost-effective, and enables all holders to join any project
already equipped for collaboration with the entire team."

    Using ProjectWise technologies, teams are experiencing a faster time to
ROI than the 12-month norm. This is due, in part. to their increased ability
to manage, find, and share valuable project content for reuse, and immersively
review and analyze project designs. High-level benefits include:

    --  Closer connections between people and information across a
distributed enterprise

    --  Increased project quality leading to improved service to clients

    --  Easier change management, reduced risk, reduced rework, and cost

    A ProjectWise Passport can be procured as a perpetual license or as a
subscription for project use. For more information on the ProjectWise Passport
or the ProjectWise collaboration system, go to

    About ProjectWise

    ProjectWise is a scalable collaboration system for connecting people and
information across the distributed enterprise. It includes desktop clients and

    On the desktop, ProjectWise Navigator delivers visual collaboration for
design review and analysis plus work packaging. ProjectWise StartPoint extends
Microsoft SharePoint to enable collaboration for MicroStation and AutoCAD
users. Used together or individually, they open the power of ProjectWise to a
broad population of new users and teams.

    For the enterprise, ProjectWise Integration Server delivers federated
engineering content management. It connects to servers for caching data, for
automating and managing plotting, and for integrating with SharePoint to
expose ProjectWise content to the wider project team.

    About BE Conference

    The BE Conference, which consistently scores a 99 percent attendee
satisfaction rating, is a once-a-year learning opportunity for Bentley user
organizations offering professional training, technology updates, keynotes,
and best practice sharing. At these sessions, attendees better themselves,
better their organizations, and better the ways they can improve the world's

    For more information on BE Conference 2007, taking place this week at the
Los Angeles Convention Center in California, go to

    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.

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    Bentley, the "B" logo, BE, ProjectWise, ProjectWise Passport, ProjectWise
Explorer, InterPlot, ProjectWise StartPoint, ProjectWise Integration Server,
and ProjectWise Navigator 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.

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For further information: Bentley Systems, Incorporated Press Contact:
Ron Kuhfeld, +1 610-321-6493

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