#YII2015 serves up clouds, photos, the IoT and more

#YII2015 serves up clouds, photos, the IoT and more

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) conference is BIG by just about every measure. It’s 800ish people, drawn together to discuss the most complex infrastructure engineering challenges in the world. The venue is big, covering nearly 1/2 mile,...
TRMB, AZPN report results; Bentley doesn’t

TRMB, AZPN report results; Bentley doesn’t

I’m at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure event in London, so it seems appropriate to look at recent AECish earnings. You may recall that Bentley said it filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its...
Bentley acquires e-on, CG for nature

Bentley acquires e-on, CG for nature

Bentley Systems,just announced that it has acquired e-on software, a French company that makes computer graphics technology specifically for natural environments. Think Minions (which I loved) or How to Train Your Dragon (didn’t see), and you’re on the...
Bentley Systems files preliminary paperwork for an IPO

Bentley Systems files preliminary paperwork for an IPO

Not to be all-Bentley-all-the-time, but … this is big news. This morning Bentley Systems announced that it’s filed preliminary documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of its class B shares. This...
Bentley Systems at 30 — no slowing down

Bentley Systems at 30 — no slowing down

Who are these handsome young men and women? None other than the founders and first employees of Bentley Systems, the AECO company, taken in 1986 in front of what must have been a very sweet ride: Bentley Systems turned 30 last year, a milestone celebrated in the...
Bentley acquires maker of 123D Catch technology

Bentley acquires maker of 123D Catch technology

The AEC acquisitions keep rolling — and, so far this year, show a fascinating extension into newer traditional realms. Bentley Systems just announced that it has acquired Acute3D, the French provider of Smart3DCapture software. Smart3DCapture turns photos into...
Bentley adds C3global’s Amulet for IoT asset management

Bentley adds C3global’s Amulet for IoT asset management

Bentley Systems just announced that it has acquired C3global, maker of the web-based Amulet suite software for operational analytics. Amulet will be added to Bentley’s AssetWise offering, expanding on the Ivara acquisition by adding configurable predictive and...
Quickie: London, bristling with infrastructure projects

Quickie: London, bristling with infrastructure projects

Yesterday marked the start of the 2014 edition of Bentley’s Year In Infrastructure conference. COO Malcolm Walter told us that he counted over 100 cranes while looking out the window at Bentley’s London offices –and I can see something like 20 from...
Bentley acquires SITEOPS civil / site design

Bentley acquires SITEOPS civil / site design

Need to plan a new housing development or retail site? Bentley Systems last week said that it has acquired BLUERIDGE Analytics for its SITEOPS, a site engineering product that allows civil engineers and site planners to look at a piece of land and simulate its use:...