Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition – Update 2 is now available


August 15, 2017

Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition – Update 2 is now available

Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition - Update 2
We are pleased to announce the release of Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition – Update 2 to provide you with robust capabilities to make the most of your reality modeling data.

Scalable Mesh Format

Scalable mesh technology enables multi-resolution inputs through the new (.3sm) format. With the Bentley Descartes update, you can convert a reality mesh (.3mx) to the new scalable mesh format, attach, and display it in MicroStation to bring reality context to your design. Additionally, you can generate a scalable mesh file containing terrain data from many sources such as DTM, Point Clouds, raster elevation, and more for better design.

ProjectWise ContextShare Integration

ProjectWise ContextShare is Bentley’s reality modeling solution that allows you to securely manage and store large amounts of reality modeling data in a connected data environment without the need for high-end hardware or complex IT infrastructure. Bentley Descartes allows you to convert local reality mesh to the reality mesh 3DTiles format for easy upload to ProjectWise ContextShare.  You can attach and stream reality mesh 3DTiles for better project team collaboration.

Quick Ground Extraction

Bentley Descartes allows you to extract terrain from an area of a reality mesh to a new reality mesh attachment and seamlessly display the result using clips helping to streamline your design workflow.

Volume Calculation

With Bentley Descartes, you can analyze volume differences in a defined area between two reality meshes or a reality mesh and design element. A significant use for this capability is during the construction workflow to calculate the amount of material in a stockpile to determine how much load there is compared to actual design.  This same capability can be used for progress management where you can calculate the volume using two different reality meshes taken at different phases of the construction to find out the progression of the work. 

Tile Terrain

Bentley Descartes has the Tile Terrain capability where you can extract and tile terrain from a reality mesh to multiple Terrain Model elements or LandXML files for use in your road designs.
Take advantage of this powerful Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition – Update 2 capabilities!
Check out the videos for these capabilities!