News | May 20, 2010

Affordable New Software Subscription For Structural Engineers Enables Upgrade To Information-Modeling Level Of Practice For Plant Design

Source: Bentley Systems, Inc.

At this gathering of infrastructure professionals, Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, recently announced the immediate availability of the Structural Engineer for Plant Design Passport Subscription. Bentley's Passport Subscriptions offer named users an affordable alternative to perpetual license purchases. For a single annual fee, a discipline-specific Passport Subscription provides access to the full range of software, training, and content the practitioner's project mix requires. Through this "professional upgrade" in software toolset and skills, individual practitioners quickly make their work more valuable. The additional value created is passed on to constituents in the form of higher-quality projects delivered in less time and at lower costs.

The Structural Engineer for Plant Design Passport Subscription makes available the right balance of software for analyzing, designing, documenting, and detailing industrial plant models. It includes STAAD.Pro V8i, STAAD.Pro Advanced Analysis Module, STAAD.Foundation, ProSteel Professional V8i, RAM Connection V8i, ProjectWise Passport, ProjectWise Navigator V8i, Structural Synchronizer V8i, and Structural Dashboard V8i.

Joe Croser, Bentley global marketing director, said, "Our Structural Engineer for Plant Design Passport Subscription allows individual practitioners to employ the same world-class information modeling best practices that give larger firms and other organizations a competitive edge. These capabilities, which include highly flexible modeling, advanced analysis and design, and the ability to fully participate in multidisciplinary, integrated project workflows, immediately advance the value of their work and open the door to new project opportunities. And the cost of this Passport Subscription, which provides access to tens of thousands of dollars in software and training, is only a few hundred dollars a month."

Bentley Passport Subscriptions offer:

  • an affordable alternative to purchasing combinations of multiple software products (some used relatively infrequently), separate training, and content, thus eliminating cost and budget obstacles, and accelerating economic returns;
  • a wide selection of conveniently configured application suites corresponding to common professional work roles, in each case increasing competitive edge and enabling high-quality project contributions;
  • unlimited access to LIVE Training – via virtual classroom – and OnDemand eLearning, speeding time-to-productivity, reducing time out of office, and eliminating travel costs;
  • self-service or assisted support "24x7x365" from Bentley software experts, whose commitment is to help maintain productivity and to keep projects on schedule;
  • unlimited access to software updates based on project needs throughout the subscription term.

For additional information about Bentley's Structural Engineer for Plant Design Passport Subscription, visit For additional information about all of Bentley's Passport Subscriptions, along with its other subscription offerings, visit

About Be Together: The Be Communities LIVE Conference
Be Together: The Be Communities LIVE Conference, taking place this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, enables the architects, engineers, constructors, geospatial professionals, and CAD managers who regularly exchange ideas virtually on the Be Communities professional networking site to connect, communicate, and learn from each other in person. In addition, guided by Bentley product experts, attendees acquire knowledge critical to the adoption of an information-modeling level of practice as they earn Bentley Institute Learning Units to track time invested in professional development. The conference hosts nine sub-conferences: Roads and Bridges, Structural, Water, Geospatial, Utilities and Communications, Buildings, Plant, Applied Research Seminar, and MicroStation and ProjectWise. For additional information about the conference, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries, $500M in annual revenues, and, since 1999, has invested more than $1B in research, development, and acquisitions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit To view Bentley's May 2010 Annual Report, visit To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts, visit To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, visit For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit

SOURCE: Bentley Systems, Inc.