Bentley Releases Building Electrical Systems

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff November 15, 2005

Bentley Systems, Exton, Pa., has released Bentley Building Electrical Systems, new software that provides electrical system design and engineering, documentation and management.

Based on industry-standard elcoSystems UK technology, the systems can be applied to a variety of subsystems. Examples include electrical power, lighting, fire detection, security and communications.

“Bentley Building Electrical Systems is all about saving time, improving project quality and increasing profits for everyone faced with meeting the demands of ever more complex electrical installations for commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings,” said Brad Workman, vice president of Bentley Building. “Its application goes beyond the project design phase to also include assessing and resolving coordination issues during construction and operations.”

Workman explained that the MicroStation-based software integrates with Bentley’s other products to provide multidisciplinary building information modeling (BIM). “As a result, it enables architects and engineers to build as one,” he said.

Completing Bentley’s mechanical/electrical/piping (M/E/P) solution, Bentley Building Electrical Systems complements Bentley Architecture, Bentley Structural, and Bentley Building Mechanical Systems. It offers a comprehensive range of dedicated tools for automated symbol placement, circuiting and labeling, raceway design, cable/circuit routing and management, and automated generation of riser diagrams and drawing legends.

The new software provides the following features:

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%%POINT%%Automated drawing production and coordination

%%POINT%%Integration with analysis

%%POINT%%Stepwise refinement of the design process

%%POINT%%Design and modeling of electrical subsystems

%%POINT%%Choice of 2-D, 3-D, or both

For more about the system, go to: .