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Tuesday, May 14 2019 - 01:20
Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer
EXTON, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

          - Uniquely integrates multidisciplinary design and pedestrian
                     simulation for rail and transit stations

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive 
software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and 
operations of infrastructure, today announced the general availability of 
OpenBuildings Station Designer, a new multidisciplinary application for the 
design, analysis, visualization, and simulation of new or operating rail, metro 
or other transit stations. Advancing beyond generic BIM applications, 
OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit 
station modeling, with asset-specific content and workflows. OpenBuildings 
Station Designer streamlines and automates design collaboration design between 
architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural disciplines sharing 
modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities.

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OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION, the industry-leading 
simulation software, acquired by Bentley late in 2018, for fully modeling 
pedestrian traffic to optimize footfall, wayfinding, crowd management, safety, 
and security. With the integrated capability to model and simulate pedestrian 
scenarios, OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers to improve the 
functional use of space, passenger throughput, and the pedestrian experience.

By virtue of Bentley's open modeling environment, OpenBuildings Station 
Designer enables iterative digital workflows spanning OpenRail and OpenRoads to 
assure comprehensive and coordinated engineering modeling of transportation 
assets and modes. Within Bentley's OpenRail Connected Data Environment (CDE), 
the Components Center cloud service contributes to station project quality and 
integrity through pre-populated digital components which include signaling 
equipment, escalators, turnstiles, public address systems, signage, kiosks, and 

OpenBuildings Station Designer breaks down barriers among stakeholders and 
increases the value and fitness-for-purpose of design deliverables through its: 

    - included LEGION pedestrian simulation; 
    - integration with OpenRail for rail design; 
    - integration with OpenRoads for roads design; 
    - clash resolution; 
    - multi-discipline documentation; 
    - ready-to-use catalogs for functional spaces and equipment; and 
    - enlivened visualizations.

Santanu Das, SVP for Bentley's design integration business unit, said, 
"OpenBuildings Station Designer reflects our goal of advancing BIM through 
digital twins, by including within its multi-discipline design scope the 
integral simulation of pedestrian traffic outcomes. With such insight, the 
designer can anticipate pedestrian bottlenecks and modify the layout to improve 
the station efficiency and safety, ultimately improving the passenger 
experience. Accordingly, we expect OpenBuildings Station Designer to also 
benefit existing rail and transit stations for renovations and upgrades, 
increasing their capacity and throughput."

Mike Nicholson, associate for Steer Group [ 
] , said, "For over a decade Steer has successfully been delivering a wide 
range of pedestrian modeling studies around the world utilizing LEGION. We are 
now looking forward to using the full BIM capabilities of OpenBuildings Station 

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OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines multidisciplinary design between 
architects and mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers with a shared 
set of modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities [ 
] .

OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION Model Builder, Bentley's 
leading application for fully modeling pedestrian traffic [ 

OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers improve the quality of station 
and facility design and optimize the functional use of space and the pedestrian 
experience [ 
] .

OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit 
station design, with asset-specific content and workflows [ 
] .

About Bentley's Open Modeling Environment
Sharing digital components through Components Center and connecting automated 
and iterative digital workflows across disciplines for design integration are 
the foundation of Bentley's open modeling environment. Bentley's open modeling 
applications are also "open" to analytics and simulation from among Bentley's 
portfolio of analysis tools including RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, LEGION, LEAP, 

Comprising MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications specialized for 
asset types and solutions, the open modeling environment advances 
collaboration, enabling clash resolution and production of multidiscipline 
deliverables from any application. Bentley's growing list of open modeling 
applications include OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, 
OpenSite, OpenFlows, and OpenUtilities.

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to 
engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and 
owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. 
Bentley's MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital 
twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset 
performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, 
industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues 
of over $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in 
research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the 
company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. 
Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, AutoPIPE, LEGION, RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, 
LEAP, SITEOPS, MicroStation, OpenBuildings Station Designer, OpenBuildings, 
OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, OpenUtilities, 
and ProjectWise 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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SOURCE:  Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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