Autodesk, Bentley sign interoperability agreement

July 09, 2008 |

San Rafael-based Autodesk and Exton, Pa.-based Bentley Systems announced an agreement to expand interoperability between their portfolios of architectural, engineering, and construction software on Tuesday. Under the agreement, the companies will exchange software libraries to improve the ability to read and write their respective DWG and DGN file formats in mixed environments with greater fidelity.

Autodesk and Bentley will also facilitate work process interoperability between their AEC applications (including industry BIM standards such as Revit and Microstation) through supporting the reciprocal use of available Application Programming Interfaces or APIs.

The partnership is expected to result in improved AEC workflows by enabling easy reuse of information generated during the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure, and by enhancing the ability of Building Teams to choose among multiple software sources.

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