We are working towards providing an online documentation system for Bentley products, which will be available through various places, including the relevant product areas on Bentley Communities, and downloadable documentation will be available through the Fulfillment Center. We currently do not have an ETA when the system will be in place, but we are working diligently towards that end and appreciate your patience and understanding while this is happening. Note that some Bentley products provide a way to obtain documentation (albeit offline) without having to install the product -- in these instances, there is a specific option for documentation in the product installation program or wizard. Simply untick all other options and tick the documentation option to get the documentation for the product version you have.
In the meantime, Bentley Communities is a site that the world's infrastructure professionals can come together to communicate, collaborate, and learn from one another. You can find information about and get answers to questions about Bentley products, programs, and services. You can also share ideas with industry peers and connect with others in your own organization as well as those working on the same projects you are. It is easy to start -- simply use the site's search function or click here to get more information.
What is and where can I find the Fulfillment Centre?
Fulfillment Center is our current software delivery mechanism -- see select.bentley.com/.../LTY3Njc1Mjc0OF80LjAuMi4w;PackageTypeId=157 for documentation deliverables.
Phil- A) where is the online documentation now (I do not see it in Fulfillment) and B) won't moving it there render web searches completely useless?
There are two things we are working towards... one is making current release product documentation available online, complete with searchability, the ability to "publish" PDF documents of sections, a feedback loop, etc. The second part is making the previous release available via downloadable deliverable. Both of these things are being worked on in parallel (since we have the latter, it is a matter of sorting out which of those things will be put on Fulfillment Center). Hope this clarifies things a bit...
Phil: in the interim, is there a suggested alternative (other than downloading product) to look at only the documentation if the Product Forums and Wikis don't provide the needed info? it was very convenient to just download the Help file to look for items rather than the whole product.
If downloading the full program is it, that's fine...just looking for options.
where can i find Inroads documentation
What version are you looking for?
docs.bentley.com is under construction since month, why did you disabled the "old" system if you do not have anything new in short time?
The "old" system presented various issues that needed to be addressed immediately. The only recourse was shutting it down, which is what we did (had to do... more accurately). We are, however, moving very much along to get a more modern, robust system in place for online product documentation.
What is the Bentley commitment for this site going operational for customers ??? April 14th ???
Although we have not made a commitment (yet), we are working on a system and hope to have something to show late Q1'15 or early Q2'15 (barring any challenges we have yet to encounter).
Phil Chouinard is there an update on this project?
We are still moving forward with this. Some unforeseen issues have come up that have delayed the project, but we continue to work towards providing online documentation.