It’s cool, it’s exciting and - most important of all - it is
relevant to performing real world architectural design!
I’m talking about a new video course from the Be Careers
Network: Introduction to Bentley
Architecture V8i SELECTseries. This onDemand video course not only
introduces you to Bentley’s premiere building design product, but also makes
learning Bentley Architecture enjoyable and engaging.
Rather than simply expecting you to learn by rote, this
course presents some out-of-the-box thinking through a series of short videos
presented by the well known architectural evangelist, Lawrence Eaton. While effectively explaining the capabilities
of Bentley Architecture, Lawrence’s forte is his engaging and lighthearted
delivery. Not only will you learn the
basics of Bentley Architecture, but you will also enjoy the journey.
Lawrence covers all of the key concepts you need to know, from
conceptual modeling (including integration with Google Earth), to construction
drawings and visualization.
Best of all, you can watch each video in its entirety in as
little as five minutes, or a maximum of 20 minutes; it is time well spent.
Want to get a taste?
Here is a short video segment that covers one aspect of the design
process: modifying doors.
Having trouble viewing the embedded video or wish to see it
in full resolution? Click here (Opens in new tab or window.)
This sample is just one of 28 such short videos included in the
Also included is a companion course manual and dataset; they
are handy for reinforcing concepts introduced in the video segments and for
applying the lessons to your own hands-on learning.
For a complete description of this course (broken into parts
1 and 2, for a total of 4 hours of video), read the course description located
on the Bentley LEARN Server:
Introduction to Bentley Architecture V8i SELECTseries – Part One of Two
Introduction to Bentley Architecture V8i SELECTseries – Part Two of Two
These videos are available to any student or faculty member
associated with schools participating in Bentley’s Academic SELECT program and
can be directly accessed through STUDENTserver.