• Be Inspired Call for Entries! Learn why you should enter!

    Have an innovative project that is improving and sustaining the world's infrastructure?

    Tell us about it! Whether the project is conceptual, in design, under construction, or already built, we invite you to enter your project for a chance to be recognized with a Be Inspired Award!


    So what is Be Inspired?  And why should I enter?

    The Be Inspired Awards program recognizes and awards the outstanding…

  • How do we support user groups? Informative for Bentley Colleagues and Users!

    Many of you know we have a Bentley User Group support program, but do you know how it works or who to contact for more information?

    The Be User Group Support Team consists of myself and Rachael Lutcher.  We are the main points of contact for all user group inquiries, whether it be from Bentley Colleagues or Bentley Users.  Together we provide consistent and dependable support for Bentley User Group Be Meetings (

  • MCMC User Conference another success!

    Congratulations to the Mid-Continent MicroStation Community for organizing another great user conference!  The August 25-26th agenda offered a variety of sessions and workshops that was sure to satisfy the interest of every user in attendance.  The tracks included:

    • MicroStation
    • Civil
    • Building
    • Collaboration/Publishing/Plotting (Day 1) Management (Day 2)
    • Structural Analysis
    • Potpourri
    • And two workshop t…
  • Free Bentley Workshops!

    The Northern California User Group is hosting two FREE Bentley training events this summer: August 13th in Sacramento and August 15th in Berkeley.

    The event will feature hands-on workshops that focus on:

    • MicroStation
    • InRoads
    • BIM
    • Generative Components
    • Water Modeling
    • Hevacomp 

    August 13, 2009
    California State University
    Civil and Environmental Engineering - Modoc Hall

  • Attend a Be User Group Event And Receive 50% Off Bentley Institute Training

    When you attend a Be user Group Event!


    A special offer is being extended to any user that attends a Be User Group event!  Attend and receive a voucher for a 50% discount on any scheduled Bentley Institute Live Training course in our virtual classroom online.

    Redeeming your voucher is as easy as 1-2-3

    1. Visit the website on the voucher to provide the Be User Group team with your Name, Organization, Event…
  • No more traveling or training? Visit your local user group event.

    With the economic status of the world, we've all experienced the reality of cut backs on events, traveling, and training expenses.  But you may not have to travel far to still experience this.

    Local Bentley User Groups are still gathering and holding conferences/training events this year! 

    The opportunity to network with peers, provide feedback to Bentley colleagues, and take Bentley workshops/sessions is available…

  • 1/2 price workshops and multiple sessions this May!

    Looking to take hands on Bentley workshops 1/2 price!?  Want to network with peers and Bentley colleagues?  Here's your opportunity.  The Florida Local Users Group is holding their annual Spring Conference May 28-29, 2009 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

    This year's conference features a variety of sessions and workshops. Review the agenda or visit the FLUG website for more details.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn…

  • Be Inspired Award Deadline Month Away! Why Participate?

    The Be Inspired Awards nomination deadline is May 15, 2009! Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your organization's innovative projects.



    • Review the online nomination tutorial and/or nomination…
  • Be Awards of Excellence now the Be Inspired Awards

    The Be Awards of Excellence will continue in 2009, however, the name and format is changing.  The Be Awards Program is now the Be Inspired Awards.  The program will still celebrate the innovative projects of our users.

    This October, in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are holding a one-day Be Inspired Awards event to recognize the 2009 Be Inspired Awards finalists and present the winners with their awards. (Due to…

  • 2009 Be Inspired Awards Call for Nominations NOW OPEN!

    The 2009 Be Inspired Awards is now open for nomination. Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your organization's innovative project(s) as all Be Inspired Award nominees will be featured in The Year in Infrastructure 2009!  Submit your project today for a chance to win and receive the many rewards and benefits of the program.


    • Review the online nomination tutorial
    • Select the category that…
  • Be User Group, What's In It For Me?

    Be User Group is the official global program for independent user groups dedicated to sharing their ideas and building their knowledge about Bentley products.  Be User Groups are established worldwide so you don't have to travel far to gain the countless benefits this program offers!  Click here to find your local Bentley User Group.

    What's In It For Me?

    By joining a Be User Group and attending their events…

  • 2009 Be Inspired Awards

    Want to showcase your innovative infrastructure project?  So does Bentley!  The 2009 Be Inspired Awards competition is seeking creative projects that improve and sustain the world's infrastructure.

    So what are the benefits?  The Be Inspired Awards has the reputation for awarding the best of the best in infrastructure work, providing lasting recognition for the great work of Bentley user organizations around the globe…

  • Bentley Community UKI Autumn 2008 Conference

    The Bentley Community (UKI) held their annual Autumn Conference at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London; November 27-28, 2008. The conference opened on Thursday with an all day training event provided by the Bentley Institute. Users were able to attend the following three sessions:

    • Introduction to GC, Stuart Milne, Bentley Systems
    • Rendering and Animation with MicroStation, Chris Lakins and Jerry…
  • Bentley User Group Sweden


    The Bentley User Group Sweden had existed and folded years ago.  This year it was resurrected with the help of Bentley's Industry Sales Director, Mattias Hemmingsson.  For the first year back on the map, the event was a huge success with a turnout of over 100 people!

    The day began with a great turnout at registration. Users were able to gather and network during the breakfast before the agenda began.  Opening…

  • bentleyuser.dk


    Bentleyuser.dk held their user group event November 10-12, 2008 at the Munkebjerg Hotel in Vejle, Denmark.   The event ran in coordination with the Nordic Civil User Days which created a great turnout!

    Bentleyuser.dk has been running like a well oiled machine for years.  Their chairman, Carsten Ahm, is to be commended on a job well done.  The group successfully follows the SIG (Special Interest Group) format…

  • Florida Local Users Group Fall Conference 2008



    The Florida Local Users Group annual fall conference was held October 30-31, 2008 at the Embassy Suites USF in Tampa Florida.  FLUG, one of the original Bentley User Groups, has been coordinating successful events for years. 

    The 2008 fall conference offered Keynotes from Greg Bentley & Gabe Norona, as well as 8 tracks of sessions and workshops that ran simultaneously throughout the day: FDOT, MicroStation…

  • University of Melbourne's GenerativeComponents Showcase

    Bentley GenerativeComponents TM University allows students to learn smart-modeling parametric design software and display their accomplishments in a showcase for fellow students, faculty, and commercial architects.

    One of only a select group of 73 universities world-wide using GC, the University of Melbourne, conducted their workshop training on August 19th & 20th and are eagerly preparing for their showcase November…

  • IDDEA Annual User Group Conference


    I've just returned from Ames Iowa for the IDDEA Annual Conference at Iowa State University. I had a great time at this event! The three day event took place in the Scheman building; day 1 workshops, day 2 conference day, and day 3 more workshops. Conference day provided a variety of sessions too choose from as well as several vendors in the lobby's exhibit area.


    • Speaker/Presenter dinner…
  • TMC Flanders BE User Group Meeting


    I've just returned from the TMC Flanders User Group Meeting in Antwerp Belgium. This was my first international trip and it was wonderful! Antwerp is a beautiful city. On my arrival day I was able to walk around the city and take in the culture and of course some chocolate!

    The TMC Flanders one day event was held September 24th at the historical Antwerp Zoo. Here are some of the many highlights of the event…

  • 10th Annual Bentley Plant User Group Conference


    The Bentley Plant User Group held their annual conference September 17-19th at the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event was a huge success with a turnout of over 100 attendees. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the group recognized its founders Don Riendeau, Southern Company, and Clark McDonald, Bentley Systems (at origins time Rebis). Originating as the South East User Group in April…

  • MCMC 10th Annual Conference

    I have just returned from my very first User Group Event in Overland Park Kansas.  On August 26th and 27th, the Mid-Continent MicroStation Community held their 10th Annual User Conference at the Overland Park Convention Center.   Kudos to the officers and their committee for such a well organized, executed, fun event!  The Overland Park Convention Center is a beautiful facility!

    The conference opened on day one with a keynote…