Bentley View CONNECT Edition was first released on Monday 4 February, Update 12 is now available.
This is Bentley's free file viewer for DGN files and ALL the other formats that MicroStation users will be used to accessing:
It is a viewing application, files cannot be edited, but all views, hypermodelling links, display styles, etc. are available to use when viewing.
Printing to devices and file formats is available (but not batch printing), as is publish to i-model (i.dgn).
Bentley licence holders can download it from Bentley's Software Downloads site alongside our other applications.
It is also available as a free download for anyone from the Bentley View product page at bentley.com.
Bentley View will be updated on the same cycle as MicroStation, following a short period after each MicroStation update.
for viewing large plant design models it's absolutely necessary to be able to create section in a 3D model.
But as I know in Bentley View there is no Clip Volume Tool.
How do you cut or clip your 3D Model to view interior details?
Bentley View is entirely read-only so creating new views is not possible. One of the reasons for this is that many of our applications apply discipline specific processes that are not available in the platform applications, MicroStation, PowerDraft and View. There should be more on this in the previous announcements about View.
I understand that, but some of our suppliers ask us for a free viewer for our 3D Model, but what I know, Bentley Navigator isn't for free.
So they always ak us for a Navisworks format but we don't have Navisworks Manage or want to buy it.
So is there a free solution for our suppliers for viewing an IModel?
It should be included as an advanced viewing/measurement tool.
Being able to indicate a line or a box through an object and display a cross-section would be a valuable tool to be able to give a client.
Some of our projects include comparisons between modelled and observed (Point cloud) data and the ability to slice through any point of an object to view differences with an x-section would be very handy.