You can connect to an Esri File Geodatabase (FileGDB) from the Map Interoperability dialog. The Esri File Geodatabase support is available in all Bentley Map V8i (SELECTSeries 4) editions of the product. Esri File Geodatabase support is not available in the Bentley Map V8i (SELECTSeries 3) editions.
Inside the Map Interoperability dialog, select the Connections tab.
Right-click on the Connections folder and select the New Esri Geodatabase Connection… option.
A new dialog will open, where you are prompted to browse for the .gdb directory.
Select the directory where the Geodatabase files are stored and select OK to continue. The New Connection Parameters dialog will open.
Right-click on Current Session to access a list of options, including to Check All or None of the features and to choose how the features will be shown.
Edit General, Connection Parameters, Feature Parameters and Feature Symbology as desired.
Select ‘Connect’ to establish the connection.
Note: Bentley Map currently supports version 10.x of the File Geodatabase and previous versions cannot be opened. You can also connect to an ESRI File Geodatabase by using a registered connection (created in Bentley Geospatial Administrator), by opening a saved XML file (.gbdx) or by importing .gdb file from the Imports tab of the Map Interoperability dialog.