Bentley Institute Press Announces Availability of “Inside MicroStation” CONNECT Edition Book Series

Bentley Institute Press Announces Availability of “Inside MicroStation” CONNECT Edition Book Series

Bentley Institute Press, the publisher of cutting-edge textbooks and professional reference works, has announced the availability of a new publication series titled Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition, now available in print at and as an e-book at


The three-volume set focusses on developing a strong understanding of the basics of MicroStation and follows a step-by-step approach that includes exercises and real-world examples complete with illustrations. The publications instruct readers on how to use the 2D design fundamentals of MicroStation and lay a foundation for advanced learning.

The series can be found on Amazon Kindle (volumes IIIIII) and Apple books (volumes I,IIIII). The book series serves as a powerful learning tool and a quick reference guide for students, beginners, and practicing professionals.

The book series reflects the benefits of using the CONNECT Edition and discusses the features of MicroStation CONNECT Edition, including new CAD capabilities and its power and versatility to precisely view, model, document, and visualize information-rich designs of all types and scales. MicroStation CONNECT Edition is for professionals working in every discipline on infrastructure projects of every type.

Vinayak Trivedi, vice president, and global head of Bentley Institute said, “We are pleased to offer this much-awaited title from Bentley Institute Press, which will help engineers take a massive leap forward in their productivity while working with MicroStation. Bentley experts Samir Haque, Smrutirekha Mahapatra, and Shaylesh Lunawat have brought together their years of experience and lessons learned to write these three volumes. I anticipate that all readers of this series will be able to increase their mastery of MicroStation CONNECT Edition and enhance their careers with this book set.”

Volume I is geared to users who need to know the basics of the software, and it explains how to set up the drawing environment. Volume II guides readers through the process of creating elements and modifying elements using various capabilities. Volume III introduces advanced workflows such as creating and placing cells, annotating drawings, attaching references, composing sheets, and printing.

About the authors

Samir Haque
Samir Haque is an engineer and scientist with degrees in biology, biochemistry, electrical engineering, and physics. He started in CAD as a researcher at UCLA where he used MicroStation to design 3D parts for experiments in space flight for the study of muscle physics and muscle re-enervation. Haque also used the software to map the brain in 3D at the Brain Research Institute. During the past 23 years with Bentley, Haque has trained thousands of users on MicroStation and has written several manuals on the software. Currently, Haque leads oversees the development of PowerPlatform, leading the product management and quality assurance teams.

Shaylesh Lunawat
Shaylesh Lunawat earned a degree in engineering from the University of Pune. Began a career manufacturing defense equipment, before working at Bentley from 2008 to 2019 as a technical writing manager. In this position, Lunawat was responsible for producing several manuals on MicroStation and other Bentley applications.

Smrutirekha Mahapatra
Smrutirekha joined Bentley in 2016 as a technical writer and leads the PowerPlatform Documentation team. Before joining Bentley, Mahapatra was an architect with various firms in designing industrial complexes, commercial buildings, and hospitals. Throughout her architectural career, she used various CAD tools for project delivery. Mahapatra earned an AA degree in energy management from the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies.