Bentley View extends the accessibility of engineering data for MicroStation, AutoCAD, or hybrid projects. Bentley View is designed for casual users and enables the native viewing of both DGN and DWG drawings and models. It combines easy-to-use viewing, measuring, and printing tools with the ability to review design history for DGN files.
Bentley View is free software for purposes of redistribution by Bentley SELECT subscribers to third parties with whom they share project data, as set forth in Paragraph 9 of Exhibit B of the Bentley SELECT Program Agreement. Bentley View users who are not active Bentley SELECT subscribers can not redistribute Bentley View.
It could be a potential permissions problem. What may be happening is that something on the system won't allow MicroStation to write the system files in the system32 directory. Check to make sure the user has administrator permissions to write to the system32 directory.
It is also Recommended to shutdown all anti-virus, spy-blocker and ad blocking software during the install. These could be blocking the installation of the files.
Utilizing Bentley View in conjunction with SELECTserver bypasses the appearance of the Bentley View MicroStation on the Web registration dialog. In order to use Bentley View in conjunction with SELECTserver, you need to do the following:
SERVER must be written in uppercase letters. DO NOT use a "#" or ";" or "\\" in the server name. More information regarding setting up a client license can be found in SELECTserver's documentation.
From your existing Bentley View installation, copy the /workspace/interfaces/View folder to the same /workspace/interfaces/ folder in your existing MicroStation V8 workspace.
Also, copy the contents of the /workspace/users/ directory (specifically, your existing .UCF files) to the /workspace/users directory of your existing MicroStation V8 workspace.
Right click on your Bentley View shortcut, and choose Properties. In the Target field under the Shortcut tab, append " -wr" and the full path to the MicroStation V8 workspace that you would like to share.
When accessing Bentley View from this shortcut, you should be able to select the "View-only" user along with your desired project from the workspace.
Although Bentley View does not contain a Workspace > Configuration menu item, you can access the same dialog by keying in "mdl load cfgvars" in your key-in browser (Utilities > Key-in). Or alternatively, you can directly edit your user configuration file (/workspace/users/viewonly.ucf) with a text editor like Notepad in order to make your necessary configuration changes. Nevertheless, if you have existing customized resources in a MicroStation V8 workspace that you would like to utilize with Bentley View, it is much better to share that workspace with Bentley View so you can be sure to utilize all of the resources of that workspace.
There are a variety of ways to obtain the latest technical information on Bentley View:
The following table shows what options are available in Bentley Platform Products:
In order to view AutoCAD DWG 2010 files in Bentley View V8i SELECTseries 2, the "Bentley V8i (SELECTseries 1) - Autodesk® RealDWG™ 2010" plug in needs to be installed into Bentley View V8i SELECTSeries 2. This plug in can be obtained from SELECTServices Online.
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In order to view AutoCAD DWG 2010 files in Bentley View V8i SELECTseries 2, the "Bentley V8i (SELECTseries 1) - Autodesk® RealDWG™ 2010" plug in needs to be installed into Bentley View V8i SELECTSeries 2. This plug in can be obtained fromSELECTServices Online.