News Alert: Bentley’s New NCS Workspace for Civil Incorporates United States National CAD Standard® in InRoads and GEOPAK

Workspace Improves Project Quality Assurance and Constructability;
Now Available for Download at 

EXTON, Pa. – June 20, 2011 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining  infrastructure, today announced the release of its NCS Workspace for Civil. The new workspace enables designers to incorporate the United States National CAD Standard® (NCS) in Bentley’s industry-leading InRoads and GEOPAK 3D civil engineering design software. The workspace allows users to establish integrated standards to accommodate corporate, discipline, project, client, and user needs and preferences. This capability eases standards compliance, streamlines data exchange, and lowers costs throughout the civil project lifecycle.

The NCS Workspace for Civil enables Bentley to fulfill the industry-wide call for standardized tools that improve communication, collaboration, constructability, and fiscal responsibility for the development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. The Workspace integrates with Bentley’s MicroStation-based InRoads and GEOPAK as well as Bentley’s new Power InRoads and Power GEOPAK stand-alone applications.

“Bentley’s NCS Workspace for Civil raises the bar for civil software,” said Jay Vose, Bentley director of Civil Product Management. “It gives government and private owner-operators a cost-effective means of ensuring consistent, quality-assured infrastructure projects that can be more easily maintained for years to come.”

The NCS Workspace for Civil provides a user-customizable interface and custom environment for data resource files and configuration variables. It incorporates NCS guidelines for levels, symbols, drawings, and plotting into default files, integrating with common file types. Workspace support also extends to other Bentley civil engineering/transportation products, including Bentley Rail Track for rail design and engineering.

The NCS Workspace for Civil can be downloaded from Bentley SELECTservices. To install the workspace, users are required to provide their National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) account number.

For additional information about Bentley’s civil engineering/transportation solutions, visit


About the United States National CAD Standard

The United States National CAD Standard® (NCS), a product of the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance, is the only comprehensive consensus of unified standards, guidelines, and tools that promotes the consistent organization and presentation of data for construction, design, facility planning, and operation drawings. The NCS is a collaborative effort of the National Institute of Building Sciences, the American Institute of Architects, and the Construction Specifications Institute. For additional information regarding the NCS, visit


About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2001, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit


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