Bentley Acquires Logos BV For Generating Isometrics

Will Embed Logos' PlantSpace Isometrics Within DigitalPlant, Enabling Owner-Operators to Cost-Effectively Create, Edit Intelligent As-Built Piping Isometrics

EXTON, Pa.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 21, 2006— Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that it has acquired Logos BV, an international provider of the isometric software tools PlantSpace Isometrics (formerly known as L/ISO and IsoExtractor).

Bentley will embed Logos' intelligent isometric generation and production tools within its DigitalPlant solution. This will enable owner-operators to create and edit intelligent as-built piping isometrics and link this data to their enterprise systems.

"This strategic acquisition," explained Rob Whitesell, vice president, Bentley Plant, "will help us provide plant owner-operators with enhanced solutions - solutions that offer greater efficiencies in the creation and management of piping isometrics, as well as in other engineering workflows and business processes. PlantSpace Isometrics is a natural complement to Bentley's DigitalPlant portfolio, which provides comprehensive solutions for the distributed enterprise."

Added Gerard Klok, CEO, Logos, "As a result of the close cooperation we have had with Bentley over the past four to five years, this is a perfect next step for both our companies. We are very familiar with Bentley's many capabilities and extensive market reach. We bring to Bentley unique software that, combined with the breadth of Bentley's DigitalPlant offerings, will enable users to make a step change improvement in the way plant piping is maintained and documented."

For mass production of fabrication isometrics during the engineering and construction phases of a project, Bentley continues its long-standing partnership with Alias for Isogen, which is directly embedded in Bentley Piping. However, for situations in which automatic isometric generation is not feasible or does not meet user requirements, the Logos tools allow as-built isometric drawings to be easily sketched and validated against a 3D model or a scanned point cloud model. The isometrics generated can then be automatically registered, tracked, and managed alongside the original 3D models. In addition, any field or operations changes can be tracked and constantly merged to provide an accurate as-built 3D piping model throughout the life of the asset.

The up-to-date model is thus available for subsequent ongoing engineering analyses such as pipe stress and fluid flow. Also, because the intelligent isometric contains detailed engineering data that can be managed at a component level, the isometrics can be linked to business and procurement systems to optimize operations and maintenance activities.

About DigitalPlant

Bentley's DigitalPlant portfolio provides comprehensive solutions for the distributed enterprise. It includes applications for front-end engineering design, detailed design, engineering, and analysis, construction commissioning and handover, and operations and maintenance, as well as light clients for query, view, redline, visualization, data quality management, and engineering change management - all of which can be used across a globally distributed enterprise. It also includes the ProjectWise range of collaboration servers for connecting, managing, and finding all engineering information throughout the plant lifecycle and across the distributed enterprise. For more information on Bentley's DigitalPlant portfolio, visit

About Logos

Logos, which is based in Delft, the Netherlands, has been serving the plant engineering market for 15 years, providing its software solutions to more than 500 plant owner-operators, engineering contractors, and construction companies all over the world.

A Bentley partner for years and a global supplier of intelligent piping isometric generation tools, Logos offers isometric solutions across the entire plant lifecycle. Its suite of piping isometric software applications, which is already fully integrated with Bentley PlantSpace design tools, helps users design, document, fabricate, and maintain their piping isometrics. For more on Logos, visit

About Bentley

Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With 2004 revenues exceeding $300 million, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Design 500 and major owner-operators.

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Bentley, the "B" logo, DigitalPlant, Bentley Piping, ProjectWise, PlantSpace, and PlantSpace Isometrics are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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