Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley Systems, Incorporated

October 03, 2005 11:31 ET

Rosendahl and Associates Releases Open Letter to Civil Land Development Community

EXTON, Pa.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 3, 2005) -

Civil Engineering Firm Shares Motivations and Experiences in Move From Autodesk Land Desktop to Bentley PowerCivil Site Engineering Software

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that Rosendahl and Associates, Inc., a leading civil engineering and land surveying firm based in Mesa, Ariz., has released an open letter to the civil land development community. The letter, which was written by Wayne Rosendahl, principal of Rosendahl and Associates, shares the firm's motivations and experiences in its move from Autodesk Land Desktop to Bentley PowerCivil site engineering software. It states:

"To the civil land development community:

"Rosendahl provides engineering and surveying services in the
fastest-growing and most demanding land development markets in the
country. In nearly three decades of service, we have used the major
engineering programs running on the AutoCAD platform, including Land
Desktop. We have been continually frustrated and disappointed in the
inability of these programs to adapt to the needs of our engineers and
"Bentley Systems, Incorporated, with its new PowerCivil site
engineering software, is the first company to depart from the
traditional road-design-based programs, and to provide a holistic
engineering software approach to site civil projects.
"This year we reached a crossroads with our AutoCAD and Land
Desktop licensing. Faced with a forced retirement policy for our
software versions and steep upgrade costs, we set out to find an
alternative solution to our software problem.
"Our goal was to find a software solution that would meet some
considerable challenges. First, it must be a complete engineering and
surveying solution. Second, it must be intuitive and simple to learn.
And third, it must be within our budget to purchase and be cost
effective in its use into the future.
"After deciding to adopt Bentley PowerCivil, we are happy to
report that PowerCivil has exceeded our expectations, and Bentley has
gone above and beyond to help us meet our needs. We were apprehensive
at first to move out of an AutoCAD-based platform. However,
PowerCivil's native support of both DGN and DWG, coupled with the
close work between Bentley and our staff, helped overcome our learning
curve. The online help videos, along with personal training with
Bentley's technical staff, proved to be the fastest and easiest way to
train staff in the use of the PowerCivil program.
"For engineering and surveying consultants such as us, engineering
and surveying software programs are nothing more than tools to help us
do our job. For years we have felt that we had to buy tools not
entirely meant for us, and try to tweak them to make them work. In
contrast to these tools, PowerCivil, like a favorite tool in your
toolbox, just feels right."

About Rosendahl and Associates

Rosendahl and Associates, Inc. has been providing civil engineering and land surveying services for 29 years. During that time, the firm has become proficient in all aspects of land and infrastructure development, and can provide complete engineering and surveying services - from project initiation to final construction approval.

For more information, contact Rosendahl and Associates, Inc. at 252 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203-8043. Phone 480 969 9621 or fax 480 461 9593.

About PowerCivil

Bentley PowerCivil is a single, complete land development and site design solution. It contains engineering functionality to cover all project phases, and offers civil engineers a flexible 2D/3D drafting environment without requiring a separate CAD software platform. For more information on PowerCivil, 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 vertical markets 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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