It is expected, I hope, that many people expect, to formally present the 8i version known as Bentley Athens, where it is assumed that Bentley has been inverting their expectations since his failed attempt with the Mozart version announced since the launch of V8 in 2004.
This will happen in two events on the same day: a day in Philadelphia for an entire afternoon and a Press conference via Live Meeting with a global reach brodcast of up to 90 minutes.
All a mystery hidden behind a black banner, similar to what Keith showed me in a version of "look at me and do not touch me", where Toronto was in 3D, at that moment was "exciting" but the laptop's memory collapsed as if they had given viagra of more than 50 mg ... jeje
Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 9: 30, Eastern Time in the United States. While the Philadelphia event will be from 1: 30 to 6: 15 pm.
Key Bentley will be the presenter
In my opinion, the transition from V8 to Athens will at least point to these aspects:
3D ... means, that although it has a high quality rendering and speed ... will integrate DirectX 9c and Open GL, it is also very likely to integrate more with Sketchup !, Google Earth and OGC standards services ... hurray !, connect with WFS served from Manifold or ArcServer.
XML ... Implement XFM smokes (Extendable Format Modeling) that until now has been seen in Bentley Map, would imply better connectivity to databases and integration with Project Wise in a less caveman way. In the geospatial field, improvements in the output results of Geo Web Publisher that although now reads shape files, dwg ... it is still a bit annoying your iDPR
DWG ... Athens should read and write about dwg, which is already done by V8 but without considering it a foreign format.
To register for the online conference this is the link:
also have provided the numbers for free international call at the conference, including the one from Spain: 900987034, Mexico: 0-018664037413, Argentina: 08006661537.
There I will tell you next week, although this launch is pompous, we will surely see concrete results at the annual conference next year in May ... and if those who are sure are reading this post allow it ... there we will also see.
Finally they have managed the name V8i, which reminds us V7j but we have already seen some opinions.