It is expected, I hope, that many people expect, that the 8i version known as Bentley Athens will be formally presented, where Bentley is supposed to have been reversing its expectations since its 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 brodcast of global reach of up to 90 minutes.
A mystery hidden behind a black banner, similar to what Keith showed me in a version of "look at me and don't touch me", where Toronto was on 3D, at that time it was "exciting" but the laptop's memory collapsed like if they had given viagra of more than 50 mg ... hehe
Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. While the Philadelphia event will be from 1:30 to 6:15 pm.
Key Bentley will be the presenter
In my opinion, V8's step towards Athens will at least point to these aspects:
3D ... It means that although it has a high rendering quality and speed ... it will integrate DirectX 9c and Open GL, it is also very likely to integrate more with Sketchup !, Google Earth and services with OGC standards ... hooray! Connect with WFS served from Manifold or ArcServer
XML ... implementing the XFM (Extensible Format Modeling) smokes that have been seen so far in Bentley Map, would imply better connectivity to databases and integration with Project Wise in a less cave-dwelling way. In the geospatial field, improvements in the output results of Geo Web Publisher that although now it reads shape files, dwg ... its iDPR is still a bit annoying
DWG ... Athens should read and write about dwg, which V8 already does but without considering it as a foreign format.
To register for the online conference this is the link:
They have also provided the numbers for international free calling 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 surely reading this post allow it ... there we will also see each other.
Finally they have managed the name V8i, which reminds us V7j but we have already seen some opinions.