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Bentley Architecture V8i - better conceptual design, space planning capabilities, dynamic views, better drawing coordination, but complex application, steep learning curve, poor documentation, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 19, 2009

V8i: Inspired or Insipid? - MicroStation V8i with better interface, internal rebuild, interactive, improved interconnectivity, improved features, more, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Nov 14, 2008 requires free registration

Bentley's Launch Event Unveiling the V8i Software Portfolio - overview on V8i covering almost every discipline in CAD industry, intuitive, interactive, intrinsic, incredible, interoperable in V8i portfolio, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 13, 2008

Athens In The Spotlight - MicroStation 'Athens' with new features, toolset for AEC applications, ready for its commercial release, Marc Thomas, AEC Magazine, Oct 26, 2008

The Best and Brightest - software and hardware products highly praised by Cadalyst: MicroStation V8 XM, SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium, AutoCAD 2008, Autodesk Inventor 2008, HP xw4400 workstation, Xi MTower PCIe, SpaceExplorer, SpaceNavigator, @Xi PowerGo 2Duo, ImagePro Gx42 HD wide-format scanner, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Jun 1, 2007

Structural Change - a parametric 3D approach by Bentley, Generative Components helps engineers to develop their own tools to generate complex geometries, The Engineer Online, January 18, 2007

MicroStation V8 XM Overview - based on Direct X technology, V8 XM has modern as well as classic interface with new GUI, Element Templates concept, Link Sets feature, more, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, August 23, 2006

Welcome Arrival at the Station - MicroStation V8 XM edition has Direct X-operated display sub-system, more screen space, "tasks" and element templates, more, Marc Thomas of Architects Design Partnership, Building Design, July 21, 2006 (requires free registration)

Bentley User Conference: MicroStation V8 XM Edition - improved features are ability to reference a PDF within the model, intact DGN file format upon transition, and defined animation path for use in Google Earth, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 22, 2006

Bentley Ports to Google Earth; Google Buys SketchUp - analysis of MicroStation/Google connection; major announcements by Bentley and @Last make Google Earth the standard platform for architectural models, Martyn Day, martynday.com, March 14, 2006

Make Your Renderings Look More Realistic - MicroStation uses source and global lighting types in order to give designs a more photorealistic look, James Dyer, Cadalyst AEC, May 15, 2005

Bentley Takes Lead in Acrobat Support - MicroStation users can embed interactive 3D designs directly in PDF files, Michael Dakan, AEC Tech Trends by Cadalsyst, May 19, 2005

AutoCAD Vs Microstation - if Autodesk has been busy upgrading and improving, Bentley has not been sitting idle either, Microstation XM will be tough competition for AutoCAD 2006, David Littlefield, Building Design, April 15, 2005 (requires free registration)

Premier Products - top product picks for 2004: NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400, COSMOSWorks, Dell Precision M60 Mobile Workstation, @Xi Systems 3600E MTower Workstation, MicroStation V8 2004 Edition, AutoVue SolidModel Professional v18, Vrcontext Walkinside, CADFind Sketch and Search, Sharp Actius RD3D AutoStereo notebook computer, Green Building Studio, ToleranceCalc, IntelliRoof and IntelliWall, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, December 15, 2004

MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - offers robust tools appeal to large design firms, Randall S. Newton, Cadalyst, July 1, 2004

INSIDE.... The MicroStation SIG - a sneak preview of the new features in the upcoming MicroStation V8.5, Len Greetham, bentleyuser.org, June 22, 2004

Annotation Enhancements in MicroStation TriForma 2004 Edition - Bentley has greatly enhanced the annotation tools in MicroStation TriForma to include Annotation Scale Factors settings, Annotate Tool Settings enhancements, a new annotation Place Break Line tool and Place Door ID tool enhancements, Robert DiMauro, MSM Online, June 1, 2004 (requires free registration)

When Is A CAD File Not A CAD File? Pt II: Get Off Ya Hoss and Drink Ya Milk - a comparison of some of the more popular issue formats: Adobe PDF 6, Autodesk DWF 6, Bentley Portable Plan Set, Hewlett-Packard HPGL/2 and SoftSource SVF, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, September 11, 2003

CAD Upgrades, New Hardware, and More - an overview of the latest digital tools for the architect: MicroStation V8, HP's DesignJet 100 and 120 Printer Series, Architectural Studio 3, BOA, ZiPCAD, SpaceNavigator and SpaceTraveler, SketchBook Pro, QuadriSpace Presenter 2.3, BEES 3.0 and Solibri Model Checker (SMC), Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, September 2003

What's New and Improved in PlantSpace Design Series v8.1 - among the additions and enhancements are Work State Change control, improved support for digital signatures and digital rights and seamless integration with Bentley ProjectWise, Michelle Poggi, MSM Online, July 23, 2003

MicroStation Telco: The Ideal Tool for Work Order Design - provides many tools for telecommunication engineers that can greatly hasten and enhance the work order design process, Ruth Crawford, MSM Online, July 15, 2003 (may require free registration)

MicroStation V8 - offers powerful, well-designed tools for 2D design and drawing, but the 3D tools are too complex and the program suffers from less than stellar support and interoperability, Lachmi Khemlani, CADENCE, July 2002

MicroStation V8 Takes to the Road - what's new with the latest version of MicroStation, Susan Smith, AEC Vision, February 2002

InterPlot Trouble Shooting Tips - advice from Bentley technical support on common InterPlot problems, Bo Gingrich, MSM online, January 22, 2003

MicroStation V8 - offers powerful, well-designed tools for 2D design and drawing, but the 3D tools are too complex and the program suffers from less than stellar support and interoperability, Lachmi Khemlani, CADENCE, July 2002

MicroStation V8 Takes to the Road - what's new with the latest version of MicroStation, Susan Smith, AEC Vision, Feb 2002

MicroStation V8, What's New Under the Bonnet? - update overhauls internal workings and DGN file format, Geoff Harrod, Multi-CAD, Dec 2001, Jan 2002 (pdf file)

Bentley Unveils MicroStation v8: Number 2 Tries Harder - Bentley Unveils v8 for the press, shows off reading and writing AutoCAD files, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, Oct 23, 2001

MicroStation V8 and the MicroStation TriForma Product Line - 4rth in a series about latest version of MicroStation, this installment focuses on how V8 relates to TriForma, Bentley's 3D architecture application, Lawrence Eaton, MSM Online, Sep 2001

Visual Basic for Applications Comes to Microstation - but it's a work in progress, 3rd in series, Mark Anderson and Fran Conforti, MSM Online, Aug 2001

MicroStation V8 and DWG - V8 directly supports AutoCAD's DWG format, 2nd in series, Frank Conforti, MSM Online, July 2001

MicroStation V8 Unveiled - part 1 of detailed series reviewing the latest MicroStation focuses on the new DGN format, Frank Conforti, MSM Online, June 2001

Understanding the changes in MicroStation V8 - an interview with Keith Bentley, CTO of Bentley, MSM Online, June 2001

I Get It! - the change to MicroStation V8 may require an epiphany, Shawn Foster, June 2001

MicroStation V8: A First Look - Marc Thomas, CADserver, February 27, 2001

Some Thoughts on V8 - preview of features and capabilities of the next big MicroStation release, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, Dec 15, 2000

MicroStation V8 Update - edited from webcast on Sep, 2000 from MSM Online

MicroStation TriForma: A Cultural Change or a Cultural Necessity  - Joe Croser, CADserver, August 11, 2000

MicroStation 95 for Linux - from July 1997

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