Bentley and Trelligence Announce Integration of AECOsim Building Designer and Affinity
Exton, PA and Houston, TX, USA (May
17, 2012) – Bentley Systems, Incorporated and Trelligence, Inc. announced an integration between their respective software products to provide end-to-end building lifecycle support. Bentley is the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer is a single, integrated application that includes tools for architectural, structural, mechanical systems, and electrical design and construction documentation. Trelligence is the creator of Trelligence Affinity™, the industry-leading architectural programming, early design, and data aggregation tool.
The integration between Affinity and AECOsim Building Designer makes the program and early design models created in Affinity available to the users of AECOsim Building Designer. Members of the project team can easily move an Affinity program into AECOsim Building Designer where it can be used to guide design development. Alternatively, designers can develop the building schematic design model in Affinity and then move it to AECOsim Building Designer for detailed design. The combination of AECOsim Building Designer and Affinity provides a robust set of tools that yield improvements in quality and reductions in cost throughout the building lifecycle.
“Users of Trelligence and Bentley software together now can fully leverage programming and space planning information in their information modeling and design development work,” said Huw Roberts, Bentley Systems Vice President, Core Marketing. “With this integration, Affinity’s program data and conceptual design model can be pulled into AECOsim Building Designer for use in design development. Architects can use the program information to help guide their design work, and no information is lost as designers move from one step in the process to the next. This information mobility prevents wasteful rework and ensures a better end design.”
“Integrating Affinity to the AECOsim suite means that users have a unified set of tools to take them from the initial development of the building program all the way through design development and into facilities management,” said Larry Ciscon, Trelligence President. “The data intelligence captured with Affinity is now available as architects and engineers use the full set of AECOsim tools to move the building design to completion. This combination is a robust implementation of the end-to-end BIM process, which users are always seeking.”
About Trelligence, Inc.
Trelligence Affinity™ is a unique and comprehensive software solution for the worldwide AECO industry that offers a full suite of architectural programming, early design, and design-to-program validation analysis tools. Affinity also delivers seamless interoperability with Revit® Architecture, Google SketchUp™, ArchiCAD®, and IES VE-Gaia & VE-Navigator for LEED®, for an efficient and integrated project lifecycle that enables real-time design-to-program analysis and unprecedented early sustainability analysis. For more information and video demonstrations, visit
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Additional information about Bentley is available at
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