Position Partners to sell Bentley Systems software

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Position Partners product demonstration Position Partners staff use a drone to collect data to be processed in Bentley Systems’ software Position Partners product demonstration

Geospatial group Position Partners has announced a ‘channel partner’ agreement with infrastructure software developer Bentley Systems.

As a channel partner, Position Partners will sell and support Bentley’s range of mass data processing, analysis and design tools including ContextCapture and ConceptStation.

"Bentley Systems software platforms complement our range of Remotely Piloted Aircraft and 3D laser scanning systems to give customers an end to end solution for mass data applications," Position Partners CEO Martin Nix says.

Position Partners offers a range of fixed wing and copter-style RPAS’s (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, or drones) including the Falcon 8 by Ascending Technologies and the MAVinci Sirius range. In addition the company also sells Topcon and Z + F 3D laser scanning stations for terrestrial scanning operations.

Bentley Systems says its products streamline the design, building and construction phases by creating a complete 3D model that can be utilised at every stage.

"To date, surveying, engineering and construction industries have separately advanced to 3D technologies," Bentley Systems VP and regional executive Brian Middleton says.

"Unbelievably, until now, 3D models have been recreated – rather than reused – at each phase.

"It is exciting to work with Position Partners to enable Australian engineers to gather reality captured survey data in context and cost effectively leverage and update their digital engineering models through the whole construction process."

Position Partners and Bentley Systems recently held five workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to showcase Position Partners’ mass data capture and Bentley software in a live environment.

"The workshops provided a unique opportunity to walk through a mass data project from start to finish," Position Partners RPAS product manager Gavin Docherty says.

"We used the popular DJI Phantom 4 RPAS to fly a small area before processing the model in ContextCapture.

"There are important guidelines about how to conduct an aerial survey with ContextCapture, and these were also featured in the workshop, along with the latest CASA regulation updates."

ContextCapture also enables hybrid datasets to give even greater detail to models by combining aerial data from RPAS and terrestrial data from 3D laser scanners.

Bentley’s ConceptStation program is then used to design in a live environment, enabling engineers to try different models and overlay them into the as-built model in real time.


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