Bentley Institute Press Announces Availability of “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition” Book Series

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The three-volume set of “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition” is available now at or

Exton, Pa. March 31, 2020 – Bentley Institute Press, publisher of cutting-edge textbooks and professional reference works for the advancement of the engineering, architectural, construction, operations, geospatial, and educational communities, has announced the availability of a new publication series titled “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition,” now available in print at and as an e-book at

The three-volume set focuses on developing a strong understanding of the basics of MicroStation and follows a step-by-step approach that includes exercises and real-world examples complete with illustrations. The publications instruct readers on how to use the 2D design fundamentals of MicroStation and lay a foundation for advanced learning. The series can be found on Amazon Kindle (volumes I, II, III) and Apple books (volumes I, II, III). The book series serves as a powerful learning tool and a quick reference guide for students, beginners, and practicing professionals.

The book series reflects the benefits of using the CONNECT Edition and discusses the features of MicroStation CONNECT Edition, including new CAD capabilities and its power and versatility to precisely view, model, document, and visualize information-rich designs of all types and scales. MicroStation CONNECT Edition is for professionals working in every discipline on infrastructure projects of every type.

Vinayak Trivedi, vice president, and global head of Bentley Institute, said, “We are pleased to offer this much-awaited title from Bentley Institute Press, which will help engineers take a massive leap forward in their productivity, while working with MicroStation. Bentley experts Samir Haque, Smrutirekha Mahapatra, and Shaylesh Lunawat have brought together their years of experience and lessons learned to write these three volumes. I anticipate that all readers of this series will be able to increase their mastery of MicroStation CONNECT Edition and enhance their careers with this book set.”

Volume I is geared to users who need to know the basics of the software, and it explains how to set up the drawing environment. Volume II guides readers through the process of creating elements and modifying elements using various capabilities. Volume III introduces advanced workflows such as creating and placing cells, annotating drawings, attaching references, composing sheets, and printing.

To find out more information about “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition,” please contact Monica Jedhe at


About the authors
Samir Haque
Samir Haque is an engineer and scientist with degrees in biology, biochemistry, electrical engineering and physics. He started in CAD as a researcher at UCLA where he used MicroStation to design 3D parts for experiments in space flight for the study of muscle physics and muscle re-enervation. Haque also used the software to map the brain in 3D at the Brain Research Institute. During the past 23 years with Bentley, Haque has trained thousands of users on MicroStation and has written several manuals on the software. Currently, Haque oversees the development of PowerPlatform, leading the product management and quality assurance teams.
Shaylesh Lunawat
Shaylesh Lunawat earned a degree in engineering from the University of Pune. He began a career manufacturing defense equipment, before working at Bentley from 2008 to 2019 as a technical writing manager. In this position, Lunawat was responsible for producing several manuals on MicroStation and other Bentley applications.
Smrutirekha Mahapatra
Smrutirekha Mahapatra joined Bentley in 2016 as a technical writer and leads the PowerPlatform Documentation team. Before joining Bentley, Mahapatra was an architect with various firms in designing industrial complexes, commercial buildings, and hospitals. Throughout her architectural career, she used various CAD tools for project delivery. Mahapatra earned an AA degree in energy management from the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies.

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities. Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $700 million in 172 countries. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers.