Our Open Products & MicroStation workshops on 10th to 12th September are filling fast, get your registrations in before you miss out.

The date for our next event OpenBuildings Designer Workshop has been moved to 31st July, please check Events Up Coming page for updates.

11th June 2019 BUGVA Winter sessions have begun with the OpenRoads Workshop for users new to Connect Edition at SMEC Melbourne. Intermediate to advanced users on 12th June, and Administrators on 13th June. Our thanks and appreciation go to SMEC, Bentley Systems, and all the people who contribute to the organisation of these events.

11th June OpenRoads Workshop is underway, here is a few photos.
What a view from the training room.

Two new Bentley User Groups in Australia, Bentley Civil Users Association Australasia NSW (BCUAA NSW) and Perth Bentley User Group (PBUG) , we are all trying to work together to provide users with information, training, connectivity, and sharing ideas/experiences to benefit users, and for the development of the products we use.

We would like to welcome     Logo CPB 262x61    as our newest sponsor for hosting one of our MicroStation workshops in April.

At our March 6th General meeting at bge-logo  we had a changing of the guard, with Sabastian Thompson passing the Presidents role on to Eddy Wisniewski, and we added two more people to the committee, in Kate Turnbull form WSP, and Nivas Dhavala from Beca. Welcome to the BUGVA Train charging into the future.

Comments from our new President: Eddy Wisniewski.

I would like to thank Sabastian Thompson being president of BUGVA for the last four years. He hasn’t left the group, nor is his intention to leave BUGVA. We whole heartedly support his commitment with family. Sab has been instrumental with passion and devotion on issues related to improving techniques on Bentley Systems. In the area of the rail business, he has been, and continues to discuss with MTM and LXRA on standards, that not only helps them, but helps the users with efficiency and consistency. There will be ongoing discussions with these groups and Sab will lead the charge.

I would also want to thank John Davidson. John’s passion to get into the DNA of MicroStation is phenomenal. For those attending BUGVA March meeting witnessed the explanation and workings on Automatic Annotation. I discussed this with colleagues back at Jacobs and it is a function that has a lot of benefits in capturing useful data and utilising the data in a smarter way.
John has also been instrumental with this BUGVA web site. John has successfully produced another year of workshops gathering support from companies willing to support these valuable workshops. Great effort John.

This website has been developed for all users, make sure you visit the site regularly, see the schedule of workshops and events coming up for 2019. I encourage users to provide comments and industry related experiences.
The BUGVA committee will include representatives from companies sponsoring workshops. We will let you know who’s who in the committee.

We would like to welcome     logo SMEC    as our newest sponsor for hosting our OpenRoads workshops in June, and thank Logo JacobsLogo KBR , Logo Tract, and Logo GHD for their continued support, hosting our other workshops in 2019.

Our first event for 2019, the GC Workshop, was advertised on 18/1/2019 and all positions filled within two working days, if we have enough interest we may do it again. Thanks to all those who attended and supported BUGVA.

We would like to welcome   wsp logo   and   bge-logo for hosting our first two events for 2019

We have almost finalised the 2019 calendar of events just waiting on a few confirmations for hosting.
BUGVA 2019 Events Schedule
With the change in event types in 2018, we have had an increased participation of 168% and we expect that 2019 will increase by a similar amount, so thank you to all those that benefited from our 2018 events.

As you can see, we have launched our website and will try to post the information you are looking for, please help by providing feedback and ideas for website content, and please forward a link to your friends and colleagues.