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Bentley Developer Network (BDN)

No matter what your role or objective as a software developer, you need great tools and solid learning materials to help you in the work that you do. The tools need to be nimble enough to support simple customization and configuration, and robust enough to support the development of organization specific or commercial applications. By joining the Bentley Developer Network, your organization will have access to everything needed to handle any type of software development project.

Development Tools

As a BDN Developer, you will have access to solution development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces (APIs) that were created specifically for a range of Bentley products.


To help you use these tools effectively, you will be provided Learning Paths that help you to progressively develop your skills and your knowledge. These BDN Learning Paths provide instruction designed for all levels of developer.

Development Support

To support you in your work, you will have access to an active community of fellow BDN members and Bentley colleagues who can answer questions, share experiences, or give you feedback. Consulting and training are also available via Bentley's professional services team. Access developer support now.

Developing Engineering Applications

Design and Analytical Modeling Software Development Kits

If you wish to harness the full capabilities of Bentley’s platform for design and analytical modeling applications, then the MicroStation Software Development Kit would be your choice. If you need to customize or develop a discipline specific application, you may wish to leverage an SDK or API from a Bentley discipline-specific application.

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Developing Geospatial Solutions

Geospatial Software Development Kits

If your application requires imaging, mapping, analysis, cartography, GIS, or other geospatial capabilities, then you will want to explore our Geospatial SDK offerings.

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Empowering Project Delivery Teams

ProjectWise Software Development Kit

ProjectWise enables engineering and construction teams to collaborate throughout the entire project delivery process. Whether you work for a project delivery organization or an information technology services provider, the ProjectWise SDK provides all the tools you need to configure the environment, implement standards, customize workflows, and integrate with enterprise systems.

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Sharing Deliverables

Bentley i-model Software Development Kit

If you need to implement context specific deliverables workflows, then you will want to leverage the capabilities of the i-model Software Development Kit. With this SDK, an application can prepare an immutable file that contains graphics and other indexed information that can be read by another application.

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