Bring reality into your modeling
Make the most of your reality modeling data with the ability to integrate point clouds, reality meshes, scalable terrain models, and raster imagery into your infrastructure workflows. With Descartes, you can extend your capabilities to extract value from reality modeling data of any scale.
What is Bentley Descartes?
When infrastructure projects require the conversion of legacy documents, Descartes helps you integrate all imagery in your engineering workflows. To integrate and process reality modeling data for information modeling workflows, you should have in mind Descartes.
Using Descartes, you can edit and clean up reality modeling data such as point clouds with billions of points, changing their classification, color and removing or editing points. Integrate any 2D or 3D imagery into your engineering workflows to make well-informed design decisions and improve the overall quality of your project. Easily model geometry from reality modeling data to extract break lines, paint lines, surfaces, planes, cylinder, and cylinder center lines. Descartes lets you create high-fidelity images to support precision mapping and engineering, and you can process raster images to add visualization and context to your infrastructure projects.
Reality Data Processing
Work with reality data such as raster, scalable terrain model, point cloud, and reality meshes to bring context to streamline workflows, simplify decision-making and ensure efficient project completion. Descartes provides high-level tools to work with reality data and extract information from it.
Advanced Processing for 3D Imagery
Raster images in the form of aerial imagery, binary imagery, and raster digital elevation models (DEM) are fully supported in Descartes. It is a comprehensive image management environment with conversion (raster to vector and vector to raster), cleanup, and editing tools that extend the MicroStation raster management tools.
Large Scalable Terrain Models
Produce very large scalable terrain models from many sources including point clouds, breaklines, raster digital elevation models, and existing triangulated irregular networks.
- Work with all data types, regardless of size
- Use advanced modeling, clipping, and sectioning tools
- Extract ground and breaklines from reality meshes and point clouds
- Enrich, segment, and classify point clouds and combine them with engineering models
- Produce animations and renderings for presentations
*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.
— John Nolan, Program Manager, BIM, Network Rail Wales and Western Region
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Frequently Asked Questions
Descartes is a very powerful application for integrating and processing reality modeling data such as reality meshes, point clouds, scalable terrain models, and raster data for use in your information modeling workflows and infrastructure projects.
The price of Bentley Descartes varies per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Bentley’s eStore. When you purchase through the eStore, you get a Virtuoso Subscription. This means you get the software and “Keys” (tokens) to redeem for customizable training, mentoring, and consulting services.
Intel Pentium-based or AMD Athlon-based processor 2.0 GHz or greater
Windows 10 (64 bit) – Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education
Windows 8 (64 bit) – Standard, Pro, and Enterprise
Windows 8.1 (64 bit) – Standard, Pro, and Enterprise
Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit) – Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate
4 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended, (more memory typically results in better performance)
10 GB minimum free disk space
For the most up-to-date system requirements, visit Bentley Communities.