Bentley shows off Google Earth integration

Bentley, makers of the industrial-strength CAD and AEC authoring tool MicroStation, are having their user conference, and CAD Insider posts some notes from the event related to Google Earth. First off, CAD Insider has news of the latest MicroStation V8 XM release, which comes with a new feature that has proved popular with attendees:

Define an animation path for use in Google Earth. After a MicroStation model has been placed in Google Earth, a curve drawn is used by Google Earth to pan around the project

Elsewhere, CAD Insider has a Q&A involving Bentley representatives with a sense of humor (“What does XM short for?” “Nothing, it’s just a name.”) where they answer the “Why use Google Earth?” question.