Bentley Descartes


Advanced Processing for 3D Imagery

Make the most of your reality modelling data with the ability to integrate point clouds, reality meshes, scalable digital terrain models, and raster imagery into your infrastructure workflows.

With Descartes you can extend your capabilities to extract value from reality modelling data of any scale through the ability to:

  • Visualise and manipulate its display
  • Combine it with CAD, BIM, and GIS data
  • Extract information like terrain models
  • Edit and clean up reality modeling data
Most infrastructure projects require the conversion of legacy documents. Descartes helps you integrate all imagery into engineering workflows to improve the overall quality of your project.

Bentley Descartes

Reality Modelling Data Processing Software

Quickly Manipulate 3D Reality Meshes

Effortlessly manipulate 3D reality meshes of any scale and generate cross sections, extract ground and breaklines, and produce orthophotos, 3D PDFs, and iModels. Integrate your meshes with GIS and engineering data for intuitive search, navigation, visualisation, and animation within the visual context of the mesh.

Work with Raster Images

Descartes fully supports raster images in various formats, such as aerial imagery, binary imagery, and raster digital elevation models (DEM). It offers a comprehensive image management environment with conversion, cleanup, and editing tools that extend MicroStation raster management capabilities.

Better Evaluate and Work with Point Clouds

Enrich, segment, and classify point clouds and combine them with engineering models. Utilise Descartes’ advanced 3D modelling, cross-sectioning, breaklines, and ground extraction capabilities to efficiently model as-built conditions and support the design process. Produce animations and renderings for presentation purposes.

Produce and Work with Large, Scalable Terrain Models

Create large scalable terrain models from various sources, including point clouds, breaklines, raster digital elevation models, and existing triangulated irregular networks. Keep scalable terrain models synchronised with original data sources for up-to-date global representations of all your data to perform analyses, produce animations, and create visualisations.

Ensure Interoperability to Improve Production

Descartes supports a wide range of reality modelling and engineering data types, allowing you to take full advantage of your investment in existing data and gain a more complete integrated view of your information. Streamline the production of deliverables in most standard industry formats for use in other applications.