The addition of Keynetix software expands Bentley's geotechnical offerings and accelerates Bentley's vision of enabling subsurface digital twinsfor infrastructure projects and assets. The creation and curation of subsurface digital twins involves modeling the underground environment, utility networks, structures, and tunnels – and then analyzing and simulating the subsurface behavior. Supplementing borehole reports managed by Bentley's gINT software, Keynetix's cloud-based geotechnical knowledge management system captures and manages underground environment information for Bentley's geotechnical analysis applications, PLAXIS and SoilVision.
Mark Bevan, associate director, ground investigation data systems for UK-based Structural Soils, Ltd., a member of the RSK Group Ltd., said, "The acquisition of Keynetix's modern & innovative software into the Bentley portfolio, alongside the mature & proven gINT platform, is a breath-taking & exciting landmark moment within the GI digital Landscape
Bob Mankowski, vice president and business unit executive of digital cities for Bentley Systems, said, "Having a subsurface digital twin – a 3D representation of the subsurface coupled with models to analyze and simulate behavior – will be immensely valuable in all phases of the asset lifecycle. The Keynetix team and their technology bring decades of experience and cutting-edge cloud services to Bentley's already strong geotechnical portfolio – gINT, PLAXIS, and SoilVision – and will accelerate the progress of our vision for subsurface digital twins."
Roger Chandler, managing director of Keynetix, said, "This announcement provides our team, customers, and partners with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance digital engineering in the geotechnical industry. At Keynetix, our mission has always been to make geotechnical data more broadly accessible and valuable. This announcement will truly open up geotechnical data collaboration across Bentley, Autodesk, and other platforms."