Bentley Systems is a software provider of industry-standard infrastructure applications used by engineering, architectural, and construction firms, as well as owner-operators, to accelerate project delivery and improve asset performance. Students currently enrolled in DFTG 2476 – Transportation Drafting will be required to register with Bentley Systems in order to use their transportation application, OpenRoads Designer.

Prior to the start of classes, your instructor will contact you regarding the required software for the class and add you to the Bentley Systems license pool; this will initiate an email to be sent to your ACC student email account. To complete your registration and to install the required software, please follow the directions provided below.

  1. You will receive an email with the subject “Complete your Bentley Systems profile” from the sender “User Management” – in the body of the email, click on the link “Verify Profile” to open an instance of your default web browser and be taken to the Bentley account creation portal.
  2. Enter your ACC student email address (ending in @g.austincc.edu) into the field provided and click the Next button.
  3. Confirm your email address and click the Send Request button.
  4. You will receive an email with the subject “Verification Code from Bentley” – if you do not see it, check your spam folder. Copy the verification code from the body of the email and paste it into the field provided on the Bentley Account Creation page and click the Verify button.
  5. Create and enter your password twice, then click the Complete Account Creation button.
  6. After your account is successfully created, you will be presented with a sign in screen – enter your newly created account credentials and click the Sign In button.
  1. Click here to open the Bentley CONNECTION Client download in a web browser – click the blue Download button.
    • NOTE: Only students currently enrolled in DFTG 2476 will have access to the installer.
  2. You may receive a warning that Google Drive can’t scan the file for viruses – click the blue Download anyway button.
  3. Once complete, launch the application from your browser’s download tray or by double-clicking the file from your download location. The CONNECTION Client installation will launch in a new window.
  4. Keep the default installation directory location and check the box to accept the End User License Agreement, then click the Install button.
  5. Click the Finish button after the installation completes.
  6. To launch the Bentley CONNECTION Client, click on the Start menu, expand the CONNECTION Client folder, and click the CONNECTION Client tile.
  7. Enter your ACC student email address into the new window that opens and click the Next button.
  8. Enter the password you created in the registration section and click the Sign In button.
  9. You are now signed in to the Bentley CONNECTION Client.
  1. Click here to open the Bentley OpenRoads Designer download in a web browser – click on the blue Download button.
    • NOTE: Only students currently enrolled in DFTG 2476 will have access to the installer.
  2. You may receive a warning that Google Drive can’t scan file for viruses – click the blue Download anyway button.
  3. Once complete, launch the application from your browser’s download tray or by double-clicking the file from your download location.
  4. You may receive a security warning – click the Run button to proceed.
  5. The OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition will launch in a new window.
  6. At this time, we don’t recommend selecting any additional options, only check the box to accept the End User License Agreement, then click the Install button.
  7. Click the Finish button when the installation completes.
  8. To launch the Bentley OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition, click on the Start menu, expand the OpenRoads Designer folder, and click the OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition tile.