The College of Engineering and Bentley offers several titles of engineering software to students through their Academic Select program.
Titles include MicroStation, Synchro PRO, and many others.

Information about setting up the account and downloading software is provided below. For more information on the suites available see:
https://www.bentley.com/en/learn/for-students-and-educators/academic-programs/products-academic-select

Platform

Windows Desktops and Laptops

Who can use the Software

Bentley software is available to any OSU engineering student.

IF YOU ARE HAVING LICENSING ISSUES WHEN LAUNCHING SYNCHRO PRO, READ THE FIX BELOW.

Access to Software

You'll need to FIRST CREATE A BENTLEY ACCOUNT.  and follow the steps below to access the software downloads page.

  1. Visit the Bentley Education Portal and click Login (in the upper right hand corner of the screen).
  2. Create or log into an account with your OSU email address.
  3. If you just made a new account, go to your profile and fill it out with the requested information.
  4. Click the "Software" link at the top of the page (or the "Get Software" button if it appears on the homepage) or go to https://education.bentley.com/Products.
  5. Download the software you need, and install it on your computer.
  6. When launching the software, you'll need to log in again with the same credentials.

Synchro Pro Licensing Issue Fix

When launching Synchro Pro, you may get a message stating that your trial will expire in 7 (or fewer) days. To fix this, do the following:

  1. Launch Synchro Pro and go to File > Options.

     
  2. Go to the "Plug-in Modules" section at the bottom and uncheck both Iray and iModel.

     
  3. Click "OK" and restart Synchro Pro for the changes to take effect.

Access to Online User Portal and Support

Bentley CONNECT CENTER

CONNECT CENTER HELP