Bring your designs to life



Software to create real-time environments

With Bentley LumenRT you no longer have to be a computer graphics expert in order to integrate life-like digital nature into your simulated infrastructure designs, and create high-impact visuals for stakeholders. This revolutionary real-time visualization medium is both easy for any professional in the AECO industry to use and able to produce stunningly beautiful and easily understandable visualizations.



Populate models with animated people and animals, moving vehicles, custom object animation paths along with support for VISSIM, articulated vehicles, and staged animation.

LumenRT Designer

LumenRT has always been considered easy to use, but now Bentley is making a big effort to expand its reach by making a custom version available free of charge to those who use its CONNECT Edition design modelling applications.

LumenRT - Bring your designs to life

This technology has been jointly developed with the recently acquired e-on software, which is widely acclaimed in the digital content creation (DCC) market, where its VUE and PlantFactory products are a mainstay among computer graphics (CG) professionals in the media and entertainment, science, and education industries. 

Bentley LumenRT enables you to:

  • Animate infrastructure models with elements in motion such as simulated traffic using vehicles of all types, moving people, wind-swept plants, breeze-animated and seasonal trees, rolling clouds, rippling water and much more

  • Easily generate attention-grabbing, cinematic-quality images and videos

  • Share interactive, immersive 3D presentations with any stakeholder using Bentley LumenRT LiveCubes

  • Create Bentley LumenRT scenes directly from inside MicroStation, including V8i SELECTseries and CONNECT Edition, Autodesk Revit, Esri CityEngine, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Trimble Sketchup and also import from many leading 3D exchange formats


Bentley users engaged in the capture of existing conditions to provide context for their designs can further benefit from reality modeling “enlivened’ with digital nature.


  • Animate models

  • Incorporate digital nature

  • Integrate with CAD and GIS workflows

  • Render in real-time with cinematic quality

  • Share your creations

LumenRT Designer

The incorporation of Bentley LumenRT Designer as a no-cost companion install, enabling every user of any Bentley CONNECT Edition design modeling application, such as MicroStation, AECOsim Building Designer, OpenRoads, and OpenPlant, to take advantage of real-time visualization capabilities to complement their existing extensive rendering and animation capabilities.

LumenRT Designer contains most of the functionality of full-blown LumenRT, but has a slightly smaller environmental content library of vegetation, vehicles and characters. Resolution is limited to FHD (1,920 x 1,080) and you’ll also need the full version if you want to take your designs into VR


LumenRT  vs LumenRT Designer