It is not only nice to be the leader in 2D drafting and design and have others chasing our tail wind, but it is even nicer when the competitor acknowledges some of the features. They have been mentioning things they will do in their V9 next year, but by then we will be even further down the road.
From: May 2004 at the BE Conference in Orlando Florida from Keith Bentley's Keynote speech which is available on the Bentley website.
The quote is also available here: Download Audio Quote
"We have a lot of work to do and frankly, I think that some of the capabilities that Autodesk released in their AutoCAD 2005 having to do with annotations were quite impressive"
Quote 11/6/2003 on the AutoCAD User Interface “UI”
Bentley V8 General Public Discussion Group
"If we don't do something better in V9, then we don't deserve to be in this business...”
Image of AutoCAD 2005 with a sample drawing open with the MTEXT in-place editing with tabs and indents and more.
Image of Bentley Microstation V8 2004 Edition with a Bentley sample drawing with it's Mtext equivalent, but without many of the AutoCAD 2005 annotation capabilities.