Now Bentley's acknowledges the elusive "Mozart" software may ship later this year. Changes include:
* Tasked-based interface -- I am guessing that the user interface changes, depending on the type of task you're doing, editing or plotting or 3D modeling. Could be like workspaces in Visio and AutoCAD 2006.
* Workflow modeling -- Visio-like diagramming? Dunno. Bentley is not as open as Autodesk when it comes to sharing information with the media about upcoming releases.
* Transparent dialogs -- not a good idea. The word processor I use, Atlantis, has that option for its dialog boxes (see figure), as does AutoCAD for some of its palette windows, and believe me, you'll keep them set to opaque full-time. Think of writing a letter on tracing paper on top of a newspaper. Confusion plus.
* Element templates -- templates for elemets (objects) could be like objects with preset properties on the AutoCAD Tool Palettes? Maybe.
* Increased graphics performance -- the usual optimization stuff, I guess.