FLUG – A Bentley Institute Sponsored Users' Group



2021 FLUG Training Forum

Tuesday, May 4th thru Friday, May 7th, 2021

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Registration will OPEN SOON


FLUG has been rescheduled to the first week of May 2021 to accommodate Sponsors, Presenters and Attendee travel restrictions.

As always, the health and safety of the attendees and their families is paramount to the Officers and Directors of FLUG. 

For the convenience of all our attendees, sponsors and speakers, we have worked with the Hilton to cancel ALL room reservations made for the 2020 event.

There is no need to contact the hotel regarding cancellations.

Please see the Events Tab for pricing and the NEW hotel room block links for the 2021 FLUG event.

Book early as the 20121 FLUG block will fill quickly.

Currently the block is 99% filled.

A credit card is required to guarantee your room and is NOT charged. Your card will not be charged until check in. The hotel cancellation policy is 3 days prior to the event.

Over the coming months, FLUG will once again be working with our sponsors and presenters to put together a comprehensive agenda and will open registration in a timely manner.

We look forward to seeing everyone in May at the 2021 FLUG Training Forum


The 2019 FLUG Training Forum saw a total of over 500 attendees from 22 States and Canada. With awesome User turn-out like this, the Florida Local Users’ Group is far from a “Local” users group. We look forward to an awesome 2021 training event. See you there.


GREAT NEWS – FLUG is now a Continuing Education Provider for Florida Land Surveyors and Mappers. CE credits will be available for Florida PSM’s at the 2021 Training Forum.

FLUG continues to offer the most economical and customizable hands-on training available in the Southeast.

Florida Local Users’ Group 2021 Training Forum

Cocoa Beach, FL, May 4-7, 2021.

Do NOT miss it!

We are actively working on a exciting NEW 2021 agenda which will feature a NEW 2 Day OpenRoads Designer Hands-On workshop. Once complete the agenda will available from the Agenda Tab of the Main Menu.

In addition to our vast array of training, FLUG is pleased to announce the inclusion of the FDOT CONNECT Workspace curriculum.

Transition to Bentley OpenRoads Designer Connection Edition:

As announced via the Production Support Memorandum 19-01, in July 2019 the CADD Office will release the FDOT CONNECT Workspace for Bentley OpenRoads Designer for production.  In January 2020, the legacy GEOPAK criteria files will be removed from the custom FDOT SS4 resources and should not be used for development of cross sections. The CADD Office stopped maintaining criteria files in June 2016.

In January 2021, projects beginning their design phase must use the FDOT CONNECT Workspace for Bentley OpenRoads Designer. The use of Bentley OpenRoads Designer after the release of the FDOT CONNECT Workspace in Jul 2019 is highly encouraged.

The 2020 FLUG, October 27th thru October 30th, Cocoa Beach, Florida will feature many OpenRoads Designer presentations and  hands-on workshops on the base product presented by Bentley. FLUG will also feature many FDOT presentations and FLUG will be offering a NEW 2-day hands-on workshops for Civil and DOT projects for Bentley OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition .

Florida Local Users’ Group

For over 35 years, the Florida Local Users’ Group has provided the most realistic and economical training in the Southeast. Our instructors are some of the best in the industry, which helps make FLUG the best value for your CADD training dollar.

FLUG is not a Marketing Event. FLUG’s primary purpose is to keep engineers, designers and technicians up to date and educated about the latest CADD information in the technology world. We are here to help you and your company succeed and grow.

Our attendees are the go-getters, the mainstays of your office. Our attendees come to FLUG to expand their working knowledge in software and applications so your professional firm can win projects. The accomplishments of FLUG attendees and their companies are unprecedented. Our instructors encourage FLUG attendees to bring project and real-world questions to FLUG.  Our instructors are here for YOU! Their job is to educate you. Your success is a direct reflection of our instructors and their desire to teach you the most worthwhile process for achievement.

Top 8 Reasons to Attend FLUG this Year

Direct Hands-on Training:
Come learn everything from the best trainers around. From basic beginning, to immediate and more advanced software hands-on training. FLUG provides the training that is relevant to your day to day job be it CADD, Reality Modeling, Survey, Drainage or Road and Bridge/Structures Design and Construction. FLUG offers it all.

Board Certified Continuing Education for Professional Engineering and Land Surveyors:
FLUG is a certified provider of Continuing Education Credits for the Florida Boards of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and Mappers. FLUG continually offer over 100 hours of PDH/CE credits. Come complete your annual renewal requirements at the lowest prices around.

FLUG is a culmination of a meeting of the minds. Come meet up with friends and get to know some new ones. Enjoy talking directly with the software developers and suppliers to see what the future holds. Rub elbows with CAD Managers and other Professional Engineers.

Talk directly with Bentley:
Learn directly from the Bentley experts who are available and always willing to teach every day of the Conference. Ask about specific tools or new workflows and gain valuable insight into the future of Bentley software. Any project related concerns, bring them with you to FLUG. The Bentley experts are always willing to sit with you and help.

Technical Knowledge:
The advancement today in software capabilities requires in-depth training and hands-on labs and no one does it better than FLUG. Your company is making an investment in you and the increase in productivity when you return to the office will be immeasurable.

Time away from the Office:
This is your chance to get out of the office environment and enjoy Learning the software you love to use without the office distractions. Relax with your friends or meet new friends in this unique peer-to-peer learning environment. For over 35 years, FLUG has been the event to offer this.

The FLUG Directors and Officers enjoy seeing the interaction between our attendees, sponsors and Bentley and we like to rewards the attendees for it. All FLUG attendees qualify for door prizes and Vendor raffles, from food and beverage gift cards, VISA gift cards to a Drone. Hundreds given out all week.

Cocoa Beach:
Cocoa Beach is located on the East Coast and October is the off-season, meaning the beaches are quieter but the weather is still ideal. FLUG is held yearly at The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Hotel featuring 295 modern guest rooms and suites, a 10,000 s.f. oceanfront pool deck and a 1,800 s.f. covered Tiki Bar just steps from a beautiful sandy beach.

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