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New and Changed in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 11

This topic summarizes the new features and enhancements in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 11.

CONNECT Licensing

MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 11 implements the new CONNECT Licensing feature which is an improved process of product activation and license management. You will now be able to securely activate your products based on your authenticated sign-in through CONNECTION Client. You only have to sign-in to CONNECTION Client to access MicroStation. You can check your entitlements (products you have access to) in the Bentley Licensing tool accessible from within MicroStation (File > Tools > License Management). Here, under Entitlements, you will see a list of products that you are entitled to.

Centralized Management of Proxy Server Settings

The proxy server settings for all features is now managed from Options dialog of the CONNECT Licensing service.

iModel 2.0 Support

You can now publish iModels of version 2.0 from MicroStation.

SketchUp 2018 Support

MicroStation now supports SketchUp 2018 files.

Units Selection Support when Exporting to FBX

You can now select the units for the exported file in the FBX Export Settings dialog.

About Technology Preview Features

Some features in this update are provided as Technology Preview.
Note: Take advantage of this Technology Preview, a non-public software service and/or application for evaluation purposes only. Please use the Technology Preview in your normal business environment as needed to form an opinion concerning the performance of the Technology Preview. Bentley personnel would welcome your valued feedback concerning the performance of the Technology Preview as you evaluate the capabilities. Please be aware that at some point, you may receive notice from Bentley that such use must cease or this Technology Preview will become unavailable to you. As we receive feedback, this Technology Preview may also be enhanced, updated or also discontinued without notice. As a Technology Preview, it is provided to you "as-is" without the benefit of any Bentley warranty, indemnity or support obligation.

[Technology Preview] Associative Extraction of Edges/Faces

You can now extract faces and edges from a parametric solid using the Associative Extraction tool. The extracted faces and edges will maintain association with the parent solid.

[Technology Preview] Item Type Excel Import/Export

You can now export and import Item Type definitions and instances to and from Excel files using the Item Type Import/Export tool.

[Technology Preview] Named Presentations

You can use Named Presentations to represent different symbology for an element in different view orientations. For example, a door can be represented differently in top, front/rear elevation and isometric views.

[Technology Preview] Perforators

You can now use parametric solids to create Perforators. Perforators act as cutting elements on any target element and create a cut in the target element based on their profile.

Features moved from Technology Preview to Commercial Release

The following features that were in Technology Preview mode in previous updates, have been commercially released in this update: