New and Changed in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 16
This topic summarizes the new features and enhancements in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 16.
Ability to assign a unique name to Tables
Ability to define a Picklist from Excel and .dgnlib files and enhanced Picklist settings
You can now define a Picklist for an Item using Excel Files or DGN Files in the Picklist Option available in the Item Types dialog. Picklist Source allows you to choose from where the Picklist can be derived. The selected values of Picklist, if set as Excel Files are displayed in the properties of the selected Item type in the Attach Item dialog. You can also find these values in the Picklist Option in Properties Dialog.
Ability to define a Grid Shift file for a user defined Datum
You can now specify a Grid Shift file for a custom datum. You can select the method as Grid Shift Files and specify a desired grid shift file name in the Edit Datum Properties dialog.
Ability to edit Vue Render settings using the Render Setup manager dialog
Ability to fix a Placement Point while placing a parametric cell
You can now enable the setting to fix a placement point in the Place Parametric Cell dialog while placing a parametric cell. In a parametric cell with multiple placement points, you can choose a placement point to remain fixed after placement. This will fix the position of the cell with respect to the fixed placement point. Any variation applied to the cell will honor the position of the fixed placement point.
Ability to modify the design model with new option in the Synchroniser View
You can now modify and use the View Attribute settings of View 1 and copy it to all the design models by setting the Synchronize View to Settings from Design Model in the Reference Presentation dialog.
Ability to search for a Pick List value in the Attach Item dialog
Ability to select an element and view its properties in Text Favorite Manager with Select Element
You can now select an element and view its properties with the Select Element button newly added in the Text Favorite Manager.
As a user or an organization working on a project using multiple Bentley products, you can now manage your project standards with One Configuration. There will now be a single configuration folder shared by the different products. Individual products will however have the ability to extend the configuration and resource files (for example .cfg, .cells, .dgnlibs, etc.). One Configuration will NOT disrupt your current CONNECT Configurations. One Configuration will simply align the configuration of different Bentley products to avoid conflicts. One Configuration works with WorkSpaces utilizing Configuration Sets that use various combinations of standards to meet your organization's needs. These Configuration Sets can be easily adopted by other organizations that you work with.
Upgraded Parametric Cell workflows to merge updated item type library information
You can now update a parametric cell with a newer version having updated item type and parametric information. You can also place a parametric cell with updated item type libraries in a DGN that has older item type libraries attached.