OpenBridge Modeler

Subscription Entitlement Service

Subscription Entitlement Service is Bentley's improved licensing model, providing enhanced security and optimized value for your Bentley Subscriptions. It will not only give organizations more options to monitor and manage their usage but also provide new, advanced licensing features that enhance digital workflows.

Subscription Entitlement Service integrates the new licensing system with Bentley's Identity Management System (IMS) and the Bentley CONNECT technology platform to allow near real-time reporting of usage, improved notification and messaging to the user, and increased administrative capabilities for organization administrators.

Users must sign in to the CONNECTION Client to use OpenBridge Modeler for the first time. For any subsequent use, users can use it offline for a period not more than seven days after which they have to sign in and reserve a license or remain signed in.

Our new license alert notifications warn your users when they are about to reach a set usage threshold. This custom threshold can either allow the user to continue working after acknowledging the alert or force the user to stop as to not generate any potential term licenses, based on what the administrator chooses to set.

The License alert notifications must be enabled by your license administrator. Administrators can also grant or deny access to a user for a product and to configure other restrictions such as disabling offline usage which would be necessary if the organization is intent on limiting term license generation.

OpenBridge Modeler users will have to sign in to the CONNECTION Client with a valid IMS ID associated with their account to access OpenBridge Modeler. By signing into the CONNECTION Client, users can also find your organization's projects, download software updates, receive relevant notifications, and track their usage.


Term Description

The authorization to access the product granted by contractual obligations derived from the subscription and/or perpetual licenses purchased. Allows you to view the products you are entitled to and related information like date of expiration of license, whether it is reserved or not, type of license and more.


Any Bentley application user that has been registered through User Management and signs in to the CONNECTION Client is considered a CONNECTED User.

See Bentley Communities for additional details.