OpenPlant CONNECT Edition Readme

PowerPlatform CONNECT Edition Update 11

This topic summarizes the new features and enhancements in PowerPlatform

CONNECT Licensing

This product version utilizes CONNECT Licensing, which is not supported by SELECT activation key(s). CONNECT Licensing features new behavior to enhance your organization's user administration and security with mandatory user sign-in via CONNECTION Client to access the application. If you are already signed in to the CONNECTION Client, you have met this prerequisite. If you have not, please refer to the Administrator's Resource Center and/or contact your administrator for assistance in the registration and sign-in process.

Centralized Management of Proxy Server Settings

The proxy server settings for all features is now managed from CONNECT Licensing service.

SketchUp 2018 Support

OpenPlant PID 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:
  • Change Mesh Normal
  • Drag Mesh Facet
  • Edge Display
  • Retriangulate
  • Split Facet
  • Shrinkwrap Mesh
  • User Feedback Service
  • Pick List Manager
  • Edit Item
  • Filtering Cell Names in the Place Label Tool