OpenPlant CONNECT Edition Readme

PowerPlatform CONNECT Edition Update 12

This topic summarizes the new features and enhancements in PowerPlatform.

Ability to Create Reports from Item Types Within a Current Selection or Active Fence

You can now choose to create reports from item type instances attached to elements within the current selection or an active fence. You can do so by setting the Selection Type to By Fence or Current Selection in the Reports dialog.

Business Data now Exported to LumenRT

Business data attached to items is now exported and available in LumenRT.

Set Element Elevation

The Set Element Elevation tool that was previously available in the CivTools MDL app is now included directly in PowerPlatform. This tool is helpful in positioning all vertices of a line-string, curve-string, complex string, or contours to a specified value.

OpenNURBS (Rhino 3DM) 6.11 Support

PowerPlatform now supports import of OpenNURBS version 6.11 files.

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) Configuration Assistant

The Configuration Assistant is an upgraded version of the Configuration Migration Wizard that will help you in migrating the legacy WorkSpace to CONNECT Edition Configuration.

(Technology Preview) Expressions

You can now define and attach an expression to an element's item type. The corresponding value of the expression will display in the element's Properties dialog. Expressions can represent business data which otherwise cannot be graphically represented for an element. Expressions have specific syntax definitions based on their type like arithmetic, concatenation, condition, comparison and so on.

(Technology Preview) Expressions to Derive Data from Lookup Tables

You can now use expression inputs in the Item Types dialog to derive data from lookup tables into an element's item type property definition. Lookup tables can be lists of data, in excel format, associated with your project.

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:
  • Item Types Excel Import/Export
  • Place Label cell filter by element