OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition

Archived Release Notes

What is New Bentley OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition

The following summarizes the new features and enhancements in 2020 Release 1.

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform to Edition (V10.13.02.02), Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition (V10.13.02.02) and Bentley GenerativeComponents CONNECT Edition (V10.13.02.02).
  • Subscription Entitlement Service (formerly CONNECT Licensing) For more information: Subscription Entitlement Service.
  • Includes OpenFlows SewerGEMS version 10.02.02.04. For additional information: OpenFlows: What's New.
  • Includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 13.
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CONNECT Edition (V10.05.01.04).
  • Support for following ProjectWise Connect Edition (V10.00.03.262) and (V10.00.03.271).
  • Ability to import 12dxml data.
  • Item types can be exported thru IFC export.
  • Custom geographic coordinate systems are now definable.
  • Civil standards in a DGN files can now be synched from dgnlibs by right mouse buttoning on the DGN file name under Standards in Project Explorer.

Survey Enhancements

  • Added right mouse button click to Survey Details from the survey tree in Project Explorer.
  • Provided a setting to add attributes to the first point for multi-coded points.
  • Persist the reversing of survey chains that use a directional custom linestyle so that survey updates do not revert to original directions.
  • Ability to set a preference seed for the survey Details dialog.
  • A CSV version of the Survey Points Table report is included.

Geometry Enhancements

  • Event Point Lists allow the creation of multiple lists of user defined points.
  • Equal Space Points tool includes a method to define start and stop location along geometry.
  • Equal Space Points tool has multiple methods in defining the elevation and rotation of points during creation.
  • Point Report XSL has been added to only provide Feature Definition and not include the full path.
  • Locate Point has a <Traverse> and <Radial> methods to formulate a point with 2 known points and an angle/distance. This function has also been exposed in SDK.
  • Geometry Builder allows input of the middle ordinate and external when defining an arc.
  • Geometry Builder to parse d1 for a 1-degree curve.
  • Geometry Builder to support South Azimuth and clockwise angles.
  • Alignment Speed Tables are exposed in the SDK.

Terrain Enhancements

  • Create Terrain Model from Design Mesh allows the creation of terrain(s) with voids and boundary based upon meshes displayed in 3D space.

Modeling Enhancements

  • Template Library slope input of "2.5" now parses to a value of 2.5%.
  • End Conditions that target linear elements or feature definitions <Both> now honor directions and offset limits properties of the end condition point.
  • Template Library preferences are now stored in the ITL file.
  • The Template Library > Save As will now default to the folder where the ITL file was loaded from.
  • Corridors and Linear Templates clipped by civil cells, display the civil cell name instead of individual components of the civil cell within the corridor object clipping list.
  • Clipping algorithm has been enhanced for speed and accuracy.
  • Enhanced Synchronize Template to allow selection of a single template drop or the corridor, which allows for multiple template drops to be synched.
  • Civil Mesh elements now have a <Civil Quantities> property providing a top slope area, planar area, and a volume (when closed).
  • 3D Drive Through has Custom Vehicle settings.
  • Cross Section Gradebook Report builds a grade report from 3D model and cross section named boundary group.

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Named Boundary from Element tool allows current view rotation to be used for sheet creation.
  • Matchline annotation has been added for plan and profile sheets.
  • Cross section named boundaries can be created from Event Point List.
  • Points in the Event Points Lists can be annotated in Plan and Profile (Grid and Framed).
  • Named Boundary Manager maintains the setting for the "Show the Create Drawing dialog" for the session.
  • Added the ability to annotate vertical curve dimension lines on profiles.
  • Added the ability to distinguish an annotation's offset to the parent geometry, this allows same field/favorite to annotate points Left(LT) and Right(RT) with different prefix and/or suffix. This also applies to Frame Profile annotation.
  • The Text Favorite Manager can now be opened through the Drawing Production> Annotations> bottom right arrow more button.
  • Sheet and Drawing Models can now be placed in individual dgn files during Sheet Creation. One sheet per dgn.

Drainage and Utilities Enhancements

  • The name of the workflow has changed to "Drainage and Utilities" to better reflect the functionality.
  • Added setting to allow headwalls to use the slope of the incoming pipe slope.
  • Ability to copy a prototype and catalog when the Feature Definition is not in SUDA_SEED_FILE.
  • Allow annotation of elements in reference files. This requires a utilities project in the active DGN, which triggers the ability to annotate elements in up to four references.
  • Support for OpenFlows gutter sections functionality. This creates intermediate sections along a gutter element by sectioning a terrain model. Spread widths are calculated at each section.
  • Draw the spread widths for a gutter element as a polygon.
  • New method to allow placement of gutters from a start node and downstream trace.
  • Relative Rotation for a node from a linear element is supported.
  • Extend the Critical Scenario Analysis wizard so that it can use flow in conduits as a critical criteria, as well as the HGL at nodes.
  • The default value for a User Data Extension (UDX) can now be overridden in a feature definition, so you can assign one User Data Extension to multiple feature definitions and use a different default value for each one.
  • The wall thickness of a utility conduit is now available as a property, so it can be annotated by a text favorite.
  • The settings for Set Invert to Start/Stop are no longer overridden and are applied 'as is' from the conduit prototype.
  • Flow arrows are now displayed for drainage conduits in Element Symbology. Note that the property for this needs to be toggled off then on to activate it in the DGN.

Technology Preview Enhancements

  • Site Layout tools includes a residential parceling tools to generate, optimize, and model residential land development projects. The tool set contains knuckles and Cul-de-sac tools.
  • Parcels can be dynamically annotated and tabled.
  • Graphical User Interface has been added to the VersionChecker.exe. This tool allows version identification, product alignment, and allow the upgrade of files.

The following summarizes the new features and enhancements in this 2019 Release 2.

  • Update of Power Platform to Edition (V10.12.00.54).
  • Subscription Entitlement Service (formerly CONNECT Licensing is utilized. For more information: Subscription Entitlement Service.
  • Includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 12.
  • Includes Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition Update 2 (V10.010.00.54).
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CONNECT Edition Update 1 (V10.03.01.25).
  • Support for following ProjectWise Connect Edition (V10.00.03.167 & V10.00.03.262).

This release is focused on user feedback, lower priority enhancements, fit and finish, and reported defects. The below list highlights some of these items:

  • 2019 Release 2 is backwards compatible with 2019 Release 1. This means DGN files can be opened by 2019 Release 1 once opened by 2019 Release 2.
  • Support for Chord Defined Arcs has been added. This support ranges from Corridors, reporting, and station equations.
  • Several fixes have been done for Save as DWG and Export to DWG.
  • Crossing Geometry Point rule now updates when the parent geometry changes.
  • Resolved an issue where geometry would state invalid element for several commands when it was valid.
  • Corrected issue where clipping was not performed.
  • Improved performance of deleting or un-annotating survey field books.
  • Place label now works when AccuSnap is disabled.
  • Target Alias behavior has returned to have Use Closest off when defining.
  • Dynamic Cross Sections fixes reference attachments when corridor components are not shown.
  • Several superelevation improvements and fixes for overlapping transitions, multi-center curves, user runtime variables, and reports.
  • Superelevation Rule File enhancements.
  • The format of the rule file was updated to support additional user defined variables.
  • A section name is updated automatically when an older rule file is opened in the Edit Rule File dialog.
  • The internal variable ' TransitionLength ' has been renamed ' ComputedTransitionLength ' . Rule files that use ' TransitionLength ' in Custom Key Station equations will likely need to be updated unless ' TransitionLength ' is also defined by a custom equation. This is a manual update that must be done.
  • XML Rule files compatible with both 2019 Release 1 and 2019 Release 2 are included.
  • The delivered superelevation XML rule files have been updated to include the Custom Key Station equation to adjust the transition length to be calculated as a constant relative gradient when using an inside, outside, right, or left pivot. The transition length is calculated using a constant change of slope without the Custom Key Station.

The following summarizes the new features and enhancements in this 2019 Release 1.

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform to Edition(V10.12.00.41). The corresponding MicroStation Update 12 CONNECT Edition version is (V10.012.00.40).
  • CONNECT Licensing is utilized. For more information: CONNECT Licensing.
  • Includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 12.
  • Includes Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition Update 2 (V10.010.00.41).
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CONNECT Edition Update 1 (V10.03.01.08).
  • Support for following ProjectWise Connect Edition (V10.00.03.167).
  • Site Layout tools have been added to rapidly generate conceptual site designs and allow one to move directly to full detailed design tools.
  • Added Explorer, Reference, and Properties icons to the left edge of most tabs on the Modeling ribbon workflow.
  • DGNs with Civil Models are branded with the authoring product, this is referred to as Product Alignment. The DGN is either OpenRoads, OpenRail, or additionally OpenSite. For more information please see: Product Alginment.

Survey Enhancements

  • Generate a report to identify missing Feature Definitions.

Geometry Enhancements

  • New Simple Profile by PI tool that supports create a profile that has the same elevation for the beginning and end points on closed geometry.
  • Ability to add or modify elevation and rotation to existing geometry points.
  • XML reports names of geometry points that the horizontal geometry is ruled to.
  • Delivery of AASHTO 2018 Design Standards.

Terrain Enhancements

  • Import Terrain from a DTM file has been corrected to honor defined coordinates in the DTM.
  • Aquaplaning now allows water film depths to be displayed with colors to determine acceptability of conditions.
  • Aquaplaning Report style sheet has several improvements including a default xsl and displaying values in millimeters instead of meters.

Modeling Enhancements

  • The corridor design input report now reports the baseline information of the corridor.
  • Corridor clipping tools now heals the end caps of the resultant meshes from the clip.
  • Corridor clipping allows clips from 3D mesh. Only clipping where the clipping mesh exists in three dimensional space.
  • Templates components now have 3 void types: None, Mesh, and Tunnel. If the tunnel type is used within a corridor, corridor clipping will allow to choose inside or outside wall to clip with to facilitate tunnel modeling and design.
  • Cut Fill Volumes now considers substrata and custom volume types in earthwork analysis.
  • Import Template from Graphics now allows constraining all points to the template origin.
  • Ability to select e and l values when creating superelevation sections from Corridor.
  • Delivery of AASHTO 2018 Superelvation tables and Sight distance tables.

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Annotation of End Area calculations on Cross Section sheets.
  • Offset labels now allow prefix/suffix based upon if left or right of the defining geometry.
  • Named Boundary by Element allows multiple picks, selection sets.
  • Name Boundary by Element allows a reset to skip the picking of horizontal geometry. This aids in sheeting sites or making name boundaries for earthwork requirements.

Hydraulics & Hydrology Enhancements

Subsurface Utilities Enhancements

  • Catchment Delineation is now available when placing and moving catch basins.
  • The Place Drainage Area tool has been split into three - Place Catchment, Place Pond, and Place Low Impact Development. Each tool now prompts you for the correct inflow and outflow elements, as appropriate.
  • The Place Pond tool includes a " From Terrain Model " option, which automatically creates an Elevation/Area collection by analyzing the selected terrain model. This collection is automatically updated if the terrain model changes.
  • The ability to Create Dimensionless Rainfall Curves from a CSV file has been added, primarily to read temporal pattern data from the Australian Rainfall and Runoff data hub.
  • The Baseline Station/Offset data is now written to the Hydraulic Analysis database, as well as the Subsurface Utilities database, to help you create FlexTables that need this information.
  • Several improvements have been made to help speed up some processes:
    1. The code is now more efficient when making a scenario current.
    2. Some duplication of manipulators has been removed.
    3. Writing to the Civil Message Centre during a Batch Run of scenarios is now quicker.
  • An issue that could cause storm and sanitary conduits to be placed too deep has been resolved. Previously, the code was incorrectly converting the units for the depth of cover value. Now, the depth of cover is correctly read from the Default Design Constraints dialog, and the setting for whether this applies to the soffit or crown on the conduit is honored. Note that the 'Table' option in this dialog is not currently supported.
  • An issue that caused the Single Gradient = False option not to work correctly has been resolved.
  • The Help buttons that are on some dialogs now call the help correctly.
  • The prefix that you can type in when placing a catchment/pond/LID area, overwriting the default prefix, is now correctly used for the element name.

Technology Preview Enhancements

  • Point Feature Definition integration with Component Center.
  • Geometry Builder and Editor Improvements:
    • Reconfigure dialog.
    • Additions of spirals.
  • Connection Editor
  • Added ability to use different symbology for 0 axis in a Mass Haul diagram in the annotation definition.
  • Asset Manager Improvements:
    • Added Asset Manager Icon to Home tab on the ribbon
    • Enhanced Asset Manager export to SHP file to include Item Type assignments that are defined on elements inside in a cell.
  • Text Favorite Manager.
  • Create Traverse Alignment to create alignments between two tunnel alignments at a given interval.
  • Create Traverse Tunnel tool to model tunnels between 2 main portal tunnels.
  • Conic Slope improvements:
    • Allows use of MicroStation graphics.
    • Multiple elevation methods have been added.

The following summarizes the new features and enhancements in 2018 Release 4.

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform to Update 11 CONNECT Edition(V10.11.00.38). The corresponding MicroStation version is (V10.011.00.36).
  • CONNECT Licensing is utilized. For more information: CONNECT Licensing.
  • Includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 11.
  • Includes Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition Update 2 (V10.09.00.38).
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CONNECT Edition Update 1 (V10.02.01.13).
  • Support for following ProjectWise Connect Edition (V10.00.03.140).
  • Move to Online Help.
  • DGNs with Civil Models are branded with the authoring product, this is referred to as Product Alignment. The DGN is either OpenRoads or OpenRail. For more information please see: Product Alignment.
  • Publishing iModels from DGN including Subsurface Utility models now supports iModel Composition Service in ProjectWise.

Survey Enhancements

  • Ability to not display a Slope Arrow when slope is flat.
  • Survey is using metric stroking distances for imperial data.
  • Cancelling out of PW Select File dialog brings up the wrong Windows dialog.
  • Features with B-Spline curves not displayed as expected.

Geometry Enhancements

  • Transpose Geometry tool.
  • Geometry Point tool is enhanced to obtain elevations from terrains, meshes, and vertical profiles.
  • Geometry Points now can be placed with rotation relative to an alignment.
  • Import Geometry Points from Station/Offset/Elevation ascii file.
  • Added Geometry Point XML report that reports on geometry and survey points.
  • Copy Vertical tool has been added to replicate geometry in the same horizontal or to another piece of vertical geometry.

Terrain Enhancements

  • Create HEC-RAS format is now at General Access.
  • Analyze Elevation Report has been improved to show when points are outside of tolerance.

Modeling Enhancements

  • Overlay Components now allow void components.
  • Components can now be a void and created with a single instance.
  • Added a Vertical Offset Temporary Dimension line to Dynamic Cross Sections of Corridors.
  • Dynamic Section Temporary Dimension Text does not resize when adjusting zoom ratio.
  • Curve Widening now allows the ability to add a set distance in addition of the spiral length.

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Equivalent Radius can be annotated in Profile.
  • The horizontal distance from VPC to VPI can be annotated in profile.

Subsurface Utilities Enhancements

  • This version uses OpenFlows SewerGEMS version 10.02.00.52.
  • The performance of the Extract Utility from Graphics tool has been improved. Previously, each pair of points along the path of the conduit was represented as a two-point line - each of which had associated rules. Now, the points along the path are represented as bends along a single line.
  • The availability of the various licences that can be activated in Subsurface Utilities (e.g. CivilStorm, SewerCAD) can now be configured by the Site Administrator, using CONNECT Licensing. Previously, Subsurface Utilities didn ' t know whether a license for one of these products was available or not, so a generic message telling you that usage would be logged, and additional charges might occur, was displayed. Now, availability is controlled by CONNECT Licensing, which means that you can see exactly what product licenses and feature levels (number of inlets or links) are available.
  • The ability to set the parent catchment for a Low Impact Development is now available, meaning that these types of elements can be set up correctly in Subsurface Utilities.
  • The Composite Outlet Structures and Low Impact Development icons on the Components ribbon have been made larger, to make them easier to find.
  • Referenced DGNs that contain Subsurface Utilities data were being loaded as if they were activated, causing prompts to synchronize the data, followed by an exception.
  • Changing scenarios could cause the graphical data and the corresponding data in the database to become out of synchronization.
  • A utility project created in a DGN without using the correct seed file caused problems when publishing an iModel. This situation is now tested, and an error message is displayed if the SUDA_SEED_FILE and SUDA_SEED_MODEL variables do not provide a suitable seed.
  • Cells for nodes could be rotated incorrectly in the 2D model if their construction class elements used Bylevel, as opposed to specific, symbology.
  • The results of a query were not being highlighted in the 2D model.
  • A hang in the Set Feature Definition tool that occurred when it was being used on a larger number of nodes.
  • Performance was negatively impacted by a large terrain model, if it was set active.
  • Conflict Detection was not finding conflicts if one of the conflicting elements was in a reference file.
  • An exception which occurred when using Reconnect Link to move a link between nodes if only one of the two nodes had a feature definition.

Technology Preview Enhancements

  • Added a Geometry Builder and Editor to create parcels and plats.
  • Geometry Builder allows inputs from different units of measure and converts inputs to DGNs master units. For example: Rods, Perch, and Chains.
  • Creation of a Mass Haul diagram based on the 3D prismoidal Cut and Fill meshes.
  • Export 3D corridor mesh models to generic IFC format.
  • Add internal and single Station Equations.
  • Ability to Target and profile a reality model, a ground extracted 3sm file.
  • Asset Manager.
  • Ability to Bulk tag with Stationing.
  • Ability to Export to Shape file.
  • Text Favorite Manager.
  • Export to MaXML.

The following summarizes the new features and enhancements in 2018 Release 3.

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform to Update 10 CONNECT Edition(V10.10.00.28). The corresponding MicroStation version is (V10.010.00.23).
  • Includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 10.
  • Includes Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition Update 2 (V10.08.00.27).
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CONNECT Edition Update 1 (V10.01.01.21).
  • Support for following ProjectWise Connect Edition (V10.00.03.49) & (V10.00.03.140).
  • Optimized the loading of Properties dialog of mesh entities.
  • Least square method is added to the Transform tool.

Survey Enhancements

  • Resolved issue on custom attribute on survey overrides.
  • Fixed issue in Explorer when toggling on and off Feature definition for survey.

Geometry Enhancements

  • Locate Geometry Points via Points on Curve, Angle Resection, and Points of Intersection methods.
  • Added description to geometry points with LandXML Import.
  • XML Reports display geometry points' descriptions.
  • Table Editor displays K values, back slope, back tangent length, and allows either parabolic and/or arc defined geometry for vertical geometry.
  • Horizontal geometry in the Table Editor now displays columns for station, back bearing, back tangent length.
  • Added Report button and Design Standards Warning in the Table Editor.
  • Speed table displays maximum grade of vertical alignment.
  • Ability to Import, Copy and Project Speed Table information.
  • Allow the Project Profile to Element & Project Profile Range to Element tools now allow selection of elements from a reference file.

Modeling Enhancements

  • Create Cut Fill Volumes tool has been enhanced to use featurized meshes in the analysis. It is no longer required to create a terrain model for the proposed rough grade.

  • Performance improvements for Create Cut Fill tool.

  • The cut and fill <volume options> now have setting to define for cut and fill factors for the appropriate one.

  • Added ability to split Unsuitable material during creation of Cut and Fill meshes. This allows distinct values for "Removed Only" and "Removed and Replaced" unsuitable materials.

  • Resolved an issue where component display rules that would yield incorrect results.

  • Corrected corridor performance with specific data sets.

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Added ability to place cells (North Arrows) on Plan Drawing Models.
  • Vertical alignment elevations are displayed on plan alignment annotations.

Subsurface Utilities Enhancements

  • This version uses Haestad version 10.01.01.04 and includes the cumulative patch set as of 09/19/18.
  • Tabular annotation functionality is now available for Subsurface Utilities profile drawings. This uses Text Favourites, which can already be used for plan annotation, to provide both the value and the formatting for the annotation.
  • The 2D cell that is used to draw a node in plan is now drawn using all of the elements in the cell, including text, hatching, etc. Previously, only a subset of the elements that the cell contained were drawn.
  • If a storm or sanitary element is selected in the graphics, or anywhere else (such as the properties of a scenario) that displays information in the Hydraulic Analysis tab of Utility Properties, then this tab is now automatically displayed above the Subsurface Utilities tab.

Technology Preview Enhancements

  • Added a Geometry Builder and Editor to create parcels and plats.
  • Creation of a Mass Haul diagram based on the 3D prismoidal Cut and Fill meshes.
  • Create HEC-RAS format to export data for further stream and river analysis.
  • Export 3D models to IFC format. (Based on IFC4 schema 2 and the viewer needs to support that version.)
  • Add internal and single Station Equations.
  • Asset Manager.
  • Text Favorite Manager.
  • Export to MaXML.

Previous OpenRoads Designer versions

2018 Release 2 (formerly know as Update 4)

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform to Update 10 CONNECT Edition (V10.10.00.23). The corresponding MicroStation version is (V10.010.00.23).
  • Includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 10.
  • Includes Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition Update 2 (V10.08.00.22).
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CONNECT Edition Update 1 (V10.01.01.06).
  • Support for following ProjectWise Connect Edition (V10.00.03.49) & (V10.00.03.14X).

Survey Enhancements

  • Added utility to merge field books.
  • Ability to create a linear chain by keying in a point list to create a survey chain (Example, AC100-AC109, AC100-AC101,AC104-AC106, etcetera.)
  • Ability to display survey decorators into individual quadrants, mimicking behavior in (SELECTseries 4).
  • Ability to place Survey Point as a cell on the level of element template called by the Feature Definition when the cell was defined with elements on "Default" level. This mimics MicroStation behavior and allows one cell definition to be used when survey points need to be on different levels.
  • Added a Close RECT command.

Terrain Enhancements

  • Sight Visibility tool is enhanced to use the alignment's speed table to calculate the instantaneous speed at a given station.
  • Sight Visibility tool now allows analysis to be done via equations.
  • Aquaplaning tool now previews flowlines and allows the acceptance of the results.
  • Aquaplaning now allows the ability to select a manual trace slope graphic.

Geometry Enhancements

  • All Geometry Points are given a name and now include a description field.
  • Geometry elements snapped to geometry points now show the point name under element information.
  • Horizontal and Vertical Table Editors have been move from Tech Preview to Commercial Release.

Modeling Enhancements

  • Template components now support arcs and circular components.
  • Target Aliasing that target Linear XY, Z, a XYZ target types now allows you to load all targets in the DGN without adding them as a Corridor Reference. The tool initially loads Corridor References by default.
  • Improved performance on initializing corridor and linear template processing.
  • Additional Volume Options: Unsuitable, Cut, Fill, and Substrata has been added.
  • The Create Cut Fill Volumes tool now takes account of the volume option in the Feature Definition. This also allows the Cut and Fill tool to take account of Unsuitable Materials and automate the population of the Cut and Fill features definitions.
  • Create Cut Fill Volumes has been enhanced to run off featurized meshes. This will allow creation of the cut and fill from the 3D model. It is no longer required to create a terrain model for the proposed rough grade.
  • End Area Volume report based off the 3D model and cross section name boundary group can now be generated.
  • Mass haul report can be generated using the MasshaulTOTIW.xml with End Area Volume report tool.
  • Imported Superelevation Rate Tables can now be viewed and edited in the Create/Edit Superelevation Rule File tool.
  • Added Display Template tool.
  • Ability to Import Template from graphics that contain arcs.

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Ability to place Coordinate Grids on Plan Drawing Models and Sheets.
  • Profile Framed Annotations for Curvature now allows use of the amplitude of the curve based off a ration of the Row Height and the curve.
  • Frame Annotation allows ticks instead of Vertical lines within a Frame Row.
  • Ability to turn off station equation name from annotated alignment and labels.
  • Ability to place labels view independent is added.

Tech Preview

  • Asset Manager (Tech Preview).
  • Text Favorite Manager (Tech Preview).
  • Export to MAXML (Tech Preview).

Update 3

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform to Update 8 (V10.08.00.34). The corresponding MicroStation version is V10.08.00.37.
  • Includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 4.
  • Includes Bentley Descartes CONNECT Edition Update 2 (V10.06.00.32).
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CONNECT Edition Update 1 (V10.01.01.03) .
  • Transform tool to allow relocation of terrain models, geometry points, horizontal and vertical geometry, and graphics.
  • Added configuration to modify geometry point and curve set abbreviations to quickly meet local and or client's requirements. This configuration will modify these abbreviations during annotation and reporting. For more information refer to:
    • C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenRoads Designer CE\Configuration\Organization-Civil\_Civil Default Standards - Imperial.cfg
    • C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenRoads Designer CE\Configuration\Organization-Civil\_Civil Default Standards - Metric.cfg
  • Project upgrade of Civil (SELECTseries 4) data to OpenRoads Designer Update 3 (Technology Preview) .
  • Corrected discontinuous linestring appearing as continuous line strings when DGN is >Saves as DWG.
  • Include addition station formats under Settings > File > Design File Settings > Civil Formatting.
  • Delivery of an OpenRoads SDK.

Survey Enhancements

  • Added support to import MX INP files.
  • Reporting for survey reductions now includes ability to report prior to adjustments made.
  • Attached Survey Dgnlibs properties are now exposed in Explorer and Properties.
  • Allow import of SDR files with over 16 characters.
  • Allow import Leica GSI files.
  • Resolved a PC JPT code making a curve instead of a line.
  • Fix to correct decorator labels from moving from observation.

Terrain Enhancements

  • Includes a Sight Visibility tool with reporting.
  • Point Checking tool was added to interrogate terrain model vs 3D linestings and report on the variance between the two.

Geometry Enhancements

  • Added a Tabular Editor for horizontal and vertical geometry (Technology Preview).
  • Horizontal Offset tool includes a toggle to remove the offset rule at placement.
  • Allow ability to trim and extend to base elements of a complex. This facilitates defining a new path with the Redefine Complex command.
  • Ability to add a Speed table(s) to horizontal geometry.
  • Corrected the Vertical > Line to element to tool to correctly track the vertical offset of the element.
  • Import LandXML now honors regional decimal settings.
  • Export LandXML will now include the active profile if the profile is not named.
  • Import of a GPK was adding an additional station equation erroneously has been resolved.
  • Addressed crash with use Civil Accudraw>Profile/Offset tool.
  • The Auto Annotation toggled is now honored when the Set Feature Definition tool is used.

Modeling Enhancements

  • Point Control's pick list now includes all Null Points even if the corridor feature definition has Null points off.
  • Target Aliasing dialog now includes toggles to load all targets for XY, XYZ, and Z target types. This allows selecting of aliases that are not Corridor References.
  • Ability to Create 3D slice of the model in profile view is now a General Access tool.
  • New tool to Create 3D slice via 2 points to limit station and elevation range of the "3D SLICE of the model" in profile view.
  • Editing of template points in the ITL has been optimized in opening Point properties dialog, this eliminates delay on opening with large workspaces.
  • Corrected placement of Surface template components when terrain model originates from metric in an imperial data set.
  • Fixed linear templates to accept corridor references to drive feature definition constraints.
  • Overlay Vertical Adjustment tool will recognize corridors in referenced DGN file.
  • Overlay components now report a volume in properties.
  • Resolved crash when deleting template points in a specific way with specific data.
  • Fixed Corridor Object > Template Drops to show up in red text when local copy differs from ITL file.
  • Resolved Dynamic section not honoring use Current Offsets.

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Added Superelevation diagram to Tabular data in Profile sheets.
  • Added property to annotations to be view independent, to control text rotation in Design, Drawing, and Sheet models.
  • Profile frame annotation now includes horizontal curvature.
  • Added the ability for named boundaries to inherit symbology from sheet seeds.
  • Annotation of vertical curve types were reversed for the corresponding vertical geometry (Sag/Crest).
  • Added the ability to select a text favorite for station and datum labels for the cross section grid, allowing to customize the format and precision of stationing and elevation.
  • Added the ability to select a text favorite for station and datum labels in profiles, allowing to customize the format and precision of stationing and elevation.
  • Corrected placement of named boundaries when the DGN has different UORs than sheet seed DGNLIB file.
  • Corrected Annotation spacing when different UORs are used.
  • Corrected filtering of valid cross section segments from annotation.

Subsurface Utilities Enhancement

This version of Subsurface Utilities is based on the Haestad CONNECT Edition Update 1 release (10.01.00.70).

Hydraulics & Hydrology Enhancements

  • The New Storm Event Scenarios tool that was introduced in Update 2 has been enhanced. It now lets you choose the return periods and durations to use from IDF storm data, and converts it into rainfall depths, before creating the storm events, scenarios, alternatives and calculation options required for simulations.
  • Support has been added for the UK Flood Estimation Handbook rainfall data, which can be calculated by specifying appropriate values for the six catchment descriptors. This calculates IDF data, which can then be used in combination with an appropriate storm profile to create rainfall data for use in simulations.
  • Support has been added for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology rainfall data, which can be downloaded as a CSV file. This provides IDF data (DDF data is automatically converted) which can then be used in combination with an appropriate storm profile to create rainfall data for use in simulations.
  • Additional return periods can now be added to the UK Flood Studies Report and Flood Estimation Handbook IDF storm data formats. A 75-year return period is now added automatically.
  • Storm event data now stores the name of the library and storm profile used to create it, to make it easier to see how it was created.
  • The ability to sort relevant hydraulic FlexTables in dendritic order has been added.

Modeling Enhancement

Feature definitions for hydraulic (storm and sanitary) elements now support the selection of a subset of the available User Data Extensions (UDX). As an example of how you might use this, you could set up two UDX fields for pipe bedding - one for carrier drains and one for filter drains - and choose the appropriate one for each conduit feature definition. This would ensure that only the valid bedding types are available for each type of conduit.

Defects

  1. Several issues have been addressed in the functionality for conduits that follow a terrain model, such as Communications ducts.
  2. Issues have been addressed when changing the start or stop node for a conduit, and to ensure that the profile model correctly reflects the new node data.
  3. Issues have been addressed to prevent the top of a node being raised above the referenced terrain model or mesh, and also to ensure that the bottom of a node is correctly updated when the size of a conduit is changed.
  4. An issue that could cause an incorrect longitudinal slope to be set for a catch basin, when placed relative to a mesh, has been resolved. In this version, a catch basin placed relative to a mesh or a terrain model will take its longitudinal slope from that surface. If you want the longitudinal slope to be read from a linear element, such as a gutter or kerb line, then select that as the reference for elevation.
  5. Functionality was introduced in Update 2 that allowed a node feature definition that only uses a single cell (such as a headwall) to support two elevation points, so that separate ground and invert levels could be assigned to it. Whilst this worked for nodes that were placed, relative to a terrain model, it did not work for nodes that were placed with a typed in elevation, which has now been addressed.
  6. An issue has been addressed that was causing the display of hidden parts of a cell. This issue occurred if the cell was created using Boolean operations in MicroStation V8i, and the option to retain the original elements was set. For cells created in MicroStation CONNECT Edition, the original elements are always retained. Either way, a cell that looked correct in MicroStation would not look correct when placed as part of a node.
  7. The extruded part of a node now correctly uses the material defined in the element template for the bottom cell.
  8. An exception that occurred if a material attached to a cell could not be found has been resolved.

Update 2

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform to Update 7. Refer to MicroStation Help - What's New for more information.
  • Update of Bentley Descartes Connect Edition Update 2.
  • Update of gINT Civil Tools CE Update 1.
  • Installer now uses OnDemand technology.

Survey Enhancements

  • Addition of topographic Survey Functionality.

Terrain Enhancements

  • Aquaplaning functionality (Technology preview).

Geometry Enhancements

  • Simplify Geometry tool for removal of intervals and external referencing rules for horizontal and vertical geometries.
  • Enhanced Redefine Complex and added the capability for vertical geometry.
  • Ability to un-rule Snaps on placement and to remove snap after placement.
  • Ability to import/export GENIO format.
  • Added the ability to create dynamic profile slice through a 3D model and display in a profile view (Technical Preview).
  • Feature Definition drop down list is now resizable.

Modeling Enhancements

  • Expanded the Rollover constraint to allow conditional results for reference slope over ranges.
  • Enhanced the Edit Superelevation Rule File tool.
  • Added additional global variables for curve adjustments in superelevation.
  • Automatic referencing of 3D model now has Enable Snaps on by default.
  • Added the ability to target and profile a ground extracted reality mesh (Technology Preview).

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Added Tabular data to Cross Section and Profile sheets.
  • Added slope indicator and tad poles.
  • Added method to create rectangular Named Boundaries for plan sheets.
  • Added customizable spacing of Cross sections on cross section sheets.

Subsurface Utilities Enhancement

  • Now calculates the one-dimensional flow paths and ponds created by overflows.
  • The Civil Profile Model now shows the Hydraulic and Energy Grade Lines for hydraulic conduits.
  • The Haestad Cross Section and Channel element types have been implemented.
  • Support for different ground and invert elevations for nodes which are modelled using a single 3D cell, such as a headwall.
  • The Set Feature Definition command now can be used for node, conduit, and catchment element types.
  • New command to find the critical storm event from many scenarios.
  • The ability to import and export the WinDes MDX file format .
  • Support for the UK Time of Entry calculation method.
  • Now supports the same waste water node types as SewerCAD and SewerGEMS to help with the hydraulic design of sanitary systems.
  • New functionality has been added to only use the Haestad sizes for hydraulic conduits. Previously the sizes set in the conduit table in the feature definition were used when a conduit was placed, and the Haestad sizes were used by the hydraulics calculations. Refer to Subsubsurface Utilities Help - What's New for more information.