OpenUtilities Substation Help

Migrate V8i Projects to CONNECT Edition


The information below details how to migrate your V8i datasets and projects to the new OpenUtilities Substation CONNECT Edition.

In OpenUtilities Substation V8i, the application relied on its own setup configuration which was stored in the setup.xml file to locate the dataset, connect to the project database, and specify various default settings. In Substation CONNECT Edition, however, this setup.xml is replaced by the native Power Platform configuration system.
Note: Power Platform is the MicroStation core application that underlies the OpenUtilities Substation CONNECT Edition product.

New OpenUtilities Substation configuration variables have been introduced that can be set in any configuration file to achieve the same purposes that the setup.xml served in the V8i versions. See the Configuration Variables topic for a complete listing.

In addition, you may wish to review the Configuration Files topic to learn where these variables can be set to configure the software.

Dataset Migration

In V8i, the dataset was stored in the Substation Data folder which included the following folders:
  • Catalogs
  • Config
  • Databases
  • PageFormat
  • Sample Projects
  • Templates

In Substation CONNECT Edition, these folders have been moved under a Workspace that corresponds to the electrical standard you wish to use which are found here:

C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenUtilities Substation CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\Substation ANSI-IEEE Example\Standards\Substation\

C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenUtilities Substation CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\Substation IEC Example\Standards\Substation\

To migrate your V8i dataset to CONNECT and deploy that dataset to all users within your organization you should refer to the Deployment Guide - Substation CONNECT Edition for details.

Project Migration

Currently there is no method to update a legacy V8i project database to CONNECT. To access your V8i projects in the CONNECT Edition you must follow these steps:
  1. Use the Configuration Assignment Utility to assign a CONNECT configuration to your legacy V8i projects.
  2. Update your V8i project database schema to the CONNECT Edition schema. Refer to the Updating the Project Database Schema section for this.

Updating the Project Database

An administrator can execute the update script file (SQL_UpdateDB.sql) provided with the software on their SQL Server Substation project database. The script file can be found here:

C:\Program Files\Bentley\OpenUtilities Substation CONNECT Edition\Substation\Electrical\SqlScripts

Refer to the Update a Project Database topic for details using this update process.

Alternatively, the user can update the project database from within Promise using the Project Database Utility which is accessed from the Project Manager.