What is Power Platform?

You may come across references to this term in our discussions and documentation. Power Platform is the MicroStation core application that underlies the CONNECT Edition products that are based on MicroStation. In the V8i world we delivered many discipline specific applications that relied upon being installed over specific versions of MicroStation, these have gradually migrated to integrated applications. For instance, the combining of separate Bentley Architecture, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical applications installed on MicroStation into AECOsim Building Designer.

MicroStation itself, PowerDraft and AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Editions are all Power Platform applications based on the same core.

Once a feature or fix is added to the Power Platform it is then available to all the applications based on Power Platform.

This has increased consistency between applications, is fundamental to our update strategy and is part of an ongoing plan to unify similar tools and functions across our applications.