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OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 7 (v10.07.00.37)

The OpenBuildings product team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 7 (v10.07.00.37) through the Bentley CONNECT Center Software Downloads portal or the desktop CONNECTION Client.
OpenBuildings Station Designer is currently only available in English with a Neutral Metric dataset, and is expected to expand to other languages and regional datasets in future updates. It incorporates all the features and capabilities of OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition Update 7 and MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14. Please refer to the "What's New Highlights" section below for some of the product updates and enhancements.
LEGION Model Builder CONNECT Edition, Update 2 (v10.02.00.29) is available as a companion application (optional installation; license included with OpenBuildings Station Designer) and can be included as part of any deployment of OpenBuildings Station Designer. LEGION Model Builder allows you to create pedestrian simulation scenarios by defining spaces, activities in spaces, and characteristics of people movement to be used as input to LEGION Simulator (optional installation; license not included with OpenBuildings Station Designer). Activities include, but are not limited to, definition of arrival points, destinations, waiting zones, queuing behaviors, stairs, and escalators.
LEGION Simulator CONNECT Edition, Update 2 (v10.02.00.29) is available as a companion application but requires a separate license, which is not included with OpenBuildings Station Designer. LEGION Simulator calculates pedestrian simulations based on LEGION Model Builder scenarios and provides review analysis with movement dot patterns and density heat maps.
OpenBuildings GenerativeComponents CONNECT Edition, Update 7 (v10.07.00.124) is available as a companion feature (optional installation; license included with OpenBuildings Station Designer) and this computational design platform can be included as part of any deployment of OpenBuildings Station Designer. Specialized GenerativeComponents template scripts are included to generate station assets relative to linear alignments utilizing parametric design and change-propagation supporting exploration of design alternatives. Additional information about the template scripts is available through a Bentley Community Wiki page which will also point to training opportunities.

OpenSiteTm Designer CONNECT Edition 2020 Release 2 ( - This release also introduces OpenSite Designer as a new companion application during installation. OpenSite Designer is a new application that employs an open modeling environment for the project delivery of site design projects from concept to completion. The application provides complete detailed design capabilities for rapid site modeling and analysis, earthwork optimization and quantification, drainage and underground utility design, automated project deliverables, and more. OpenSite Designer is currently only available in English.

Update via CONNECTION Client:

If you have OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 7 from the CONNECTION Client. It will replace any earlier versions of the product. Sign into the CONNECTION Client to view and apply your Application updates. If needed, please refer to the CONNECTION Client help for more information on installing the update. 

Download from the CONNECT Center > Software Downloads:

Please follow these steps to download the installation of OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition Update 6 from the Bentley CONNECT Center, Software Downloads portal:

• Sign in to
• At the top of the page click on [SUPPORT]
• On the ‘At Your Service’ page, in the section ‘Manage Your Licenses’, click on [GO TO CONNECT CENTER]
• On the ‘Enterprise Portal’ page, in the section ‘Support Service & Administration Resources’, click on [Software Downloads]
• On the “Software Downloads’ page, filter the available products by the Brand 'OpenBuildings' and then on the ‘OpenBuildings Station Designer’ tile click on [Get Software]
• Filter the available Version by ‘’ and then click on [Download] to download the software

Software Downloads can also be accessed through the desktop CONNECTION Client. Open the CONNECTION Client from the system tray and click on [CONNECTION Center]. Scroll down to the ‘My Services’ section and click on the [Software Downloads] tile.
 Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.

Updating Dataset:

Please remember that upgrading OpenBuildings Station Designer from one version to the next does NOT upgrade the dataset. Datasets are NOT automatically upgraded to preserve project fidelity or any customizations. It is recommended that you make backup copies of your current dataset and allow the upgrade installer to install fresh and current versions of the datasets that can be used as an aid to upgrade any custom versions. Each dataset includes a version to version migration outline for additions, deletions and significant changes.

What's New Highlights for OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 7 (v10.07.00.37)

• Drawing Composition Wizard integration with ProjectWise Design Integration

The Drawing Composition Wizard is the core of the 'Pedestrian Model Prep' workflow. This wizard reduces the level of knowledge needed for users to access Pedestrian Simulation using their project data. The Drawing Composition Wizard will assist with the necessary steps to prepare the models or drawings for import into LEGION Model Builder. This wizard accepts 2D Drawings (in dgn, dwg, and/or dxf format) or 3D Models (Bentley, Revit i-model, or IFC) as input into the wizard and creates a LEGION Model Builder-ready composite layout drawing. The Drawing Composition Wizard is now integrated with ProjectWise Design Integration and supports ProjectWise Managed Configurations.

What's New Highlights for LEGION CONNECT Edition (v10.02.00.29)

Platform - Train Interface (PTI)

The Train Interface (PTI) is moved from[Technology Preview] to commercial release. Note: Platforms defined in Update 1 must be redefined in Update 2, to create the permanent Platform edge/CAD element association.

• "Yellow Line" Enhancement

You can now specify the "yellow line" when drawing a Platform. Involves an extra step in the drawing command, after the option to simplify platform edge vertices. The Platform property dialog has a field for setting the distance from platform edge to yellow line.

• Edit Carriage Data

For train carriages, you can now edit Door Markings and Join Points.

• Naming of Train Carriages Improvements

Previously, the Train Carriage name could not be set without accessing the Save to Catalog dialog, after setting the Carriage properties. In this edition of LEGION Model Builder, the Carriage parameters dialog has new data fields "Name" and "Notes (optional)".

• Train Visualization Improvements

In LEGION Simulator, accessible spaces for Trains are displayed next to their Platform when a Train has arrived, and are hidden when Trains depart.

Platform Edge /CAD association

Platform edge is now permanently associated with one or more CAD elements.

• 'Technology Preview' Feedback

Various improvements and bug fixes based on user feedback from the 'Technology Preview'.

Capacity by Density

Delay Points and Waiting Zones can now accept a desired pedestrian density in place of capacity. For example, Based on 'Fruin Level of Service’, Level C object capacity is then automatically calculated from that density and the object's accessible area. (Note - Fruin Levels of Service (LOS) are a common metric for pedestrian density in venues, on different surfaces (flat ground, stairs, escalators etc.). It also sets a typical pedestrian flow rate for each different LOS.

Social Distancing Enhancements

A variety of modelling and analysis tools have been added, to help modelling environments where social distancing is required.

• Capacity Calculator

Social distancing vastly reduces the capacity of waiting areas. Delay Point and Waiting Zone have a Capacity Calculator to help understand capacity based on social distancing.

• Socially-distanced Waiting Area

Quickly and easily define waiting areas which enforce social distancing between pedestrians.

• Socially-distanced Queue

Quickly and easily define complex queuing structures which enforce social distancing between pedestrians.

• Occupancy Estimator

Understand what social distancing means for maximum occupancy of a venue and its various pedestrian spaces. Use this tool to calculate upper limits of socially-distanced occupancy, and compare with normal Occupancy Ratings.

• Social Distancing Proximity Breach Maps

Show areas of a model where social distancing is not being adhered to, and for how long. Helps identify areas where managed intervention may be needed to enforce social distancing.

• Entity Proximity Indicator

Highlights entities whose socially-distanced personal space is encroached by neighboring entities. Helps identify areas where managed intervention may be needed to enforce social distancing.