The OpenBuildings product team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 8 (v10.08.00.44) through the Bentley CONNECT Center, Software Downloads portal, or the desktop CONNECTION Client.
This release includes language and regional dataset support for eight (8) language count - Czech, Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and includes seventeen (17) regional datasets - Australia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, ISO19650, Neutral Metric, New Zealand, Russian, Singapore, Spain, Swedish, United Kingdom, United States (Imperial and Metric).
This version incorporates several new productivity enhancements and user-requested fixes. It also includes updates from MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15.1. Please refer to the "What's New Highlights" section below for some of the product updates and enhancements.
GenerativeComponents, Update 8 (v10.08.00.40) is available as a companion feature. This computational design platform can easily be included as part of any deployment of OpenBuildings Designer.
OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition - This release also introduces OpenBuildings Station Designer as a new companion feature during installation.
Watch the video to experience the powerful new capabilities that OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition Update 8 has to offer.
What's New Highlights for OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 8 (v10.08.00.44)
OpenBuildings Designer Update 7 introduced a new type of structural element that uses the shape libraries included with ProStructures. A drawback of this was that existing XML-format libraries no longer worked with the new tools. To correct this issue, Update 8 includes two new functions:
OpenBuildings Energy Simulator Updates
GenerativeComponents Companion Feature CONNECT Edition Update 8
Known Issues in OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition Update 8
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 8from 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.
If you have a version of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition installed on your computer, then OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 8 will be advertised as an update from the CONNECTION Client. However, if you are transitioning from AECOsim Building Designer to OpenBuildings Designer it is recommended that you first uninstall AECOsim Building Designer and then install OpenBuildings Designer. If you proceed with the update, it will replace any earlier versions of the product, but the root directories. \Program Files\Bentley\AECOSim CONNECT Edition and ..\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition will remain branded AECOsim instead of OpenBuildings. Please see the following wiki for more information about making the transition from AECOsim Building Designer to OpenBuildings Designer -> Installation options for OpenBuildings Designer
Download from the CONNECT Center > Software Downloads: (Recommended)
If you would like the full installation of OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition Update 8, please follow these steps to download it from Fulfillment Center:
Software Downloads can also be accessed through the desktop CONNECTION Client. Open the CONNECTION Client from the system tray and click on [CONNECT 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.