The OpenBuildings product team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition Update 3 (v10.03.00.15) through the Bentley CONNECT Center, Software Downloads portal, or the desktop CONNECTION Client.
This version incorporates many user-requested fixes. It also includes updates from MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 16.2. Please refer to the "What's New Highlights" section below for some of the product updates and enhancements.
The product is available in two languages - English and German and contains six localized data sets - German DIN, Neutral Metric, British Standard, Netherlands, USA (Imperial + Metric). The German dataset is optimized according to German DIN building standards.
A detailed description of the new features and improvements can be found in the Update Manual and the Help file in chapter New and Changed in CONNECT Edition Update 3.
The recording of the German-language Coffee Corner of May 20, 2022 gives you an excellent one-hour overview of everything you need to know about: What´s new in OpenBuildings Speedikon Update 3
Update via the CONNECTION Client:
If you have OpenBuildings Speedikon already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install OpenBuildings Speedikon, Update 3 from the CONNECTION Client. It will update any earlier version of OpenBuildings Speedikon. Sign-in to 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.
Installation + Configuration:
Please follow these steps to download OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition Update 3. If you go directly to Software-Downloads, you will be right at point 5:
Software Downloads can also be accessed through the desktop CONNECTION Client. Open the CONNECTION Client from the system tray and click CONNECT Center. Scroll down to the "My Services" section and click Software Downloads tile.
Readme and Help Files - Before you install we highly recommend reading To Install OpenBuildings Speedikon. The most important requirements and hints for installation and configuration can be found in the Readme file in the Installation and QuickInstall Guide chapter. For more information, please refer to chapters 1 - 6 of the Update Manual.
Please also refer to the detailed step-by-step description of the installation and configuration.
Bentley LumenRT Designer - The OpenBuildings Speedikon installer now includes Bentley LumenRT Designer CONNECT Edition Update 14 as a companion application. You can use this product free of charge. With LumenRT Designer, you can quickly and easily create compelling visualizations.OpenBuildings Designer - As a Bentley Systems user with an active Speedikon license agreement, you have a license for both OpenBuildings Designer (OBD) and OpenBuildings Speedikon. This allows you to use OpenBuildings Designer at no additional cost. Simply install the latest OpenBuildings Designer from Software Downloads. Select English as the language and click Apply. You can easily update an older installed version of OBD.
LicensingSES Licensing - OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition uses SES licensing via the CONNECTION client. A license of OpenBuildings Speedikon (ID 2831) is required to use the product.
Further information can be found in the Speedikon FAQ and here.
What's New Highlights for OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition, Update 3 (v10.03.00.15)
Integrated MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 16.2 OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition Update 3 includes the full MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 16.2 functionality. More information on the new MicroStation functionality can be found in the Speedikon Help. The MicroStation Help provides information about all CONNECT Edition Updates.
Optimized ribbon interface - The ribbon interface has been optimized and is now controlled by the same technique as in OpenBuildings Designer and MicroStation.
Among other things, this leads to slight speed improvements when opening and switching files compared to previous Speedikon CONNECT Edition versions.
Size of arrow and circle of stair walking line controllableFor stairs, the display of the arrow and circle of the walking line can now be controlled by the view filter depending on the scale. The size of the walking line symbols in the German DIN data set now corresponds to DIN 1356.In the View Filter manual, you will find the new view filter entries in chapter 2.24 STAIR.
Text font display in drawing - Text fonts are now always displayed correctly in the Drawing module.
New features from previous Speedikon CONNECT Edition versions
The feature enhancements from OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition Update 2 and 1 and Speedikon CONNECT Edition (v10.00.00.25) are all included. For more info, see the Update Manual.
The Overview of Speedikon versions displays all Speedikon versions of the past years with information about supported ProjectWise versions, platforms, and operating systems and links to related Forum posts, Help and Readme files.
More detailed information about all innovations can be found in the Help file.