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OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition, Update 4.1 (v10.04.01.26)

The OpenBuildings product team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition Update 4.1 (v10.04.01.26) through the Bentley CONNECT Center, Software Downloads Portal, or the desktop CONNECTION Client.

This version incorporates user-requested fixes and enhancements. It also includes security fixes and updates from MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17.1.

The product is available in German and English and contains six localized datasets - German DIN, Neutral Metric, British Standard, Netherlands, USA (Imperial + Metric). The German dataset is optimized according to German DIN building standards.

What's New Highlights for Update 4.1 (v10.04.01.26)

  • Integrated MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17.1
    • OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition Update 4.1 includes the full MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17.1 functionality except for the Technology Preview Features. More information on the new functionality in MicroStation CONNECT Edition can be found in the OpenBuildings Speedikon Help and Readme.
    • The default level present in every dgn file is now also called "Default" in the German version and no longer "Standard". Due to this change, elements on these levels are also displayed in the drawing module.

  • Clash detection included for free
    • Clash detection is now included for free in OpenBuildings Speedikon.
    • With clash detection, you can easily identify and view conflicts between components of different disciplines. The ability to identify and resolve clashes at the design stage helps avoid costly changes and errors and reduces construction costs.
    • You can interactively and graphically review, annotate, and mark clashes and assign conflicts for rework. Clash results can be grouped and exported to a GPS system or Excel spreadsheet.
    • You start clash detection using the corresponding command in the Data/Reports tab of the Speedikon Floor Plan, Section/Elevation, Speedikon Drawing and 3D Construction workflows, or from the Collaborate tab in all other workflows.

  • Security Improvements
    • This release also includes the latest Speedikon and MicroStation security improvements. The details will be found on our Trust Center website under Security > CVE Program. 

  • ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Support
    • OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition Update 4.1 is compatible with ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.4 and Update 4. ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 4 is not yet released. You will find more information here.

Update via the CONNECTION Client:

If you have OpenBuildings Speedikon already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install OpenBuildings Speedikon, Update 4.1 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 4.1. If you go directly to Software-Downloads, you will be right at point 5:

  1. Sign in to
  2. At the top of the page click SUPPORT.
  3. Click Download Software and log in.
  4. On the "Software Downloads" page search for "OpenBuildings Speedikon" and select Update 4.1.
  5. Select the language, hit Apply, and then click 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 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 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 OpenBuildings Designer that also includes an OpenBuildings Speedikon license as a “child”. Simply install the latest OpenBuildings Designer from Software Downloads. Select your desired language and click ApplyYou can easily update an older installed version. 


SES Licensing - OpenBuildings Speedikon CONNECT Edition uses SES licensing via the CONNECTION client. Further information can be found in the Speedikon FAQ and here.

Further notes

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 4.

The OpenBuildings Speedikon released versions list provides an overview with links and information about release date, supported ProjectWise versions and operating systems, help and readme files and much more.

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