Bentley Map refers to the V8i product line.
OpenCities Map refers to the CONNECT Edition product line.
There are three possibilities to upgrade from V8i to CONNECT Edition:
1. If you own Bentley Map PowerView V8i or Bentley Map V8i or Bentley Map Enterprise V8i:
2. If you own MicroStation V8i and Bentley Map for MicroStation V8i you have two choices:
3. If you own MicroStation V8i and want to purchase Bentley Map for MicroStation V8i:
For pricing information, please contact your account manager.
Bentley Map for MicroStation is was added back as a purchasable item in May 2020.
Previous versions of Map included a layered option to install on an existing seat of MicroStation. This “For MicroStation” layered option was discontinued for a while, but is now available once again. The three available products are: Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) Standalone, Map For MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 10), and the OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition.
If you own MicroStation V8i and Bentley Map for MicroStation V8i you have two choices:
Map stand-alone contains both Map and MicroStation commands found in the layered application.
Yes, but be sure to install it in a different folder.
Please refer to Bentley Support Policy.
There are a number of pages dedicated to the configuration changes. Please refer to the following links:
Subscription Entitlement Service (formerly CONNECT Licensing) was introduced with OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition Update 2 (10.02.00.18) and Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10).
Subscription Entitlement Service does not use activation keys. To enhance security, the licensing requires users become registered in User Management and then sign in with those credentials to access the application. Please refer to the following links:
To distribute installation files to your users, you'll need to create a deployment image. Please refer to the following article for further details:
You'll need to create a deployment image as described in the following article:
Yes, please refer to link in the CAD Managers Guide to CONNECT Edition .
OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition is a 64-bit application. While the DGN file format has not changed, the following will need attention.
Note: If you are running third-party applications in Bentley Map V8i, then please contact the authors directly to ask if they have plans to port their application to OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition.