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 the 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 V8i for MicroStation:
For pricing information, please contact your account manager.
Bentley Map V8i 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.
If you own MicroStation V8i and Bentley Map V8i for MicroStation you have two choices:
Map Standalone contains both Map and MicroStation commands found in the layered "For MicroStation" application.
Yes, but be sure to install it in a different folder. You may use both editions on the same computer, but take care not to use them simultaneously. Doing so would invalidate the SELECT Support Agreement, and possibly incur additional fees.
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 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 to be registered in Bentley 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 Advanced 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 the OpenCities Map CONNECT Editions.