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This page contains information about V8i and CONNECT Editions: version numbers, release dates, CONNECT Licensing, V8i dependencies and V8i prerequisites. The CONNECT Editions of Bentley Map have been renamed as OpenCities Map.
The following table lists OpenCities Map CONNECT Editions which are built with the PowerPlatform. Power Platform is the MicroStation core application that underlies the CONNECT Edition products that are based on MicroStation. Once a feature or fix is added to the Power Platform, it's available to all the applications based on Power Platform. This has increased consistency between applications, is fundamental to Bentley's update strategy and is part of an ongoing plan to unify similar tools and functions across Bentley applications.
Important note regarding OpenCities Map for MicroStation: Beginning with the CONNECT Edition, OpenCities Map is now a standalone product and is not available as a layered application for MicroStation CONNECT. For Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) the For MicroStation edition has been returned as available to purchase and download. For further information, please refer to the question How can I upgrade from V8i to CONNECT Edition? in the CONNECT Edition FAQ
Important note regarding licensing: Starting with OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition x64 10.02.00.xx, licensing is handled with Subscription Entitlement Service which does not use activation keys. Products with Subscription Entitlement Service is indicated with (SES). To enhance security, the licensing requires that you become registered in User Management and then sign in with those credentials to access the application. For more information on licensing, please refer to Subscription Entitlement Service (formerly CONNECT Licensing). For detailed instructions on the user registration and sign-in process, refer to Bentley User Registration and Sign-in.
Dates are in Year-Month-Date format.
The following tables lists the Bentley Map V8i versions with their corresponding MicroStation versions they were released with.
It's important to combine the Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries) "For MicroStation" edition with its corresponding MicroStation version. This allows you to take advantage of changes that were introduced into each product during the update cycle. V8i (SELECTseries) generation products should be installed together. However, within (SELECTseries) product release, newer versions of Bentley Map are compatible with older versions of MicroStation. In some cases, older versions of Bentley Map are compatible with newer versions of MicroStation. To maintain the integrity and supported functionality, the corresponding version of MicroStation should be installed at the same time.
Dates are in month/day/year format.
*Important Note - The updated version of Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) provides new flexibility for organizations that require Windows 10 Readiness and privacy and security compliance while they sequence their upgrade to the CONNECT Edition.
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) is a simple and transparent installation for Bentley Map V8i users with no file format change with complete fidelity of existing workspaces and MDL customizations. Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) consolidates all enhancements and updates of previous SELECTseries releases and offers an extended support period for V8i users:
This version only includes Subscription Entitlement Service (formerly known as CONNECT Licensing) for users who have chosen to delay upgrading to the latest OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition. Subscription Entitlement Service is not supported by SELECT activation key(s). Subscription Entitlement Service features new behavior to enhance your organization's user administration and security with mandatory user sign-in via CONNECTION Client to access the application. If you are already signed in to the CONNECTION Client, you have met this prerequisite. If you have not, please refer to the Administrator's Resource Center and/or contact your administrator for assistance in the registration and sign-in process.
We recommend that you install the latest version of OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition (*). But, if your organization needs more time to sequence your CONNECT Edition upgrade, Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) provides additional flexibility and ensures you can continue to use supported software. Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) offers these capabilities:
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) was initially only available as a stand-alone product. Beginning in May 2020 the product may once again be purchased and downloaded for use For MicroStation.
The available products are now: Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) Standalone, Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) For MicroStation, and the Map CONNECT edition.
The policy of trading-in a license is no longer necessary, but may be beneficial to some Users:
If you own MicroStation V8i and Bentley Map for MicroStation V8i you have two choices:
You can decide to exchange your Bentley Map for MicroStation V8i license for a OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition license. There is no cost for this license exchange however the price of SELECT will increase.
Or, you can decide to exchange both the MicroStation V8i and Bentley Map for MicroStation V8i licenses for one license of OpenCities Map Enterprise CONNECT Edition. There is no cost for this exchange, however the price of SELECT will increase
Map stand-alone contains both Map and MicroStation commands found In the layered application.
(*) The CONNECT Edition of Bentley Map has been renamed to OpenCities Map.
Bentley Map For MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 10) (SES) 08.11.09.920
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) (SES) 08.11.09.920
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) (SES) 08.11.09.914
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 10) (SES) 08.11.09.908
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.882 Update 10
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.862 Update 8
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.836 Update 7
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.834 Update 6
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.805 Update 5
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.763 Update 4
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.713 Update 3
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.666 Update 2
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.615 Update 1
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 4) 08.11.09.503
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 3) 08.11.09.107
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 3) 08.11.09.91
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 2) 08.11.07.434
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 1) 08.11.07.113
Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 1) 08.11.07.87
Bentley Map V8i 08.11.05.49