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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 are being renamed as OpenCities Map.
The following table lists OpenCities Map CONNECT Editions which are built with the PowerPlatform. PowerPlatform 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 PowerPlatform. 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. 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: OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition x64 10.02.00.xx and 10.03.00.xx , licensing is handled with Subscription Entitlement Service (formerly known as CONNECT Licensing) which does not use activation keys. Product 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 month/day/year 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.
*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 SS10 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 SS10 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 your organization installs the latest version of OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition (*). But, if your organization needs more time to sequence your CONNECT Edition upgrade, Bentley Map V8i SS10 provides additional flexibility and ensures you can continue to use supported software.
Bentley Map V8i SS10 offers these capabilities:
(*) The CONNECT Edition of Bentley Map has been renamed to OpenCities Map.