CONNECT Edition Update 3 release for WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, WaterOPS, and HAMMER

We are pleased to announce the availability of CONNECT Edition Update 3 (build of the following Bentley OpenFlows products:

WaterGEMS CONNECT Edition Update 3 (
WaterCAD CONNECT Edition Update 3 (
HAMMER CONNECT Edition Update 3 (
WaterOPS CONNECT Edition Update 3 (

Licensed SELECT and ELS subscribers can upgrade to these new releases at no additional cost. they include enhancements and new features to help you be more successful with your hydraulics and hydrology modeling projects. Below are some of the highlights.

WaterGEMS for ArcGIS Pro

WaterGEMS CONNECT Edition Update 3 (build will now integration with ArcGIS Pro. With WaterGEMS for ArcGIS Pro, you can utilize a WaterGEMS model while being able to take advantage of native ArcGIS Pro functionality.

A brief overview on WaterGEMS for ArcGIS Pro can be found here: Overview of WaterGEMS for ArcGIS Pro.


Modulating FCVs and PSVs

Along with the existing ability to model modulating PRVs, you can now model modulating FCVs and PSVs in a transient simulation using HAMMER. Details on this can be found in the following link: Using Modulating PRV, PSV or FCV during a transient simulation

Display Specific Speed Range for Turbines

There are three predefined turbine curves available. Each curve can be used by turbines with specific speed in a certain range. The range information for a turbine specific speed selection is now available in the Properties grid and Turbine FlexTable.

For more information on turbines, see the following link: Modeling Reference - Turbines.

All Water Products

Model Compatibility
Stability enhancements and fixes to reported issues

This release integrates with MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 10 and V8i SELECTseries 4. This release supports integration with AutoCAD 2019, 2020, and 2021 (32 bit/64 bit). 

WaterGEMS now supports integration with ArcGIS Pro 2.6. WaterGEMS and HAMMER supports ArcMap integration supports up to version 10.8. See more on ArcGIS Pro integration here.

See the "What's New" articles below for more information on the enhancements and features introduced with this release:

What's new in WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, and WaterOPS CONNECT Edition Update 3.2 – Build 10.03.02.XX

What's new in HAMMER CONNECT Edition Update 3.2 - Build 10.03.02.XX

For more information on downloading this release, please see the following article:

Downloading OpenFlow Software

Happy modeling, 

Bentley Technical Support Team