Haestad Product Line: New Version Release of CivilStorm V8i

We are happy to announce that Bentley CivilStorm V8i SELECTseries 3 is now available for download on selectservices.bentley.com (build SELECT subscribers can log in and download the new product directly from Bentley's website. This is a significant release with a number of key new features. Highlights of these features include:

Common file format with other Bentley's sewer and stormwater products:

With SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD's new unified file format, the .stws file replaces the .swg, swc, csd and .stc files. This common file format makes modeling teams’ workflows more efficient, since a model created in any one of these products can now be seamlessly opened and edited in another.

Updated support for MicroStation and AutoCAD platforms:

You can run CivilStorm from within MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) or AutoCAD 2012 and 2013 (32- and 64-bit).

i-model publishing:

CivilStorm can now publish i-models (containers for the open exchange of infrastructure information) in 2D or 3D.

Multiple solvers:

The StormCAD solver (Gradually Varied Flow-Rational) is now included in CivilStorm, making it easier to compute StormCAD models in CivilStorm.

Constraint based design:

CivilStorm now offers constraint-based design capabilities for sanitary and storm sewers through the GFV-Rational Solver.

LID elements:

Low-impact development (LID) controls can now be analyzed in CivilStorm.

Enhanded element type support:

New gutter shapes, v-shaped and parabolic gutters, are now available in CivilStorm. A new gutter and cross section catalog referencing is now supported in CivilStorm.

Keyword search in property grid:

Users can find the property they want quickly in the property grid using keyword search.

See the What’s New page for more: http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/CivilStorm/Whats-new.htm. Additional information on the items above and other new or updated features will be included in a "What's New" TechNote which will be available soon from the Hydraulics and Hydrology TechNotes and FAQs page (http://communities.bentley.com/products/hydraulics___hydrology/w/hydraulics_and_hydrology__wiki/selectsupport-technotes-and-faqs.aspx).

(Note that the SELECTseries 3 relear of SewerCAD will follow in the soon.)