New CONNECT Edition release for OpenFlows products

We are pleased to announce the availability of CONNECT Edition Update 3 (build 10.03.04.xx 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 (
SewerGEMS CONNECT Edition Update 3 (
SewerCAD CONNECT Edition Update 3 (
StormCAD CONNECT Edition Update 3 (
CivilStorm CONNECT Edition Update 3 (
SewerOPS 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 and WaterCAD

Updates to Automated Fire Flow

Further refinements to the automated fire flow workflow have been added to WaterGEMS and WaterCAD. The “Fire Flow Status” field has been added to the Fire Flow Node Table as a default. In addition, during a fire flow run the Fire Flow Node Table will be filtered to only display the nodes included in the Fire Flow Nodes pulldown menu in the Fire Flow alternative.

The Calculation Summary has also been updated to display fire flow statistics, such as the number of nodes that passed or failed. You can also directly access the Fire Flow Node Table and the Fire Flow Results Browser from the Calculation Summary during fire flow runs.

More information on these features and automated fire flow can be found here: Understanding Automated Fire Flow Results.


Updates to Extended Node reporting in Transient Results Viewer

Results for additional elements now available in the Extended Node Data tab of the Transient Results Viewer. This data was previously available in the Transient Analysis Detailed Report. With these results now available in the Transient Results Viewer, you can now more easily view these results in graphical and numerical formats.

The following elements and results have been included:

Air Valves - Air Volume, Air Head, and Free Air Flow Out

Valves - Valve Percentage Closure, HGL (To), HGL (From), and Flow

Surge Tanks - Level, Inflow, Spill Rate

More information on the Extended Node Data tab can be found here: How to view extended node transient results for HAMMER elements.

Storm-Sewer Products

MicroStation CONNECT Edition integration

SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, SeweCAD, and StormCAD will now integration with MicroStation CONNECT Edition. If a compatible version of MicroStation CONNECT Edition is already installed on the computer when you install the OpenFlows storm and sewer product, the products will automatically integrate. You can also integrate the products by running the “Integrate with AutoCAD, MicroStation, ArcGIS” option from the Start menu on your computer.

All Products

AutoCAD 2022 integration

This release of the products will integrate with AutoCAD 2022.

Bing Maps transparency settings

You can now adjust the transparency of a Bing Maps background file. If you have an existing model, you will also be able to edit existing Bing Maps background to adjust the transparency.

See this link for more information on using Bing Maps background maps: Using Bing Maps as a Background.

Select toolbar placement maintained

The Select toolbar used in features like Active Topology selection and graphs will no longer reset to the middle of the drawing when it is opened. The location it was placed will be maintained on subsequent opening of the Select toolbar.

This release integrates with MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 10 and V8i SELECTseries 4. The storm and sewer products also support MicroStation CONNECT Edition.

This release supports integration with AutoCAD 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 (32 bit/64 bit). 

WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS supports integration with ArcGIS Pro 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8. WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, and HAMMER supports ArcMap integration supports up to version 10.8. See more on ArcGIS Pro integration here.

Models saved in earlier versions of the OpenFlows products can be opened other versions of 10.03.XX.XX.

As with all new versions, this release includes fixes to various user-reported issues from the previous release, providing an overall more stable experience.

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 3.4 – Build

What's new in HAMMER CONNECT Edition Update 3.4 - Build

What’s new in SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, SewerCAD, StormCAD, and SewerOPS CONNECT Edition Update 3.4 – Build

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

Downloading OpenFlow Software

Please use our forum to discuss any questions or feedback you have about this release.

Happy modeling!

Bentley Technical Support