New CONNECT Edition release for OpenFlows Water products

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

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

Note: this was initially released as version number and later re-released as version to fix the issue mentioned in this article.

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.

MicroStation CONNECT Edition Integration

Integration with MicroStation CONNECT Edition is now supported with this release of WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, and HAMMER. If there are issues related to integration, see this link: Troubleshooting MicroStation integration.

Updates to Automated Fire Flow

Further refinements to the automated fire flow workflow have been added to WaterGEMS and WaterCAD, including additional details in the Fire Flow Status. If a fire flow node fails, the Fire Flow Status will include better information on the cause of the failure.

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

Compatibility and General Information

This release integrates with MicroStation CONNECT Edition and MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 10. Earlier versions of MicroStation may integrate as well. 

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

WaterGEMS supports integration with ArcGIS Pro 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8. WaterGEMS 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

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