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

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 and WaterCAD

Updates to Automated Fire Flow

Enhancements have been included in the automated fire flow calculation type to make it easier to review the results. This includes a “Nodes to Exclude” feature in the Fire Flow alternative, updates to the Fire Flow Results Browser, and additional user notifications related to the fire flow simulation. See the What’s New article below for details on these features.


Check Valve Dynamic Curves

Reverse velocity vs deceleration curves can be included for check valves by choosing the “Dynamic Characteristic Curve” option in the Check Valve Closure Type property field for the check valve element.

More information on check valves can be found here: Modeling Reference – Check Valves.

Time-Based Surge Relief Valve

A user can now define the time for a surge relief valve to open and close by using the Time-Based option for the SRV Type property field.

More information on surge valves can be found here: Modeling Reference – Surge Valves.

All Water Products

Select in Drawing option in Profiles manager

"Add to Selection Set" and "Remove from Selection Set" options in Selection Set manager

IN option included in Query Builder

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 supports integration with ArcGIS Pro 2.6 and 2.7. 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 3.3 – Build

What's new in HAMMER CONNECT Edition Update 3.3 - 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