What's new in PondPack CONNECT Edition?

Product(s): PondPack
Area: Other


PondPack CONNECT Edition was first released in August, 2018 as version number

The CONNECT Edition was then re-released in December, 2018 as version to add CONNECT Licensing and support for ProjectWise CONNECT Edition.

PondPack CONNECT Edition introduces the following updates.

What's new?

The CONNECT Edition release includes fixes to issues previously reported in V8i, and ensures that you will have continuous support per the Bentley Support Policy.

Models saved in the CONNECT Edition are still compatible with V8i and vice-versa (you can open a PondPack CONNECT Edition model in PondPack V8i and vice-versa)

Note: if you had installed version (available from ~July 24th, 2018 to August 7th, 2018) and encountered a problem during or after installation, please install a newer version such as

CONNECT Licensing

The release of PondPack introduced CONNECT Licensing, a major advancement in Bentley's product licensing methodology. CONNECT Licensing gives organizations much more control over license usage and reporting, with the capability to establish concurrent use thresholds, groups of users with different levels of access and more. Selecting the license feature level (number of ponds, and whether or not you can integrate with AutoCAD) is also much more clear to the end user. More information on CONNECT Licensing and how it works can be found here: Licensing OpenFlows | Hydraulics and Hydrology Products - CONNECT Licensing

Important note: with CONNECT Licensing, you will need to sign in to the CONNECTION Client (included with installation of PondPack). If you do not currently have an account that is properly linked to your organization, please contact your Site Administrator, who can add you.

The release of PondPack is labeled "Update 2" to be in alignment with the other OpenFlows products (such as WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS), which also introduced CONNECT licensing in their Update 2 release. This way, there is a clear distinction between CONNECT Licensing-enabled versions and older, SELECTserver licensing-enabled versions.

Supported Platforms

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8, 8.1 
  • Windows 7 SP1 
  • Windows Server 2008 / R2 
  • Windows Server 2012


2011 and 2012, 32-bit


Version 08.11.07.XX and 08.11.09.XX


PondPack Supports 08.09.xx.xx and 08.11.xx.xx (link)
PondPack Supports 08.09.xx.x,  08.11.xx.xx and 10.XX.XX.XX (link)

For more information about the supported configurations for PondPack, please see the Platform Compatibility Wiki article.

Silent mode syntax

This version uses newer installation technology similar to CONNECT Edition of the other OpenFlows products, which use a /q switch for silent mode. See: Performing a silent installation for Bentley's Water and Storm/Sewer products

See Also

PondPack TechNotes and FAQs

Downloading OpenFlows | Hydraulics and Hydrology Software

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