You like MicroStation V8i, but…
MicroStation V8i has been in use since it was first released in November of 2008, effectively serving the Bentley user community for many years. It has evolved to become a proven and stable platform, considered by many to be an indispensable part of their design and engineering workflows. However, this technology is over 10 years old and is no longer being updated. And while V8i has met the needs of organizations, and had done so well, the MicroStation CONNECT Edition offers many new enhancements that can speed production and improve workflows. With future development in MicroStation V8i having ceased, you may wonder what to do.
You’ll love the MicroStation CONNECT Edition because…
It is the solid foundation of V8i that the MicroStation CONNECT Edition is built upon. The CONNECT Edition offers many exciting benefits and productivity enhancements that Users will find to be compelling reasons to upgrade their software. Some of these enhancements include:
The MicroStation CONNECT Edition can coexist alongside MicroStation V8i, with both versions being installed on the same workstation. This “parallel installation” allows a User to work on a project using the required version of MicroStation as directed by project or client needs. Existing projects that are far enough along can be completed in V8i (when it makes sense to do so), while new projects can be undertaken using the MicroStation CONNECT Edition.
Some of the benefits of a dual installation include:
The installation of both MicroStation V8i and the MicroStation CONNECT Edition on the same workstation helps ease the adoption of a new software version. This effectively lowers the learning curve by allowing users to become familiar with the MicroStation CONNECT Edition’s interface and updates while continuing to remain productive in existing V8i based projects.
Load the MicroStation CONNECT Edition and begin your CONNECT Edition implementation by initiating a pilot project today!
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