Performance Enhancement in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14 - Miscellaneous Performance Improvement

In this blog you will find a variety of performance improvement that were made in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14.


The test data has been accumulated based on machines with multiple processors and an average of the same has been drawn to run the study. MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14 has shown substantial improvement in the numbers compared to Update 13.

Following are the specifications that were used for the test in both the instance.



Windows OS

Windows 10 Enterprise


Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1660 v3 @ 3.00GHz, 3001 Mhz (Megahertz), 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)


64 GB

Page File Size

9.50 GB

Graphic Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980


We have made use of both MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13 and Update 14 respectively.

Chart Content: The chart below represents the various datasets used from multiple verticals showing the time required for operations in Update 13 and Update 14.


Modify solids feature is used to modify a parametric solid of feature by editing the parameters used to create it. When changes are made, the solid or feature is regenerated to reflect the new values. In the previous update, the time taken to load all solids with multiple features was comparatively higher than Update 14. Refer to the graph below. This improvement is also applicable for any new features created on specific Parametric Solid.



STEP file (*.stp) is a file format interactively used in 3D files for MicroStation. With MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14, the time taken to import a STEP (.stp) file has reduced compared to Update 13.

With improved changes in the current update, we have a lot more in store for the next Update. If you want us to test any specific datasets that you are working with or wish to suggest scenarios that we can test for similar performance study, please feel free to comment or connect with us.

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