New in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13 - The Help Tab and Removal of Welcome Screen

As a part of the user experience enhancements for better performance, enhanced speed and reliability for the CONNECT Edition, the Welcome Screen has been removed in Update 13. When you launch MicroStation for the first time, you will now see the Work page instead of seeing the Welcome Screen first. This change greatly impacts the performance of the Work page. The Work page includes another enhancement which is faster loading of the WorkSet list. When you have several WorkSets, it takes a while before the WorkSet list gets populated. Faster loading of the WorkSet list will save you significant time.

The contents of the Welcome Screen, like the delivered examples section and the social media links have now been made conveniently accessible from the new Help tab instead of the Welcome page.

The Help tab was previously called the CONNECT Services tab and is available in the Drawing, Modeling, Visualization and Admin workflows. This tab consolidates the following:

  • Help Contents
  • CONNECT Advisor
  • Feedback
  • Examples
  • Social Media links

The Help tab acts as a unified location for multiple tools that were previously scattered in the interface. For users who are new to the CONNECT Edition’s user interface and the ribbon, changes like these are intended to ease their workflow and help them transition smoothly.

The MicroStation CONNECT Edition user interface is under continuous improvement and will benefit from many future design changes. The idea is to make your workflows smoother and more efficient. If you have suggestions on how we can further improve the user interface or if you wish to leave feedback on your experience with the above changes, feel free to comment.

Also, if you wish to speak with a Bentley expert about making the move to MicroStation CONNECT Edition, please complete this form to have someone from Bentley contact you to provide assistance and advice.