Performance Enhancement in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15 - Element Selection Improvement

With MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15, the Element Selection tool has shown significant improvement with its drag-and-select method of selecting elements. Previously, it took longer to select the elements as compared to Update 14. The “Ctrl+A” method of selecting the elements in your design is still at its maximum ability and has shown no delays.

The test data has been collected based on machines with multiple processors and an average has been drawn to analyze the testing. MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15 has shown a considerable climb in the graph as compared to Update 14.

The load time for the Selection set in Update 14 was trending at an average of 76 seconds and now with Update 15, it has come down to 25 seconds.

Mentioned below are the machine specifications that were utilized for the test.



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 14 and Update 15 respectively.

Chart Content: The chart below represents the various datasets used from various platforms showing the time required to select elements for the Element Selection tool in Update 14 and Update 15.


Update 14

Update 15

Dataset 1- Electric



Dataset 2 - Plant



Dataset 3 - Structural



Dataset 4 - Plant



Dataset 5 - General



The objective of this study is to help our users understand the difference in the time required for Selection improvement. To obtain the graph, the average loading time was considered on conducting the tests multiple times. The datasets used for the tests are from different verticals which help in evaluating the performance in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14 and Update 15.

Graph Content:

  • X Axis: Dataset
  • Y Axis: Time (In Seconds)

The overall viewpoint of this graph is to display the overlapping results between MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14 and Update 15. However, in Dataset – 5 (General) the graph substantially increases in favor of Update 15.

The comparison report for the tests performed were specific to the time required for the Selection of Elements in the Element Selection tool for MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 14 and in Update 15. We are aiming at making performance better for you with every 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 a similar performance study, please feel free to comment or connect with us. 

To see what else is new in Update 15 please read New in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15.

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