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MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 7

The MicroStation product team is pleased to announce the availability of MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 Update 7 ( on Fulfillment Center and for update through the CONNECTION Client. This version of MicroStation CONNECT Edition incorporates a number of new capabilities as well as user requested fixes.  Please refer to the "What's New Highlights" section below for some of the major product updates and enhancements.


If you currently have MicroStation CONNECT Edition already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 7 from the CONNECTION Client. MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 7 will replace any earlier versions of MicroStation CONNECT Editions and update it to MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 7.  Sign into the CONNECTION Client to view and apply your Application updates.   If needed, please refer to the CONNECTION Client help for more information on installing the update.


If you would like the setup executable of MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 (Full) Update 7, please follow these steps to download it from Fulfillment Center:
    1. Sign in to
    2. Browse to Support
    3. Select Go To CONNECTION Center                   
    4. Choose Software Downloads from "My Support"
    5. Select the Brand MicroStation and then select the Generation of CONNECT Edition.
    6. Download the latest release by clicking on the arrow to expand the selection and then on MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 Update 7 version

Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.

What's New Highlights

Bing Maps Background Map

MicroStation now simplifies use of Bing Map data for CONNECTED users.  You can set the background maps from the View Attributes dialog in the Background Map section. The simplified method allows a street map, aerial imagery, or hybrid imagery (streets and street names superimposed on aerial imagery) to be used as a background for any 2D or 3D design model that has a Geographic Coordinate System attached.

LumenRT in Designer Mode

Bentley LumenRT CONNECT Edition Update 3 in Designer mode is now installed as a Companion Application. This application does not require a separate license and is available to all CONNECT subscribers.

Data Interoperability

  • Support for opening and saving Autodesk® RealDWG TM 2018 file format.
  • Support for import and export of SketchUp 2016 and 2017 files.

i-Model Publishing Enhancement

The Publish i-Models dialog now provides an option to select various versions of i-Model to publish.

Issue Resolution Service Enhancements

  • [Technology Preview] View details, attachments and comments in a detail grid when hovering over a punch list.
  • [Technology Preview] Ability to create a new punch list item.
  • [Technology Preview] Right click options in the punch list allow for Open, Show Attachments, Show Comments, Locate and Capture the Screen.

Productivity Enhancement

Place Active Line Terminator now maintains association of the cell with the element when element is moved or rotated.

[Technology Preview] - Raster Custom Line Styles

Ability to create custom line styles by repeating raster images.

[Technology Preview] - Edit Item

Ability to Edit Item directly from a the Edit Item dialog when right-clicking on an element with an item type(s) attached to it.

[Technology Preview] - Circular Profile Extrusion Tool

You can now extrude an element to create a tubular solid or surface using the Solid by Extrusion Along Path and Surface by Extrusion Along Path tools respectively..

Features Moving from Technology Preview to Commercial Release Status

  • ProjectWise ContextShare Browser
  • Scalable Mesh file support 

For the full list of What's New and Changed please refer to the Help section within MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 7.

Please refer to the following link for the Resolved Issues in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 7.  Also, be sure to visit MicroStation forum on Bentley Communities to keep up to date with the latest information on Blogs, Wiki's, Announcements and Support Forums.