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MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Update 7

The Power Platform product team is pleased to announce the availability of MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition x64 Update 7 ( on Fulfillment Center and for update through the CONNECTION Client. This version of MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition incorporates several 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 have MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition already installed on your machine, you can download and install MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Update 7 from the CONNECTION Client. MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Update 7 will update previous versions of MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition to MicroStation PowerDraft 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 full installation of MicroStation PowerDraft 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 PowerDraft CONNECT Edition x64 Update 7 version Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.

What's New Highlights

Bing Maps Background Maps

MicroStation PowerDraft now simplifies use of Bing Map data for CONNECTED users (that is, users that have signed in from the CONNECTION Client). For such users, there is a new, simplified method for displaying Bing Maps imagery. In addition, the traditional Bing Maps raster attachments no longer require that the user obtain a Microsoft Bing authentication key (specified using the MS_RASTER_BINGMAP_KEY configuration variable).

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

Data Interoperability

Autodesk RealDWG 2018 Support

SketchUp 2016 and 2017 Support


In the Publish i-models dialog, you now have an option to select the i-model version.


The Place Active Line Terminator tool now maintains association of the cell with the element on which it is placed as a line terminator. Thus, if you move or rotate the element, the line terminator moves or rotates along with the element.

[Tech Preview] Item Types

You can now edit an item type using the Edit Item dialog which opens on right-clicking on an element with item type(s) attached. Using the Edit Item dialog, you can change and update property definitions of the attached item types.

[Tech Preview] Issue Resolution Service

View details in grid

You can now hover the cursor over the punch list item to view details, attachments and comments associated with it in a detail grid.

Create new Punch List Item

You can now create a new punch list item using the Issue dialog which opens from the Create button in the Manage Issues dialog.

Ability to right-click on a punch list item and choose an action item

You can right-click on a punch list item in the Manage Issues dialog and choose from the following options:

  • Open - Allows you to open and manage the punch list item.
  • Show Attachments - Allows you to view attachments associated with the punch list item as well as add new attachments.
  • Show Comments - Allows you to view comments associated with the punch list item as well as add new comments.
  • Fit to view - Fits the concerned area in the drawing file to the active view.
  • Capture the screen - Allows you to take a screen shot and add any mark-ups and create a new attachment for the punch list item.

[Tech Preview] Raster Custom Line Styles


You can now create custom line styles by repeating raster images. Such raster custom line styles can be very useful in 2D to effectively produce high quality and highly efficient drawings.

For the full list of What's New and Changed please refer to the Help section within MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Update 7. Be sure to visit MicroStation PowerDraft forum on Bentley Communities to keep up to date with the latest information on Blogs, Wiki's, Announcements and Support Forums.