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MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12

The MicroStation product team is pleased to announce the availability of MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 Update 12 ( on Software Downloads and for update through the CONNECTION Client. This version provides frequently requested features and continues to deliver improvements to stability and performance.

Please refer to the following link for the Resolved Issues in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12.  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.

What's New Highlights

Set Element Elevation Tool

  • The Set Element Elevation tool that was previously available in the CivTools MDL app is now included directly in MicroStation. This tool is helpful in positioning all vertices of a line-string, curve-string, complex string, or contours to a specified value.
  • You can find this tool under the Drawing Workflow > Home Ribbon Tab > Manipulate Ribbon group, under the More drop down.

Ability to Create Reports from Item Types Within a Current Selection or Active Fence

  • You can now choose to create reports from item type instances attached to elements within the current selection or an active fence. You can do so by setting the Selection Type to By Fence or Current Selection in the Reports dialog.

Business Data now Exported to LumenRT

  • Business data attached to items is now exported and available in LumenRT.

OpenNURBS (Rhino 3DM) 6.11 Support

  • MicroStation now supports import of OpenNURBS version 6.11 files.


Technology Preview

    • Expressions - You can now define and attach an expression to an element's item type. The corresponding value of the expression will display in the element's Properties dialog. Expressions can represent business data which otherwise cannot be graphically represented for an element. Expressions have specific syntax definitions based on their type like arithmetic, concatenation, condition, comparison and so on.
    • Expressions to Derive Data from Lookup Tables - You can now use expression inputs in the Item Types dialog to derive data from lookup tables into an element's item type property definition. Lookup Tables can be lists of data, in excel format, associated with your project.

The Following features will be moving into Commercial Release

  • Item Types Excel Import/Export
  • Place Label cell filter by element

If you currently have MicroStation CONNECT Edition already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12 from the CONNECTION Client. MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12 will replace any earlier versions of MicroStation CONNECT Editions and update it to MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12. 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 12, please follow these steps to download it from Fulfillment Center:
    1. Sign in to           
    2. Choose Software Downloads from "My Support" section.
    3. Select the Brand "MicroStation".
    4. Download the latest release by clicking on the arrow to expand the selection and then on MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 Update 12 version

 Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme