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MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13

The MicroStation product team is pleased to announce the availability of MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13 ( on Software Downloads and for update through the CONNECTION Client. This version continues to focus on frequently requested features and delivering improvements in stability and performance.

Please refer to the following link for the resolved Issues in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13.  Also, be sure to visit the 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

PBR Materials

MicroStation now supports Physically Based Rendering (PBR). The PBR method of rendering accurately represents a material's surface based on its interactions with light.

Help Tab

The previously known CONNECT Services tab is now renamed as the Help tab which hosts the following:

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

V8i Task Theme

If you are new to the ribbon, you can now use the V8i Task Theme in MicroStation to quickly access tools from a familiar interface. You can turn on the V8i Task Theme from the Select Task Picker in the Quick Access toolbar, while in the Task Navigation workflow.

Removal of Welcome Screen

The Welcome Screen is now removed. Once you launch MicroStation CONNECT Edition, you will see the Start Screen. The delivered examples section along with the social media links in the welcome screen have been moved to the new Help tab in the ribbon. The news and announcements along with Learn courses can now be accessed from the CONNECT Advisor in the Help tab.

Technology Preview

The following feature is available in as a General Access Technology Preview:

ProjectWise Components Center

You can now use ProjectWise Components Center, a cloud-based digital component library and catalog management service, to manage your organization's component libraries.

Features Moved from Technology Preview to Commercial Release

The following feature that was in Technology Preview mode in previous updates, has been commercially released in this update:

Configuration Assistant

The Configuration Assistant is an upgraded version of the Configuration Migration Wizard that will help you in migrating the legacy WorkSpace to CONNECT Edition Configuration.


If you would like the setup executable of MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 (Full) Update 13, 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 13 version


Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.