We are pleased to announce MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15, now available on Software Downloads and as a downloadable update from the CONNECTION Client.
This version focuses on shortening the learning curve for existing AutoCAD users with major new capabilities as well as a long list of other new capabilities.
What's New Highlights
Shortening the Learning Curve for AutoCAD Users
MicroStation emulates the AutoCAD interface, displaying tabs and tools similar to the layout of the AutoCAD ribbon. You can even set your preference so that the ESC key cancels the active command. We also call this the “dark theme.”
You can now use 100+ AutoCAD keyboard shortcuts in MicroStation as key-ins.
The DWG WorkSet Wizard will help you seamlessly migrate your AutoCAD standards to a MicroStation WorkSpace/WorkSets.
Support for RealDWG 2021
Use WMTS, a standard protocol for serving pre-rendered map tiles from the server or run-time computed geo-referenced map tiles over the internet.
Simplify model sharing and web-based model review with the ability to access iTwin Design Review within MicroStation.
Summarize information in columns and display in reports with the ability to group rows and generate sums, counts, averages, minimums and maximums for columns.
Use the built-in VUE render engine to render your models with even more realism in significantly less time. This new rendering process is multi-threaded, so you can continue to work while the rendering is in progress.
Employ powerful expression-based system to define complex custom properties calculated from other property data, like taking object geometry properties like its volume and a property attached to it that defines its density to calculate the object’s mass.
Import any number of parametric variables from an Excel spreadsheet, avoiding to duplicate manual effort using the variables dialog.
Access notifications, learning, support, help documentation, your profile, and account-specific information in the ribbon.
Intuitively find and select the right item types and properties for a report more quickly.
Use wildcards in display rules by setting the string to (*/?) followed by the "like" comparison to filter out long lists and search the exact string.
1 public technology preview capabilities
2 moved from public technology preview to general availability
If you would like the setup executable of MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15, please follow these steps to download it from Software Downloads Center:
Please find the resolved issues in this version at the following link. Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.
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