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MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17

The MicroStation product team is proud to announce the availability of MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17 ( on Software Downloads and as a downloadable update from the CONNECTION Client.

In addition to the feature-packed release items below, please be sure to check out the What's New in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17 video as well as the updated playlist on YouTube.


  • AEC Transform – Accurately reference iTwins with custom Geocoordinate Systems
  • Area Tools – Save time and clicks by using the Area Tools to measure and place the area as text directly in the design.
  • Display Rules enhancements – Efficiently create conditions to add display rules
  • Dynamic Preview Symbology – Save time by using the customize preview symbology for adding features to a parametric element.
  • Enhanced Issue Resolution Service features – Streamlined workflow with improved User Interface and additional workflows
  • Enhanced Picklists – Work more efficiently with the ability to define Hierarchical or Conditional Picklists


  • Windows 11 Support – Keep your OS up-to-date and running with Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 Operating System
  • Citrix XenApp 8.2 Support – Use the latest support in a virtualized environment
  • Manage Configuration – Save time by easily creating and managing multiple configurations through a new streamlined User Interface
  • ProjectWise Drive Integration – Seamlessly work and keep in synch within a team environment by installing ProjectWise Drive to connect to ProjectWise 365
  • RealDWG 2023 Support – Work with the latest DWG files with the RealDWG 2023 Engine.

Annotation and Data Reporting

  • Text Favorite Manager – Efficiently create Text Favorites with the New Field Sub Types
  • Save time with the ability to Copy and Paste Rows and Columns for Tables
  • Extend your annotation automation capabilities by using Item Types names in text fields and text favorites


  • Save time and always stay up to date with the ability to Auto update Parametric Cell in the Cell Library
  • Save time in and be more consistent by sorting variables and variations in the Properties Dialog
  • Work faster with removing individual constraints in a parametric shape
  • Ability to select Parametric Cell through Element Selection Dialog


Technology Preview Features


  • Work faster by applying display rules with new “Apply display rule” tool
  • Create display rules more productively with the improved condition editor and wildcard support
  • Bring in and attach Point Cloud files from ContextShare
  • Save time from redrawing by importing PDFs with vector data in a dgn as MicroStation elements
  • Reduce clicks and improve productivity by Using the Reference Scale option to measure Model units in a Sheet Model

Data-rich Modeling

  • Save time with the ability to Clone Item Types to an Element
  • Work faster and remove the risk of losing data with the ability to propagate item type information while performing break or drop operations on elements
  • Avoid loss of time due to data incompatibility with the new extended support for Special Characters in Item Types expressions
  • Reduce the risk of error when working with geo-coordinated data using the new Expression for extracting Lat/Long coordinates
  • Save time and automate your workflows by automatically creating Text Fields from Item Types properties.
  • Save time and effort by creating more consistent reports using the new Table Styles


  • Create parametric models easier and faster with enhancements in the Variables Dialog and 2D constraints tools
  • Save time by creating parametric shapes much faster with the improved 2D auto-constrain tool
  • Model more efficiently by using the new parametric Loft solid tool
  • Be more productive with the ability to select Parametric Components by name through Right Click Menu
  • Save time and reuse your content even easier with the ability to Edit Parametric Components in Place
  • Be more efficient by using parametric variables directly in 2D tools

This release also includes the latest security improvements.  The details will be found in our advisory page website located in our Trust Center here:

If you would like the setup executable of MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17.0, please follow these steps to download it from Software Downloads Center:
1. Sign in to
2. Choose Software Downloads from "My Services" 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 17 version

Important installation requirements and notices are found in the ReadMe.

The list of all resolved issues in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update can be found in this Wiki.