The MicroStation product team is proud to announce the availability of MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17.2 on Software Downloads and as a downloadable update from the CONNECTION Client. This release also includes the latest security improvements. The details can be found in our advisory page website located in our Trust Center here: https://www.bentley.com/trust-center
The following release includes:
Ability to use the update field in the Edit Item DialogYou can now use the update field in the Edit Item dialog based on the following functionality.
Place TextUpdateUpdate and Place Text
Attach Item Dialog enhancementsYou can now place Item Type information as text in the DGN. When you select the placed text, you can view it in the Properties Dialog as a single text node. If you move the element or delete it, the associated text will also move or get deleted.
Ability to export empty item types to DWG and DXF formatsYou can now export empty item type information (Item Types with no property values assigned) associated with elements in a DGN to DWG and DXF formats using the Save As DWG/DXF Options dialog. You can turn on the Export Empty Item Type Properties checkbox to enable saving to DWG and DXF formats with item type information.
Note: You can also set MS_DWG_EXPORT_EMPTYITEMTYPEPROPERTIES = 1 to enable this setting and set it ON by default.Note: This functionality is currently only available for graphic and shared cells.
Ability to open a V7 DGN File using a preferenceA new setting is added to the Preferences dialog Operation category to enable the opening of V7 files as read-only. You must turn the checkbox on to be able to open a V7 DGN or upgrade to V8 file format. This setting is Off by default. If you try to open a V7 file while the preference is off, you will be alerted by a message.
Ability to Use Text Style Background Color for text fieldsThe preferences, Hide Field Background and Apply Field Background from Text Style are now combined into a single preference - Use Text Style Background Color for Field Background in the Preferences dialog, Text category.
Technology Preview features
Ability to control the display of Text Field backgroundYou can now use the Text Field background option in the View Attributes dialog to control the display of the field background color. If on, text fields are displayed with a light grey background or the Field Background color defined in the Text Style. If off, will display text field without background.
Ability to Edit Graphical and Shared Cells in placeYou can now edit graphic and shared cells after placement using the Edit Graphical Cell option in the cell's reset menu. This option activates the cell for editing.Once done editing you can right-click and select the option Deactivate Cell Editing to stop further editing.Note: These options are not available for cells that are part of the attached references. These options do not apply to cells nested within placed cells.
Ability to place cloned Item Type information as TextYou can now clone a single or multiple Item types to an element and place Item Type information as text using the Clone Items feature.
Ability to work with the enhanced Table Style Manager dialog:You can now use the enhanced Table Style Manager dialog to capture a Table Style from an existing table or create a new Table Style using the dialog.
You can also find What's New in MicroStation CONNECT Update 17.2 in our latest YouTube video
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If you would like the setup executable of MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 Update 17.2, please follow these steps to download it from Software Downloads Center:
Important installation requirements and notices are found in the ReadMe and the Resolved Issues.