We've been preparing for CE with a lot of our free time and invested hundreds of ours into it. With the release of SS4 would our time be better spent investing in integration of SS4 and testing it for bugs and issues that might keep us from being able to use it on a main stream project? I'm excited to work in CE full time but I need a little help from Bentley in knowing were we should be focusing my efforts moving forward. The anticipation of a quarterly release of updates for CE has been for lack of a better word disappointing and there are quite a few deal breaker issues to resolve in the current build before it would be viable for a real project.
Grant Wood said:With the release of SS4 would our time be better spent investing in integration of SS4 and testing it for bugs and issues that might keep us from being able to use it on a main stream project?
In my opinion it cannot be answered generally as it tightly depends on local conditions and requirements, your SW update policy and the project characteristic. Personally I treat MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 4) as a maintenance of "a recent past" in a world of changing Windows versions and emerging technologies. It's important for users who need to migrate to Windows 10, but from any reason cannot or don't want to migrate to CONNECT Edition.
Contrary to it, MicroStation CONNECT Edition is the future, so the time invested into its evaluation is very good investment ... despite of the current version is quite buggy and can be used for simple project only.
Grant Wood said:The anticipation of a quarterly release of updates for CE has been for lack of a better word disappointing
I am curious if the promise of more frequent updates will be fulfilled. It has not happened so far, but there is a still chance it will change ;-)
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SS4 is a maintenance release primarily aimed at integrating with Bentley CONNECT as described elsewhere. It does have the addition benefits of including all enhancements and resolved defects since the last commercial release and the features listed in MicroStation V8i SELECT series 4 [FAQ].
For anyone working with Cached Visible Edges (CVE) we have added variables that control the CVE settings, as described in ABD SS6 - Best Practices - Cached Visible Edges.
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