I have read about the performance improvements of U13. I would like to update to that version but am concerned about the impact it may have for our work and the client that is still using U10.
Our concerns are that there may be fundamental changes to files between the two update versions specifically if we are using U13 and we are returning files to the client still using U10.
Can anyone shed light on this and any other issues this may include?
U13 hasn't actually been release yet so no one outside of Bentley can tell you for sure but the file format doesn't change between versions so there should not be any issues. I regularly need to access files using V8i SS3 and U12 and have never had any issues with any of them in terms of swapping between and going backwards.
Brian MacCartney said:Our concerns are that there may be fundamental changes to files between the two update versions
You're thinking of another CAD product. MicroStation CONNECT continues to use the V8 file format, introduced with MicroStation V8 in 2001.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
I agree with Jon that plain Microstation appears to be the same across the platform between versions.
I have heard that the same is NOT true of some of the more specialized applications (ORD?).
Microstation 08.11.09.829Power GeoPak 08.11.09.878Power InRoads 08.11.07.615
Nothing with the file format changes, but there is a big change in licensing.
Starting with U11 MicroStation moves away from SELECTserver and goes to CONNECT Licensing. This will require every user have a Bentley account and sign in to CONNECTION Client to get access to their license (now called Entitlement)
Mary, You are are right about ORD. There have been schema changes between updates making the files incompatible.