Just installed this morning. Hating the raster file handling, it's worse. I just attached several, they don't display until a manipulation like level on/off, ras display is used.
Then a little text editing, once you complete a single edit text command reverts to Default Tool. Single Click set to Locked in preferences.
We're just getting started with this dog, guess I'll go back to keeping a list and filing service tickets when I have time.
Anyone else feel like an unpaid beta tester?
Also crashed once today, just shut down, no error, no nothin.
My general impression is that it feels a bit more responsive and I like the new V8i mode implementation. However I see Bentley have just posted a blog with opening times. It seems (If I read it correctly) that unless you have a massive data set then V8i is still faster. IMO Connect should be faster in all situations.
Duncan Macdonald said:unless you have a massive data set then V8i is still faster
This Bentley blog discusses the DGN file opening times. I've reproduced their table and added a column that shows the performance of CONNECT compared with V8i...
FO Time (in sec) CE
FO Time V8i (in sec)
CONNECT vs V8i (below 100% means slower)
Apparently, their conclusion is that we should all work with files greater than 800MB, because then we'll have a faster experience using CONNECT than with V8i! Most of us, most of the time, are working with files well below 800MB, so we're stuck with a slower experience.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
We don't have data sets anywhere near the size that would see the speed benefits. In another blog post
which reads to me as somewhat desperate. The 'advantages' of Connect are listed. My comments on them below
My strategy at the moment is to put new users onto Connect as they don't know what they are missing. i'm trying to move new projects to Connect but until I physically remove V8i from users, the experienced users will go back to V8i as it's faster and more stable and they know the interface. CE13 seems to be an improvement but there is still away to go IMO to persuade users that CE is a better option..
Duncan Macdonald said:i'm trying to move new projects to Connect but until I physically remove V8i from users, the experienced users will go back to V8i as it's faster and more stable
The entire purpose of being in business is to make a profit. If CE is less profitable than V8i, why try to get people to change?
Mainly because Connect will have support and V8i will be losing it and I would rather transition before that support ends, otherwise any issues will just be met with the response that the software is unsupported.
good morning Duncan
I share all the "advantages" you have listed
Bing Maps can be used as background images
It seems that Bing Maps are older than online map so if some mistakes are found in map and quickly fixed by Bing it does not update in Microstation.