is there any way to get older version of bentley view (Bentley view V8i)?

is there any way to get older version Bentley view 8?

New connection viewer does not work, it only says "no entilement" and quits after startup?

  • You may need to file a Service Ticket with Select Support to request the older version.

    MaryB

    Microstation 08.11.09.829
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  • As previous versions of Bentley View have expiring support they are no longer available for general download. We would suggest you should be using the current CONNECT version. If you are getting an error relating to "no entitlement" you should first look at whether you are logged into the Connection Client as this is a requirement for the use of this version. The following Wiki article may assist in understanding what is required.

    https://communities.bentley.com/products/licensing/w/licensing__wiki/40262/how-to-activate-products-under-subscription-entitlement-service

    If you have any further issues you might like to raise a new Service Request for a Bentley Analyst to investigate.

    Regards
    Andrew Bell
    Technical Support
    Bentley Systems

  • Bentley Viewer: Free Product, or a Path Blocked by Incomprehension?

    If you are getting an error relating to "no entitlement"

    To a casual user wanting to view some DGN files, using a 'free' viewer, that message is bewildering. 

    you should first look at whether you are logged into the Connection Client

    Bentley View is supposedly free to use, yet there is a hurdle to jump in understanding jargon such as 'entitlement' and 'Connection Client'.  What do they have to do with viewing DGN files?

    We read often here about problems faced by people wanting to use a Bentley System product but who find a barrier of apparently unrelated requirements to using a free download.  Bentley Systems should put themselves in the shoes of the unknown customer, who is possibly unfamiliar with the company and its products. Then attempt to imagine how it feels to have to navigate a twisting path blocked by incomprehensible barriers. 

    What about the Competion?

     wrote: The AutoCAD freeviewer is installed & up & running in around 3 minutes.

    What if Acrobat were so Hard to Use?

    We all use PDF.  How would it be if, instead of a simple download-and-use idiom, Adobe were to impose similar conditions on the installation and use of Adobe Acrobat Reader?  That is, to install Acrobat we should satisfy some 'entitlement' criterion without being told what that means, and then have to create credentials to connect to something with a quite different name on the web?  My guess is that few people today would be using Acrobat.

     
    Regards, Jon Summers
    LA Solutions