The MOSES development team is pleased to announce the release of Maxsurf 2023 and Multiframe 2023. For this release, there are several important changes which are described below (and in further details in the release note).
Full release note:
Maxsurf 2023: https://softwaredownloads.bentley.com/en/ProductDetails/2143
Multiframe 2023: https://softwaredownloads.bentley.com/en/ProductDetails/2144
Bentley Systems is making changes to the support lifecycle of desktop applications. One of the key changes is that major versions of Maxsurf will be supported with critical fixes for at least five years, although users are still encouraged to update to each new version to benefit from new features that are added to Maxsurf. These changes are detailed here: https://www.bentley.com/support/bentley-lifecycle-policy/
The main change is that we will be moving to year-based naming for Maxsurf, thus this release is Maxsurf 2023. The version numbering (MM.MM.uu.bb) changes slightly with now the first two digit pairs (MM.MM) indicating the major version number of the software; the next par of digits (uu) is the minor update of that major release (if any) and the final par (bb) is the build number. The expectation is to release one major release per year around April-May with the possibility of a minor update around September/October.
Major versions continue to be able to be installed side-by-side on the same machine; thus “Maxsurf 2023” (v23.07.00) can be installed alongside “MAXSURF 23.06”. Minor updates to a major release releases will replace the any existing installation with the same major version number; thus v23.07.01.bb would replace v23.07.00.bb but still be called “Maxsurf 2023”.
MAXSURF Advanced and MAXSURF Ultimate are now consolidated into a single product with all the capabilities and features. This new product will be known as 'Maxsurf' and will be under the MOSES Bentley Offshore brand. The consolidated Maxsurf has the old MAXSURF Ultimate product ID 2143
Multiframe and Multiframe Advanced are now consolidated into a single product with all the capabilities and features. This new product will be known as 'Multiframe' and will be under the MOSES Bentley Offshore brand. The consolidated Multiframe has the old Multiframe Advanced product ID 2144
For further details, please refer to this wiki: https://communities.bentley.com/products/offshore/w/wiki/65092/maxsurf-and-multiframe-license-consolidations
From this release, Maxsurf 2023 and Multiframe 2023, onwards the License Configuration dialog will continue to be displayed when starting an application primarily for verification of the license status since there are no tier options to select.
A zebra map render option is now available from the render dialog. Zebra mapping assists in visualizing the degree of continuity across surface bonds.
It is now possible to conditionally flood a Non-Buoyant Volume (NBV). Normally NBVs are permanently flooded, this new feature makes it possible to flood the BNV only when a specific Key Point is immersed. This feature can be used to model the flooding of a yacht’s cockpit for example.