PlantSight Integration (Technical Preview)
You now have the option to persist project data inside an iModel in PlantSight as an alternative to a SQL Server database which provides the following benefits:
Support for routing underground cables
You can now use the Ductbank Router to generate underground Cable Routes without conduit. In this way you can perform cable routing underground without actual conduit.Cable routing to a Cable Route will now route to the nearest perpendicular connection along the cable route rather than being forced to enter at one end or the other of the route as is done for conduit.
Automatically Generate Conduits between Equipment
The Auto Place Conduit tools have been expanded to provide an additional option for automatically generating conduits from one equipment to another. The original tool has now been renamed to clarify the distinction between the two options that are now available:
Editable Cable Status Date/Time
You can now manually set the date/time for any change in the cable status in the event that you need to adjust it. You can also enter the date in any of the Windows supported formats as shown below:
Enhanced Dynamic Divider Calculation Rules
When raceway divider section sizes are dynamically calculated the software will now calculate the total spare capacity and divide it among all the sections. Here is an example of a raceway with 2 dividers:
Faster Display of Cable Routing Results
After performing cable routing the results are now loaded and displayed in the Cable Manager much faster than in previous versions.
Enhanced Raceway ID Tool to support window selection of Raceway Segments
Enhanced Raceway ID Tool's "Add multiple segments (selection)" to allow users to perform a window selection in the model. This would then list all selected raceway segments in the ID dialog so that the user can reassign all IDs as required.
Improved Routing Diagnostics
The software will now report the element ID of any raceways that are responsible for failed cable routing making it easier for users to identify the particular segment responsible.
Faster File Close
Closing files is much faster in update 10 as we now persist last used configurations in JSON format instead of an INI file.
Map Equipment Types to different IFC Classes
Previously all equipment was associated with the ECClass Device. Now you can specify different class mappings in the ECClasses.xml file which you can then map to different IFC classes when exporting to IFC.
e.g. Map equipment junction boxes to IfcJunctionBoxType.
Optimized Routing Connectivity Tool
Opening the Routing Connectivity Tool now displays a progress bar while loading to indicate the current status and the performance of it has been significantly improved.
New Raceway Router Setting allows you to specify conduit insertion point
A new setting in the Layout Configuration of the Raceway Router dialog named "Set insertion point to center" will set the offset value to the center of all conduits being routed.
New Ideas Portal
Access the new OpenPlant Ideas portal (https://openplant.ideas.aha.io/) from the Help ribbon tab inside of Bentley Raceway and Cable Management. Use this portal to submit your product improvement suggestions, vote on other ideas, and provide feedback.
New Maintenance Key-in
In rare situations where the graphics for a raceway element is no longer displayed in the model even though it still exists in Project Explorer, you can run the following key-in to restore the element in the model: RCMRECOVERYHIDDENELEMENTS