Promis.e CONNECT Edition

The Promis.e product team is pleased to announce the availability of Promis.e CONNECT Edition x64 ( on Software Downloads.


If you would like the setup executable of Promis.e CONNECT Edition x64, please follow these steps to download it from Fulfillment Center:

  1. Sign in to               
  2. Choose Software Downloads from "My Support" section
  3. Select the Brand Promis.e and press the Apply button.
  4. Locate the "Promis.e" tile and select the Get Software link.
  5. Select the Generation of CONNECT Edition and click the Apply button.
  6. Download the latest release by clicking on the download button for Promis.e CONNECT Edition x64 version

Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme

Please refer to the following link for the Resolved Issues in Bentley Substation CONNECT Edition.  Also, be sure to visit the Promis.e forum on Bentley Communities to keep up to date with the latest information on Blogs, Wiki's, Announcements and Support Forums. 

What's New Highlights


  • 64-bit computing provides more capability to process complex point clouds, reality models and publish Adobe PDF documents and i-models.
  • MicroStation mode allows you to launch Substation from a separate shortcut as a MicroStation session. This interoperability feature provides all the capabilities of MicroStation for editing design files.

Connected Features

  • CONNECT Advisor provides an in-product experience for access to personalized learning and help.
  • Users have access to the CONNECTION Center for learn content, Bentley Communities, software downloads, and service requests management.

CONNECT Licensing

CONNECT Licensing is Bentley's new process for product activation, enhancing our users' digital workflows and improving our licensing capabilities with features such as:

  • License alert notifications when you are approaching a custom usage threshold
  • Replacing site activation keys with user validation, enhancing security around your Bentley licenses and subscriptions

Traditionally, product activation has been through an activation key that an Organization distributed to all of its users. With CONNECT Licensing, product activation is managed by user sign in through the CONNECTION Client, which is installed on each machine that uses Bentley applications. This offers a more secure and manageable system as it offers usage alerts, notifying your users when they are about to reach a certain usage limit set by the Administrator.

Configuration System

Promis.e has now adopted the CONNECT configuration system that allows you to…

  • Define WorkSet templates to create new projects with desired standards.
  • Share WorkSets with multiple Bentley products to support multi-discipline collaboration.
  • Enjoy complete flexibility by setting configuration variables at the system, organization, WorkSpace, Workset, Role, or User levels of the configuration system to optimize your workflows and ensure standardization.

New Project Manager

The Project Manager is now seamlessly integrated with the application and displayed in the Work Session Page immediately upon startup of the software. This gives you immediate access to all the Project Manager features which enable you to:

  • Quickly open Projects/Drawings
  • Create new projects
  • Access various Project and Page management tools

Once a drawing is opened, the ribbon menu is loaded so you can begin your work. You can return to the Project Manager by selecting the File menu in the ribbon menu at any time.

ProjectWise Managed WorkSpace Support

ProjectWise Managed Workspaces provide enhanced work sharing support by allowing you to store your software configuration and dataset inside of a ProjectWise repository.

  • Datasets are downloaded locally when you start the software and log into ProjectWise.
  • Content creation tools allow you to save your content into a ProjectWise repository.
  • Modifications to content are downloaded locally the next time you start the software.
  • Software configurations can be stored inside the ProjectWise repository and secured by an administrator.

New User Interface

  • Ribbon bar user interface is a well-organized visual interface that offers fewer clicks and more efficient workflows.
  • Pressing the <Space Bar> displays a popup menu of the commonly used tools right at your cursor for quick access.
  • The right click context menus have now been integrated with the native platform's menus.

Reports Leverage Table Elements

  • Reports placed on design files are now created as table elements that allow you to easily manipulate them.
  • Add or remove rows/columns.
  • Adjust table / row / column sizes.
  • Adjust alignment.
  • Add borders and fills.

Formalized SDK

  • You can now enable the Product SDK feature in the installer which includes documentation and example plugins.
  • New event named "EventCenter.OnCustomize_UITable" allows you to predefine filters in the Insert Symbol, Insert Cable, and Insert Wire Link dialogs.
  • New event named, "EventCenter.OnCustomize_BuildParentDeviceID" allows you to customize the device ID that you pass to the Device Properties dialog.