OpenUtilities Substation CONNECT Update 9 - Refresh 1

The OpenUtilities Substation product team is pleased to announce the availability of Open Utilities Substation CONNECT Edition x64 ( on Software Downloads.


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

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  3. Select the Brand OpenUtilities

  4. Download the latest release by clicking on the arrow to expand the selection and then on OpenUtilities Substation CONNECT Edition x64 version

Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme file.

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What's New Highlights

Bill Of Material Balloon (Item) Number Reservation

New BOM Manager function called Insert Spare has been add to the right click menu. When this function is executed, the user will be prompted to enter the number of desired spares. After successful execution, new Balloon (Item) Numbers are added  sequentially; starting at the active/selected record. Duplicates Balloon (Item) Numbers are not allow. When this condition is encountered, the user will be prompted to change the Number of Spares value.

 Example Scenario: User needs to Reserve 5 Balloon (Item) Numbers starting at Balloon (Item) Number 13.


User Enters desired number of spares. (Example 5)


End result. 5 spare Balloon (Item) numbers are added. Note: By default, spare part numbers will appear in Bill of Material reports. Changes to your report template may be required if the autogenerated spare part number values do not need to be displayed in your report. (I.E. _SP1_,  _SP2_ , etc.)

General Usability Improvements

  • Insert Cable function now supports placement of cables when design file units are millimeters.
  • Insert Substation Objects, Cable Method now  supports user specified Angle.
  • Move function for Cable Method now maintains the existing rotation of the object being moved.
  • Stretch function now supports variable objects; such as, Cables or Bus.
  • Automatic cut of repeating parts types  now supported.
  • Move command maintains existing Cable/Bus level.