OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition 2021 R1
The Bentley Systems Incorporated development team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition 2021 Release 1 (version 10.
10.00.786) is a unique application that combines modeling, analysis, and design into one comprehensive bridge product. This topic summarizes the new enhancements in OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition v10 Update 10 and its components 1) OpenBridge Modeler (OBM), 2) RM Bridge, 3) LEAP Bridge Concrete (LBC), and 4) LEAP Bridge Steel (LBS).
– Side-by-Side Installation
– New online resources tab in the OBD main window
Starting with 2021 Release 1, OpenBridge Modeler now supports side-by-side installation. This means you could have a previous version of OBM on the same machine, and without uninstalling it, you could install the new version on the same machine. You simply chose the version you wish to run. For our users familiar with the MicroStation ecosystem, this is something new that both the Civil Products (OpenRoads/OpenRail) and the OpenBridge products are now offering. When installing the software, you are no longer prompted with an option to upgrade the previous installation, and instead the new product is installed in a new directory ( by default – C:Program FilesBentleyOpenBridge Modeler CE 10.10).
The benefits of side-by-side installation include the ability to have multiple versions of the software on the same machine, either for the purpose of testing the new releases or for being able to work on different projects using different versions of the software (perhaps compliance with project mandates). However please note that design files once opened in new versions of the software cannot be opened with older versions of the software. A warning is shown and a back-up file is created when opening older version files in the newer release. However please note that at this OpenBridge Modeler does not support downgrading of files (unlike the OpenRoads products).
While Item Types have always been part of the MicroStation CONNECT Edition, specific support for Bridge object properties has been added in this release. Broadly Item Types are user defined set of properties used to augment properties for graphical objects or elements. While users were successful in modeling bridges using OpenBridge Modeler, extracting information from these models is now possible with the introduction of Bridge Item Types.
This release now supports side-by-side installations. The software is designed and intended to work with your existing workspace. If you are working in a mixed environment where some users are upgrading to 2021 Release 1 and others are remaining on a previous release you should not upgrade your workspace. Keep files in the format of the previous release and choose to update your workspace to incorporate new capabilities.
Please watch the videos on YouTube for an overview of the new features introduced in OpenBridge Modeler
is a suite of products that encompass both the modeling and design of bridges. OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition is a unique application that combines modeling, analysis, and design into one comprehensive bridge product. The application utilizes the modeling capabilities of OpenBridge Modeler and the analysis and design features of LEAP Bridge Concrete, LEAP Bridge Steel and RM Bridge to meet the design and construction needs of all types of bridges. OpenBridge Designer offers direct interoperability for analysis and design, produce detailed reports, clash detection and construction simulation, quantities, geometry reports, and more. The application provides 3D parametric modeling, analysis, and load-rating software for bridges. Integrates with OpenRoads design applications, ProStructures for concrete rebar detailing and LumenRT for leveraging enhanced visualization.
is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world\’s infrastructure, including roadways, bridges, airports, skyscrapers, industrial and power plants as well as utility networks. Bentley delivers solutions for the entire lifecycle of the infrastructure asset, tailored to the needs of the various professions.
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