OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 10


The OpenBuildings product team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 10 (v10.10.00.197) through the Bentley CONNECT Center, Software Downloads portal, or the desktop CONNECTION Client.

This release includes support for seven (7) languages: Czech, Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

This release includes support for sixteen (16) regional datasets: Australia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, ISO19650, Neutral Metric, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Swedish, United Kingdom, and United States (Imperial and Metric).

This update does not include a Russian build and/or dataset.  See this article for more information.

Please refer to the "What's New Highlights" section below for some of the product updates and enhancements.

GenerativeComponents, Update 10 (v10.17.01.23) is available as a companion feature. This computational design platform can easily be included as part of any deployment of OpenBuildings Designer. For an introduction to GenerativeComponents (click here) or a full list of resources (click here).   

What's New Highlights for OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 10 (v10.10.00.197) 

 After reviewing the What's New Highlights, don't forget to download and update!

Download Instructions:

Update via CONNECTION Client:

If you have OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install OpenBuildings  Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 10 from the CONNECTION Client. It will replace any earlier versions of the product. Sign into the CONNECTION Client to view and apply your Application updates. If needed, please refer to the CONNECTION Client help for more information on installing the update.

If you have a version of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition installed on your computer, then OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 10 will be advertised as an update from the CONNECTION Client. However, if you are transitioning from AECOsim Building Designer to OpenBuildings Designer it is recommended that you first uninstall AECOsim Building Designer and then install OpenBuildings Designer. If you proceed with the update, it will replace any earlier versions of the product, but the root directories. \Program Files\Bentley\AECOSim CONNECT Edition and ..\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition will remain branded AECOsim instead of OpenBuildings. Please see the following wiki for more information about making the transition from AECOsim Building Designer to OpenBuildings Designer -> Installation options for OpenBuildings Designer

Download from the CONNECT Center > Software Downloads: (Recommended)

If you would like the full installation of OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition Update 10, please follow these steps to download it from Fulfillment Center:

Software Downloads can also be accessed through the desktop CONNECTION Client. Open the CONNECTION Client from the system tray and click on [CONNECT Center]. Scroll down to the ‘My Services’ section and click on the [Software Downloads] tile.

Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.