Version 2023 Upgrade of Bentley CAD Software
ODOT is working to upgrade the versions of Bentley View, MicroStation, OpenRoads Designer, OpenSite Designer, and OpenBridge Modeler to version 2023 (the latest release). There are minor changes to the interface and a civil schema upgrade. This upgrade should be deployed in the 2nd quarter of 2024.
Power InRoads V8i Deprecation
The end of an era has arrived. ODOT officially moved to the V10, aka the CONNECT, platform of the Bentley applications on July 1, 2021. At that time, due to some additional work necessary to move a project from the previous V8i platform, we left the older products in place. This was a risk for ODOT, as portions of InRoads are known to not function as designed using a Windows 10 machine. With the coming deployment of Windows 11, ODOT will cease to use the last of the V8i products. This change will occur later this year, dependent on other projects.
Axiom Office Importer Deprecation
With the change to V10, aka the CONNECT, platform of the Bentley applications, there is no longer the same need for Axiom Office Importer. The license for the Axiom product will not be renewed this year, and Axiom Office Importer will cease to function and will be removed towards the end of June, 2024.
OpenSite and OpenRoads
OpenSite Designer and OpenRoads Designer use different civil schemas in DGN files. A DGN file that has been edited with OpenRoads Designer cannot be opened for editing with OpenSite Designer without being aligned to OpenSite Designer first. A tool to align DGN data will be provided with OpenSite Designer. There is more information and instructions in "Align DGN Data for OpenSite Designer Editing
Bentley Activation Status Dialogs
Bentley Activation Status pop ups are historical. They are merely informing you that in the recent past, the Bentley server was not reachable when it was checking your license. Any network interruption can cause this message to pop up the next day. You may cancel or close the dialogs without attempting to activate.
If this message reoccurs and counts down, for example it states 6 or 5 days, there may be a more pervasive network issue that needs to be addressed. Please contact
if the number of days start counting down, otherwise, just clicking [Close] should be enough. email@example.com
Business Process and Workflow Development for Bentley CONNECT Software
ODOT completed its upgrade of the CAD System software from V8i to CONNECT Edition in June 2021. Work is ongoing in the development of processes and workflows that take advantage of functionalities provided by the CONNECT Edition software.