This month’s newsletter features our latest Updates and OCP news! Find the link to access our latest Webinar that took place in November and get a glimpse of interesting upcoming features!

OpenCities Planner Webinar

On November 30th we held an OpenCities Planner Live Webinar sharing our Latest Updates and News and an introduction to some exciting upcoming releases. We covered topics such as:

  • Start Page
  • Bentley Identity Management System IMS login
  • Mobile UX enhancements
  • iModel enhancements
  • 3D models uploads
  • New styling for Dialogue submissions
  • Latest DataManager news

Watch the Webinar here: OpenCities Planner Webinar, November 2021

You can also have a look at our Blog Post related to some of these Updates: OpenCities Planner Update, November 2021

Security update for the Apache Log4j vulnerability

OpenCities Planner was updated on December 14th with a mitigation for the Log4j related security exploits.

Read more here:

What’s new?

ContextShare support

ContextShare, Bentley’s central cloud storage solution, is here and now available to serve reality data such as reality models and point clouds. DataManager has now the option to use OpenCities Planner point clouds stored in ContextShare as input to a Point Cloud Source in DataManager, making Reality models stored in ContextShare being already supported.

Coming soon!

Web-ready scalable mesh and 3dtiles

Our OpenCities Planner development team is now finalizing the support for reality models in Web-ready scalable mesh and 3d-tiles format in OpenCities Planner and DataManager. The release will bring the full functionality of DataManager such as re-projection, fusing of multiple sources, and more, to web-ready scalable mesh and 3d-tiles. The release is planned for beginning next year.

Drag and drop support for CAD and BIM files is coming to OpenCities beginning 2022

Our team is currently developing a simplified workflow to add iModels to an OpenCities Planner project. A user will then be able to take an IFC, DWG, DGN, Revit (and more) file from their file system and just drop it on the OpenCities Planner Editor interface. This simplified method of creating iModels, is targeting ad-hoc workflows and will also encompass Connect Project linking, which will streamline sharing of users and iModels across OpenCities Planner projects.

Orbit Integration

We are proud to announce the upcoming release of Orbit Integration in OpenCities Planner! Have a look at the video and see what we are currently working on! Orbit Integration

OpenCities Planner at the Smart City Expo 2021

On November 16th-18th the Smart City Expo World Congress took place in Barcelona, Spain, where our OpenCities Planner team was represented by Irma Alii, Product Engineer, and Håkan Engman, our Business Development Director

As Håkan explained, that was “a world event where are all the major players in the smart city segment are meeting. Bentley participated this year with a stand in the Microsoft Pavilion and showcased our OpenCities solutions based on Infrastructure Digital Twin. The Bentley stand was very popular with many visitors of delegations from countries, cities, and regions from all over the world”.

Most of the people we talked to, were government representatives of cities and municipalities, their main interest was understanding how other cities communicate with their citizens, and how they present their ongoing development projects,” Irma says while adding “There was a lot of interest in how BIM models are represented and technically handled. Visualizing real-time and sensor data in a 3D world was also a hot topic, especially understanding the use cases in which these projects are consumed as well as the technical side of things (supported formats, connecting to services and databases…)”.

Year In Infrastructure 2021 Conference

Kicked off on December 1st and 2nd, Bentley Systems held its annual Year in Infrastructure conference and the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The categories for the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure encompassed all forms of infrastructure projects and stages – from design, to construction, to operations. Follow the link and meet the winners of all the Outstanding Infrastructure Projects. Bentleys YII 2021

Here, you can also watch Bentleys Officers sharing their insights on infrastructure trends, sustainability, and advancements in going digital, along with examples from industry experts making impressive infrastructure advancements in cities, energy, mobility, project delivery, and water.

You can Nominate a project for the following year in 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure.  Sign up here, and you will receive an email when submissions are open. Sign up now!

‘From Static to dynamic’

Take a look at this article included in the Business Geomatics in November, as Bentley Systems guides users towards a resilient Smart City with the power of iTwins. The article is aimed at the German market thus submitted in the German language for a better and in-depth understanding of iTwin Services.

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