This month’s newsletter features our latest Updates and OpenCities news! Find the link to our upcoming Webinar that will take place on October 5th and get a glimpse of our exciting new features!

Upcoming OpenCities Planner Users Live webinar

On October 5th  we are holding a Live OpenCities Planner Webinar event on our Latest Updates and News! The webinar session will be broadcasted at 10:00 CET, followed by Q&A.

Mark your calendar to get updated on our exciting new and upcoming product features and releases, and new interesting functionalities in real-world use-cases. To join us, register here: OpenCities Planner Live Webinar, October 5th

What’s new?

iTwin-enabled ShowRoom is now Released!

The latest ShowRoom version has officially been released. ShowRoom can now fully support iModels while remaining on the same functionality level as the online project view.

The data loading time has been significantly improved and datasets being loaded from disks are supported. The new ShowRoom provides a more reliable experience in events, such as exhibitions, and features a friendly UI.

iTwin.js 3.x

OpenCities Planner has now been successfully upgraded from iTwin.js 2.x into 3.x. This is an important update as the iModel loading performance has improved and it is smoother than before. This update keeps OpenCities Planner compatible with the rest of the iTwin ecosystem as well as supporting new features, performance improvements and bugfixes.

Dublin Use case demo in OpenCities Planner

The City of Dublin, Ireland, is working along with Bentley Systems and OpenCities Planner to develop city-scale digital twins to support city-level decision-making, stakeholder engagement, and operations.

Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program Manager, Dublin City Council, said: “The impact of the pandemic has forced cities like Dublin to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Working with Microsoft and Bentley we are reimagining how interactive virtual environments and digital twins can support citizens to engage from the safety of their own homes on new development projects in their local communities. Working with these technology partners, we are building an adaptable and scalable solution based on Microsoft Teams and Bentley’s OpenCities Planner that will set the standard for the future of planning and public engagement in cities.”

The Dublin City Council mainly focuses on 4 themes namely:

  1. DCU – Campus Research and Development
  2. Emergency services planning
  3. Public Consultation and Planning
  4. Transportation & Air quality

Watch the video of Dublin’s City Digital Twin here:

OpenCities project finalist for Bentley’s Year In Infrastructure (YII)

We are more than thrilled to announce that Sidney Airport is a finalist in YII in the Facilities, Campuses, and Cities category for their project “Maps@SYD”. Watch the video here: Maps@SYD

This is a well-deserved nomination identifying the great work being done in this Airport Solution lighthouse project.

Nominate your own OpenCities project!

Do you have an OpenCities project that you want to share with us and the rest of our users?
Have you been working on something noticeable and worth mentioning?

You can always submit your entry to us, and get a slot to present your work during one of our Live Webinar sessions!
Send us your submissions here:

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