Update notes

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We also have a summary of the cumulative features added since v19 in 2013 in one document we can send to you or look further down here from rel 8 in 2000

Release 22.03 March 2020

  • Several New Trimesh Functions – these include extrude, split, assess quality, Boolean operations with groups of closed trimeshes including Union and Intersection, detailed trimesh statistics, trimesh standard shapes,
  • Surface Trimming enhancements to simplify detailed models
  • Structural Analysis Technology Preview
  • COM Automation interface enhancements
  • Motions – enhancements
  • Multiframe Shape Editor enhancements

Release 22.01 April 2019

  • Modal Analysis of Plate Structures
  • Trimesh Bonding
  • Point-cloud Filtering
  • Technology Preview – IMO MSC.421 (98)

Release 22.00 (CONNECT Edition) December 2018

  • CONNECT Licensing is Bentley’s new process for product activation, enhancing the users’ digital workflows and improving licensing capabilities:
    • License alert notifications when you are approaching a custom usage threshold
    • Replacing site activation keys with user validation, enhancing security around your Bentley licenses and subscriptions

Release 20 Nov 2014

Release 19 Nov 2013

  • Auto Ballasting in Stability
  • Water on Deck improvements
  • Automation updates in Stability
  • Rider Bar enhancements in Structure
  • Panel Method and Trimmed Vessel added to Motions

Release 18 Nov 2012

  • Branding and Licensing changes
  • Many developments – Stability
  • Wyman Speed – Resistance

Release 17 Nov 2011

  • Historical Vessels Sample Designs
  • Stockholm Water on Deck
  • Probablistic Damage Criteria Changes
  • MARPOL and Criteria changes
  • Workshop parts Rhino Data Exchange
  • Plate meshing options
  • Longitudinal Girder Enhancements

Release 16  Nov 2010

  • 64 Bit versions
  • Maxsurf Skinning enhancements
  • Longitudinal Girder Flanges

Release 15 Dec 2009 – featuring EAS Brazil

  • Probabilistic Damage Stability & Compartmentation Management
  • Hydromax Ultimate
  • Blount & Fox resistance

Release 14 Feb 2009

  • Many many updates including surface types
  • Additional heeling arms and criteria
  • Max Safe Heeling for Sailing Vessels
  • Stringers Broken at Frames

Release 13 Sept 2007 – featuring Southerly Designs

  • 64-bit Support and new all-in-one installers
  • Automated Surface Fitting for Stability Analysis
  • Dynamic Trimming Enhancements

Release 12 Ma 2006 – featuring One2Three Naval Architects

  • Parametric Transformation function updates
  • Automated Generation of Production Drawings
  • Enhanced Criteria Heelings Arms
  • Round trip data exchange with Rhino
  • New website resources: FAQ, Tips, Training, Manuals

Release 11

  • Assembly Window
  • Expanded Automation/VBA/Macro SUpport

Release 10 April 2004 – featuring DAMEN

  • Multiple improvements including US Coastguard added to standard stability criteria

Release 9.5 Nov 2002 – featuring RNLI

  • Advanced Stability Criteria – including IMO, SOLAS, HSC, STIX, MARPOL, USL, US NAVY
  • Bonding with tangent continuity
  • Selection of light sources in rendering

Release 9 Oct 2001 – featuring North West Bay Ships

  • Improved surface trimming
  • Numerical control point editing
  • Curvature porcupines
  • Batch Processing

Release 8.5 Mar 2001 – featuring Incat Designs

  • Optimised Surface Fit from Table of Offsets
  • Background images
  • Assemblies
  • Seakeeping visualisation

Release 8 Jan 2000

  • New Plate Development Technology
  • Multiple Damage Cases
  • Standard Shapes, Improved Surface Management
  • VRML – 3D for the internet