Update notes

You may contact us for full details of each of the Release notes described

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 21.14 October 2018

  • CONNECT Advisor improvements
  • Generate Trimesh from any part
  • Import/Export Trimeshes to Rhino 3DM
  • Improved Trimesh bonding
  • Stability Criteria EU Inland Waterways ES-TRIN 2017 – modifications made to existing criteria
  • Contact us for full details of the appropriateRelease Note

Release 21.13 July 2018

  • One significant new feature is the ability to combine both NURBS and Trimesh surfaces in the same model and select which surfaces should be used for different analyses..

Release 21.12 March 2018

  • Extended automation interfaces
  • Intermediate stage damage
  • Trimesh and NURBS transformation tools

Release 21.11 November 2017

  • General updates

Release 21.10 August 2017

  • CONNECT Edition Learning enhancements
  • 64 bit versions only
  • Improved render lighting – specular reflections
  • New meshing functionality
  • Structure functionality implemented in Modeler
  • Probablistic damage case enhancement
  • Multiframe precise circular patches or openings

Release 21.02 December 2016

  • Stability Criteria – Roll-back to specified angle

Release 21.01 September 2016

  • Simplified Trimesh Generation

Release 21 Oct 2015 MAXSURF CONNECT Edition

  • Enhanced Trimesh Models
  • Cross Flooding times, Tank Spilling
  • Stability refinements with SQL database
  • Multiframe ISM support

Release 20 Nov 2014

  • Windage Surface Groups Definition
  • New Marker Features
  • Cargo Import Changes
  • Korean Register Barge Resistance Algorithm

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