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Supported Windows Platforms

(32-bit and 64-bit versions)1

  • Windows XP (SP2+)
  • Windows Server 2003 (SP1+)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows 72
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Supported Bentley Platforms*

*NB: Other platforms based on PowerDraft or MicroStation may also work, however they may need to be manually configured. The versions listed here as supported have direct supporting modules in the CADconform client installer, and have been successfully tested.

Platform Name Minimum Version Tested Maximum Version Tested
AECOsim V8i (SELECTSeries 3) (SELECTSeries 6)
AECOsim CONNECT (Update 4)
Bentley Descartes CONNECT (?)
Bentley Map CONNECT (?) (Update 2)
Bentley Navigator V8i (SELECTSeries 5) (SELECTSeries 6)
Bentley Navigator CONNECT (Update 2) (Update 6)
Bentley PlantWise CONNECT (?)
Bentley SubStation CONNECT (?)
MicroStation V8i (SELECTSeries 3) (SELECTSeries 4)
MicroStation CONNECT (Update 8) ( Update 10)
OpenBridge Modeler CONNECT (?)
OpenPlant Modeler CONNECT (?)
OpenPlant PID V8i [not supported]
OpenRail Designer CONNECT (?)      
PowerDraft CONNECT [not supported]  
PowerCivil (SELECTSeries 4)
PowerMap (SELECTSeries 3)
PowerSurvey (SELECTSeries 3)
PowerGeopak (SELECTSeries 4)
PowerInroads (SELECTSeries 4)
ProStructures V8i (SELECTSeries 8) (SELECTSeries 8)
ProStructures CONNECT [not yet supported]  
SubStation [not yet supported]  
Promis-e V8i (SELECTSeries 7) (SELECTSeries 7)


1  64-bit versions of Windows currently only run CADconform in 32-bit emulation mode due to MicroStation/PowerDraft being compiled as a 32-bit application.
2 Windows Vista / 7 has special requirements for permissions on the installation path. See Operating System Requirements for more information.
4 PowerDraft is not fully supported on Windows Vista and higher due to file permission issues. See PowerDraft on Windows Vista or higher.

Other Bentley Platforms

Note that CADconform may work on other OS platforms and MicroStation versions. The ones listed above represent actual tested platforms. If your MicroStation or PowerDraft minor revision number is greater than listed above, CADconform should still work. See below for the version schema:

Version: AA.BB.CC.DD

AA: Major version number
BB: Minor version number
CC: Major revision number
DD:Minor revision number

In general, only differing major or minor version numbers represent platforms that may not work with CADconform. For minor version or major revision numbers, the product will usually work but may not be detected automatically by the CADconform installer. This may mean that the platform executable will need to be manually located during the install, if it is not successfully located in the default installation folder by CADconform. This is usually because the Bentley product registry entry has changed, and registry entries cannot accurately be predicted prior to a product release. For unsupported platforms, CADconform may still work with a "Custom Installation" type. This usually involves manually copying the custom configuration file created by the CADconform installer into the platform "/config/appl" directory. As a general rule, the PowerDraft platform configuration will run on any platform, whereas the MicroStation configuration will only run on MicroStation itself and any base products that run a full MicroStation engine, including PowerGeopak, PowerInroads, AECOSim, ProStructures and Promis-e. Examples of products that do not run a full MicroStation engine and will only run with the PowerDraft platform configuration are PowerCivil, PowerSurvey and PowerMap.

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