What is MasterPlanner?

MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition is an AddIn or App that adds functionality to Bentley Systems MicroStation® CONNECT. It's a tool for architects, planners and technicians.

MasterPlanner facilitates annotatation of land parcels

Here's a PowerPoint introduction to MasterPlanner .

Tag Shapes

MasterPlanner simplifies the task of tagging a MicroStation DGN shape element. By tagging, we mean attaching MasterPlanner data to a MicroStation DGN shape element. Once tagged, your shape becomes an Area Feature. An Area Feature has both geometry and business data relevant to a Land Parcel or Lot.

Label Land Parcels

Design an annotation cell in your corporate style, and add SmartText where you want Item Type data to be substituted. The template can include graphics and text, but most importantly should contain SmartText that will be updated automatically by MasterPlanner. Use that DGN cell as an annotation template. MasterPlanner automatically connects your Area Feature data to the cell's text fields.

Report Land Parcels

MasterPlanner provides complementary technology to report land parcels.


FlexiTable can harvest your MasterPlanner data and present it in a worksheet. You can sort and filter the worksheet, export it to Excel, and place it as a Table in your DGN model.

MicroStation Report

A MasterPlanner Report harvests your data and presents it in a MicroStation report. You can sort and filter the report, export it to Excel, and place it as a Table in your DGN model.

Building Count

One of MasterPlanner's properties is Building Density and another is Building Count. Building Density is a number that you supply, usually depending on the nature of the land parcel (e.g. residential, commercial, industrial etc.). MasterPlanner will calculate Building Count automatically from the Building Density and the area of the tagged parcel.

Calculations and Expressions

MicroStation CONNECT Update 14 and later enable Item Type property expressions. Using that technology, MasterPlanner can calculate building count automatically.

Calculations and Expressions are available from MicroStation CONNECT Update 14

Search for Land Parcels

You can search for Area Features using MasterPlanner's Search tool. The search tool lets you find land parcels tagged with matching data.

Categorise Land Parcels

MasterPlanner lets you categorise Area Features in complementary ways: using MicroStation Named Groups or using MicroStation Display Rules.

Named Groups

You can categorise Land Parcels by adding them to a MicroStation Named Group. There is a number of MicroStation tools that work with Named Groups.

Display Rules

You can categorise Land Parcels by using MicroStation Display Rules. MasterPlanner creates some display rules for you automatically. Read more about Display Rules.

Getting Started

Read the Getting Started section for a quick introduction to MasterPlanner.


Read the Commands section to see MasterPlanner's key-in commands.

Download MasterPlanner

Visit the download page to register your interest in MasterPlanner CONNECT Edition and download the installer.

License Terms

LA Solutions' MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition is licensed software. When you first install MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition we grant you automatically a 30-day evaluation license. To continue using MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition you must purchase a license. You may purchase one license, multiple licenses or a site license. Discounts are available for multiple license purchases.