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Using the Place Smartline Tool During Placement Using the Place Smartline Tool During Placement
By Rod Wing, Envision CAD Did you know that you can use tools from the View Control Toolbox while in the middle of an element placement tool, without losing your spot?
Windows Update Causing Crash with Corridors Windows Update Causing Crash with Corridors
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD There is a known issue with the Windows 10 Spring Creator Update, 1803 with numerous Bentley CONNECT Edition software.
4 Steps with the Element Selection Tool in MicroStation 4 Steps with the Element Selection Tool in MicroStation
By Andrea Hall, EnvisionCAD Element selection is a very widely used tool with many options available to the user. Here's a tip that is very handy and easy by EnvisionCAD.
Apply Pen Table Action to All References in MicroStation Apply Pen Table Action to All References in MicroStation
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD In some cases you want your Pen Table actions to get applied to all reference attachments when printing. Here's an easy way to do this.
MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Place Label MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Place Label
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD The new Place Label tool is similar to Place Note. Instead of a text note the user places a cell with, or without, a leader line.
Export Parametric Cell Variables and Variations to CSV Export Parametric Cell Variables and Variations to CSV
By Mara Manconi, Bentley Systems Variables and variations created to control parametric cells can be exported to a CSV file for backup or further manipulation in the CONNECT Edition.
4 Steps with the Element Selection Tool in MicroStation 4 Steps with the Element Selection Tool in MicroStation
By Andrea Hall, EnvisionCAD Element selection is a very widely used tool with many options available to the user. Here's a tip that is very handy and easy by EnvisionCAD.
Key-in to Turn Off Display All Cells In Path Key-in to Turn Off Display All Cells In Path
By Bentley Systems It appears there is not a key-in to toggle the Display All Cells In Path item on the Cells dialog in MicroStation.
Drop Element Tool Offers New Drop Down Tools Drop Element Tool Offers New Drop Down Tools
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD Selecting Drop Element will display the tool settings window with options available in previous editions of MicroStation, plus a new option.
Add WorkSet LinkSets in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Add WorkSet LinkSets in MicroStation CONNECT Edition
By Dan Eng, Bentley Systems MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 4 now adds an additional source for Links making it easy to store project specific links in your WorkSet.
Tips on Using the Annotation Scale in MicroStationCONNECT Tips on Using the Annotation Scale in MicroStationCONNECT
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD In previous versions of MicroStation drawing scales defined in your units.def file were displayed. This has changed in MicroStation CONNECT Edition.
3 Minutes on OpenRoads Geometry and Snap Constraints
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD In this video tutorial EnvisionCAD's Bob Mecham explains how to apply snap constraints or how to remove it if you don't need it.
Setting Up ContextCapture in a Local Cluster Environment Setting Up ContextCapture in a Local Cluster Environment
By Felix James, Bentley Systems ContextCapture Center allows computations to be parallelized on a cluster of 3D reconstruction engines. Get the guide from Bentley Systems.
Unable to Get Bentley CONNECT Advisor Subscription Unable to Get Bentley CONNECT Advisor Subscription
By Bentley Systems If you've ever received that message in the CONNECT Advisor you'll want to read this tutorial from Bentley on how to troubleshoot the issue.
Printing Directly to Your InterPlot Plotters Printing Directly to Your InterPlot Plotters
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD CONNECT Edition allows for printing directly to a ProjectWise InterPlot Server plotter without the need for installing ProjectWise InterPlot Client.
Organization, Workspaces & Worksets in MicroStation CONNECT Organization, Workspaces & Worksets in MicroStation CONNECT
By Rod Wing, Envision CAD MicroStation CONNECT Edition configurations are a bit different from previous versions of MicroStation. Have a look here.
Add Text or Links to ProjectWise Web Server Login Page Add Text or Links to ProjectWise Web Server Login Page
By Ranveer Basra, Bentley Systems It is a very simple add to the webpage for ProjectWise Web Server. This post covers the file to modify and also to add text or a link.
Resolving Issues with the Word Processor in MicroStation Resolving Issues with the Word Processor in MicroStation
By Andrew Bell, Bentley Systems If you are using a newer version of Windows or IE than what each version of MicroStation has been certified with then you could be having issues.
Change Workspace from the File Open Dialog in MS CONNECT Change Workspace from the File Open Dialog in MS CONNECT
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD One big complaint in previous editions of MicroStation was the inability to change Project, User, or Interface configurations.
How Can I Keep Users from Creating Folders in ProjectWise? How Can I Keep Users from Creating Folders in ProjectWise?
By Bentley Technical Support Group The Bentley Technical Support Group has your back on this one. Here are the steps to accomplish this in ProjectWise Explorer.
What is Different with Field Coding in SS4 in OpenRoads? What is Different with Field Coding in SS4 in OpenRoads?
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD If you are coming from an InRoads, GEOPAK or MXROAD Survey coding system, OpenRoads facilitates some changes for how field data is collected.
How to Install the CONNECTION Client How to Install the CONNECTION Client
By Bentley Systems How to install the CONNECTION Client if you've downloaded it from the Fulfillment Center, or have the executable on your machine.
Subsurface Utility Design and Analysis (SUDA) Subsurface Utility Design and Analysis (SUDA)
By Robert Garrett, EnvisionCAD EnvisionCAD covers the 6 types of feature definitions which can be defined from the Project. Plus, they are now offering SUDA services.
How to Turn Off the Index Option in Accudraw How to Turn Off the Index Option in Accudraw
By Bentley Systems Need help turning off the index option in Accudraw? Bentley has some advice.
Updates to the Configuration Variables Dialog Tips Updates to the Configuration Variables Dialog Tips
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD Confused about the recent updates to the configuration variables dialog in MicroStation CONNECT? Rod Wing from EnvisionCAD sorts it out.