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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.
Using GUIDGNLIB Libraries in MicroStation Using GUIDGNLIB Libraries in MicroStation
By Kevin Fern, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group This series by KnowledgeBase will focus on the creation, configuration and eventual integration of GUIDGNLIB files into ProjectWise.
Changing the Page of Multi-Page PDFs Changing the Page of Multi-Page PDFs
By Danny Lazear, Archway Systems It's pretty simple to change the page on a multi-page PDF in MicroStation SS3. Danny Lazear teaches how.
Learn to Use Bentley Cloud Services' Personal Share Learn to Use Bentley Cloud Services' Personal Share
By Tamicca Sellars, Bentley Communities Figure out the ins-and-outs of Bentley's Personal Share and how to share content between users.
Troubleshooting ProjectWise for Admins Troubleshooting ProjectWise for Admins
By KnowledgeBase Consulting Group This tip from KnowledgeBase discusses the lesser known utilities for ProjectWise Administrators that can help with troubleshooting.
Learn to Use Civil Rules in OpenRoads Learn to Use Civil Rules in OpenRoads
By Darren Waschow, EnvisionCAD Civil Rules can save users a lot of time by lending intelligence to tools within OpenRoads. Here's how to use them.
Create Surface Models with CONNECT and ContextCapture Create Surface Models with CONNECT and ContextCapture
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems Create 3D surface models from photos using MicroStation Connect, ContextCapture, and drones.
Making the Most of Flextables Making the Most of Flextables
By Mark Pachlhofer, Bentley Systems This video from Bentley Communities teaches the basics of using the Flextables in various Bentley hydraulics and hydrology software systems.
Shorter Trial Mode for MicroStation CONNECT Shorter Trial Mode for MicroStation CONNECT
By EnvisionCAD MicroStation CONNECT has a trial period of 7 days, compared to 30 for older versions. Remember to check out a license if working remotely.
Change Back to the Old Look of MicroStation CONNECT Change Back to the Old Look of MicroStation CONNECT
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems Sometimes, it's better to use the old interface of MicroStation CONNECT. See how you can switch back while keeping the new update's features.
Bentley Communities Explores the Center of Rigidity Bentley Communities Explores the Center of Rigidity
By Sanjib Das, Bentley Communities Learn more about the center of rigidity and how to calculate multistory-building design-eccentricity requirements for building codes.
Coordinate Labels in Microstation Coordinate Labels in Microstation
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD An explanation from Bob Mecham of EnvisionCAD of the toolbar that labels coordinates in the file and import/export coordinates.
Lose Your Mini Toolbar? Here's Where It's Hiding Lose Your Mini Toolbar? Here's Where It's Hiding
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Usually in OpenRoads a mini toolbar will show up when you hover over a certain element. Here's what to do if you can no longer see your mini toolbars.
"Q" Shortcuts in MicroStation CONNECT
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems For instance, using the "q" shortcut you can use then use the mouse to pick the next level, like Placement and then a little tool bar will pop up.
Missing File Format Versions After REALDWG 2016 Update? Missing File Format Versions After REALDWG 2016 Update?
By Yvonne Lohse, Bentley Systems Troubleshoot what to do if file format versions are not available after the REALDWG 2016 Enhancement/Update for MicroStationV8i.
Editing Model Properties in CONNECT Edition Editing Model Properties in CONNECT Edition
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD Learn how to manipulate the Properties (formerly known as the Element Information) of a selected model, similar to MicroStation V8i (SS3).
Exported Model to LumenRT Becomes a Box Exported Model to LumenRT Becomes a Box
By Bentley Communities Bentley Communities users explore how to fix a glitch in exported models for LumentRT from MicroStation Connect Edition.
Access Designs When Not in MicroStation Access Designs When Not in MicroStation
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems CONNECT Edition users with SELECT have a personal portal on the Bentley cloud to store designs as iModels or PDF's to access from anywhere.
Changes to Active Cells in MicroStation CONNECT Changes to Active Cells in MicroStation CONNECT
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD Rod Wing of EnvisionCAD explains how the Active Cells buttons in MicroStation CONNECT Edition have been changed to graphical icons.
Ensure A Smooth Opening for InRoads Design Files Ensure A Smooth Opening for InRoads Design Files
By Rick McFarlin, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Rick McFarlin of KnowledgeBase Consulting Group walks you through the different ways to open InRoads files with ProjectWise and MicroStation integration.
How Do I Design a Custom Flange in AutoPipe Vessel? How Do I Design a Custom Flange in AutoPipe Vessel?
By Mike Dattilio, Bentley Communities Mike Dattilio walks readers through how to create a custom flange for AutoPipe Vessel in just a couple of steps.
Learn New Keyboard Shortcuts in MicroStation Learn New Keyboard Shortcuts in MicroStation
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD The CONNECT edition of MicroStation is here, and that means there are new keyboard shortcuts and a new user interface to learn and edit.
Harness the Power of Compound Cells in Design Process Harness the Power of Compound Cells in Design Process
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Check out this strategy for taking advantage of compound-cell functionality in Bentley Systems' in AECOsim Building Designer.
Getting Familiar with the New MicroStation Interface Getting Familiar with the New MicroStation Interface
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems Learn how to use Windows ribbon-style interface and upgraded search function in Microstation CONNECT Edition.
Add Custom Toolboxes, Menus to MicroStation CONNECT Edition Add Custom Toolboxes, Menus to MicroStation CONNECT Edition
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD The CONNECT version of MicroStation doesn't support pull-down menus, but you can easily add them in as custom features with this tip from Rod Wing of EnvisionCAD.
Learn To Create an Exterior Boundary in OpenRoads
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD This video from EnvisionCAD will show you how to create an exterior boundary for a terrain model.
Harness the Power of Workflow States in ProjectWise Harness the Power of Workflow States in ProjectWise
By Marilou Ower, KnowledgeBase Your organization's communication regarding document workflows can be improved if you know how to change the state of multiple documents in ProjectWise.
Why Do Hand Calculations Differ from Values Presented? Why Do Hand Calculations Differ from Values Presented?
By Scott Kampa, Bentley Technical Support Group When comparing results to hand calculations, be aware that displays values that are rounded based on display precision in products like StormCAD.
Tips for Using Excel VBA in AECOsim Tips for Using Excel VBA in AECOsim
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Here are some AECOsim Building Manager coding tips for Excel VBA for non-programmers using the Excel macro recorder.
Learn How To Bring Back the Tasks Dialog Learn How To Bring Back the Tasks Dialog
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD If you absolutely cannot bring yourself to work with the new MicroStation ribbon interface, fear not. You can restore the Tasks Dialog interface.
Using Document Codes in ProjectWise Using Document Codes in ProjectWise
By Jeffery Burrill, Director of Technology, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group KnowledgeBase Consulting Group goes over some of the questions to consider before you implement Document Code, which can be a helpful tool.
Assign Locations to Folders in Views You Have Created Assign Locations to Folders in Views You Have Created
By Bentley Systems You have the ability to assign locations to folders or documents in views you have created using the spatial feature available in ProjectWise.
Using Key-ins to Add Dimensions Using Key-ins to Add Dimensions
By Darius Rimasauskas, Bentley Technical Support Group Bentley Navigator is not for adding dimensions in drawings, however, using Key-in's you can place dimensions.
Fixing Configuration Error in Bentley Products Fixing Configuration Error in Bentley Products
By Bentley Systems Here's a tip to fix an error that says the application has failed to start because a side-by-side configuration is incorrect.
Activate Previous Command in MicroStation Activate Previous Command in MicroStation
By Bentley Systems See the example here on how to activate the last command used on a previous task.
Associating Files to a WorkSet in MicroStation CONNECT Associating Files to a WorkSet in MicroStation CONNECT
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD EnvisionCAD's Rod Wing covers a couple methods on how to migrate MicroStation V8i projects to MicroStation CONNECT WorkSets.
Using the Bentley Rail Tracking Tool Using the Bentley Rail Tracking Tool
From the Bentley Communities Is it possible to use the tracking tool to track between the design center line from one track to the datum rail of another track?
5 Things to Know When Working with Superelevations 5 Things to Know When Working with Superelevations
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Working with superelevations in the OpenRoads SS4 release is much different from previous versions of InRoads or GEOPAK.
Installing the Bentley Tablet Driver & CalComp DrawingBoard Installing the Bentley Tablet Driver & CalComp DrawingBoard
By Dan Koval, Bentley Systems This document provides configuration instructions for the Bentley Wintab Driver used with a Calcomp Drawingboard.
3D Photo Match in MicroStation
By EnvisionCAD In this video tutorial EnvisionCAD demonstrates a workflow to create a photo simulation using MicroStation.
How to Update Table with Modified Contents from Source File How to Update Table with Modified Contents from Source File
By Carl Myhill, Bentley Systems Having modified the contents of an Excel file, how can the linked table be refreshed with the new content?
Using MicroStation Named Fences Using MicroStation Named Fences
By Chuck Kirasic, Senior CADD Designer, OHM-Advisors The named fence option allows the user to create a permanent fence within the MicroStation file for reference file clipping.
Best Practices Using ProjectWise and MicroStation Best Practices Using ProjectWise and MicroStation
By Keith Parker, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group KnowledgeBase has a few tips on how to use ProjectWise as it was intended, as an engineering document management system.
Change Profile Symbology of Your Terrain in OpenRoads Change Profile Symbology of Your Terrain in OpenRoads
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Does your Terrain Element end up on level Default when you view your Profile? Make sure you end up with the level and symbology you are looking for.
Conceptual Mass Modeling in AECOsim Building Designer V8i Conceptual Mass Modeling in AECOsim Building Designer V8i
By Bentley Systems This video introduces AECOsim by demonstrating model creation, exploring Building Designer's task-oriented, shared interface and more.
With the New OpenRoads Release Comes MicroStation Updates With the New OpenRoads Release Comes MicroStation Updates
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD EnvisonCAD's Bob Mecham points out a few enhancements users could find beneficial like support for ProjectWise Point Cloud Streaming.
Restoring Deleted Documents with the Recycle Bin Restoring Deleted Documents with the Recycle Bin
By Keith Parker, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Now that you've got your ProojectWise recycle bin set up to house deleted documents from ProjectWise Explorer see how to restore them.
Rendering Material Assignments in Google Earth Rendering Material Assignments in Google Earth
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Follow this step by step tutorial by EnvisionCAD's Bob Mecham to see how to render material assignments within Google Earth, using Microstation.
Adding Company Dataset Folders in AECOsim Adding Company Dataset Folders in AECOsim
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems AECOsim Building Designer SS6 features an updated DataGroup interface where you can choose to locate new or copied items in Company or Project locations.
Keyin to Toggle between AccuDraw and Civil AccuDraw Keyin to Toggle between AccuDraw and Civil AccuDraw
By: Mark Templeman, JEO Consulting Group, Inc. MicroStation users looking for a way to quickly and easily toggle between AccuDraw and Civil AccuDraw have their solution here!
Using the ProjectWise Recycle Bin for Restoring Documents Using the ProjectWise Recycle Bin for Restoring Documents
By Kevin Fern, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Document owners, folder owners, and administrators will be able to delete documents within the ProjectWise Explorer and restore documents.
Reasons for Using Cached Visible Edges in MicroStation Reasons for Using Cached Visible Edges in MicroStation
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Learn how to cache dynamic views and drawings, manage cached content, avoid unnecessary recalculation of Cached Visible Edges and more.
4 Things I Learned in OpenRoads 4 Things I Learned in OpenRoads
By Ben Johnson, EnvisionCAD EnvisionCAD's Ben Johnson says always enter the Feature Name and Feature Definition for all of your Civil Cell geometry at the time of creation.
Aligning Detail Patterning and Hatching in MicroStation Aligning Detail Patterning and Hatching in MicroStation
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD To be sure detail patterning and hatching align between adjacent elements in MicroStation, you can utilize a common pattern intersection point.
Avoid Confusion When Integrating ProjectWise and Office 365 Avoid Confusion When Integrating ProjectWise and Office 365
By Bentley Systems The new Office 365 installer is a little different and without changing the integration installer ProjectWise won't see that Office is on the machine.
Change MicroStation V8i Layout Back To XM Layout Change MicroStation V8i Layout Back To XM Layout
By Drew Moon, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Follow these steps to switch to the Task Navigation interface used by MicroStation XM.
Read This Before Updating to OpenRoads V8i SELECTseries 4 Read This Before Updating to OpenRoads V8i SELECTseries 4
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD SS4 is a forward only update and doesn't allow backward compatibility with SS3, so managing files and data will take some planning moving forward.
Handling DWG and DGN File Translations With Ease Handling DWG and DGN File Translations With Ease
By Rick DeWitt, Axiom Translations between DGN and DWG files can be incredibly frustrating, but Axiom's Translation Manager can save hours of clean-up time.
Exporting STL Files from MicroStation Exporting STL Files from MicroStation
By Frank Reimann, Bentley Systems Learn how to use the Export STL File Dialog in MicroStation and several other helpful tools for preparing parts for 3D printing.
Using Optimized Fence Clipping in MicroStation Using Optimized Fence Clipping in MicroStation
By Bentley Systems Depending on how you want to your fence clipping operation to perform, it can automatically close shapes, surfaces and solids or trim the elements.
Using MicroStation's Align Tool to Align Text and Elements Using MicroStation's Align Tool to Align Text and Elements
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD In this tip from EnvisionCAD's Bob Mecham, learn how to use MicroStation's align tool to align elements and text to an edge of an existing element.
Taking Advantage of Improvements in MicroStation's ACS Tools Taking Advantage of Improvements in MicroStation's ACS Tools
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems MicroStation's Auxiliary Coordinate Systems tools have been significantly improved in recent versions. Check out this tip to learn more.
Using Custom Activation Groups to Manage Bentley Licensing Using Custom Activation Groups to Manage Bentley Licensing
Check out this Bentley licensing tip to prevent staff from trying software out or using something you do not own and getting the QTL for it later.
AECOsim Building Designer Now Supports In-Place Editing AECOsim Building Designer Now Supports In-Place Editing
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities Find out about AECOsim Building Designer's new in-place editing feature, which allows users to simultaneously edit multiple elements and more.
Creating Element Templates in OpenRoads from the XIN Creating Element Templates in OpenRoads from the XIN
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Check out this tip to find out how Element Templates can be created in OpenRoads by exporting Feature Styles from your XIN.
Automating License Key Distribution Using Group Policies Automating License Key Distribution Using Group Policies
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities Bentley's Marc Thomas covers the advantages of using Windows Group Policies, which can save save days and are well worth investigating.
Changing Scale Settings and More for MicroStation Linestyles Changing Scale Settings and More for MicroStation Linestyles
By Bob Mecham, EnvisonCAD Check out this tip to find out how to solve common issues with the scale, shift, and direction linestyle settings in MicroStation.
Using the Source Code Tab in Bentley Configuration Explorer Using the Source Code Tab in Bentley Configuration Explorer
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities The source code tab in Bentley Configuration Explorer can be very useful for understanding your configuration variables and troubleshooting.
Placing Elements in MicroStation With Absolute Coordinates Placing Elements in MicroStation With Absolute Coordinates
By Bob Mecham, EnvisonCAD Workflows for placing elements in MicroStation with absolute coordinates can be done using the Key-in Browser.
Rounding Dimensions in MicroStation Rounding Dimensions in MicroStation
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities Although you can't round to the nearest 5mm via the Dimension Styles dialog, there is a method that you can use to modify an existing dimension style.
Using OpenRoads Survey to Create 3D Elements in CAD Files Using OpenRoads Survey to Create 3D Elements in CAD Files
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD OpenRoads Survey can automatically create 3D elements such as pipes, trees, manholes, inlets or above-ground structures in your CAD file.
Changing the Default Color Table in MicroStation Changing the Default Color Table in MicroStation
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities Check out this MicroStation tip to find out how to change the default color table settings and clear errant color tables.
Levels in the Level Manager Dialog that Just Won't Delete Levels in the Level Manager Dialog that Just Won't Delete
By Bob Mecham, EnvisonCAD Check out these possible explanations for why a level in the Level Manager dialog won't delete in MicroStation.
Switching from Loading the Full Dataset to the Light Version Switching from Loading the Full Dataset to the Light Version
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities Check out this tip to learn how to change a PCF file to make a project switch from loading the full to the light version of a Dataset in AECOsim.
Set View Attributes for a Specific File in MicroStation Set View Attributes for a Specific File in MicroStation
By Bob Mecham, EnvisonCAD Find out how to change View Attributes for a specific reference file in this tip from EnvisonCAD.
Modifying Restricted User Permissions in MXRoad Modifying Restricted User Permissions in MXRoad
By Amita Shinde, Bentley Communities Find out what files and folders require write access if you decide to change access permissions on folders after MXRoad has been installed.
Place Dimensions in Roadway Designer Place Dimensions in Roadway Designer
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Having the ability to view horizontal distances and slopes as you step through your section view of Roadway Designer can help evaluate transitions.
Importing Linestyles into a MicroStation DGN Library Importing Linestyles into a MicroStation DGN Library
By Bob Mecham, EnvisonCAD Check out this tip by EnvisionCAD to learn the different ways to import linestyles into a DGN library in MicroStation.
Adjusting the Existing Clip Boundary in MicroStation Adjusting the Existing Clip Boundary in MicroStation
By Rick Sewell, Axiom's Resident Service Genius Find out how to adjust the existing clip boundary in Microstation, rather than making a new reference file clipping boundary.
Adding a Company Dataset in AECOsim Building Designer Adding a Company Dataset in AECOsim Building Designer
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities In the second part of this tip from Bentley Communities, learn how to add a Company Dataset to isolate changes made from the delivered dataset.
Selecting the Right DWG Version in MicroStation Selecting the Right DWG Version in MicroStation
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD The AutodCAD Real DWG library allows MicroStation to work with AutoCAD drawings in their native format.
Hone Your AECOsim Building Designer Skills With This Test Hone Your AECOsim Building Designer Skills With This Test
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Communities This exercise on configuring AECOsim Building Designer will allow you to try out new builds or learn ABD on your own PC.
Measure Distance Quickly with Tentative Point Snaps Measure Distance Quickly with Tentative Point Snaps
By Axiom Use this tip to find out how to use tentative point snaps to quickly measure distances between elements in your MicroStation design files.
Minesto Takes Kite Concept Underwater to Generate Power Minesto Takes Kite Concept Underwater to Generate Power
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Minesto used CATIA to design their Deep Green tidal power system that uses an underwater kite design to generate power.
Fixing End Condition Priority Conflicts in InRoads and More Fixing End Condition Priority Conflicts in InRoads and More
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Use this tip from EnvisionCAD to understand how to fix end conditions in your InRoads, GEOPAK, or OpenRoads templates.
MicroStation Container Files MicroStation Container Files
By Chuck Kirasic, CAD notes This tip from Chuck Kirasic, CAD notes covers a couple scenarios on using MicroStation container files.
Learn to Use Custom Line Styles in MicroStation
By Marc Thomas, Be Communities Sophisticated graphics can be drawn in MicroStation by simply selecting the Line Style and drawing a line.
The Raster Manager in MicroStation The Raster Manager in MicroStation
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD To facilitate quicker raster image display, Raster Manager will create temporary cache files of certain image types.
Learn Secrets for Translating AutoCAD and MicroStation Files Learn Secrets for Translating AutoCAD and MicroStation Files
By Axiom Selecting the right options in the open file dialogue box is the first secret to successfully translating AutoCAD and MicroStation files.
Adding Insulation Pattern to Slabs in AECOsim Adding Insulation Pattern to Slabs in AECOsim
By Marc Thomas, Be Communities Use this tip from Bentley Systems' Be Communities blog to add an insulation pattern to slabs in AECOsim Building Design.
Deploying a MicroStation Network with QuickConfig Standard Deploying a MicroStation Network with QuickConfig Standard
By Marc Thomas, Be Communities Use this tip to deploy a simple MicroStation SS3 network configuration with QuickConfig Standard for immediate use or as a template.
Applying Elevations to Shapefile Graphics Applying Elevations to Shapefile Graphics
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD Use this MicroStation tip to find out how elevations can be applied to shapefile graphics from a data field in the associated .dbf database file.
Use This Tip for Optimal ProStructures Installation Use This Tip for Optimal ProStructures Installation
By Tegel Zarate, Be Communities Follow this guide for optimal ProStructures installation in North America, and also find out how to configure ProStructures on a network installation.
Taking Advantage of InRoads' Horizontal Element Tools Taking Advantage of InRoads' Horizontal Element Tools
By Axiom Get the most out of the horizontal element tools in InRoads with this tip from Axiom.
Automate Coordinate Entries in MicroStation Automate Coordinate Entries in MicroStation
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD EnvisionCAD's Rod Wing covers how to automate coordinate entries using Excel and Notepad to create a MicroStation script file.
Copying and Setting Rebar Codes in Bentley's ProConcrete Copying and Setting Rebar Codes in Bentley's ProConcrete
By Douglas Morton, Be Communities Use this tip to learn how to copy and set rebar codes in Bentley's ProConcrete.
Clean Up Raster Files Without Closing Microstation Clean Up Raster Files Without Closing Microstation
By Eiren Smith, Professional Raster Reference File Wrangler, Axiom Learn how to use Axiom's RasterDgn to copy, move, delete an area, automatically deskew raster reference files in MicroStation.
Horizontal Geometry and Stationing in InRoads
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Use this tip from EnvisionCAD to learn to work with stationing and station equations in horizontal geometry.
Using SharePoint and ProjectWise in a Sandboxed Environment Using SharePoint and ProjectWise in a Sandboxed Environment
By Jo West, Be Communities Use this tip to learn why ProjectWise SharePoint Web Parts will not run properly when deployed to a sandboxed environment.
Reference Attachment Tricks 3
By Axiom Use this tip to learn how to change elements that are part of a read-only reference file.
Using the %error Directive to Check a CFG Variable Value Using the %error Directive to Check a CFG Variable Value
By Jo West, Be Communities Use this tip to find out what value a variable is at a certain moment in configuration processing.
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Follow these steps to learn how MicroStation can import files from external application such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Setting the Default # of Documents Displayed in ProjectWise Setting the Default # of Documents Displayed in ProjectWise
By Jo West, Be Communities By default, the number of documents displayed in the web client is set to 30. How do I increase this value?
Reference Attachments Part 2 Reference Attachments Part 2
By Axiom This video tutorial will help MicroStation users speed up the process of placing solid shapes by removing the need to conceal your elements.
VBA Tip: Input Boxes VBA Tip: Input Boxes
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD Like a Message Box, the InputBox displays a model dialog with a message/prompt string and a tile.
How to Include the File Name Extension in the Plot File Name How to Include the File Name Extension in the Plot File Name
From the BE Communities Blog When creating plot files using a printer driver configuration file, only the name is included when the plot file is generated.
Add Pastel Effects to MicroStation Designs Add Pastel Effects to MicroStation Designs
By Axiom Use this tip to learn how to modify color dialogues in MicroStation to achieve pastel effects.
Moving Elements to Elevation in MicroStation Moving Elements to Elevation in MicroStation
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD MicroStation has the ability to use relative values with a "#." When using the XY=key-in you can type # and the value will not change.
< HP Enables ESD to Run Revit Reliably
By Hewlett Packard HP Z Workstations allow Environmental Systems Design to move in and out of the varied models, platforms, and engines to optimize built environments.
Seeing Security Inheritance in ProjectWise Seeing Security Inheritance in ProjectWise
By Jo West, Be Communities Want a quick and easy way to see if access control in ProjectWise is inherited?
MicroStation Reference Attachments Tricks MicroStation Reference Attachments Tricks
By Axiom Have you ever wanted to make MicroStation references appear dimmer or lay out 3D views and correctly display both visible and hidden edges?
Tip Exlpores Integration of MicroStation and Google Maps
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Use this tip to learn how to assign a coordinate system to a MicroStation DGN file and then export the file to a Google Earth KML file.
Bentley Offers Drawing Exercise for AccuDraw and AccuSnap Bentley Offers Drawing Exercise for AccuDraw and AccuSnap
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Use this MicroStation drawing exercise from Bentley Systems to learn how to leverage the keyboard when designing with AccuDraw and AccuSnap.
Adjust the PDF Plot Driver in MicroStation Adjust the PDF Plot Driver in MicroStation
By Axiom International The PDF plot driver doesn't require many changes to generate a PDF file and you can toggle levels on or off from inside Acrobat Reader.
Use This MicroStation Tip to Manage Font Utilities Use This MicroStation Tip to Manage Font Utilities
By Kae Calloway, Dominion Fonts can be added to MicroStation Resource files using the following directions.
Preventing Empty Design Models in AECOsim Building Designer Preventing Empty Design Models in AECOsim Building Designer
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Use this tip from Bentley Systems to avoid making empty Design Models when using the Create Drawing tool in AECOsim Building Designer.
Try These Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Design Work in V8i Try These Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Design Work in V8i
By Axiom With V8i, you can easily interact with MicroStation's Main Toolbox, Tasks Toolbox, View Toolbox and Tool Settings dialog box using keyboard shortcuts.
Use this MicroStation Tip for Getting 3D Civil Content Use this MicroStation Tip for Getting 3D Civil Content
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD 3D MicroStation Cells and other 3D content can be obtained by downloading the Civil Content for Visualization package from Bentley SELECTservices.
Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #7 - Sharing Standards Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #7 - Sharing Standards
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Anyone who has used a well managed MicroStation system will be familiar with the sharing of CAD standards via a networked workspace.
Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #6 - Roaming Users Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #6 - Roaming Users
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems The next step in networking AECOsim Building Designer is making an individual's user preferences accessible from any machine that they log onto.
Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #5 Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #5
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Copying the modified PCF to every machine, whilst functional, is a poor solution, so we need to share them on the network.
Saving 3D DWGs to 2D DGNs Saving 3D DWGs to 2D DGNs
By Rick Sewell, Axiom You may live in a 3D world, but for most MicroStation projects, you need 2D files.
Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #4 Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #4
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Part four of Configuring AECOsim Building Designer focuses on how to redirect to the correct network.
Using the Element Template to Display Correct Symbology Using the Element Template to Display Correct Symbology
By Rod Wing, EnvisionCAD This tip explains how to give graphics color, weight, and line style symbology in shapefile attachments in MicroStation.
Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #3 Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #3
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems From adding the Company Dataset in part 2 it is a short step to share the Company Dataset on the network. Now, Part 3...
Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #2 Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #2
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems In Part 2 of this series Marc covers adding a company dataset to the simple test project from Part 1.
Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #1 Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #1
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems In this series Marc starts out with a simple test project using the NM Light dataset.
EnvisionCAD Explains How to Load and Save RWK Files
By EnvisionCAD There is a utility in InRoads that many people do not make use of, the RWK or project file option.
Change Case in MicroStation V8i Change Case in MicroStation V8i
By EnvisionCAD Learn about the Change Case selection feature in MicroStation V8i.
How to Use an Overlooked AECOSim Building Designer Feature How to Use an Overlooked AECOSim Building Designer Feature
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Learn about the keynote tools including how to create a keynote, place the keynote and see other keynote settings in this tip.
12 Days of CAD Manager Tips for the Holidays 12 Days of CAD Manager Tips for the Holidays
By EnvisionCAD Performing these tasks will help keep your organization running smoothly into 2014.
Open Different Models in Each View in MicroStation V8i Open Different Models in Each View in MicroStation V8i
By EnvisionCAD MicroStation V8i has the ability to open a different model in each view from one design file.
Zig-Zag Edges in Shaded Views Zig-Zag Edges in Shaded Views
By Marc Thomas, Bentley Systems Use the Setup Camera tool to define a Camera View and get a much more appropriate range so resolution is normal and zig-zags do not occur.
MicroStation Users Discover New Functionality for the Mouse MicroStation Users Discover New Functionality for the Mouse
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Assigning specific functions to the buttons and wheel on a typical mouse makes it an increasingly useful tool for MicroStation users.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl6o_RBdpb4 Convert AutoCAD Files to MicroStation Easily with Axiom
By Axiom Learn about Axiom's translation manager, a program that simplifies the task of translating files between AutoCAD and MicroStation.
Editing Text in Cells in Microstation Editing Text in Cells in Microstation
By Bob Mecham, Envision CAD There are a couple different ways to edit text in cells that are placed in your design file without dropping the cell.
Algoma Orchards Picks EnerNOC to Reduce Its Energy Use Algoma Orchards Picks EnerNOC to Reduce Its Energy Use
By EnerNOC Algoma Orchards reduces its energy use by approximately 400 kilowatts with EnerNOC DemandSMART.
Download Your Free Change Text Justification Macro Download Your Free Change Text Justification Macro
By EnvisionCAD The Change Text Justification macro allows users to change the Justification setting on text elements without moving the text.
Creating a Text Style Standard Creating a Text Style Standard
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Implementing text styles makes annotating the drawing more efficient in most situations. See these Text Style considerations.
Top 10 Reference Attachments Tricks
By Axiom Have you ever wanted to make MicroStation references appear dimmer or lay out 3D views and correctly display both visible and hidden edges?
Keeping the Focus in Accudraw Keeping the Focus in Accudraw
By EnvisionCAD There is a setting in the Preferences that can make it easier for the user.
STAAD.Pro Installation Instructions STAAD.Pro Installation Instructions
By Jeremy Hoesly, Bentley Technical Support Group This article provides step-by-step instructions for successfully installing STAAD.Pro and its dependencies.
How Do You Do Quick Searches in ProjectWise V8i? How Do You Do Quick Searches in ProjectWise V8i?
By BentleyLEARN, YouTube This video demonstrates how to be more productive in ProjectWise by mastering the search engine.
Computing Pond Values in InRoads Computing Pond Values in InRoads
By Ronald Brys, President, EnvisionCAD Watch this video on using InRoads hydrology commands to compute water volumes.
How Do You Scan for References in ProjectWise V8i? How Do You Scan for References in ProjectWise V8i?
By BentleyLEARN, YouTube Learn how to run the scan for references function in this video tip.
Learn About the Free VBA Macro to Export Points Learn About the Free VBA Macro to Export Points
By Rod Wing, Envision CAD The requirement to export point locations to Excel is a recurring topic on the BE Communities.
Activate Reference for Editing in MicroStation Activate Reference for Editing in MicroStation
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD A new powerful enhancement to V8i MicroStation is the ability to edit reference files with in the active design file. Learn more in this tip.
How Do You Use MicroStation V8i AccuDraw? How Do You Use MicroStation V8i AccuDraw?
By BentleyLEARN, YouTube Watch this tip on AccuDraw in MicroStation V8i.
Display a Graphic at a Defined Cross Slope in InRoads
By Ronald Brys, President, EnvisionCAD Learn how to display a graphic at a defined cross slope relative to a surface in InRoads in this video tip.
Don’t Make a New Reference File Clipping Boundary Don’t Make a New Reference File Clipping Boundary
By Rick Sewell, Director of Customer Services, Axiom You have a clip set up. Then you have to include that little section of the reference that is just outside the boundary. The solution is to not do it.
What Are Dimension Styles in MicroStation V8i? What Are Dimension Styles in MicroStation V8i?
By BentleyLEARN, YouTube Watch this video tip on dimension styles.
How Do You Use the Design History in ProjectWise?
By BentleyLEARN, YouTube A demonstration on how MicroStation and design history is handled in the integrated environment.
Review the Path of Water Flow in MicroStation V8i Review the Path of Water Flow in MicroStation V8i
By Ronald Brys, President, EnvisionCAD Learn about the dynamic display of water flow relative to a surface with the hydrology, hydraulic and trickle commands.
Help! I Need to Turn Off Reference File Display Help! I Need to Turn Off Reference File Display
By Rick Sewell, Axiom The need to turn off the display of specific reference files in multiple master files is very common. See how it's done with RefManager.
How to Create Multi-page PDFs Directly from MicroStation How to Create Multi-page PDFs Directly from MicroStation
By Rick Sewell, Axiom Director of Customer Services Is there a tool to print multiple MicroStation files to a single PDF file? No need. You can already do that in MicroStation V8i.
Graphic Display at a Fixed Elevation Graphic Display at a Fixed Elevation
By Ronald Brys, Envision CAD Envision CAD looks at different ways to display a graphic in a CAD file at a fixed elevation.
Select by Shape Macro Free (for Now) by Envision CAD Select by Shape Macro Free (for Now) by Envision CAD
By Rod Wing, Envision CAD The Select By Shape application allows users to quickly select elements that are inside or overlapped by a shape element.
Learn the Ins and Outs of the Tracking Command in InRoads Learn the Ins and Outs of the Tracking Command in InRoads
By Ronald Brys, President, EnvisionCAD Watch this InRoads video tip on dynamic reporting and annotation of surface and alignment data.
Save User Inputs as Default Settings Save User Inputs as Default Settings
By Rod Wing, Envision CAD VBA has a special location set aside in the Windows Registry for storing VBA program settings.
Tips for Using OpenRoads to its Full Potential Tips for Using OpenRoads to its Full Potential
By Ron Brys, President, EnvisionCAD If you are responsible for the administration of InRoads or GEOPAK, here are just a few things NOT to do when you implement OpenRoads at your office.
Speed Things Up Using Your Function Keys Speed Things Up Using Your Function Keys
By Rick Sewell, Axiom Director of Customer Services It just so happens you can make use of those F-keys (Function keys) to invoke dialog boxes or commands in MicroStation.
Move Elements Within Cell Using Stretch Elements Command Move Elements Within Cell Using Stretch Elements Command
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Do you find yourself needing to move only a part of a cell and your CAD Manager tells you not to drop any cells? Well here is a way to do both.
Firm Links Data Streams to 3D Model for Better Measurement Firm Links Data Streams to 3D Model for Better Measurement
By IES When AEC was selected to carry a measurement & verification plan out for Casey Middle School they turned to IES VE for a more satisfying result.
Free EnvisionCAD Order Shapes Macro Free EnvisionCAD Order Shapes Macro
By Rod Wing The Order Shapes application will be a welcome addition for any Print Organizer or IPlot Organizer user. Free download until May 5.
MicroStation Configuration Do's and Don'ts MicroStation Configuration Do's and Don'ts
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Bob Mecham's philosophy and practice of managing MicroStation workspaces.
Project Examines Feasibility of Community-based Bioenergy Project Examines Feasibility of Community-based Bioenergy
By the Dovetail Partners Dovetail Partners, an environmental think-tank, has completed a study of biomass energy opportunities in two communities in Northern Minnesota.
Do You Know About the Editor in Bentley Utilities Designer? Do You Know About the Editor in Bentley Utilities Designer?
By Gijsbert Noordam of the Be Communities Forum This is an example on how to quickly set up a small project of your own in MicroStation using the Editor.
Why Wood Can be a Main Source for Biofuels Why Wood Can be a Main Source for Biofuels
By Jeff Howe, Dovetail Partners This report examines how wood has the potential to be the biofuel technology of the future.
Place a North Arrow in a Rotated View with AccuDraw Place a North Arrow in a Rotated View with AccuDraw
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Placing a North Arrow in a rotated view such as a plan and profile sheet can be done right the first time if you use AccuDraw and shortcut keyins.
Here's How to Plot a 3D Reference as a 3D PDF Here's How to Plot a 3D Reference as a 3D PDF
By Rick Sewell, Axiom Director of Customer Services If you want to impress your co-workers and superiors, then provide them with a 3D PDF that really shows your handiwork.
How to Select Files in the Level Display and Level Manager How to Select Files in the Level Display and Level Manager
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Did you know by selecting one or more files in either the Level Manager or Display dialog will synch the selection in the other dialog?
These Ten Video Tutorials Will Save You Time These Ten Video Tutorials Will Save You Time
By Ed Mendoza, Axiom Learning Expert What if every time you had to work with MicroStation reference attachments you had a few tricks up your sleeve that made your work easier?
Architects Use IES Software, Saving Client $1.5 million Architects Use IES Software, Saving Client $1.5 million
By Integrated Environmental Solutions CBT used IES\' VE-Pro analysis software modules to run daylighting, solar, thermal, ventilation and energy simulations in the schematic design process.
A Look at Civil Geometry Tools Available in InRoads, GEOPAK A Look at Civil Geometry Tools Available in InRoads, GEOPAK
By EnvisionCAD Learn about geometric relationships between the different tools in InRoads and GEOPAK.
LPAS Conquers Geometry Design Challenges with IPD and Revit LPAS Conquers Geometry Design Challenges with IPD and Revit
By Ideate, Inc. LPAS used Revit with project partners AGA and B&B to focus on the exterior skin and the geometry, and to model the entire curtain wall system.
Achieving the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK Achieving the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK
By GlobalData GlobalData looks at the UK’s domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) and if it\'s possible to achieve by its target date in 2020.
A Simple Workflow for Restoring Deleted Files A Simple Workflow for Restoring Deleted Files
By Kevin Fern, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Within originations deleting documents from ProjectWise and restoring the deleted file can be challenging to say the least.
Free Up Space and Get More Real Estate Free Up Space and Get More Real Estate
By Rick Sewell, Axiom Here is a tip on how to free up space and get a bit more real estate for your view window in MicroStation.
NREL Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers NREL Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The system uses focused light to find weak silicon wafers before money is spent making them into solar cells.
Six Best Practices for Effective Wind Farm Operation Six Best Practices for Effective Wind Farm Operation
By Red Lion High speed network infrastructures can help enhance a wind farm\'s capabilities. Learn about more best practices in this white paper.
Learn How to Import a LandXML File into MicroStation Learn How to Import a LandXML File into MicroStation
With this video tip, you will look at how to import a LandXML file into MicroStation, look at the display properties and annotate the LandXML file.
Learn About How to Do a Standards Check Learn About How to Do a Standards Check
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD This tip will hit on the usefulness of the Standards Checker utility.
Learn more about the Element Information Dialog Learn more about the Element Information Dialog
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD With the release of MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 3 we now have the ability to make changes to our saved views through the Element Information dialog.
Save Time in MicroStation with these ALT Key Tips Save Time in MicroStation with these ALT Key Tips
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD The ALT key on your keyboard can be used for a couple handy shortcuts to help save you some time.
Learn How to Create a Fly-through Animation Learn How to Create a Fly-through Animation
Finishing off the four-part beginner animation tutorials, this video shows easy steps on how to create a fly-through animation for your clients.
Be More Efficient with Your Level Display Setup Be More Efficient with Your Level Display Setup
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Depending on how your level names are set up, sorting them differently in the attributes toolbar may help you find them more quickly.
AEA Increases Energy Production and Lower Costs AEA Increases Energy Production and Lower Costs
Summay by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has adopted the HOMER Energy software optimization toolset to improve its network of wind turbines.
Schedule Animations to Create 4D Animations Schedule Animations to Create 4D Animations
This quick example introduces scheduling animations through a simple task.
Fix Disappearing Raster Files by Changing a Setting Fix Disappearing Raster Files by Changing a Setting
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Have you ever been working with Raster attachments and noticed that they have just disappeared?
How to Complete Keyframe Animations in V8i How to Complete Keyframe Animations in V8i
In this beginners tutorial, you will learn about actor targets and keyframes in sample drawings.
Explore the Render Options in MicroStation V8i Explore the Render Options in MicroStation V8i
Are you a new MicroStation user? Watch this video tip on the basics of rendering and animation.
Learn How to Share and Update BIM Models in ProjectWise Learn How to Share and Update BIM Models in ProjectWise
This video tip explains how an architect and an engineer can update and share models all while working on their own models.
Create and Edit Vector Icons in MicroStation v8i Create and Edit Vector Icons in MicroStation v8i
By EnvisionCAD Take a look at the new vector icons in MicroStation with this tip from EnvisionCAD.
Learn About Creating a Double Block Brake with Linkages Learn About Creating a Double Block Brake with Linkages
Summary by Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor This video tip shows the engaging-disengaging operation of the linkage.
Learn How to Set Element Elevations Using InRoads Learn How to Set Element Elevations Using InRoads
By CADProductivity There are several options when it comes to the Set Elevation command.
Save Multiple Dialogs with Up to Four Column Layouts Save Multiple Dialogs with Up to Four Column Layouts
By Robert B. Mecham, EnvisionCAD MicroStation V8i offers users the ability to save multiple dialogs with up to four different column layouts.
InRoads Tutorial on Target Aliasing InRoads Tutorial on Target Aliasing
By CADProductivity Learn how to use target aliasing in Roadway Designer to view multiple corridors and show additional corridors in the Cross Section View.
Markers and Mini Toolbars in V8i SELECTseries 3 Markers and Mini Toolbars in V8i SELECTseries 3
By Robert B. Mecham, EnvisionCAD With the release of MicroStation V8i Project Explorer Linksets have taken on a new look. Learn more about navigating the interface here.
Are You Using the CivTools to Set Element Elevations? Are You Using the CivTools to Set Element Elevations?
By CADProductivity Move elements to an absolute elevation or planerize vertices of an element that are at incorrect elevations.
Quickly Open Windows Explorer Quickly Open Windows Explorer
By Robert B. Mecham, EnvisionCAD Here is a quick tip to open windows explorer to the directory of the file you currently have open MicroStation.
ProjectWise Messaging Agents ProjectWise Messaging Agents
By KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Messaging Agents are a very useful tool when there are multiple users involved in a Project that requires the tracking of multiple documents.
Don’t Struggle through the Task of Copying Alignment Don’t Struggle through the Task of Copying Alignment
By CADProductivity Copying alignments to create your lane lines, edges, and more is explained with this simple tip.
Browse File Categories in MicroStation V8i Browse File Categories in MicroStation V8i
By EnvisionCAD MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) adds a new tab that allows users to browse the file categories such as models, levels, saved views and text styles.
Add Drawings into MicroStation Sheets Add Drawings into MicroStation Sheets
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes In MicroStation you can add the sheet model in the same or different DGN file.
Send a MicroStation File to Google Earth Send a MicroStation File to Google Earth
How to apply a Geographic Coordinate System to a MicroStation file.
Create an InRoads Template Create an InRoads Template
Import MicroStation graphics to create an InRoads template.
ProjectWise Troubleshooting for Administrators ProjectWise Troubleshooting for Administrators
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group ProjectWise utilities can help administrators troubleshoot ProjectWise issues.
24M Technologies Are Changing Battery Storage Industry 24M Technologies Are Changing Battery Storage Industry
24M Technologies has received a grant from the Department of Energy\'s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy to create next generation batteries.
Densify a Linear Feature in InRoads Densify a Linear Feature in InRoads
Learn the difference between using Maximum Segment Length and Point Density Interval.
Schedule Simulation in Bentley Navigator Schedule Simulation in Bentley Navigator
The final video lesson on Bentley Navigator reviews schedule simulation.
Part 4, Bentley Navigator V8i Basics Part 4, Bentley Navigator V8i Basics
The fourth video in this tutorial series takes a look at the Items explorer and clash detection.
Do You Know about New MicroStation Terrain Models? Do You Know about New MicroStation Terrain Models?
By EnvisionCAD How to import a LandXML surface file into a DGN file.
Maximize ProjectWise Productivity Maximize ProjectWise Productivity
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Chris Pausch of KnowledgeBase gives several ProjectWise Explorer tips to help you maximize productivity.
Bentley Navigator V8i Basics Part 3 - Working with iModels Bentley Navigator V8i Basics Part 3 - Working with iModels
Learn how to measure distance, create section views and more in Bentley Navigator.
Bentley Navigator V8i Basics Part Two - Interface Bentley Navigator V8i Basics Part Two - Interface
Part two of the Bentley Student Center series on Navigator looks at the user interface.
Color-Coded Elevations in InRoads Color-Coded Elevations in InRoads
Color-coded bands in InRoads show the elevations in a digital terrain model.
Place Trees in a MicroStation Visualization Place Trees in a MicroStation Visualization
This video from EnvisionCAD shows how to use Point Cells to place trees in a MicroStation visualization.
Bentley Navigator V8i Basics: Part 1 Bentley Navigator V8i Basics: Part 1
This video tutorial is the first of a series of five by the Bentley Student Center YouTube channel. This one covers i-models.
A Single Version of Revit Highlights the 2013 Suite A Single Version of Revit Highlights the 2013 Suite
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Joy Stark from Autodesk discusses new features in the 2013 Building Design Suite.
Change the MicroStation Default Paper Size Change the MicroStation Default Paper Size
By Robert B. Mecham, CAD Applications Manager, EnvisionCAD Bob Mecham recently got asked how to change the default paper size. Here's how.
Managing Reference File Attachments in ProjectWise Managing Reference File Attachments in ProjectWise
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group, VP of Technology Maintain reference file attachments when files are copied, moved, or renamed within ProjectWise.
Generate a 3D PDF from MicroStation Generate a 3D PDF from MicroStation
Learn the process of generating a 3D PDF from a MicroStation CAD model.
Save MicroStation Word Processor Settings Save MicroStation Word Processor Settings
By Robert B. Mecham, CAD Applications Manager, EnvisionCAD How to define indents and tabs in the MicroStation Word Processor.
Green Structures Voted Autodesk Inventor of the Year Green Structures Voted Autodesk Inventor of the Year
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk\'s December Inventor of the Month Green Structures developed an energy saving ventilation system for building retrofits.
Overlay Components in an InRoads Template Overlay Components in an InRoads Template
There are many tools for overlays in InRoads, but this video tip focuses on components to make a simple overlay.
Find the Value of Solar Installations Find the Value of Solar Installations
Jason La Fleur, LEED AP A new tool helps quantify the value of photovoltaic installations for real estate appraisers, brokers, and lenders.
Use Cells as GenerativeComponents Geometry Use Cells as GenerativeComponents Geometry
Create a cell in GenerativeComponents using tools in MicroStation.
Label a Line in MicroStation Label a Line in MicroStation
By Bob Mecham, EnvisionCAD Learn more about the Dimension Element tool option to label a line with bearings and distance.
Export Folders and Subfolders from ProjectWise Export Folders and Subfolders from ProjectWise
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn how to use the Folder Export Wizard in Bentley ProjectWise.
Change the View Rotation in MicroStation Change the View Rotation in MicroStation
Learn how to rotate around different points of a model in MicroStation.
Set the Aspect Ratio in MicroStation Set the Aspect Ratio in MicroStation
By EnvisionCAD Change the view size of your MicroStation window.
The ProjectWise Storage Area The ProjectWise Storage Area
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Run reference scans in ProjectWise without MicroStation being installed.
Edit MicroStation Dimension Text Edit MicroStation Dimension Text
From the sammyhendrick YouTube channel This video tip shows how to edit dimension text in MicroStation.
Print Organizer Dialog Box Print Organizer Dialog Box
This video tutorial gives an overview of MicroStation Print Organizer.
Save Energy with Rapid Energy Modeling Save Energy with Rapid Energy Modeling
By Autodesk Rapid energy modeling is a process that helps analyze and estimate building energy consumption using BIM.
Draw a Common Tangent Draw a Common Tangent
From the UjjwalRane YouTube channel Learn the step by step process to drawing a common internal tangent.
Transition Colors in Roadway Designer  Transition Colors in Roadway Designer
From the CADProductivity YouTube Channel Learn about what the different colors seen in transitions in InRoads Roadway Designer mean.
ProjectWise V8i SELECTseries 3 Enhancements ProjectWise V8i SELECTseries 3 Enhancements
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn how to administer group membership from the ProjectWise Explorer.
Drag and Drop from the Models Dialog Drag and Drop from the Models Dialog
By EnvisionCAD Use drag and drop to speed up the attachment process.
Create a Seed Template File in MicroStation Create a Seed Template File in MicroStation
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Save time by creating a template to place drawings in.
Use Transparent Elements in MicroStation V8i Use Transparent Elements in MicroStation V8i
From the CADProductivity YouTube Channel This tip shows you how to use transparent elements to see things behind a shape.
Set Up ProjectWise Messaging Agents Set Up ProjectWise Messaging Agents
By Marilou Ower, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group - Project Leader If enabled, ProjectWise can send a message notifying users that a document has changed State.
Change The Vertex Type on the Fly   Change The Vertex Type on the Fly
By EnvisionCAD Change a vertex when working with a Smartline in MicroStation.
Get the Most out of V8i (SELECTseries2) Get the Most out of V8i (SELECTseries2)
An hour’s worth of tips on remapping elements in level manager, single shot tool selection, element info in hidden tabs, and many more.
A Useful Tool For Managing Document Workflows A Useful Tool For Managing Document Workflows
By Marilou Ower, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group The Change of States notification flag in ProjectWise makes communication much easier between group members.
MicroStation's Unit System MicroStation's Unit System
By Barry Bentley, Bentley Systems Get measurements in a different unit system by choosing the desired unit system in the Linear Units section of the Working Units page.
Mentor Graphics\' FloVent Aids in Sustainable School Design Mentor Graphics\' FloVent Aids in Sustainable School Design
By Amy Knutson NOWarchitecture used three-dimensional computer modeling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to verify solar exposure and ventilation performance.
EnvisionCAD Shares a Tip For 3D Slabs EnvisionCAD Shares a Tip For 3D Slabs
By EnvisionCAD A simple way to create an equivalent of a 3D slab in MicroStation.
Connecting To ArcGIS Images In Microstation
The ArcGIC resource center shows how to add an image server.
Fixing Problems with InRoads Cross Sections Fixing Problems with InRoads Cross Sections
How to fix the problem of multiple segments when you only expect one.
How to Make a Non-Plot Level How to Make a Non-Plot Level
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog You can toggle off print property for a level, so when you plot a drawing, everything on that level will be ignored.
Do you Know about the Restricted Administrators Group? Do you Know about the Restricted Administrators Group?
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group The SELECTseries 3 release of ProjectWise introduces the concept of granular security.
Is a Symbol Misinterpreted when Typing Special Characters? Is a Symbol Misinterpreted when Typing Special Characters?
By EnvisionCAD This tip will help you alleviate the problem of misinterpreted special characters in MicroStation.
Realize the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Retrofits Realize the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Retrofits
By Sarah Hodges, Autodesk MEP engineers are now presented with a plethora of opportunities in existing buildings for tenant improvements and/or energy retrofits.
Migrate Data Easier with this Tip Migrate Data Easier with this Tip
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog If you are an AutoCAD user who is migrating to MicroStation, you might find in some design files you can’t snap to elements in referenced files.
Find the Drag and Drop Options for Project Explorer Find the Drag and Drop Options for Project Explorer
By EnvisionCAD Don't wast time searching for the drag and drop options in Project Explorer, this tip will show you how to find them instead.
New Feature Big Step Forward in ProjectWise Functionality New Feature Big Step Forward in ProjectWise Functionality
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Find out how the Access Control Tab can come in handy in situations where you need to update the permissions for a large number of folders at once.
Create a Table in MicroStation with this Tip Create a Table in MicroStation with this Tip
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog This tip covers tools to create a solid by revolution.
Do You Know about New Tabs in the Element Selection Dialog? Do You Know about New Tabs in the Element Selection Dialog?
By EnvisionCAD In the Element Information dialog addition there are new tabs that will allow for users to quickly access additional properties.
Learn About the Local Document Organizer Learn About the Local Document Organizer
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group From time to time, file transfers from the ProjectWise file storage area to the client are interrupted resulting in incomplete file transfers.
Do You Need to Add the Plot Date in the Title Block? Do You Need to Add the Plot Date in the Title Block?
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Edwin Prakoso covers the step-by-step process to create the automatic plot date in a title block.
Make Using Annotation Scales Easier Make Using Annotation Scales Easier
By EnvisionCAD If you have started to use Annotation Scales with your models there are some useful keyins to help you.
Advice on What Version of ProjectWise Explorer to Use Advice on What Version of ProjectWise Explorer to Use
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group An upgrade to your ProjectWise server has typically meant upgrading all of your client installations of the ProjectWise Explorer at the same time.
Learn How to Make the Crosshair a Different Color Learn How to Make the Crosshair a Different Color
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Would it be more convenient to have a different color crosshair?
Learn About Useful Elements like Active Points Learn About Useful Elements like Active Points
By EnvisionCAD Whether you are creating cells or locating reference points for a design, active points can be useful.
Use Links Rather than Exporting Documents Out of ProjectWise Use Links Rather than Exporting Documents Out of ProjectWise
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group One of the more underused features of ProjectWise is its ability to create links to documents stored within ProjectWise.
Don't Overlook Active Element Priority Don't Overlook Active Element Priority
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog See how useful active element priority can be.
The Closest Equivalent to AutoCAD's Command Line The Closest Equivalent to AutoCAD's Command Line
By Emilio Valentin, Parsons Brinkerhoff One of the most common questions for those making a transition to MicroStation is: Does MicroStation have shortcuts like AutoCAD command line?
Do You Know about the Batch Process Utility? Do You Know about the Batch Process Utility?
By EnvisionCAD Run a list of MicroStation commands on a group of files or directories with the Batch Process utility.
Learn About the Photo Preview Tab in ProjectWise Learn About the Photo Preview Tab in ProjectWise
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Previously the preview of Office documents in the Photo Preview tab was limited, but it is now supported in a read-only mode.
New Algorithm Helps Solar Companies Create Better Trackers New Algorithm Helps Solar Companies Create Better Trackers
Bill Scanlon, NREL NREL has developed a new tool to help solar development companies design better devices for tracking the sun.
Learn How to Change Background Settings in MicroStation Learn How to Change Background Settings in MicroStation
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Do you like your MicroStation view background as white instead of black?
Learn How to Customize the Cell Selector Utility Learn How to Customize the Cell Selector Utility
By EvisionCAD This tip details loading additional cell libraries, placing cells using the cell selector, and configuring the cell selector button.
Items to Consider When Planning Your ProjectWise Upgrade Items to Consider When Planning Your ProjectWise Upgrade
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Part two of "ProjectWise Upgrade Planning," a tip on ensuring a smooth upgrade to a new version of ProjectWise.
Learn About Creating Color Fill Learn About Creating Color Fill
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog If you have tried to use hatch and pattern in MicroStation, you won't find it.
Learn How to Use the Cell Selector Utility Learn How to Use the Cell Selector Utility
By EvisionCAD Organize and save specific cells into the Cell Selector dialog box with the Cell Selector utility.
Are Your Upgrade Plans Together in Order? Are Your Upgrade Plans Together in Order?
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn about system requirements and the procedures to ensure your client and server applications are compatible with each other.
3D Basics of MicroStation 3D Basics of MicroStation
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog In this tutorial, learn how you can work with a view’s axis, using the manipulate tools, and other tools you usually use in 2D drawings.
Place Text and Rotate it Dynamically Place Text and Rotate it Dynamically
By EvisionCAD An example of how using Accudraw enables you to rotate text as you place it.
Why the Move to 64 Bit? Why the Move to 64 Bit?
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group KnowledgeBase Consulting Group offers insight into the server requirements for ProjectWise SELECTseries 1.
How Many Text Frame Options are You Familiar With? How Many Text Frame Options are You Familiar With?
By EnvisionCAD In the newer releases of MicroStation you now have 10 options for a text frame.
Override Settings in the ProjectWise Administrator Override Settings in the ProjectWise Administrator
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn how you can override settings in the ProjectWise Administrator by choosing a file viewing application from the Program Associations dialog box.
Learn About Advantages to the Temporary Snap Function Learn About Advantages to the Temporary Snap Function
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Find out why we would even want to use temporary snap function anyways.
Get the View Selection Back After Opening the Level Display Get the View Selection Back After Opening the Level Display
By Paul Carlson, Transystems Do you ever have the issue of when you first open the level display in V8i, the boxes allowing you to select which view you want to change is gone?
How to Turn the Level Back On How to Turn the Level Back On
By Envision CAD What to do if you select the wrong level when using the Right Click Level Display command Off by Element.
An Easy Way to Replace the ProjectWise QuickView Application An Easy Way to Replace the ProjectWise QuickView Application
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group As of the release of ProjectWise SELECTseries 1 in October 2009, the QuickView application is no longer delivered with the ProjectWise Explorer.
New Change Workflow State Permission in ProjectWise New Change Workflow State Permission in ProjectWise
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group A tip on how security permissions enhance the abilities of the ProjectWise Administrator.
A Tip on Arc Tangent A Tip on Arc Tangent
By EnvisionCAD Learn how to place an Arc Tangent off the end of a line.
Learn About Hatch Area, Crosshatch Area & Pattern Area Learn About Hatch Area, Crosshatch Area & Pattern Area
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog This tip discusses a must have annotation element in a drawing: pattern.
Want to Speed Up Your Design Work in V8i or XM? Want to Speed Up Your Design Work in V8i or XM?
By Ed Mendoza, Axiom Learning Expert Learn about keyboard shortcuts with this tip.
How Did You Get the Building to Look Like That? How Did You Get the Building to Look Like That?
By EnvisionCAD Learn about how Display Styles can be applied to views, sections, and reference files.
Learn About the New Free Command in ProjectWise Learn About the New Free Command in ProjectWise
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group No longer is the ability to free documents checked out by other users limited to members of the ProjectWise Administrators group.
How to Import a Linestyle Resource File as a DGNLIB File How to Import a Linestyle Resource File as a DGNLIB File
By the Envision Group In the later releases of MicroStation V8 it is now possible to import a linestyle resource file and use it as a DGNLIB file.
Heatsink 201 - Even More About Heatsink Design Heatsink 201 - Even More About Heatsink Design
By Mentor Graphics This webinar focuses on practical issues in the design of heatsinks and optimization strategies to achieve the most appropriate heatsink design.
Renovation Time Cut in Half with BIM Collaboration Renovation Time Cut in Half with BIM Collaboration
By Autodesk Autodesk BIM solutions help KLH Engineers design an energy-efficient library environment and coordinate with the extended project team seamlessly.
An Easy Way to Create an Isometric Drawing in MicroStation An Easy Way to Create an Isometric Drawing in MicroStation
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog This tip details how to create an isometric diagram in 2D DGN.
Easily Move the Pivot Point in the Rotate Dynamic View Easily Move the Pivot Point in the Rotate Dynamic View
By the Envision Group Learn how the rotate dynamic view has been enhanced and now the pivot point is displayed in the view and can be easily moved.
Heatsink 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know Heatsink 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar will focus on how heatsinks work and how to design a heatsink while considering all the critical factors.
Web Server Portion of ProjectWise has Changed Web Server Portion of ProjectWise has Changed
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group When deploying the ProjectWise V8i Web Server, you have the option of deploying the web server to a SharePoint or non-SharePoint virtual server.
Find Out What More You Can Do with Cells Find Out What More You Can Do with Cells
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog A tip on how you can also use cells to place point, terminator, or as pattern.
Tip on a New Feature in ProjectWise V8i Tip on a New Feature in ProjectWise V8i
By Kevin Livelsberger, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn about the new feature in ProjectWise V8i, called Cancellable Searches, or Cancellable Queries.
Learn About the Along Path Option Learn About the Along Path Option
By the Envision Group A tip on how in the newer releases of MicroStation an option was added to the Construct Array tool.
No More Need to Draw the Same Object Repeatedly No More Need to Draw the Same Object Repeatedly
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog Learn how to define and save the objects in a cell library.
Overview of ProjectWise V8i Search Toolbar Overview of ProjectWise V8i Search Toolbar
By Kevin Livelsberger, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group This new search features works in the same manner that you would expect as in various web searching tools and is referred to as a “Quick Search”.
A Tip on the i-model Features A Tip on the i-model Features
Take a look at the “Publish i-model” dialog inside MicroStation and the features offered.
Replacing and Modifying MicroStation Cell Replacing and Modifying MicroStation Cell
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog After you’ve been working with MicroStation cell for a while, I’m sure you will be wondering how to modify the cell on your drawing.
A Tip on Reference Orientation A Tip on Reference Orientation
By the Envision Group Learn about the ability for an existing attachment to have its attachment method changed without having to detach and then reattach the reference.
Tip on New Logging Activities Feature in ProjectWise V8i Tip on New Logging Activities Feature in ProjectWise V8i
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group's VP of Technology Read about the ability to log user account activities in the ProjectWise audit trail.
Replace Reference File Paths in All Sheet Files at One Time Replace Reference File Paths in All Sheet Files at One Time
By Rick Sewell, Axiom Learn how to replace the reference file path saved in your sheet files — while retaining all of your varying reference file names — in just minutes.
Tip on the ACS Plane Snap Tip on the ACS Plane Snap
By The Envision Group Learn about how the new ACS Plane Snap has replaced the Depth Lock.
Tip on Web Server Options in ProjectWise V8i Tip on Web Server Options in ProjectWise V8i
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group's VP of Technology Learn about how the options available to you for the Web Server portion of ProjectWise have changed when installing ProjectWise V8i.
Open, Import, or Attach Shapefiles without Bentley Map Open, Import, or Attach Shapefiles without Bentley Map
By The Envision Group In MicroStation V8i Select Series 1 the ability open ArcView Shapefiles and MapInfo files has been included without the need for Bentley Map.
Learn About the Task Navigation Interface Learn About the Task Navigation Interface
By Drew Moon, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Applications Engineer The steps outlined in this tip will show you how to switch to the Task Navigation interface used by MicroStation XM.
Trim Tools Updated in V8i SELECTSeries 1 Trim Tools Updated in V8i SELECTSeries 1
By The Envision Group In MicroStation V8i Select Series 1 the trim tools as you know them have been renamed and enhanced to become more productive.
Learn More About the New Managed Workspace Tools Learn More About the New Managed Workspace Tools
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group's VP of Technology This tip is the second in a 2-part series highlighting the new features of ProjectWise V8i Managed Workspaces.
Autodesk Integrates BIM, IPD and Sustainable Design Autodesk Integrates BIM, IPD and Sustainable Design
By Charles Rechtsteiner, Regional Facilities Manager, Autodesk, Inc. Autodesk employed innovative design and construction methods, including IPD, digital design-to-fabrication and BIM at their AEC headquarters.
New Features of ProjectWise V8i Managed Workspaces New Features of ProjectWise V8i Managed Workspaces
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group's VP of Technology Read part 1 of a 2 part series on how the interface for creating and editing Managed Workspace Configuration blocks has been updated.
How BIM was Used in LEED Certified Tuttle Courthouse Annex How BIM was Used in LEED Certified Tuttle Courthouse Annex
By Autodesk A case study on how using Autodesk BIM solutions, two firms streamline design and construction on the Tuttle Courthouse Annex project.
Learn About the ABCs of a Managed Workspace Learn About the ABCs of a Managed Workspace
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group's VP of technology Chris Pausch describes the basics of Managed Workspace settings within ProjectWise V8i.
Learn About How the Overlap and Inside Mode Works Learn About How the Overlap and Inside Mode Works
By The Envision Group In the V8i release of MicroStation, the Element Selection overlap and inside mode works the same as other CAD packages.
Extract File Properties from Microsoft Office Files Extract File Properties from Microsoft Office Files
By Drew Moon, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Applications Engineer Learn the details of extracting file properties from Microsoft Office Files within ProjectWise V8i.
Sandia Labs Biofuels Sandia Labs Biofuels
By Peter B. Merkle This paper describes an experimental program to assess the suitability of large-scale separation processing of algal biomass in aqueous culture.
Learn About Opening Applications From Key-in Browser Learn About Opening Applications From Key-in Browser
By The Envision Group Adding application command line switches with some MicroStation variables can have an added benefit when calling the Window Explorer application.
Drag and Drop an Element to the Attributes Toolbox Drag and Drop an Element to the Attributes Toolbox
By The Envision Group Learn how to drag and drop an element from the design file to the Attributes toolbox to quickly change the current attributes.
Update ProjectWise Attributes in Bulk Update ProjectWise Attributes in Bulk
By Kevin Fern, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group President Update the MicroStation tag data attributes into ProjectWise using the Bulk Attribute update tool within ProjectWise v8i.
Convert Tags to Text and Back to Tags in V8 Convert Tags to Text and Back to Tags in V8
By Kim Langman, PBS&J If you have a third party software that doesn't understand tags, or if you just want to edit tags like text, here is the trick.
How to Find Additional Selection Criteria How to Find Additional Selection Criteria
By The Envision Group In a new tip from the Envision Group readers learn how to expand the element selection criteria of the dialog to display additional categories.
A Future of Eco-friendly Vehicle Design A Future of Eco-friendly Vehicle Design
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Vehicle design groups across the board are using CAD software to design efficiently and innovate to the fullest.
ProjectWise/MicroStation Reference File Settings ProjectWise/MicroStation Reference File Settings
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Vice President Chris Pausch discusses how updates to reference files are handled by MicroStation.
Pentable Level Wild Cards Pentable Level Wild Cards
By The Envision Group In a continuing series of tips from the Envision Group readers learn how to use level wildcards to resymbolize elements.
Configuring the ProjectWise XM Design Compare Utility Configuring the ProjectWise XM Design Compare Utility
By Drew Moon, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Drew Moon explains how users can configure their ProjectWise XM Design Utility.
Open Different Models in Each View Open Different Models in Each View
By The Envision Group In a new series of tips from the Envision Group readers learn how to open different models from a single design file, in MicroStation V8i.
ProjectWise Managed Workspaces Part V ProjectWise Managed Workspaces Part V
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group In Part V of Managed Workspaces, Chris Pausch shows you how to assign the workspace profile you have created to folders in ProjectWise
ProjectWise Managed Workspaces – Part IV ProjectWise Managed Workspaces – Part IV
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Chris Pausch continues with the Managed Worspaces Series. Learn how to add variables to configuration blocks in ProjectWise.
ProjectWise Managed Workspaces – Part III ProjectWise Managed Workspaces – Part III
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group In this month’s article on Managed Workspaces, Chris Pausch discuss the role of Configuration Blocks in a ProjectWise Managed Workspace.
ProjectWise Managed Workspaces Part II ProjectWise Managed Workspaces Part II
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group - Director of Projects In this month’s continuation of KnowledgeBase's article on Managed Workspaces, Chris completes the section on creating a Workspace Profile.
Slicing Solar Costs: U of Utah Devises Waste-Cutting Method Slicing Solar Costs: U of Utah Devises Waste-Cutting Method
By Lee Siegel, University of Utah University of Utah engineers have devised a new way to slice thin wafers of the chemical element germanium for use in the most efficient type of solar cells.
ProjectWise Managed Workspaces ProjectWise Managed Workspaces
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group A managed workspace in ProjectWise allows you to store your workspace data along with MicroStation workspace data.
How to Automatically Re-sequence Sheet Numbers How to Automatically Re-sequence Sheet Numbers
By Rick Sewell, Axiom Customer Support Learn how to automatically re-sequence sheet numbers in title blocks with the help of Title Block Manager.
Quick Element Selection — for V7 and V8! Quick Element Selection — for V7 and V8!
By Rick DeWitt, Axiom's Senior Technology Officer Here's a helpful tip for selecting elements whose endpoints intersect an element that you want excluded in the selection set.
Tool Spots: Spotlight on Passive Solar Energy Freeware Tool Spots: Spotlight on Passive Solar Energy Freeware
By Marilyn Pitts Check out a sampling of passive solar energy design freeware tools available via a simple mouse click.
MicroStation V8 XM Configuration Tricks MicroStation V8 XM Configuration Tricks
By Patrice Rhodes, P.H. Rhodes Check out these hot tips on creating graphic groups, locking elements and much more in this tips and tricks session.
Knowledge is Power Knowledge is Power
By KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Get the latest tips from KnowldegeBase Consulting Group in this monthly newsletter featuring tips on ProjectWise, InRoads and MicroStation.
A Tips & Tricks Special Feature A Tips & Tricks Special Feature
By Patrice Rhodes, P.H. Rhodes This document is filled with the hottest tips & tricks presented at BE Conference 2007.
Case Study: Burt Hill Analyze Building Performance Case Study: Burt Hill Analyze Building Performance
By Integrated Environmental Solutions Learn how Burt Hill used Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Virtual Environment software alongside Autodesk Revit for building performance analysis.
InRoads XM 8.9 WorkspaceBar Shortcuts InRoads XM 8.9 WorkspaceBar Shortcuts
By Rick McFarlin, P.E.,KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Increase user speed and productivity with these various shortcuts.
XM - AccuDraw Enhancements XM - AccuDraw Enhancements
By Robert Mecham, The Envision Group Get AccuDraw shortcut key-ins here.
ProjectWise XM Tips and Tricks ProjectWise XM Tips and Tricks
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn how to export a list of ProjectWise user accounts to a comma separated file and import to Excel in this helpful tip.
Multi-snap and Setting Priority Tip Multi-snap and Setting Priority Tip
By Robert Mecham, The Envision Group Robert Mecham shares a tip on how users can use more than one snap at a time with the Multi-snaps feature in MicroStation.
ProjectWise XM Tips ProjectWise XM Tips
By Chris Pausch, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn how to create Global Views in the ProjectWise Administrator in this tip from KnowledegeBase Director of Projects.
MicroStation Tips MicroStation Tips
By Jeanne Aarhus, Aarhus Associates Get schooled on some new tips Jeanne Aarhus of Aarhus Associates shared at the BE Conference.
Using DGNAPPS in MicroStation Using DGNAPPS in MicroStation
By Kevin Fern, KnowledgeBase Consulting Group Learn how the use of .cfg files in conjunction with a simple Basic Macro can yield positive benefits in this tip.
Defining Solar: S-Z Defining Solar: S-Z
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy We finish off our look at solar terms and definitions by delving into the letters S through Z.
Tip on Material Projections in MicroStation Tip on Material Projections in MicroStation
Stephen Holmes gives an example of how Materials can now be rendered across several objects in MicroStation.
Defining Solar: K-R Defining Solar: K-R
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy A continuation of our overview of solar terms and definitions highlights words from K-R.
Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part B) Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part B)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This primer looks at charger controllers, inverters and meters--all Balance of System (BOS) components that make up a solar electric or PV system.
Defining Solar: D-J Defining Solar: D-J
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Another look at solar terms and their definitions--from D to J.
Defining Solar: A-C Defining Solar: A-C
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy A look at some solar terms and their definitions--from A to C.
Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part A) Solar Basics II: Balance of System Components (Part A)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This overview takes a closer look at some of the primary Balance of System (BOS) components that make up a solar electric or PV system.
Solar Basics II: PV Systems Solar Basics II: PV Systems
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This solar primer discusses basic PV system applications, including off-grid and grid-tied systems.
Coordinate Input Tip Coordinate Input Tip
By Robert Mecham, The Envision Group In this tip Robert Mecham explains how to place elements in MicroStation.
Defining ACS Planes Tip Defining ACS Planes Tip
By Stephen Holmes, Head of Consulting Services, Cadventure Find out how to temporarily change the position and orientation of the XY coordinate system.
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Tip Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Tip
By Robert Mecham, The Envision Group Learn how to import files from external applications into MicroStation in this tip.
Place and Rotate Cells Tip Place and Rotate Cells Tip
By Stephen Holmes, Head of Consulting Services, Cadventure Find out what you can do with the cell placement tool in MicroStation.
Place Note with Multiple Leaders Tip Place Note with Multiple Leaders Tip
By Jeanne Aarhus, Aarhus Associates Find out how to place a note with multiple leaders in V8 XM.
Moving Elements to Elevation Moving Elements to Elevation
By Robert Mecham, The Envison Group Robert Mecham explains how to change the elevation of an element to an absolute value while keeping its XY location the same in this tip.
Google Warehouse Tip Google Warehouse Tip
By Stephen Holmes, Head of Consulting Services, Cadventure Find out how to directly link with Google Warehouse while using MicroStation.
Using Quick Info Tip Using Quick Info Tip
By Jeanne Aarhus, Aarhus Associates Find out how to to access the new Quick Info dialog in MicroStation V8 XM.
Using Element Information Using Element Information
By Jeanne Aarhus, Aarhus Associates BE Presenter Jeanne Aarhus shows how the new Element Information dialog available in V8 XM is different and what users can do with it.
Using Handles Using Handles
By Jeanne Aarhus, Aarhus Associates Jeanne Aarhus highlights the new functions available using Handles in V8.x and V8 XM. "If you haven’t tried them out take another look."
Using Other File Formats Using Other File Formats
By Stephen Holmes, Head of Consulting Services, Cadventure BE Presenter Stephen Holmes shows how MicroStation can now open SketchUp .SKP files and 3D Studio .3DS file formats and then be saved directly into DGN format.
Array Along Path in 3D Array Along Path in 3D
By Stephen Holmes, Head of Consulting Services, Cadventure Stephen Holmes of Cadventure demonstrates how 3D objects can be arrayed along a path using the new setting in the Array command in MicroStation.
View Rotation Dialog View Rotation Dialog
By Robert Mecham, Envison Group Robert Mecham explains how to access the view control menu in this tip.
Massing Buildings Massing Buildings
By Stephen Holmes, Head of Consulting Services, Cadventure Get a few pointers on how to use the Draw on Solid tool and more.
Set Active Angle by Points Set Active Angle by Points
By Robert Mecham, The Envision Group Learn to set angle points.
Take Advantage of the Keypoint Snap Take Advantage of the Keypoint Snap
By Robert Mecham, The Envision Group The Keypoint snap mode is often the most useful snap mode for drafting operations, learn to use it here.
Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part III) Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part III)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy This week's Solar Basics looks at how cells make up a PV module and the basic mounting structures used to support solar modules and arrays.
Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part II) Solar Basics I: Solar Cells (Part II)
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Time again for some more solar cell basics. This week we’re taking a closer look at polycrystalline thin film and single-crystalline thin film.
Solar Basics I: Solar Cells Solar Basics I: Solar Cells
Compiled from information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy It's time for some solar basics—and it doesn't get any more basic than that building block of a photovoltaic (PV) energy system, the solar cell.
Robert Mecham Teaches Dialog for Units Robert Mecham Teaches Dialog for Units
By Robert Mecham Do you find yourself needing to change the coordinate readouts as you are working and find it cumbersome to keep opening the Design File dialog to make those changes?
Another Handy Tip from Robert Mecham Another Handy Tip from Robert Mecham
By Robert Mecham, the Envison Group Robert Mecham offers another helpful tip. In this entry he explains how to take advantage of the data cleanup utility.
Create PDF Docs with Level Control & Password Protection Create PDF Docs with Level Control & Password Protection
By Jerry LaVoi-Wiemer of the Envision Group Two powerful features can be included when creating PDF files in MicroStation V8 - Level control and password protection. Find out how today!
Create PDF Docs with Level Control & Password Protection Create PDF Docs with Level Control & Password Protection
By Jerry LaVoi-Wiemer of the Envision Group Two powerful features can be includedl when creating PDF files in Microstation V8 - Level control and password protection. Find out how today!
Dimension Audit Utility Dimension Audit Utility
Ryan Spaulding of the Envision Group This utility is used to verify dimensioning in the active model. All the dimensioning is located and any errors are reported.
The Art of Engineering, Part 3: American Innovation The Art of Engineering, Part 3: American Innovation
From NEH Humanities Magazine, March/April 2005 Scholar David Billington talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history and art of engineering.
AEC Design Practice Survey Finds Increased Use of 3D, BIM AEC Design Practice Survey Finds Increased Use of 3D, BIM
By Lynda Rutledge A survey of CAD software and green building design practices explores the use of 3D CAD and asks why more architects and engineers aren't designing energy-efficient buildings.