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cfg My Way - How to Configure Your Own Build - don't edit any of delivered cfg files in MicroStation, start with blank cfg file in the config>appl directory, use custom cfg file to point to my 'site level' cfg files, Sean Bear Forward, Bentley Peer Blogs, June 3, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Modify Dimension Text - using text toolbar or edit text tool, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, June 3, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Coordinate Input - placing elements to absolute coordinates: using key-in browser dialog or using AccuDraw's data point key-in, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 20, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Object Linking and Embedding - link Excel sheets to MicroStation, import source files as pictures, embedded files or linked files, adjust appearance of linked or embedded file before updating OLE data, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 13, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Keypoint Snap - visit locks dialog box in snap divisor settings to access snap divisor, employ key-in browser dialog, or allow AccuDraw shortcut 'K' to open keypoint divisor dialog, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 13, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Multi-Snap and Setting Priority - setting multi-snap, priority multi-snap 1, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 6, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Send to Back - use combination of power selector mode and bring to front command to display gray block behind all of other elements, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 29, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts - shortcut keys in text editor dialog box, AccuDraw dialog box for changing active snap mode, predefined hotkeys in MicroStation pull down menu, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 22, 2014

Reuse MicroStation Profiles for Extrusion - mirroring functionality to create symmetrical extruded objects based on single profile view, YouTube, Apr 22, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Moving Elements to Elevation - moving building pad to elevation 602 keeping its XY location same, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 15, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Dimension Audit Utility - verify dimensioning in active model, select combination of locate icons, dimension audit find icon, review results in report section of dialog, use navigation tools to locate errors, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 8, 2014

Annotation Scaling in Bentley MicroStation v8i - employ scale to manage size of text in relation to modified drawings, Peter Mann, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014

Link Data Between MicroStation and an Excel Spreadsheet - process of importing data from Microsoft Excel into MicroStation project, link files, update data in MicroStation table as changed in Excel source, Peter Mann, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014

MicroStation Container Files - container file is blank file with all appropriate reference files attached in it, make changes to it, changes will be reflected in attached cut sheets, Chuck Kirasic, CAD Notes, Mar 10, 2014

ACS (Auxiliary Coordinate Systems) - define new ACS by different methods, apply ACS to all views, modify ACS by direct input to listed values in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 25, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Manage Font Utilities - go to key-in dialog box to open font utilities, visit properties selection to load/create resource file, manage selection option to load, compare, copy, move, delete fonts from files in MicroStation, Kae Calloway, Envision CAD, Feb 25, 2014

AccuSnap - turn on 'enable for fence create' option to work with fences in MicroStation, finding elements by filled interior is new ability in V8i, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 20, 2014

Site Standards #2 - Custom Variables - use variable generator in Bentley Configuration Explore to make best use of existing variables, create custom variable by adding valid statement in Company_Standards.cfg in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 5, 2014

Site Standards #1 - User Settings - MS_SNAPMODE_SOURCE saves snap settings in user preferences file, MS_MONITOR_USER_PREFS, MS_COMPRESS_USER_PREFS automatically compress user preference files in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 16, 2014

Configuration - Keep Your Files Tidy - use comments, break down file into sections with consistent headings, maintain revision history, use tabs to keep spacing consistent in MicroStation, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 16, 2014

MicroStation Tip: Apply Element Template to Shapefile Attachment - in references dialog on column headings, select element template from pop-up menu, apply to shapefile attachment, Rod Wing, Envision CAD, Dec 30, 2013

Variable Declaration - select 'require variable declaration' checkbox to allow new form, module, class start with option explicit statement, apply dim statement to declare variables in MicroStation, Rod Wing, Envision CAD, Nov 21, 2013

MicroStation Tip: Align Tool - open manipulate toolbox from main tool frame, select align tool, go to tool setting dialog to choose alignment option, select base element for alignment, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Oct 24, 2013

MicroStation Tip: Backup and Undo - create duplicate copy of file, apply configuration variable MS_BACKUP to control saving of file, go to undo under edit menu to set, edit marks in MicroStation, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Sep 30, 2013

Computing Pond Values  - activate hydrology commands from application add-ins option to compute water volumes in MicroStation, Ronald Brys, Envision CAD, Aug 27, 2013 

MicroStation Tip: Activate Reference for Editing - go to reference file detail, hover over element, select activate to turn on reference for editing reference file directly without switching files, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Aug 16, 2013

8 OpenRoads Myths Expelled - it is common technology, doesn't require MicroStation SS3 as CAD platform, SS2 to SS3 is profound change, easier to process survey data, import, export, synchronize with existing geometry, Ron Brys, Envision CAD, July 30, 2013

Fixed Slope Across a Surface  - displaying graphic at defined cross slope relative to surface in MicroStation, Ronald Brys, Envision CAD, July 30, 2013

Testing for the Existence of a File - create FileExists function by utilizing VBA function that requires existing file, employs VBA's error handling capability, reference Windows script host object model in MicroStation, Rod Wing, Envision CAD, July 30, 2013

Controlling the Origin of a Copy/Paste - use power selector/element selection tool to create selection set of elements, snap origin, view elements on clipboard, paste element information in drawing model using MicroStation, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 30, 2013

Save User Inputs as Default Settings - use GetString, SaveSetting functions to return value stored in Windows registry, store string values, Rod Wing, Envision CAD, May 20, 2013

Move Part of a Cell - moving text from bottom to top in bar scale cell using Stretch Elements command in MicroStation, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 30, 2013

Putting Your Macro to Sleep - declare sleep subroutine function using syntax, specify length of time to suspend operation of program in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Mar 26, 2013

Increase Daily Productivity by Defining Plotting Variables in MicroStation - standardize plotting resources, define variables to use these resources, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Mar 21, 2013

Reading/Writing Text Files - dimension 3 variables, use VBA FreeFile function to assign next available number in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Mar 11, 2013

Placing a North Arrow, North, in a Rotated View - use AccuDraw shortcut 'T' for top to rotate compass orientation north, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Mar 1, 2013

Arrays - assign LBound, UBound values to variables before initiating iterations, Envision CAD, Feb 7, 2013

Working with Civil Geometry  - shows geometric relationship between tools, Envision CAD, Jan 18, 2013

Customizing Values in AccuDraw Popup Calculator - viewing defined variables, creating, deleting variables in MicroStation, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Jan 17, 2013

Traverse Adjustments with InRoads V8i - adjusting open-ended, closed alignments, Ron Brys, Envision CAD, Jan 3, 2013

MicroStation Messages - understanding ShowCommand, ShowError, ShowStatus, ShowMessage methods, Envision CAD, Jan 3, 2013

Toolsettings Key-Ins - configure tool setting for specific command in MicroStation by adjusting key-in tools with SendKeyin method, Envision CAD, Nov 28, 2012

AccuDraw & Bearing KeyIns - set AccuDraw settings to read-out in bearing mode, toggle off 'context sensitivity,' use polar mode input in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Nov 28, 2012

Vector Icons in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) - Envision CAD, Oct 3, 2012

VBA Macro Arguments - macro showing parsing of arguments, Envision CAD, Oct 1, 2012

Working With MicroStation Views - Align and Copy - aligns the contents of an entire view, copy contents of entire view, its corresponding attributes to other views, Envision CAD, Aug 1, 2012

Top 10 MicroStation Variables to Define Standards - MS_CELLLIST, MS_DEFCTBL, MS_CUSTOMSCALEDEF, MS_CUSTOMUNITDEF, Envision CAD, July 5, 2012

5 MicroStation Variables Every User Should Have Defined - MS_BUTTONMENU, MS_ACCUDRAWKEYS, MS_FKEYMNU, MS_VBASEARCHDIRECTORIES, Envision CAD, July 27, 2012

6 Variables That Can Improve MicroStation - MS_DESIGN_HISTORY = create=0, MS_LEVEL_PICKER_WIDTH = 350, MS_COMPRESS_OPTIONS = -LEVELS, Envision CAD, July 27, 2012

Saved Views Now Store Reference Display States - creating, recalling saved view in MicroStation, Envision CAD, July 12, 2012

Horizontal Scrolling on List Box Controls - edit ColumnWidths property of control to add horizontal scrollbar to list box control, Envision CAD, June 4, 2012

Things You Probably Didn't Look at in the SolidWorks File Menu - exploring commands: Print3D, publish to 3DVIA.com, derive component part, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2012

SolidWorks Database is Missing - Complete Functionality Will Not be Available - workaround is fixing path specified under 'hole wizard and toolbox' folder, must contain file SWBrowser.mdb, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 7 2012

Adding VBA Processing Status with a Cancel Option - code for providing 'status' user form containing informational label, cancel button, Envision CAD, Mar 27, 2012

Terrain Models in MicroStation SELECTseries 3 - importing landXML file, viewing terrain model, thematic display of terrain models, Envision CAD, Apr 2, 2012

Unload All UserForms - sub to unload every UserForm loaded in macro, Envision CAD, Mar 6, 2012

Using Point Cells in a Visualization - Tree Example - placing number of trees into MicroStation Visualization using point cells, Envision CAD, Mar 6, 2012

Vertical Profile Elevations - workflows to track, annotate elevations in vertical profile using MicroStation V8i, Envision CAD, Feb 10, 2012

Visualization Example - Trees, People, and Signs - placing trees, people, signs into 3D rendered images using MicroStation V8i, Envision CAD, Feb 10, 2012

Unit Round Off - accessing design file working unit accuracy setting for displaying coordinates in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Feb 10, 2012

MX V8i How to Add Cut and Fill Hatching to Plans and Longsections - using isopachyte triangulation models, Jason Walsh, Bentley Colleague Blogs, Jan 23, 2012

Print Organizer Overview - MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries) print organizer dialog, settings, Envision CAD, Jan 5, 2012

Importing Graphics to a Surface  - importing MicroStation graphics into InRoads surface DTM, Envision CAD, Jan 5, 2012

Clean Up After Yourself - ExitMacro routine unloads any forms, sets all public objects to nothing, Envision CAD, Jan 5, 2012

Hanging Columns in RAM Structural System - hanging columns can be sloped like regular columns, Allen Adams, YouTube, Sep 14, 2011

Working with Lidar Data Using Data Acquisition Tools in InRoads V8i (SELECTseries) - MicroStation tutorial, Envision CAD, Dec 14, 2011

Working with Dialogs in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries) - dock, hide, tab, set transparency to number of dialogs in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Dec 14, 2011

VBA Help - MicroStation VBA help window to get information for selected object, Envision CAD, Dec 14, 2011

Optimized Fence Clipping - fence clipping operation automatically closes shape or drops closed shapes to individual elements depending on toggle on/off in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Nov 2011

Protecting VBA's - adding password protection to VBA macro in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Nov 2011

What's New with Fences  - MicroStation V8i tutorial, Envision CAD, Oct 2011

Using the Macro Recorder to Capture Commands - MicroStation VBA macro recorder to capture commands, Envision CAD, Oct 2011

3D Primitive Solids - Slab, Cylinder, and Torus - building bike rack in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Sep 2011

Use Constants for Common Values - use VBA constants to calculate common values in code, Envision CAD, Sep 2011

Autorun MicroStation VBA - automatically starting macro when MicroStation starts, Envision CAD, Aug 2011

3D Primitive Solids - Slab and Cone - building traffic cone in MicroStation, Envision CAD, Aug 201

AutoCAD to MicroStation Migration Tip: Working with References - manipulating reference in MicroStation, changing reference properties, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011

MicroStation Tip: How to Make a Non-Plot Level - toggle off print property for level, excluding attributes from plotting, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 2011

MicroStation 3D Tutorial: Create Solid by Revolution - creating closed profile of table, revolving profile, creating revolution, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 2011

3D Primitive Solids Slab and Pyramid - building street light using slab solid, pyramid solid tools in MicroStation, Envision CAD, July 2011

MicroStation GetInput - VBA CadInputQueue.GetInput method to convert MicroStation user commands to VBA, Envision CAD, July 2011

New Reference Attachment Options - MicroStation tutorial, EnvisionCAD, June 14, 2011

MicroStation Element Enumerator - ElementEnumerator object to iterate list of elements in model, EnvisionCAD, June 14, 2011

Unbraced Lengths in RAM Elements V8i (SELECTseries 4) - using multiple unbraced length feature for steel design in RAM Elements, YouTube, June 6, 2011

DGNLIB Dilemma: Using One or Multiple MicroStation DGN Libraries to Achieve CADD Standards Compliance  - need to comply with CADD standards, creating DGNLIB, John Higgenbotham & Dennis Rodriguez , CADdigest.com, May 20, 2011

MicroStation Tip: Using Active Element Priority - creating 2 layers of elements using continuous, hidden lines, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 2011

MicroStation Tip: How to Change Crosshair's Color? - Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 2011

3D Photo Match - creating photo simulation using MicroStation, EnvisionCAD, Mar 2011

Working with a 3D File - Display Depth and Active Depth - MicroStation tip, EnvisionCAD, Mar 2011

Implement VB.Net Style Error Trapping - MicroStation tip, EnvisionCAD, Mar 2011

MicroStation Tip: Change View Background Color and Pointer Size - changing background color to white, pink; pointer/crosshair size to full view, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011

Luxology History - setting location of Luxology rendering history folder in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 9, 2011 (may require free registration)

Add Drawings into MicroStation Sheet - creating new sheet, placing drawing, modifying drawing boundary, placing 3D table in sheet, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 16, 2011

Preparing Sheets in MicroStation - creating sheet model, adding title block to sheet, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 15, 2011

GC Palm Tree Tutorial - modeling palm trees using random points function in Generative Components, rendering in MicroStation, Martin Rohacek, Eat Your CAD, Mar 11, 2011 (requires free registration, 1.69 Mb download)

Introduction to Solid Modeling   - creating a 3D solid in MicroStation, from profile, ashtray, first object as base, subtracting base solid, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 3, 2011

Text Masking using Text Styles - create new text style named Mask Text, set font, text sizes, rotate in contour before placing label in V8i, EnvisionCAD, Feb 25, 2011

2010

Drape an Image on a Surface - MicroStation V8i tutorial, Envision CAD, Dec 14, 2010

Rendering - Fur Settings for Grass  - material editor, loading landscape.pal in MicroStation, selecting grass lawn material, EnvisionCAD, Oct 2010

Thin Surface Command  - thinning surface created from number of random points in MicroStation, EnvisionCAD, Oct 2010

What is Similar Tool for Osnap Tracking in MicroStation?  - using set origin in AccuDraw shortcut, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 24, 2010

How Can We Add Fill in MicroStation? - using place block/place circle, SmartLine, color fill, create region tool, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 16, 2010

Changing MicroStation Elements Attributes - SmartMatch tool similar to AutoCAD MATCHPROP, using change element attributes, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 14, 2010

Attaching Point Clouds in MicroStation V8i (SELECT Series) - changing files of type to point cloud data type, modifying settings, View Attributes dialog, EnvisionCAD, Sep 2010

Using Multiple MicroStation Views - drawing presentation in many ways, rotated views, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 6, 2010

More Annotation Tools: Pattern - showing object materials, section area, hatch area, crosshatch area, pattern area in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 20, 2010

InRoads Surface Import from Graphics - Contours - creating DTM matching contours in drawing, using InRoads in MicroStation, DWG file, no break lines, spot elevations, InRoads commands, import from surface, shareaec.com, Aug 4, 2010

Tip ALT Key to Set Symbology - changing active symbology to element selected, shareaec.com, July 22, 2010

MicroStation V8i Tip Gradient Fill - gradient settings applicable from tool settings dialog, shareaec.com, July 16, 2010

MicroStation V8i Open a DWG File - making changes in DWG options, shareaec.com, July 13, 2010

MicroStation V8i Tip Drag and Drop Attributes - dragging elements to attributes toolbar, changing active attributes, shareaec.com, July 7, 2010

Isometric Drawing in MicroStation  - lock symbol in status bar, using arbitrary alignment for adding dimensions, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 11, 2010

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Import a MicroStation V8 DGN  - selecting DGN file, choosing model, conversion units, add properties from drawing file, shareaec.com, July 8, 2010

MicroStation V8i Tip Drag and Drop Attributes  - dragging elements to attributes toolbar, changing active attributes, shareaec.com, July 7, 2010

MicroStation V8i Save as a DWG File - placing text styles, selecting version of DWG, settings, options, shareaec.com, Jun 19, 2010

More Annotation Tools: Dimension - adding dimensions to drawings, styles, attributes, basic settings, alignment, types, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jun 17, 2010

MicroStation V8i Element Selection Criteria - video, accessing show, hide pop-up menu; displaying additional categories for selection, shareaec.com, Jun 15, 2010

MicroStation Tip Explorer Key-In  - video, opening applications like Internet Explorer, notepad, Windows Explorer, adding application command line, shareaec.com, Jun 15, 2010

MicroStation V8i Element Selection Criteria - accessing show, hide pop-up menu; displaying additional categories for selection, shareaec.com, Jun 15, 2010

MicroStation Pentable Level Wild Cards - level wildcards resymbolizing, shareaec.com, Jun 11, 2010

MicroStation Pentable Level Wild Cards - video, level wildcards resymbolizing, shareaec.com, Jun 11, 2010

MicroStation Lecture 01 (CIE 101) - using senior capstone project bridge, assigning materials to elements, shareaec.com, Jun 11, 2010

MicroStation V8i Tip Connect to a Web Map Server - video, added functionality, serving georeferenced map images over Internet, shareaec.com, Jun 9, 2010

MicroStation V8i - Annotation Scale with Reference - video, reference file attachments, text styles/dimension styles/linestyles/cells, shareaec.com, Jun 7, 2010

MicroStation 3D Solids Tutorial - video, creating flange, shareaec.com, Jun 4, 2010

MicroStation V8i Model Enhancements - video, opening multiple models in multiple views, shareaec.com, Jun 4, 2010

MicroStation V8i - Applying Link Sets to Elements - video, maximizing use of data, culvert replacement, shareaec.com, Jun 3, 2010

Using MicroStation Cell as Points, Terminators, and Patterns - use of MicroStation cells to place point, terminator, or as pattern, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 4, 2010

Replacing and Modifying MicroStation Cell - choice of either deleting MicroStation cell definition and recreate it, or modifying within cell library file directly, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 15, 2010

Using MicroStation Cell - loading cell library, placing cell, understanding shared cell, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 24, 2010

Linking to Spreadsheets Using Project Explorer - setting configuration variable in standards.cfg file in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 17, 2010 (requires free registration)

MicroStation Level and Level Attributes - managing levels, controlling level display, changing active level, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 12, 2010

New ACS Plane Snap in V8i - placing elements as planar in MicroStation, Envision, Mar 2010

- untick 'User View Flags' box to make saved view reference use view attributes of active file in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 8, 2010 (requires free registration)

Plot Drivers 101 - Problems with Plot Configs - setting up default drivers in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Mar 4, 2010 (requires free registration)

Copy and Increment Double Negatives - making incremental number double negative makes it positive in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Mar 5, 2010 (requires free registration)

Using MS_DGNLIBLIST = - creating temporary configuration before resetting MS_DGNLIBLIST to save MicroStation/Bentley Building defaults, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 5, 2010 (requires free registration)

Working with MicroStation Views - creating, activating view group, opening, arranging, controlling views, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 25, 2010

User Configurations and Preferences 201 - setting location of user configuration files in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Feb 25, 2010 (requires free registration)

What's the Difference Between 'of=levelname' and 'level set display off levelname'? - selecting appropriate keyin to turn levels off in DGN file in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Feb 25, 2010 (requires free registration)

Should I Use a Backslash or Forward Slash? Why? - use forward slash when specifying MicroStation configurations, Eat Your CAD, Feb 17, 2010 (requires free registration)

Working with MicroStation Views - understanding view control bar, view attributes, using saved views, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 16, 2010

Text Field Place Holder - updating values of cell after being placed in MicroStation V8i drawing, Envision, Feb 2010

Modifying MicroStation Elements - partially deleting, breaking element, extending line, extending element to intersection, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 3, 2010

Using AutoCAD Shortcuts in MicroStation - using MS_DWG_PGPFILE variable to load acad.pgp file, running PGP command, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jan 28, 2010 (requires free registration)

Remapping Levels - remap elements to match copied information level with existing level standard in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jan 26, 2010 (requires free registration)

The File and Folder Icons - using MicroStation's current seed file, using visible configuration variable, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jan 21, 2010 (requires free registration)

Exercise: MicroStation Manipulate Tools video or audio - zooming to view column clearly, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 20, 2010

Using View Display or Global Display to Save a DGN to DWG - summarizing important terms in AutoCAD, MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Jan 13, 2010 (requires free registration)

Element Manipulation video or audio - copying, moving elements, aligning elements by edge in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 13, 2010

Selecting Multiple Elements (2) - fence, defining, modifying fence content in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 6, 2010

 

2009

Selecting Multiple Elements (1) - using element selection tool in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 30, 2009

More MicroStation Text Tools (2) - updating fields, modifying objects, changing text attributes, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 23, 2009

More MicroStation Text Tools (1) - placing, modifying notes, using enter data fields, text node tools, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 16, 2009

My Rotate View Tool has Disappeared. How can I Get It Back? - right-click on toolbox to activate rotate view in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Dec 10, 2009 (requires free registration)

Working with Children (Text Styles That Is) - workaround is to manually delete group to recover original text styles in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Dec 10, 2009 (requires free registration)

How does V8i Set the Correct Paper Size Automatically? - define default paper size in plot driver or use sheet model, layout in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Dec 9, 2009 (requires free registration)

Using Text - placing, editing text, managing text style in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 9, 2009

Open, Import, or Attach Shape Files Without Bentley Map - MicroStation V8i Select Series 1 tutorial, Envision, Dec 2009

MicroStation V8i Open a DWG File video or audio - Envision, Dec 2009

Live Nesting in MicroStation v8i - fixing link between Master Container file, sheet file while transitioning from MicroStation v8 2004, Abraham Rodriguez, Cadalyst, Dec 3, 2009

MicroStation Drawing Elements: Circles and Polygon - placing circle, arc, blocks, orthogonal shapes, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 1, 2009

Dialog with Focus: Using MicroStation Shortcuts - moving focus to home, AccuDraw, tool settings, key-in dialog, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 29, 2009

Using Tool Settings and Linear Elements - changing element parameters, placing SmartLine in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 24, 2009

Working with Real World Coordinates - checking if elements are within solids working area, repositioning it in MicroStation V8i, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Nov 18, 2009 (requires free registration)

Creating Compound Cells - reasons for using compound cell over normal cell, creating, adding compound cell to MicroStation library, Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, Nov 9, 2009 (requires free registration)

AccuDraw and AccuSnap Exercise - AccuDraw calculator for using mathematical calculation, list of AccuDraw shortcut, drawing parking lots mark in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 11, 2009

Color Preferences Finally Stored as a Preference - MicroStation V8i can store color preferences under users workspace preferences as override, Envision, Nov 2009

Filters in MicroStation Windows - filtering list of files in MicroStation to see selected files, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Nov 5, 2009 (requires free registration)

Precise Input: Using AccuDraw - using rectangular, polar coordinate in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 2, 2009

Using Mouse and Controlling View - mouse button function in MicroStation, exploring view control toolbar, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 28, 2009

How do I Get My Pop-Up Information Back? - set pop-up info to automatic in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Oct 22, 2009 (requires free registration)

Can I Set My View to be a Specific Size/Ratio? - yes, through rendering settings in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Oct 22, 2009 (requires free registration)

Working with Workspace and Design Files - creating multiple workspaces in MicroStation, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 19, 2009

What Do the ACS Plane and ACS Plane Snap Do? - controlling mouse clicks for current auxiliary coordinate system in 3D space in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Oct 14, 2009 (requires free registration)

Introduction to MicroStation - exploring MicroStation Manager, interface, activating, using tools, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 14, 2009

Applying Link Sets to Elements - creating new link set, defining project explorer, adding link to element in MicroStation V8i, Envision, Oct 2009

Docking Dialogues - MicroStation tip, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 21, 2009 (requires free registration)

Auto-Arrange in Level Display - wrapping all buttons in available space in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Sep 22, 2009 (requires free registration)

Project Explorer Configuration Variable Expressions - expressions, filters added to link definition in MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 1, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 15, 2009 (requires free registration)

Bentley Architecture Spaces 101 - setting drawing scale, selecting space type, creating, editing space, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Sep 11, 2009 (requires free registration)

MyTools.dgnlib - setting user-specific interface dgnlib in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Aug 19, 2009 (requires free registration)

Spelling the Same as Word - using Microsoft Word dictionary in MicroStation and AutoCAD, Eat Your CAD, Aug 10, 2009 (requires free registration)

Element Information Properties - organizing element information by name, level, color, style, weight in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Aug 1, 2009 (requires free registration)

Annotation Scale and References - making MicroStation reference use active annotation scale, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Jul 16, 2009 (requires free registration)

Annotation Scale and Text - setting scale factor for text, dimensioning, turning on annotation scale lock in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Jul 17, 2009 (requires free registration)

Color 201 - editing color in MicroStation, creating color book, custom color in it, Eat Your CAD, Jul 17, 2009 (requires free registration)

Is It Possible to Detach All References with Display Off? - VBA routine checks for visible elements in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jul 13, 2009 (requires free registration)

Panning While Selecting - use middle button pan or change select mode to block in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Jul 9, 2009 (requires free registration)

Reference Files - In Place Editing - activating reference, deactivating, unlocking reference file in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Jul 8, 2009 (requires free registration)

Mouse Clicks in V8i - tasks that can be accomplished using left, right, wheel mouse buttons, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Jul 8, 2009 (requires free registration)

What Can You Store in a dgnlib? - configuring dgnlib in MicroStation, list of items, standard & interface dgnlib can store, Eat Your CAD, Jun 30, 2009 (requires free registration)

User Preferences: What's New - view controls automatically apply to active view in MicroStation V8i, reorganized raster manager preferences, option to overrides color of all elements not in active reference, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jun 23, 2009 (requires free registration)

The V8i Right-Press Menu - explaining options in right click menu in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jun 16, 2009 (requires free registration)

Why Doesn't Update Sequence Work? - workaround is to set configuration variable MS_LEGACYDRAWORDER to 1 in MicroStation XM, Eat Your CAD, Jun 3, 2009 (requires free registration)

Editing Project Configuration Variables in MicroStation - key in 'mdl load cfgvars PROJECT' to edit current PCF, Eat Your CAD, May 19, 2009 (requires free registration)

V8i Tasks - creating workflow task, creating, assigning mail toolbar in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, May 15, 2009 (requires free registration)

Rendering Materials 101: Material Priorities - materials can be applied to element in order: TriForma families, parts, ByLevel, assigning by color, level in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 12, 2009 (requires free registration)

Attaching a Reference Coincident Using a Saved View - MicroStation tip, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Apr 28, 2009 (requires free registration)

Right Press Customization - editing dgnlib file, adding tools with context in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 21, 2009 (requires free registration)

Problems with V8i Zooming - view zooms around pivot point, not around cursor in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Apr 21, 2009 (requires free registration)

Google Warehouse 3D Cells - downloading model as cell in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Apr 7, 2009 (requires free registration)

Working with DWG Pt 4: DWG Advanced Save Options - dropping unsupported line styles, creating true color from DGN color indices in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 6, 2009 (requires free registration)

SmartGeometry 2009 Report - focused on GenerativeComponents and its uses in AEC industry, beta version deployed, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 6, 2009

Working with DWG Pt 1: DWG Open Options 1 -  referencing DWG, preserving MicroStation settings, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 6, 2009 (requires free registration)

Working with DWG Pt 2: DWG Open Options 2 - using seed file global origin, mapping logical names to XRef block names, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 6, 2009 (requires free registration)

Working with DWG Pt 3: DWG Basic Save Options - converting DGN files to DWG in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 6, 2009 (requires free registration)

Selection Updates - tips on crossing selections in MicroStation V8i, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 31, 2009 (requires free registration)

MicroStation Configuration 101 - configuration introduction, levels, briefing 4 main configurations, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 1, 2009 (requires free registration)

Using View Display or Global Display to Save a DGN to DWG - Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Mar 25, 2009 (requires free registration)

Showing the Default Model in a Sheet Model - referencing files into modelspace without switching between models in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 11, 2009 (requires free registration)

Saving Dialogue Layouts - save up to 4 different layouts in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 12, 2009 (requires free registration)

ProjectWise XM Managed Workspace Series - Pt 5 - assigning workspaces to ProjectWise folders Chris Pausch, Knowledge Base Consulting Group, Feb 13, 2009

Installing ProjectWise Gateway Service on a Web Server - Drew Moon, Knowledge Base Consulting Group, Feb 13, 2009

ProjectWise Network Configuration Settings - Drew Moon, Knowledge Base Consulting Group, Feb 13, 2009

ProjectWise XM Managed Workspace Series - Pt 2 - creating workspace profile in MicroStation, Chris Pausch, Knowledge Base Consulting Group, Feb 13, 2009

ProjectWise XM Managed Workspace Series - Pt 3 - creating configuration settings blocks in MicroStation, Chris Pausch, Knowledge Base Consulting Group, Feb 13, 2009

ProjectWise XM Managed Workspace Series - Pt 4 - creating configuration block variable in MicroStation, Chris Pausch, Knowledge Base Consulting Group, Feb 13, 2009

ProjectWise XM Managed Workspace Series - Part 1 - creating unmanaged workspaces in MicroStation, Chris Pausch, knowledge Base Consulting Group, Feb 13, 2009

Display Styles - definition, view display styles, clip volumes display styles in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Mar 3, 2009 (requires free registration)

How can I Extrude and Twist a Square Section Along a Bspline? - extruding along path in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Mar 3, 2009 (requires free registration)

Selecting alternative elements in V8i - use tentative or selection block, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 16, 2009 requires free registration

Setting a Dynamic View to an exact z-depth - select 'place fitted section' in Accudraw, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 11, 2009 requires free registration

Default Rotation Angles in Bentley Structural V8i - predefined list of rotation angles for placing column, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 5, 2009 requires free registration

Print Organizer 101 - about MicroStation print organizer, defining print set style, single file printing, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Feb 3, 2009 requires free registration

Freezing Columns in Layer Manager - Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 3, 2009 requires free registration

Project Explorer 101 - configure project explorer in MicroStation V8i, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Jan 30, 2009 requires free registration

How Can I Flatten a 3D File to 2D? - export to 2D file, use Align Elements by edge or scale elements, Eat Your CAD, Jan 29, 2009 requires free registration

Changing the Background Color in a DGN File - Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jan 30, 2009 requires free registration

Construct Tangent Circle 3 - create circle tangential to 3 lines in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Dec 1, 2008 requires free registration

XM Structural Rules - finding, creating, applying Resymbolization Rules in MicroStation TriForma to change appearance of structural 3D elements, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Dec 1, 2008 requires free registration

Model Navigation Option Keys - different key functions in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, EAT your CAD, Nov 28, 2008, Nigel Davies, Nov 28, 2008 requires free registration

MicroStation Memory Management - information to determine if enough resources are available when saving image from MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Nov 25, 2008 requires free registration

How Can I Detach Many References With Different Names? - using wildcards in most MicroStation key commands, Eat Your CAD, Nov 19, 2008 requires free registration

AutoDraw .95 - must activate program before using shortcuts in latest version, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Nov 18, 2008 requires free registration

How Bentley Structural Sections Work - Bentley supplies series of shapes per international standards along with tools to edit, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Oct 22, 2008 requires free registration 

Setting MicroStation Button Assignments - tip for editing button assignments, mappings, Eat Your CAD, Oct 24, 2008 requires free registration 

Working With Seedfile Configurations - searching for right folders, selecting, creating own seedfiles, using project seedfiles, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Oct 24, 2008 requires free registration

Bentley BIM Tools Go Beyond Buildings - MicroStation helping designers, engineers improve way they design, model, visualize, document, map projects of all shapes, sizes, infrastructure, more, Staci Matlock, MicroStation Connections, Oct 10, 2008 requires free registration

How to Automatically Re-sequence Sheet Numbers in Title Blocks with Title Block Manager - Rick Sewell, MicroStation Connections, Aug 2008  requires free registration

HLN Settings - exporting visible edges in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Aug 11, 2008  requires free registration 

Quick Element Selection - For V7 and V8 - selecting elements inside selection area in MicroStation, Rick DeWitt, MicroStationTips.com, Aug 19, 2008

InRoads XM 8.9 WorkspaceBar Shortcuts - editing horizontal alignment, Rick McFarlin, MicroStationTips.com, Aug 11, 2008

Automatically Export Cells From a MicroStation Cell Library to AutoCAD Block Files - using CellManager 7.3 utility, MicroStationTips.com, Aug 11, 2008

Importing Structural Engineers Models Into MicroStation - 101 - exporting SDNF/CIS2 files more robust than DGN, DWG options, Nigel Davies, Eat your CAD, June 19, 2008  requires free registration

Importing Structural Engineers Models into MicroStation - 201 - import using SDNF/CIS2 files, load sections definitions, Nigel Davies, Eat your CAD, June 20, 2008 requires free registration

Alternative Tangents - using Alt key to toggle between all available tangent options in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, July 24, 2008

The Poor Little Overworked, Underpaid Spacebar - various functions performed like activate AccuDraw, changes mode, expands drop-down menu, more, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, EAT your CAD, June 26, 2008  (requires free registration)

So You Think You Know AccuDraw #4: Co-ordinates - entering co-ordinates in Cartesian, polar or absolute mode in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, May 16, 2008

Tags 101 - creating tag set and attaching tag to element in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 30, 2008 (may require free registration)

Dimension Audit - MicroStation utility can display overwritten text, dropped, non-associative or lost dimensions, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Apr 30, 2008 (may require free registration)

So You Think You Know AccuDraw #2? - viewing list of available shortcuts in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Apr 24, 2008 (may require free registration)

Managing References Without Reference Manager - using level display for attaching reference or turning it on/off in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Apr 10, 2008 (may require free registration)

How is it Possible to Facet Around an Arc Using an Exact Line Length? - using "Drop B-Spline Curve" in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Mar 25, 2008 (may require free registration)

AccuSnap & Fences - workarounds to keep AccuSnap enabled while placing fence in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Mar 19, 2008 (may require free registration)

Working With Children (Text Styles That is) - workaround is to manually delete group for recovering original text styles in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Mar 11, 2008 (may require free registration)

Detaching Sheet Layouts - using undocumented keyin to unlink reference file and sheet layout in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Mar 5, 2008 (may require free registration)

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Nested Reference Levels - workaround is to use identical global display of sheet and default models in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Feb 27, 2008 (may require free registration)

The Anatomy of an XM File: File Settings vs. Model Settings vs. View Settings - Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Feb 28, 2008 (may require free registration)

Why is Measure No Longer Correct in XM? - measuring distances using 3 modes: True, View and AccuDraw/ACS, Eat Your CAD, Feb 18, 2008 (may require free registration)

Deselecting Selections - either click on blank area of view or Clear button for deselecting elements in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Feb 18, 2008 (may require free registration)

Attaching References with ACS Scale - workaround is to avoid ACS scale while attaching references in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 14, 2008 (may require free registration)

How Do I Add a Prefix to _USTN_PROJECTNAME? - keep folders and PCF files names identical in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Feb 14, 2008 (may require free registration)

XM, DWG Refs and Linetype Scale - keep scale line styles by reference scale 'on' to keep line styles scaled while attaching as reference in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Feb 7, 2008 (may require free registration)

Align Tool - aligning elements and text to edge of existing element in MicroStation, The Envision Group, Jan 2008 pdf

Printing Combined Keyins - standardizing plotting in MicroStation, The Envision Group, Feb 2008 pdf

But Bentley Didn't Author My PDFs - editing printer driver configuration to change author name in MicroStation XM, Eat Your CAD, Feb 6, 2008 (may require free registration)

Setting Colors by Keyin - setting colors using color name, color number, true color, or color books in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 4, 2008

Selecting Elements of a Single ByLevel Color - using PowerSelector's extended settings in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Jan 21, 2008 (may require free registration)

Managing Drawing Packages in AutoCAD & MicroStation - create shortcut for each drawing in relevant folder, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jan 14, 2008

Prioritizing Transparency - setting printing options in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Jan 4, 2008

2007

Compressing a dgnlib - keyin provides option to delete undesired items manually in MicroStation XM dgnlib, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Dec 19, 2007

Minimum Distance Between Elements - using VBA routine 'MinDistBetweenTraversibles' in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Dec 17, 2007 (may require free registration)

20:20 Vision - Optimizing Reference Files - tips to improve speed when using reference files in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Dec 11, 2007 (may require free registration)

Understanding File Locations and Reference Attachments in MicroStation - how MicroStation V8 saves file name for reference attachments and how it locates references when a DGN is opened, Barry Bentley, Eat Your CAD, Dec 12, 2007 (may require free registration)

My Text Fields Don't Update When I Place Them in a Cell. What Am I Doing Wrong? - workaround is to reassign field in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Dec 12, 2007  (may require free registration)

Is There a Keyin I Can Use to Select Visible Elements Only? - either use Global Display or fence keyin in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Nov 23, 2007 (may require free registration)

ALTering Element Attributes - hold down Alt key and left click on element to change attributes in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Nov 15, 2007 (may require free registration)

How Can I Set the Correct Paper Size Automatically? - define default paper size or use sheet model and sheet layout in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Nov 15, 2007 (may require free registration)

Configuration Heaven 4 - Loading Reference Filters - using configuration variable MS_LEVEL_LOAD_ATTACHMENT_FILTERS in MicroStation, Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, Nov 2, 2007 (may require free registration)

How Do I Convert .cit Files to Other Image Files? - Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, Nov 2, 2007 (may require free registration)

DGN to MAX - Richard Woolsgrove, Eat Your CAD, Nov 1, 2007 (may require free registration)

Configuration Heaven 3 - Editing Nested Levels - setting configuration variable MS_LEVEL_EDIT_NESTED_ATTACHMENT_LEVELS in MicroStation, Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, Oct 26, 2007

Batch Process - creating new batch process in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Oct 23, 2007

Batch Processing CT= - put batch commands on single line or use VBA macro in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Oct 23, 2007

Working with DWG Part 7: Problems with References - workarounds to problems when converting MicroStation DGN to DWG, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Oct 19, 2007

Configuration Heaven 2 - MS_LEVEL_PICKER_WIDTH - controlling size of level picker pulldown on attributes tool bar in MicroStation, Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, Oct 19, 2007

Prioritizing DWG - setting MS_LEGACYDRAWORDER variable to 1 in MicroStation XM for pen table priorities to work, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Oct 16, 2007

Why Doesn't Bentley Redline Open DWG Files? - setting configuration to convert redline file to DGN, Eat Your CAD, Oct 16, 2007

Why Are My Cells Changing Color When I Update Them? - using LevelAudit application to fix problem, Eat Your CAD, Oct 10, 2007

Overlap Selection - hold Ctrl+Shift while dragging cursor to make overlap selection in MicroStation XM, Eat Your CAD, Oct 9, 2007

Configuration Heaven - setting configuration variable MS_LEVEL_DISPLAY_FORMAT in MicroStation, Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, Oct 1, 2007

Why can't I Print Preview My Images in XM When I can in V8? - check if image level is turned off, Eat Your CAD, Sep 25, 2007

AutoCAD Tasks for MicroStation - customizing interface containing MicroStation equivalent of AutoCAD's tools, Eat Your CAD, Sep 25, 2007

DWG Viewports - workaround is to make layer 0 non-plotting, Eat Your CAD, Sep 17, 2007

Missing MSDIR - check msdir.cfg file in MicroStation XM, Ian Farrow & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 17, 2007

Show Us Your White Bits - place note box with outline fill to mask MicroStation drawing, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 11, 2007

Configuring GenerativeComponents - install TriForma first before installing GC, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 10, 2007

Handling Fences - clear selection set before opening named fences dialogue in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 6, 2007

Getting to Grips with Grips 101 - turning on/off handle display, selecting multiple handles, modifying clip boundaries and masks in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, Sep 5, 2007

Working with DWG - links to posts about handling DWG in MicroStation, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Aug 31, 2007

Saving Space - changing size of tool boxes and docking them with pull-down menus in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Aug 30, 2007

Changing All Dimensions - using Change Dimension tool in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Aug 23, 2007

How to Stop Your Users Double-Clicking Files - by using MS_INITAPPS in standards.cfg file in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, Aug 23, 2007

How do I Change the Line Length of Text in MicroStation? - using normal selector and Enter key, Eat Your CAD, Aug 22, 2007

Does MicroStation have an Equivalent to AutoCAD's "Edit Xref In-Place"? - no, but workaround achieves same results, Eat Your CAD, Aug 15, 2007

Working with DWG Part 8: Problems with Symbology - MicroStation symbology overrides are lost when converting files to DWG, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, August 1, 2007

Attaching References - advantages, disadvantages of methods for attaching reference file in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, August 1, 2007

MS_REF_DEFAULTSETTINGS - setting configuration variable to get specified settings when attaching reference in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, August 1, 2007

A Good Group Pt II: Graphic Groups - creating a graphic group in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 20, 2007

A Good Group Pt I: Ctrl+G - grouping and ungrouping MicroStation elements, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 19, 2007

Why doesn't PopSet Pop? - activating PopSet in XM, Eat Your CAD, July 13, 2007

XYZ Text - labeling and importing/exporting coordinates in MicroStation, The Envision Group, May 2007, pdf

Cells 201: Converting Cells and Blocks - converting MicroStation cells to a block library and blocks to a cell library, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 1, 2007

Cells 201: Documenting Cell Libraries - Cell Index and HTML Author tools are easy options for maintaining MicroStation cell libraries, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 1, 2007

MicroStation.lin - loading MicroStation linestyles into DWG file, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 25, 2007

Real World DWG - differentiating DGN and DWG, explaining the terminology, limitations of DWG workmode, more, Jeanne Aarhus, Eat Your CAD, June 2007, pdf

MicroStation Champions - A Tips & Tricks Special Feature - using handles, element information, quick info, placing a note with multiple leaders, more, Jeanne Aarhus, Eat Your CAD, June 2007, pdf

MicroStation V8 XM Configuration Tricks - tips on masking some MicroStation features, controlling the display of level names, more, P.H. Rhodes, Eat Your CAD, June 2007, pdf

MicroStation Champions - Hints and Tips Special Feature - tips on arraying 3D objects along a path, using other file formats, Google Warehouse, more, Stephen Holmes, Eat Your CAD, June 2007, pdf

Documenting Linestyles - using DocLS_V8 tool to document custom line styles in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, June 19, 2007

Setting config vars Without Restarting - MicroStation XM updates the variables after dialogue box is closed, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 18, 2007

MS_LEVEL_USE_ASCII_NAME_SORT - setting the configuration variable to 1 to sort the number characters in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 18, 2007

Is There a Way of Putting a Spreadsheet into MicroStation? - either embed or link Microsoft Office Excel worksheet, Eat Your CAD, June 15, 2007

Edit Nested Reference Levels - setting configuration variable MS_LEVEL_EDIT_NESTED_ATTACHMENT_LEVELS to 1 in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 6, 2007

Working with DWG Part 7: Problems with References - issues with nest depth, Excel spreadsheet in DGN, more, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 31, 2007

MS_DWGINSERTLAYER = active - remember to set active layer before attaching an Xref in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, May 30, 2007

View Rotation 3: Rotating a View by Fixed Angles - using View Rotate command and AccuDraw to specify angle in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 25, 2007

View Rotation 2: Rotating the View to Match Your Building - using AccuDraw and drawing scale in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 24, 2007

View Rotation 1: Rotating the View to be Orthogonal - using 'Rotate to Element' and 'Rotate View' shortcuts in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 23, 2007

Grabbing Vertices - using the 'Alt' key to switch between modes in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 23, 2007

Is it Possible to Set Multiple Snap Angles for AccuDraw? - yes, by turning axis lock on in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, May 21, 2007

Automating Logical Names - naming a DGN file before referencing it, Eat Your CAD, May 15, 2007

Sheet Setup for DWG Workmode - exploring model files and finished drawing file plus text and dimensions in DWGworkmode in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, May 1, 2007

Text Shift - workaround is to edit the text and re-place it in XM, Eat Your CAD, May 1, 2007

Neatness Counts - file clean-up utility to remove reference files and raster images in MicroStation, Robert Thorburn, Eat Your CAD, April 30, 2007

Insert Symbol - methods to insert a symbol into MicroStation text, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 25, 2007

Creating Temporary Activation Keys - Eat Your CAD, April 23, 2007

The CHOOSE Keyin - choose to select all or none, select elements or named groups in MicroStation, more, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 20, 2007

Where does MicroStation Set the Units When Exporting to DWG? - using the key-in "DWG units" to set the design center units in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, April 19, 2007

What's the difference between a View Group and a Model? - a model stores many DGN files while view group is just a view of a model, Eat Your CAD, April 17, 2007

An Insight into Saved Views - how saved views are stored in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 17, 2007

Font Widths - workaround to font problem when converting text from DGN to DWG in MicroStation V8, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 13, 2007

View Rotation Dialog - using "dialog viewcontrol" key-in to open the 'J' style dialog in MicroStation V8, The Envision Group, April 2007 pdf

XCOPY Your Workspace - copying a series of files from one location to another using XCOPY command in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 28, 2007

Bump 2 - changing the segment type from lines to arcs and the vertex type, Hilton Quinn, Eat Your CAD, March 28, 2007

Hiding Project Configuration Templates - renaming the file .txt to hide the templates in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, March 23, 2007

Should I Set MS_REF_NEWLEVELDISPLAY? - setting MS_REF_NEWLEVELDISPLAY to 1 displays new levels in MicroStation drawings, Eat Your CAD, March 23, 2007

Set Active Angle by Points - key-ins to set active angle by points in MicroStation, The Envision Group, March 2007 pdf

Should You Store Your Preferences in the Workspace/User folder or Documents and Settings? - decide depending on pros and cons of each, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 22, 2007

What is Stored in the PREFS Folder - information on series of new resources and xml preference files in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 22, 2007

How do I Stop Raster Images from Printing? - modify the standard plot driver to print the raster false in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, March 16, 2007

The Anatomy of a V8 File: File Settings vs. Model Settings - Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, March 15, 2007

MS_COMPRESS_OPTIONS: Ticking All the Right Boxes - using MS_COMPRESS_OPTIONS configuration variable to work with the tick boxes in MicrStation, Eat Your CAD, March 12, 2007

Different Coordinate Values Same Point? - using XYZ Text and Civil/Site tools for labeling coordinates in MicroStation, The Envision Group, February 2007 pdf

Not a Priority - use priorities within the same group of numbers in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, March 9, 2007

How Can I Export Models to Separate DGNs? - save as DWG/V7 DGN or use simple batch process, Eat Your CAD, March 5, 2007

How Can I Turn Off a Level in All Models at Once? - using Global Display in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 28, 2007

FAQs Facts - Bentley's FAQ and TechNotes section for MicroStation V8 online contains valuable information, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

"Nested" Windows Variables - workaround is to use Windows variables directly in a % statement, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 22, 2007

Sample Plot Config files - list of .pltcfg sample drivers to download, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 22, 2007

XM Batchprint Setup - editing the specification properties and configuring for batchplotting, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 16, 2007

Saving DWG Files Using AutoCAD 2007 - MicroStation may cause trouble reading the DWG saved using AutoCAD 2007, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 19, 2007

Can I Edit TriForma Stairs? - yes, by modifying element information in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 16, 2007

Pltcfg Setup - updating old .plt files to .pltcfg files in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 16, 2007

Batch Print Output Folder - add the variable into Batch Print specification for correct output folder in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 12, 2007

How Can I Divide a Curve by Set Distances in MicroStation? - using 'Point at Distance Along' tool in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 9, 2007

Data Cleanup Utility - cleaning up the unwanted elements from a MicroStation design file, Robert Mecham of the Envison Group, MicroStation Connections, February 7, 2007 (requires free registration)

How Can I Move a Line Parallel Using Grips? - copy parallel or move tools are better options in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 7, 2007

Filters do not Display in Pull-down Menus - workaround is to hover over the Filter button to get the details in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 5, 2007

Customizing Redline XM - workaround is to redefine MS_GUIDGNLIBLIST to include the .rdl of dgnlib, Eat Your CAD, January 24, 2007

Creating Your Own Filters - creating filter to show only the Walls levels in MicroStation, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 22, 2007

Dos and Don'ts When Creating Hidden Lines - do consider the requirements of the model in MicroStation but don't model to a high degree of accuracy, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 19, 2007

Working with DWG Part 6: DWG Workmode - three cases to consider and restrictions of DWG workmode in MicroStation, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 12, 2007

Annotation Scale 101 - setting and changing the annotation scale in MicroStation, more, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, January 15, 2007

Copying Settings to Multiple Users - copying user files when upgrading from MicroStation V8 to XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 16, 2007

Using Windows Environment Variables - a list of Windows Environment Variables to set up MicroStation effectively, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 11, 2007

How do I Set the Default Scale with plotcfg Drivers? - avoid defining plot area using the Layout size in XM, Eat Your CAD, January 8, 2007

Quick Tip: Interface dgnlibs - Eat Your CAD, January 5, 2007

Scaled Auxiliary Coordinates - using drawing scale tool, ACS tools or AccuDraw shortcuts for measurement in XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 2, 2007

2006

Sheet Setup - creating sheets using model dialog in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, December 19, 2006

Why Doesn't MS_DESIGNSEED Force My Seedfile to the One I Want? - use %lock in the PCF to keep using the desired seedfile in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, December 12, 2006

How Can I Create AutoCAD LIN Linestyles in MicroStation? - importing an AutoCAD .lin file, Eat Your CAD, December 8, 2006

How Should I Configure My dgnlibs? - understanding the dgnlib configuration variables like cells, color books, level filters, element templates, Eat Your CAD, December 8, 2006

The Power of ProjectWise - creating a ProjectWise report sorted by applications for different office locations using Microsoft Excel, Matt Blumenfeld, Cadalyst, November 7, 2006

Macro for Level Overrides - setting the overrides on or off using LevelSymb.mvba project in MicroStation, Robert Thorburn, Eat Your CAD, December 4, 2006

Color Books - defining color books in MicroStation and AutoCAD, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, December 4, 2006

Working with DWG Part 5: Remapping - remapping qualifying parts of a level, symbology, and colors, more, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, November 29, 2006

Thumbnails in MicroStation Manager - preview DGN files in a folder in XM by displaying it as thumbnails, Eat Your CAD, November 27, 2006

Plotfile Naming in XM - using Batch Printing for reformatting the plot file name, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, November 27, 2006

Edges Advanced - exporting visible edges in V8, Eat Your CAD, November 23, 2006

Change AccuDraw Display - changing the rectangular display of AccuDraw, The Envision Group, November 2006, pdf

Move Part of a Cell - using the Fence stretch to move elements within the cell in MicroStation, The Envision Group, October 2006, pdf

Dialog for Units - coordinate readout and drawing scale dialogs remain open while working with varying units in MicroStation design file, The Envision Group, November 2006, pdf

Anatomy of XM Priorities - setting element, level and, reference priorities in XM, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, November 10, 2006

SketchUp in MicroStation XM - opening, referencing and placing SKP files as cells, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, November 10, 2006

Managing Project Color Tables - specifying the EYC-ColorTable as the default in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, November 7, 2006

Working with DWG Part 4: DWG Advanced Save Options - save options like drop unsupported lineStyles, create true color from DGN color indices, and more in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, November 3, 2006

Live Nested References & XRefs - learning about attaching nested references in MicroStation and AutoCAD, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, October 30, 2006

Upgrading to an XM Interface - rebuilding customized interface while upgrading from V8 to V8 XM Edition, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, October 27, 2006

Using MS_GUIDGNLIBLIST - use your mapped drives in mslocal.cfg to be able to edit the dgnlib file in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, October 27, 2006

Working With DWG Part 3: DWG Basic Save Options - converting DGN files to DWG using "Save As" or "Export" commands in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, October 23, 2006

How Do I Change the Color Table in Many Files at Once? - using batch process to change the color table in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, October 23, 2006

Tag! You're it - learning about Tag and Tag Set; creating a Tag Set for a MicroStation project drawing sheet, Stuart Milne & John Schegar, Eat Your CAD, October 16, 2006

References: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - keep your hierarchy tree open when you turn the top level reference off and on in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, October 10, 2006

Free Tool: Ninotech Path Copy - nine ways to copy the file or folder path in MicroStation, Dave Moyes, Eat Your CAD, October 6, 2006

Too Lazy to Exchange? - right click on an element and pick "Exchange" to exchange files in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, October 4, 2006

Using Saved Views - working with view rotations while in real-world co-ordinates using saved views in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, September 29, 2006

Trim and IntelliTrim 101 - trimming single or multiple elements, IntelliTrim in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, September 25, 2006

Hatching 101 - How to Hatch or Pattern - creating single line hatch and crosshatches, patterning with cells, and dropping the associativity of a pattern in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, September 22, 2006

Hatching 101 - Part 2: Holes - patterning around a hole using flood method, difference method or group hole method in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, September 22, 2006

Hatching 101 - Part 3: Editing Existing Hatching - changing the color of an existing hatch or pattern in in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, September 22, 2006

Creating Door Schedules in 2D using Bentley Architecture pt 2: Preparing the Annotation Cells - changing annotation cell settings in annotation cell library, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, September 15, 2006

Printing DWG Files in MicroStation - importing and using plot style tables in MicroStation to view DWG correctly, Eat Your CAD, September 13, 2006

Acad.pgp: Unknown Key-in or Command - workarounds to make "alignface" and "customize open toolbox" key-ins work in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, September 11, 2006

Alternative Dimension Styles Dialogue - dialogue box available in MicroStation V8 lets you compare the dimension styles and check against project standards, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, September 11, 2006

MicroStation Equivalents for AutoCAD Commands - list of MicroStation mapped commands for AutoCAD key-ins, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, September 7, 2006

Using AutoCAD Shortcuts in MicroStation - loading acad.pgp file and running a PGP command, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, September 7, 2006

Searching for Pantone Colors - manually enter the RGB value, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, August 31, 2006

Creating Door Schedules in 2D Using Bentley Architecture Pt 1: DataGroup Definition - creating Datagroup system and then adding definitions, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, August 31, 2006

Mouse Clicks in MicroStation XM - zoom and pan the view, set attributes, invert AccuSnap, more, Eat Your CAD, August 6, 2006

AutoCAD DGN V8 Converter: Our Test Results - performance of DGNIMPORT and DGNEXPORT commands in DGN V8 converter beta version, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, August 25, 2006

SelectServer "Secret" Query Page - an undocumented administration page in SELECT server XM lets you extract information about your license usage, Eat Your CAD, August 24, 2006

GC Lesson 11 Free Form Roof Exercise 2 - creating a freeform roof using four top level control points in MicroStation, Axel Kilian & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, August 18, 2006

Administering Projects - be consistent, keep the settings in standards.cfg while configuring MicroStation and keep project resources with the project, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, August 14, 2006

Searching for Cells - MS_CELL setting searches all cell libraries in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, August 14, 2006

Working with DWG Part 1: DWG Open Options 1 - creating compatible DWG and DGN files in MicroStation and setting DWG Open and Save As options, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, August 7, 2006

Working with DWG Part 1: DWG Open Options 2 - advanced settings for DWG Open option in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, August 7, 2006

Understanding File Locations and Reference Attachments in MicroStation - saving reference files using the configuration variable or master file relative file names; search preferences for a reference file, Bentley, August 2006

Data Cleanup Utility - clean up undesired elements from the design file in MicroStation, The Envision Group, August 2006, pdf

Dimension Audit Utility - verifying dimensioning in the active model and correcting the errors in MicroStation, The Envision Group, July 2006, pdf

Modify Dimensioning - modifying toolbar and elements and inserting or deleting vertex to modify dimensions in MicroStation, The Envision Group, June 2006, pdf

Synch Colour ByLevel - synchronizing the color by running the VBA macros in combination with synchbylevel.ma in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, August 1, 2006

Pentables in XM - MicroStation XM requires only the pentable name while printing, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, July 28, 2006

Displaying Only Custom Tasks in XM - MS_GUITASKTREEROOT variable specifies the tasks to be viewed in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, July 27, 2006

Adding Toolboxes to Menus - customizing the toolbox in MicroStation XM, Eat Your CAD, July 24, 2006

Undocking AccuDraw Shortcuts - open the shortcuts list by dragging it next to the buttons, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 19, 2006

DoorCreator - quickly place 2D door symbols using door creator functionality in MicroStation, Patrick Wheatley, Eat Your CAD, July 17, 2006

MBUTTONPAN...? - middle-button double click in MicroStation sets the zoom extents similar to AutoCAD, Eat Your CAD, July 17, 2006

What is the Best Way of Setting Up MicroStation on a Laptop? - configuring MicroStation using single mslocal.cfg file and conditional processing, Eat Your CAD, July 13, 2006

MicroStation VBA - Lesson 5 - Tidying it All Up - avoid storing the unrelated codes of larger routines with Forms in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 10, 2006

Solids Working Areas and Global Origins 3D - setting SWA and locating Global Origin for effective solid modeling, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, July 11, 2006

MS_SNAPMODE_SOURCE - setting the MicroStation configuration variable to store the snaps in the UPF, Eat Your CAD, July 10, 2006

Command Line Switches - list of command switches available in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 7, 2006

How Do I Know Which Preferences to Delete in MicroStation XM? - "RestoreDefaults" command deletes custom files in the preferences folder, Eat Your CAD, July 5, 2006

MicroStation VBA - Lesson 4 - Creating a User Form - using tools from VBA Toolbox like TextBox tool, Labels, ComboBox and CommandButtons to change properties of UserForm in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, July 3, 2006

Rotate View to Element - among new AccuDraw shortcuts in MicroStation, Rotate View aligns the view to match the current AccuDraw orientation, Eat Your CAD, June 30, 2006

Bentley BE Forum, Prague - MicroStation V8 XM release, presentations on Generative Components, Select subscription program and annual license exchange, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, June 28, 2006

Installing SELECT Server XM - necessary pre-requisites to install and configure MicroStation XM, Eat Your CAD, June 29, 2006

DgnQuickPick - DgnQuickPick in MicroStation can open and save sets of design files in a dialogue box as a series of tabs, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 26, 2006

Calling up the Keyin Window in XM - pressing "Enter" button pops up the keyin window in XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 26, 2006

Position Mapping in XM - quickly accessing tools using position mapping feature in MicroStation XM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, June 21, 2006

Materials in Level Manager - specifying a rendering material for a level in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, June 13, 2006

Defining Custom Lights - using lightlist.dgn file to add or remove a specific light in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, June 13, 2006

Selecting Multiple Lights - using Define Light tool to select and carry out multiple changes to a particular type of lights in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, June 13, 2006

View Display Mode - setting the display mode from View Attributes dialogue box in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, June 13, 2006

How Can I Change a Number of Filled Shapes to Have a Solid Black Outline in One Go? - set the desired color setting in "Change Element Attributes" box in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, June 1, 2006

MicroStation WishList Item Addressed: 1. Copy to Level - check the "Make Copy" option in change element attributes box, Eat Your CAD, May 30, 2006

MicroStation WishList Item Addressed: 8. Modified References - an updated reference file is now flagged and easy to recognize with a pencil icon, Eat Your CAD, May 30, 2006

Plot Drivers 101 - Part 6: Managing Drivers - MicroStation plot drivers and configuration variables, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, May 11, 2006

Plot Drivers 101 - Problems with Plot Configs - selecting correct plot driver for MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, May 11, 2006

Raster Image Files 4: Questions and Configurations - use undo and redo buttons, update same raster images simultaneously in MicroStation, set transparency, more, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, May 10, 2006

Remembering Displaysets Between Sessions - using Quicksets to keep display sets intact while switching between the files in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, May 10, 2006

Ordering MultiSnaps - re-ordering the snaps helps you select the keypoints of the line in MicroStation v8, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 4, 2006

Can You Add Text to a Hatch and Automatically Get the Hatch to Clip Around It? - not automatically, but quickly using the MicroStation change pattern tool, Eat Your CAD, May 4, 2006

Plot Utility - loading plot utility files and using it to plot files in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, May 3, 2006

Plot Drivers 101 - Part 5: Plot to File - creating and viewing a PLT file in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, May 3, 2006

Raster Image Files 3: Geo Priority - geographically positioning the raster image in MicroStation, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 25, 2006

Plot Drivers 101 - Part 4: Pens - setting weights and thicknesses using pen tables in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, April 12, 2006

How Can I Tell if a .TIF File is a GeoTIFF or Not? - MicroStation raster manager displays origin co-ordinates if a file has georeference data, Eat Your CAD, April 26, 2006

Simplifying Geometry - create a normal shape using "simplify geometry" option in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 20, 2006

Shaded Regions - using "create region" option to create colored drawings with ease in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 20, 2006

Plot Drivers 101 - Part 3: Paper Sizes - standardizing paper size in MicroStation PLT drivers, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, April 12, 2006

Why is it I Can Only Save My 3D MicroStation Model to a 2D DWG? - uncheck the option to create 2D models for model space, Eat Your CAD, April 12, 2006

Raster Image Files 1: Basic - three types of raster image files and using these in MicroStation as a background, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, April 1, 2006

Raster Image Files 2: Modifying - modifying raster image files present in MicroStation drawing, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, April 10, 2006

CAD Format Import/Export Matrix - a list of common CAD packages and file formats that can be imported or exported in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, April 4, 2006

Searching For Configuration Variables - finding a specific variable on the "Working with Configuration Variables" page in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, April 3, 2006

Plot Drivers 101 - Part 2: Styles - setting the printer instructions to define the line styles using style settings in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, March 31, 2006

How Can I Make My Dimensions Rotate Correctly in My Drawing? - rotate the view to align the grid file, Eat Your CAD, March 29, 2006

Plot Drivers 101 - Part 1: Basics - create your own plot drivers to control the printed output in MicroStation, Nigel Davies & Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, March 29, 2006

When Overrides Go Bad - set VISRETAIN to 0 when converting a DWG file to DGN to avoid override problem in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 17, 2006

Changing Text Attributes in Dimensions - use secondary units in MicroStation to centrally justify the dimension text, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 16, 2006

Setting the DGN File Properties - run the macro using MicroStation VBA to reset MicroStation file properties, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 9, 2006

Four Ways to Place a Diameter Symbol - either use MS Word symbol box or shortcut key, WYSIWYG text editor style or %%c in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 10, 2006

Locks - avoid unwanted manipulation of MicroStation elements, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, March 6, 2006

What Can I do with a Mesh in MicroStation? - editing Meshes in MicroStation by dropping it into shapes and creating a SmartSurface, Eat Your CAD, March 6, 2006

How Do I Convert DWG Colors to DGN Weights? - use 'ColourToWeightExample.csv' file and batch converter in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 24, 2006

GC Lesson 9 Stair Creation - creating stairs using step and stair total height and length in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 27, 2006

How to Dimension to Brick Sizes - defining a brick unit and measuring brick dimensions in MicroStation, Patrick Wheatley, Eat Your CAD, February 22, 2006

Can't Stop Superscript Text - insert space after the superscript characters to avoid undesired superscript text, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 22, 2006

I Can't Format the Secondary Dimension Units Correctly. Can You Help? - change the settings of secondary units box to change the dimension styles in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 21, 2006

Advanced Cells - creating a block when saving to DWG and attaching the DWG file as a cell library in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 20, 2006

GC Lesson 8 - Flexible Massing Models, Flexible Building Envelopes and Grabbing Metrics - creating shapes of floors in MicroStation and saving the metrics in Excel file, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 20, 2006

Using Filters in File Dialogues - set filters in the Files field using "List Files of Type" setting to find out the exact file in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 20, 2006

Shared Cells - features of shared cells in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 13, 2006

GC Lesson 6 - Series - inserting series in the x, y and z coordinates in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 9, 2006

GC Lesson 7 - Law Curves - creating a law curve starting with three points to make BsplineCurve in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 13, 2006

GC Lesson 7A - Law Curves Advanced - creating a global variable to deal with indefinite number of points to create law curve frame in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 13, 2006

Example Multi-Lines - learning about two different multi-line styles in MicroStation: cavity and concrete, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 8, 2006

Example Custom Linestyles - create 3 custom linestyles in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 8, 2006

How Can I Convert a Feature Solid to a Smart Solid? - use the "convert to smart solid/surface" tool in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, February 3, 2006

Defining LTSCALE - setting the variable in AutoCAD to restore the line styles when converting DGN files to DWG, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, February 3, 2006

CreateDoor II: Return of the Son of CreateDoor - an updated version of CreateDoor macro in MicroStation, Patrick Wheatley, Eat Your CAD, February 3, 2006

MicroStation Command Line Options/Switches - starting MicroStation in different modes using command line options, Bentley, February 7, 2006

Manipulating Cells - manipulate cells before or after inserting them into your drawing in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, February 3, 2006

Can You Discuss the Effect of Values in the Option "Setback Distance in Plot"? - applying Resymbolization Rules to setback distance in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, January 30, 2006

MicroStation VBA - Lesson 3 - The VBA Editor - learning about VBA Editor windows and its functions, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 30, 2006

Is There a Way to Add a Pattern into a Multi-Line? - patterns can be added to an associated multi-line in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, January 30, 2006

Create Door VBA - run 'ModRun.DoorManager' macro in MicroStation to create a door, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 27, 2006

Creating a Complex Application in VBA - VBA program creates and places door then links data to it in MicroStation, Mark Anderson & Graham Steele, Eat Your CAD, January 27, 2006

How to Include the Full Path of the Design File in Plots - enable the "Plot Border" option to plot the full path of the design file in MicroStation, AXIOM, January 30, 2006

AccuDraw - tips on using AccuDraw and its shortcuts efficiently in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, January 25, 2006

Cell Libraries - learning about cells in MicroStation Cell Libraries, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, January 24, 2006

Element Numbers and Types in MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - element numbers from 1 to 127 and their types, Bentley, January 2006

Deleting Levels in V8 - deleting the levels after detecting their types in MicroStation V8 2004 Edition, Bentley, January 2006

Creating Flexible Components in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire - a tutorial to create part flexibility and assembly variation, Michael Mongilio, PROfiles Magazine, Winter 2006

Scaling Cells by Origin - scale multiple cells about their own origins in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 13, 2006

Borders and More with Model Seeds - create your drawing with referenced border technique in MicroStation V8, Bill Wandersleben, Cadalyst AEC, December 15, 2005

Creating Superscript Text in MicroStation - turn off the "apply changes to all text" option in Text Editor to superscript the desired text only, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 11, 2006

Capping it Off - adjust PLT driver settings to resolve the corner of the shape in MicroStation, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 9, 2006

MicroStation VBA - Lesson 2 - Comprehendo da Lingo? - defining some useful terms in MicroStation VBA, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 6, 2006

Bentley XM Productivity Tips - useful shortcut commands for MicroStation, Bentley Systems, Eat Your CAD, January 5, 2006

2005

Text Line Length Settings and DWG - add a physical line break to your text when converting MicroStation's line length format to DWG, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, December 15, 2005

Can You Group Reference Files Together for Quick Multiple Editing of Settings? - check 'use references dialog list' in Tools Settings to group reference files in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, December 15, 2005

Named Groups - creating named groups and using elements from a reference file in a named group in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, December 15, 2005

Changing "By Origin" Text to "Word Wrap" - MicroStation tutorial to change text to "Word Wrap" that converts properly to AutoCAD, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, December 15, 2005

GC Lesson 4 - Making Drawing Economical - simple shapes serve as example of shortcuts that can be used in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, December 14, 2005

GC Lesson 5 - Models and References - attaching a reference file to default DGN model in MicroStation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, December 15, 2005

QuickSets - QuickSets in MicroStation can help you view selections quickly, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, December 13, 2005

Displaysets - use Element Selection or Power Selector in MicroStation to view selected graphics only, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, December 13, 2005

MicroStation VBA - Lesson 1 - Recording and Playing Back a Macro - creating and running a number of useful macros using VBA Project Manager, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, December 13, 2005

TriForma Configurations - TriForma can boost your productivity but only after resolving the complexities involved, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, December 2, 2005

Is There a Way to Add Additional Colors into a Drawing to Get a Pastel Effect? - set colors according to your need using Modify Color dialogue in MicroStation, Eat Your CAD, November 18, 2005

TriForma - DEM - setting hidden line extractions using Drawing Extraction Manager in Microstation, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, November 21, 2005

Using Project Color Tables - you can use your desired color table in MicroStation as external .TBL file which is read by MS_DEFCTBL variable, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, November 18, 2005

MS_DWGREF_ALLOWMASTERCOLORS - MicroStation variable distinguishes whether color table is handled as DGN or DWG reference, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, November 18, 2005

MicroStation WishList Item Addressed: 4. User Preference for Level Information - configuration variable 'MS_LEVEL_DISPLAY_FORMAT' in MicroStation XM helps you to see the level names in an easy-to-understand way, Eat Your CAD, October 31, 2005

MicroStation WishList Item Addressed: 2. Exchange Back - 'Exchange Back' option in MicroStation XM helps in going back to previous file, Eat Your CAD, October 31, 2005

Quantifying Weights in Bentley Structural 2004 - fill 'Area' column details in order to make 'Weights' report appear, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, November 14, 2005

Set Live Nest Depth - RefNesting.mvba file scans the nested references and sets them in a mentioned order, Bentley Systems, Eat Your CAD, November 14, 2005

 Models More Models - learning about MicroStation models and improving plotting and working environments, Jeanne Aarhus, Eat Your CAD, October 31, 2005

Anatomy of XM Priorities - MicroStation tutorial to set display priorities as element, level, or reference priorities, Karen Fugle & Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, October 31, 2005

I Haven't Got a Stitch To Wear - a MicroStation tutorial to change the reference display colors to gray, Shawn Foster, Eat Your CAD, November 1, 2005

GC - Lesson 2 - Creating a Global Variable - a MicroStation tutorial to create a pyramid that uses a global variable for height, Karen Fugle, Eat Your CAD, October 28, 2005

Border Utility for V8 - MicroStation can make scaled sheet layouts without the aid of a 3rd party application, Bill Wandersleben & Frank Conforti, Cadalyst AEC, October 14, 2005

The Place Note Tool, Part 2 - MicroStation V8' s Horizontal Attachment, Edit About and Place Note Tool settings, Frank Conforti and Bill Wandersleben, Cadalyst AEC, September 15, 2005

The Place Note Tool, Part 1 - MicroStation V8 2004 tutorial on creating a line or two of text with a segmented leader, Bill Wandersleben & Frank Conforti, Cadalyst AEC, August 15, 2005

Management Tools - MicroStation V8's level management tools provide you with flexibility in managing the display and final output of your designs, James Dyer, Cadalyst Management, July 15, 2005

How to Assign View Control Commands to Function Keys - start using the function keys to set the view and increase your productivity, Alex Arguelles, MicroStation Connections, June 8, 2005 (requires free registration)

Manage Your Design Levels - MicroStation V8 2004's level manager lets users create, rename and delete levels and create, import and export level libraries, James Dyer, Cadalyst AEC, June 15, 2005

Pointing Your Workspace at the Correct Symbology Files - MicroStation tutorial on tackling true type fonts that end up in the workspace folder, Marc Thomas, Bentleyuser.org, May 24, 2005

MicroStation's Rendering Capabilities - MicroStation V8 retains solutions in its memory till the time a new solution is created, James Dyer, Cadalyst AEC, April 15, 2005

Make Your Renderings Look More Realistic - MicroStation uses source and global lighting types in order to give designs a more photorealistic look, James Dyer, Cadalyst AEC, May 15, 2005

Bentley Takes Lead in Acrobat Support - MicroStation users can embed interactive 3D designs directly in PDF files, Michael Dakan, AEC Tech Trends by Cadalyst, May 19, 2005

How to Edit PCF files in the MicroStation GUI - editing project configuration files, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, April 13, 2005

AccuDraw Focus - a setting in the preferences can help users keep the focus in the AccuDraw dialog, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Community, March 30, 2005, (requires free registration)

AutoCAD ESC Key for MicroStation - Bentley bows to users and adds ESC key, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connections, April 4, 2005 (may require free registration)

Multiple Versions of Your Function Keys - if you have run out of function keys, you can assign different menu files to function keys, Lorys Lea, MicroStationTips.com, April 25, 2005

Additional Tools in the Primary Toolbar - to access additional tools, move the mouse over Level Manager and right click it, ControlAltDelete, MicroStationTips.com, April 25, 2005

A Close-Up Look at Feature Modeling - MicroStation allows creation, modification of feature-based solids models, James Dyer, Cadalyst AEC, March 15, 2005

How to Stop SScloud Writing to User Configuration Files - MicroStation tip, Marc Thomas, February 11, 2005

Bentley Tip: Making TriForma Cut Plane Saved Views Available When Referencing an Extraction Model - MicroStation tip, Steve Cocchi, BE Newsletter, February 17, 2005

V8 - VBA to Change Dimensions - provides an application that makes changing dimensions in MicroStation a bit easier, Mike Francisco, Ask Inga, February 18, 2005 (requires free registration)

Bentley Tip: Labeling 2D Stations and 3D Stations on Profile Windows Using InRoads - MicroStation tip, David Lee Fagerman, BE Newsletter, February 17, 2005

V8 - Working Units and Survey Feet - explores the relationship between MicroStation V8's working units and setting your file up in survey feet, Dan Ahern, Ask Inga, February 23, 2005 (requires free registration)

MicroStation's 3D Capabilities, Part 2 - more tips for creating, editing and viewing 3D models, James Dyer, Cadalyst, February 15, 2005 (Part 2 of 2)

Study Model Rendering for the Masses - MicroStation tip, John V. Finkell, MicroStationTips.com, February 15, 2005

Turning Off Level Symbology - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, February 15, 2005

V8 - The Unabridged Keyin List - a reference guide to MicroStation V8 2004 Edition keyins, Joe Allen and Sam Hudson, Ask Inga, February 14, 2005 (requires free registration)

Text Nodes - Visual Basic Application for MicroStation - MicroStation tip, Mike Francisco, Ask Inga, February 14, 2005 (requires free registration)

Plot Orientation on Roll-fed Plotters - MicroStation guidelines for correct plot output orientation, to help eliminate wasted paper in the output, Bill Dougherty, MSM Online, February 14, 2005 (requires free registration)

Copy Linestyles Between RSC Files - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com,  February 15, 2005

V8 - Macro to Populate File > Properties - MicroStation tip, Rudi Wells, Ask Inga, February 11, 2005 (requires free registration)

Things that Happen When Dimensioning in DWG Mode - MicroStation tip, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, February 10, 2005

Delete/Purge Levels that Contain Elements - MicroStation tip, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, February 4, 2005

Automatically Export Cells From a MicroStation Cell Library to AutoCAD Block Files - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, February 8, 2005

Managing MicroStation Backup Directories - explores the importance of backing up MicroStation project data and offers a script to help simplify the backup process, Juan Auces, Ask Inga, January 28, 2005 (requires free registration)

MicroStation's 3D Capabilities, Part 1 - explores the basics of creating, editing and viewing 3D models, James Dyer, Cadalyst, January 15, 2005

Recover Missing Elements from Your MicroStation Files - MicroStation tips, Eiren Smith, MicroStationTips.com, January 17, 2005

Change Level Symbology in Hundreds of MicroStation Files at a Time - MicroStation tips, MicroStationTips.com, January 17, 2005

Easily Delete Linear Elements Partially Overlapping Other Linear Elements - MicroStation tips, Eiren Smith, MicroStationTips.com, January 17, 2005

How to Get a List of All of MicroStation's Configuration Variables - MicroStation tips, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, January 13, 2005

Study Model Rendering for the Masses - describes the quest for a MicroStation equivalent to the 3ds max "cookie cutter" approach to quick visualization and includes a set of example models and materials to play with, John Finkell, bentleyuser.org, January 14, 2005

Using MicroStation Tags - discussion of MicroStation tags and AutoCAD attributes, which are similar tools, but with important differences you need to keep in mind whenever working with DWG files or DGN files that will be converted to DWG, Lynn Winkler, MSM Online, January 12, 2005 (requires free registration)

MicroStation V8 Lets You Interactively Create and Audit Working Drawings - tips on using dimensioning, reporting and standards-checking capabilities to help communicate your design intent, James Dyer, Cadalyst, December 15, 2004

Editing Library Cells Is No Longer a Burden - MicroStation tip on how to streamline the usually time-consuming task of editing cells in cell libraries, Eiren K. Smith, MicroStationTips.com, January 11, 2005

Automatically Set Element Symbology When Importing Data - MicroStation tips on using Axiom's Microsoft Office Importer to import text and borders from your Microsoft Office documents, MicroStationTips.com, January 11, 2005

Sequencing the Active File - MicroStation tip, Lorys Lea, MicroStation Connections, January 5, 2005 (requires free registration)

2004

Right-Click Level Display - MicroStation tip explores a useful pop-up menu in V7 and V8 in the Level dialogs, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connection, December 16, 2004 (requires free registration)

Linking to Database Records - MicroStation V7 tips, Lorys Lea, Ask Inga, December 21, 2004 (requires free registration)

Shift a Custom LineStyle - MicroStation tip, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connection, December 22, 2004 (requires free registration)

Help For CAD Users Moving To MicroStation - tips on using the Alias Manager application, Joe Allen, MSM Online, December 20, 2004 (requires free registration)

How to Create Cell Library Notebook - MicroStation tips, Ask Inga, December 21, 2004 (requires free registration)

Enhancing Performance with ProjectWise File Caching - MicroStation tips, Patrick Scheer, MSM Online, December 13, 2004 (requires free registration)

Dimensioning Tools Keep Your Styles in Order - MicroStation tutorial explores documenting your designs with associative dimensions, James Dyer, Cadalyst, November 23, 2004

Convert Contents of PDF to JPG to Attach as Reference - MicroStation tip, Karl Peterson, Ask Inga, December 2, 2004 (requires free registration)

ALT Codes for Special Characters - MicroStation tip, Inga Morozoff, Ask Inga, December 2, 2004 (requires free registration)

The Stretch Command - MicroStation tip offers a simple workflow for modifying elements using the stretch command in combination with the scale tool, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connections, December 1, 2004 (requires free registration)

Using VBA to Programmatically Export a VBA Project - MicroStation tips, Ken Suh, MSM Online, December 2, 2004 (requires free registration)

Recover Deleted Elements You Thought to Be Gone Forever - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, November 29, 2004

Importing Level Symbology 1 - MicroStation tips, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, November 21, 2004

Importing Level Symbology 2 - MicroStation tips, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, November 23, 2004

Selectively turning Off Level Symbology - MicroStation tips, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, November 23, 2004

The Incremental Update Command - MicroStation tips, Bob Knepp, MicroStationTips.com, November 23, 2004

Measure Slopes, Latitudes and Departures with this Macro - MicroStation VBA macro calculates slopes, latitudes and departures, Chuck Christiansen, Ask Inga, November 16, 2004 (requires free lengthy registration

Macro to Attach the Default Model as a Reference - MicroStation macro attaches the file to itself as a reference, Peter Bekkers, Ask Inga, October 25, 2004 (requires free lengthy registration)

Enter Data Fields - Visual Basic Application for MicroStation - tool to assist with the repetitive task of filling in data fields, Thor Leslie, Ask Inga, October 25, 2004 (requires free lengthy registration)

MicroStation Makes it Easy to Preview, Print Your Designs - tutorial explains how to output drawings in the size, scale, and format you need, James Dyer, Cadalyst, October 16, 2004

Controlling the Origin of a Copy/Paste - MicroStation tip, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connections, October 28, 2004 (requires free registration)

How to Send to Back Manually - MicroStation tip, Lorys Lea, MicroStation Connections, November 18, 2004 (requires free registration)

Save a View by Fence - MicroStation tip, Lorys Lea, MicroStationTips.com, November 17, 2004

MicroStation VBA Resources Revisited - MicroStation tips, Dan Tartaglia, MSM Online, November 15, 2004 (requires free registration)

MicroStation Trim Element Command - how to use the Trim Element command along with the Element Selection or PowerSelector tool, Bob Knepp, MicroStationTips.com, November 12, 2004

Changes To Batch Print in MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - MicroStation tips, Ed Yepes, MSM Online, November 9, 2004 (requires free registration)

Using Bentley Navigator to Link Multiple Construction Events to One Schedule Activity - MicroStation tutorial, Steve Cocchi, MSM Online, November 1, 2004 (may require free registration)

Align Reference Files - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, November 9, 2004

Changing Text Style Names in DGNLIBs - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, November 8, 2004

Restricting Fonts - MicroStation tips on restricting access to fonts, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, October 22, 2004

MicroStation 201 - Level Symbology Pt 2 - MicroStation tutorial explores the Update Levels from Library tool, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, October 22, 2004

MicroStation 101: Level Symbology - MicroStation tutorial on color symbology, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, October 21, 2004

Overriding Level Symbology - MicroStation advice for standardizing colors, styles and weights, Nigel Davies and Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, October 22, 2004

Bringing Elements to the Front - MicroStation tip, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connections, October 21, 2004 (requires free registration)

Unleashing the Power of the Desktop Within MicroStation V8.5 - how to access all the power of your Windows desktop applications and batch routines from within MicroStation using the key-in browser, Melissa Hook, MSM Online, October 18, 2004 (may require free registration)

Tweaking a Text Preference - MicroStation tip for maximizing text readability, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connections, October 14, 2004 (requires free registration)

Multiple Function Keys - MicroStation tips on how to use the Function Key to enhance productivity, MicroStationTips.com, October 13, 2004

Using Chinese Fonts in MicroStation - MicroStation tips, Catherine Bennett, MSM Online, October 7, 2004 (may require free registration)

Text Styles in V8 - MicroStation tip on how to edit text located within a cell, MicroStationTips.com, October 4, 2004

Using Text Symbols - MicroStation tips, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connections, September 29, 2004 (requires free registration)

The Equation Icon in MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - explores the calculator-like symbol in the 3D tools, Vaughan Fox, MSM Online, September 21, 2004 (requires free registration)

PostScript Plot Drivers - MicroStation tips, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, September 21, 2004

Creating WBlocks in MicroStation as AutoCAD "Cells" - how to turn a MicroStation element or cell into an AutoCAD WBlock, Ryan Berger, MicroStation Connections, September 16, 2004 (requires free registration)

Edit Text - "Apply" From the Keyboard - MicroStation tip, Rick DeWitt, MicroStationTips.com, September 16, 2004

Digital InterPlot Design Script Extensions for ProjectWise Components - MicroStation tutorial, Su-Mei Shih, MSM Online, September 13, 2004 (requires free registration)

The Not Quite 100 Page Guide to the AEC (UK) Level Standard - MicroStation V8 tutorial, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, September 10, 2004

ProjectWise Web Explorer Lite Enhancements and Improvements - tips on using a MicroStation tool that allows users to access their data source via the Internet, Vince Passalacqua, MSM Online, September 7, 2004 (requires free registration)

Common 3D Key-ins - MicroStation shortcuts, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, September 1, 2004 (requires free registration)

Turn Off the Global Freeze for Merging - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, September 1, 2004

More on AccuSnap - MicroStation tips, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, August 31, 2004

MicroStation PDF Composer or MicroStation pdf.plt. Which Is Right for You?- MicroStation tips, Dawn Clark, MSM Online, August 30, 2004 (requires free registration)

Deleting a User Defined Tool - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, August 25, 2004

Configuration Variables for Bentley GEOPAK 2004 Edition Products - MicroStation tips, Ignacio de Almagro III, MSM Online, August 20, 2004 (requires free registration)

Upgrade and Keep Your Settings - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, August 19, 2004

Selecting the Text Under Filled Areas - MicroStation tip, Lorys Lea, MicroStation Connection, August 18, 2004 (requires free registration)

Standardizing with V8 Seminar Series - webcasts provide details on MicroStation V8 2004 Edition, including support for Adobe PDF, enhanced DWG interoperability and digital security, MSM Online, August 18, 2004 (requires free registration)

Sharing Files the PDF Way, Part II - tutorial on creating enriched PDF files and navigating PDF documents produced from MicroStation, James Dyer, Cadalyst, August 16, 2004

Compare Two Drawings in MicroStation V8 - James W. Burke, MicroStationTips.com, August 13, 2004

AccuSnap Tip - MicroStation tip, Ryan Truair, MicroStationTips.com, August 13, 2004

Redundant "Design" Key-in - MicroStation tip, MicroStationTips.com, August 13, 2004

AccuSnap and the Keyboard - AccuSnap and AccuDraw keyboard tips, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Connection, August 11, 2004 (requires free registration)

Creating WBlocks in MicroStation as AutoCAD "Cells" - MicroStation tip, Ryan Berger, MSM Online, August 9, 2004 (requires free registration)

Files and Folders: Using Microsoft Scripting in VBA - MicroStation tips on how to conveniently manipulate files and folders using VBA, Jon Summers, MSM Online, August 5, 2004 (requires free registration)

Debugging Native Code MDL Applications - MicroStation tutorial, Michael Dougherty, MSM Online, August 9, 2004 (requires free registration)

Bentley Tip: Viewing Thumbnails of V8 DGN Files With Non-DGN Extensions - MicroStation tip, Phil Chouinard, MSM Online, August 9, 2004 (requires free registration)

Measuring a Horizontal Distance - MicroStation tips on how to get a horizontal distance measurement, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, August 4, 2004 (requires free registration)

Delete Elements Outside Drawing Border - MicroStation tip, Dale Tewes, MSM Online, July 23, 2004 (may require free registration)

Automatic Querying of Multiple SELECTserver Installations - MicroStation tip, Ed Watson, MSM Online, July 23, 2004 (may require free registration)

Referencing a PDF - MicroStation work-around for referencing a PDF with data alignments and other plans, MicroStation Connections, Lorys Lea, July 29, 2004 (requires free registration)

Sharing Files the PDF Way, Part I - produce Adobe PDF documents directly from MicroStation, James Dyer (Bentley), Cadalyst, July 27, 2004

The "Pipe" Command - MicroStation tip, Robert C. Goodwin, MSM Online, July 8, 2004

New GEOPAK Startup Configuration Variable - MicroStation tip, Ignacio de Almagro III, MSM Online, July 8, 2004

Accessing Shortcuts with the Bentley Logo - MicroStation tip, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, July 21, 2004 (requires free registration)

Editing Text in Cells - MicroStation tip on how to edit text in cells that are placed in your design file without dropping the cell, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, July 14, 2004 (requires free registration)

Quickly Keying-in Bearings in AccuDraw - tip on how to key-in bearings, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, July 14, 2004 (requires free registration)

Introducing Segment3D Methods in MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - examines some of the 14 new Segment3d members, Yuedong Bi, MSM Online, June 28, 2004 (requires free registration)

MicroStation VBA: Reading and Writing Tag Data - overview of the MicroStation tag elements, Jon Summers, MSM Online, June 30, 2004

Changing Screens When Using Two Application Windows - MicroStation tip for users with dual screens, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, June 30, 2004 (free registration required)

MicroStation 101: Annotation Scale - MicroStation tips, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, June 23, 2004

MicroStation 201: Annotation Scale Revisited - MicroStation tips, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, June 23, 2004

MicroStation 101: Sheet Layouts - MicroStation tips, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, June 22, 2004

Capturing an Image in MicroStation - how to create a screen shot from any portion of the MicroStation program, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, June 23, 2004 (free registration required)

Using the AutoSave Features in MicroStation V8 - MicroStation - MicroStation tips, Reginald Wallace, MSM Online, June 17, 2004 (requires free registration)

Converting DWG Files to 2D DGN Files - MicroStation tip, Brien Bastings, MSM Online, June 21, 2004

A Negative Number for Dimension Offset - MicroStation tip, Nicola Hopman, MSM Online, June 21, 2004

Pop Up Level Dialog - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Show Full Path to Design File in Title Bar - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Resize Window - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Move Global Origin Back to Default - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Change Font Size - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Reporting Design History - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Multiple Dimensions - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Associativity - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Revision History Numbering - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Thumbnails in Files Upgraded from V7 - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Start Windows Applications from MicroStation - MicroStation tip, David Warr, bentleyuser.org, June 14, 2004

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for MicroStation - list of keyboard shortcuts for MicroStation, AccuDraw and Windows, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, June 3, 2004 (requires free registration)

Locate Filter - MicroStation programming tip, by Mark Stefanchuk, June 1, 2004

Power Selector in V8 - MicroStation tips, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Connections, May 14, 2004 (requires free registration)

Placing Dimensions in MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - MicroStation tip, Dan Eng, MSM Online, May 17, 2004 (may require free registration)

Backing Up an Active File - MicroStation tip, Lorys Lea, MSM Online, May 17, 2004 (may require free registration)

Suspending AccuDraw - MicroStation tip, Bill Ostroff, MSM Online, May 3, 2004 (may require free registration)

Extracting MicroStation Tag Data to a JSM File - explores a useful function of the JSpace MicroStation Connection, Todd Cassel, MSM Online, May 18, 2004 (may require free registration)

Standard Operating Procedure - MicroStation V8 tutorial demonstrates how to  establish and maintain standards throughout the design process, James Dyer, Cadalyst, May 17, 2004 (

Scripting Files Vs. Import Points - MicroStation tips, Brian Palmer, MicroStation Connections, May 11, 2004 (may require free registration)

Creating a Backup - MicroStation tips on creating a backup, Joel Aili, MicroStation Connections, May 5, 2004 (may require free registration)

Reading Elements From a Microsoft Access Database with VBA - MicroStation tip, Michael Seese, MSM Online, May 3, 2004 (may require free registration)

Working with Text Files - MicroStation tips, Robert Mecham, MicroStation Digital Digest, April 29, 2004

Importing Shape Files into MicroStation GeoGraphics - explains how to view an ESRI file in DGN format using MicroStation GeoGraphics V8, Linda Shanley, MSM Online, April 12, 2004 (may require free registration)

Various Dimension Updates - MicroStation V8 tips on dimensioning, Shawn Foster, Sextant Consulting, April 12, 2004

Multi-Snaps - MicroStation V8 tips on using the AccuSnap and Mutli-Snap commands, Shawn Foster, Sextant Consulting, April 12, 2004

Collaboration Made Simple - MicroStation tutorial explains how adding models and references to projects instantly improves collaboration and information exchange, James Dyer, Cadalyst, April 9, 2004

More on Zooming with a Mouse Wheel - MicroStation tip, Maura Swart, MSM Online, March 25, 2004 (may require free registration)

Using the Edit Text Tool - MicroStation tip, Damen Belcher, MSM Online, March 25, 2004 (may require free registration)

Editing Text as a Node - MicroStation tip, Dilip Parikh, MSM Online, March 25, 2004 (may require free registration)

Using Bentley Navigator to Perform Animations and Schedule Simulations - MicroStation tip, Steve Cocchi, MSM Online, March 25, 2004 (may require free registration)

Achieving Softer Ray Traced Shadows - MicroStation tutorial explores new techniques for achieving soft ray traced shadows in both interior and exterior scenes, Jerry D. Flynn, MSM Online, April 7, 2004 (may require free registration)

Title Block Integration for MicroStation - explores the process for exchanging information between MicroStation and Bentley ProjectWise from a single source of information stored in the database, Dana Stauffer, MSM Online, March 30, 2004 (may require free registration)

The "Save View" Key-in and Reference Files (for MicroStation V7 and V8) - MicroStation tutorial, Larry Shields, CADdigest.com, March 29, 2004

The Not Quite One Page Guide to Workspace Configurations - MicroStation tutorial explores the four main configurations - .ucf, .upf, .pcf and Standards.cfg, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, March 10, 2004

MX to MicroStation Configuration Options - how to modify configuration options, Stewart Smith, MSM Online, March 22, 2004 (may require free registration)

Tips & Tricks for CAD Software - numerous productivity tips for AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Revit and MicroStation, Terry Dean, Tim Bates, Kevin Lilley and Russ Monrose, Design Productivity Journal, December 2003 (pdf) (requires free registration)

Tracking Your Every Move - MicroStation tutorial explores Design History, which enables you to record, review and restore changes throughout a project, James Dyer, Cadalyst, March 13, 2004

Keeping Up with Changes in the MicroStation MDL API - MicroStation tip, Robert Hook, March 11, 2004 MSM Online, March 11, 2004

Zooming with a Mouse Wheel - MicroStation tip, Trevor L. Howard and Dennis Kuzmanovic, MSM Online, March 11, 2004

Upgrading Your HMR Raster Attachments to MicroStation V8 - MicroStation tutorial, Kelley Cunningham, MSM Online, March 8, 2004 (may require free registration)

The SET RANGE Key-in Command - MicroStation tutorial, Steve Palmer, CADdigest.com, February 26, 2004

Multi-Snaps - MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - tips on using the AccuSnap and multi-snap tools, Shawn Foster, Sextant Consulting, February 20, 2004

Creating Elements with Multiple Vertices - MicroStation tutorial illustrates how to create an element that has several vertices, Jon Summers, MSM Online, February 18, 2004

Extend GeoGraphics Database from Previous Versions to MicroStation V8 - how to add and populate columns to enhance a project created in pre-V8 versions of MicroStation GeoGraphics, Kees van Prooijen, MSM Online, February 16, 2004 (may require free registration)

Level Enhancement Examples for MicroStation V8.5 - tips on using enhanced level control of nested reference file attachments, Jeremy Calla, MSM Online, February 9, 2004 (may require free registration)

MicroStation 101: V8 Level Display - MicroStation tips, Karen Fugle, benyleyuser.org, January 26, 2004

MicroStation 101: V8 Level Manager - MicroStation tips, Karen Fugle, benyleyuser.org, February 3, 2004

MicroStation Feature Modeling - Modify/Replace Profile - MicroStation tips, Mike Evans, Bentley.com, January 30, 2004 (may require free registration)

Removing Point Symbols from Linestyles -MicroStation tips, Dan Eng, Bentley.com, January 30, 2004 (may require free registration)

Recalling and Saving Selection Sets - MicroStation tips, Mike Evans, Bentley.com, January 30, 2004 (may require free registration)

Keep a Polygon Line String Shape Session While Zooming In and Out - MicroStation tips, Lorys Lea, MicroStation Digest, January 29, 2004

Toggle Between Tool Settings and AccuDraw - MicroStation tip, George Lee, MicroStation Digest, January 22, 2004

Navigating Levels in MicroStation V8 - provides an overview of the key operations of the Level Display dialog, James Dyer, Cadalyst, March 1, 2004

MicroStation V8 - Getting Multi-lines out of Settings Manager and into a DGNLib - MicroStation productivity tips, Shawn Foster, Sextant Consulting, January 19, 2004

Customizing your PopUp Menu in MicroStation V8 - MicroStation productivity tips, Shawn Foster, Sextant Consulting, January 19, 2004

MicroStation V8's Models - explores V8's new model options to organize design data, James Dyer, Cadalyst, January 5, 2004

Tips & Tricks - Special Key-ins - MicroStation tips, Chuck Rheault, Precision Input Newsletter, January 9, 2004

Dimensioning Complex Parts - advice on dimensioning complex parts or a part with a lot of holes, Scott Crowe, MicroStation Digest, January 8, 2004

Using MicroStation In a DWG World - explores a method of working with V8 to produce DWG files indistinguishable from files produced with another well-known DWG editing tool, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, January 5, 2004

Re-mapping ByLevel Color When Saving to DWG - explains how to assign an AutoCAD color to a Mapping table and have it map to the correct AutoCAD color, Dana Stauffer, MSM Online, January 4, 2004 (may require free registration)

2003

Exploring the Possibilities of Properties - MicroStation tips explore topics including storing more information against a DGN file for later use and locating files more easily, Ron Seydler, MSM Online, December 22, 2003 (may require free registration)

Dock Any Top/Bottom Docking Item Beside Main Menu - MicroStation tip, Ian Kidd, MicroStation Digest, December 18, 2003

Producing Consistent Line Thickness with InterPlot - explains how to produce a consistent line thickness across various plotters and printers by utilizing an InterPlot pen table, Bo Gingrich, MSM Online, December 15, 2003

Setting Printer Driver Default - MicroStation tips, Lynne Taylor, MicroStation Digest, December 11, 2003

Script Files - MicroStation tips on importing coordinate points, Bob Mecham, MicroStation Digest, December 4, 2003

Things to Know for the Surface Model Beginner - MicroStation tips on surfacing, Dan Abney, MSM Online, November 17, 2003

Plotting to a Printer with Non-sysprinter Plotter Driver Files - tips on how to output a plotfile directly to a plotter or printer, rather than having to create a plotfile first before outputting the resulting plotfile to a plotter or printer, Bill Dougherty, MSM Online, November 11, 2003 (may require free registration)

Quicksets - MicroStation tips on the functionality of Quicksets, which are named groups created on the fly using the view control pop-up menu, Lynne Taylor, MicroStation Digest, November 6, 2003

Exporting, Editing, and Importing an Environment Via a Script File - how to export an existing ProjectWise environment, edit the script file to add more attributes, then import the edited .aam file as a new environment, Dana Guthrie, MSM Online, November 4, 2003 (may require free registration)

MicroStation 101: Positional Units - MicroStation tutorial, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, October 16, 2003

MicroStation 101: Global Origins and V7workmode - MicroStation tutorial, Karen Fugle, bentleyuser.org, October 9, 2003

Using the 400 Grad Angle System in MicroStation V8 - tips on using the grad angle measurement system, often used in the European mapping and surveying industry, Kees van Prooijen, MSM Online, October 27, 2003 (may require free registration)

Using Displaysets - tips on using MicroStation V8.1's Displaysets, Lynne Taylor, MicroStation Digest, October 10, 2003

Discovering Named Groups - this excerpt from the book, "The Survivor's Guide to MicroStation V8," covers Named Groups in MicroStation V8, which enable users to create and manipulate Named Selection Sets, Keith Little, MSM Online, October 2, 2003

MBHELPER: MicroStation BASIC and VBA Helper - examines an MDL application that can help when the macro recorder is not sufficient, Miroslav Mandl and Gerard de Jong, MSM Online, October 7, 2003

Working Units: Upgrading MicroStation GeoGraphics Data to the MicroStation V8 File Format - migrating DGN data from the earlier MicroStation format to the V8 format makes the understanding and interpretation of your working unit labels necessary to achieving accurate results, Nelson Hobdell, MSM Online, October 6, 2003 (may require free registration

InterPlot Organizer Integration with Bentley ProjectWise 8.1 - explores the perks of InterPlot Organizer, which allows users to plot MicroStation design files, AutoCAD drawing files, raster files and DPR files, and to work on a group of plots as a single plot set, Su-Mei Shih, MSM Online, September 29, 2003 (may require free registration)

New Dimensioning Tools - explores two new MicroStation tools, Dimension Audit, an auditing tool for dimensions that have already been placed, and Dimension Create, an enhanced set of dimension tools, Pat Pijar, MSM Online, September 16, 2003 (may require free registration)

Workmodes and Other Hidden Treasures - MicroStation tips on streamlining everyday tasks with productivity-enhancing selection tools, design Workmodes and hidden user-interface components, James H. Dyer, CADENCE, September 2003

Modeling Valves Without Operators in PlantSpace Design Series v8.1 - MicroStation tutorial, Rob Waegele, MSM Online, August 22, 2003 (may require free registration)

Access ProjectWise Metadata Using MicroStation Configuration Variables - ProjectWise tutorial, Dave Brumbaugh, August 14, 2003

The Reference Preference Redux - advice on customizing your reference tasks, Chris Marks, MSM Online, August 11, 2003 (may require free registration)

Add MicroStation Menu Items from a VBA Macro - explores a VBA application that can be used to add menu entries, Dave Brumbaugh, MSM Online, July 30, 2003

Your Solids Working Area, Global Origin, Working Units, and You - MicroStation tutorial explores the Solids Working Area, how it relates to your design file's Global Origin and how Working Units fit into the picture, Steve Cocchi, MSM Online, July 28, 2003 (may require free registration)

Using the Microsoft Common Dialog Control in VBA - explores the ways to utilize this frequently used dialog function, Jon Summers, MSM Online, July 24, 2003

MicroStation Tips & Tricks - two tips dealing with the Fence Stretch Command in J and selection shortcuts, Kim Langman and Lynne Taylor, MicroStation Digest, July 17, 2003

Utilizing MicroStation's DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) Linking Capabilities with Microsoft Excel - Joseph Everette, Jr., MSM Online, July 7, 2003

Working with Levels in MicroStation VBA - explores how to turn a level on or off from within MicroStation V8 and dealing with levels in a reference, Dan Tartaglia, MSM Online, June 27, 2003 (may require free registration)

Tips From the Knowledgebase From MicroStation On the Web - answers to users' questions posed to Bentley technical support regarding MicroStation V8, MSM Online, June 10, 2003 (may require free registration)

Data Collection for Digital Terrain Models: Understanding and Evaluating the Options - an overview of  Bentley's civil engineering software applications, InRoads and GEOPAK, which can create digital terrain models from many data collection methods, David Lee Fagerman and Patsy Gant, MSM Online, June 3, 2003 (may require free registration)

Getting Rid of Unwanted Shared Cells - MicroStation V8 tips, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, June 6, 2003

Making Live Nested Reference Attachments Into Direct Attachments - MicroStation V8 tips, Lynne Taylor, April 2, 2003

Fences and AccuSnap in V8 - MicroStation V8 tips, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, May 22, 2003

Dimensioning Options - MicroStation V8 tips, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, May 4, 2003

Adding a Configurable Status Attribute to PlantSpace Design Series - how to add a status label to a Design Series project and modify the new SETSYMB.LIB Class Library to affect graphical changes to the component, based on its status, Mark Halliwell, MSM Online, May 28, 2003

Adjusting the Colours Of a Reference - MicroStation V8 tips, Lynne Taylor, bentleyuser.org, May 23, 2003

DGN to DWG Linestyles - MicroStation V8 tips, Lynne Taylor, bentleyuser.org, May 19, 2003

A MicroStation VBA Example with Bentley ProjectWise - tutorial on how to call into a custom ProjectWise dll and extract and display the current document attributes information to the user, Michael Dougherty, MSM Online, May 26, 2003 (may require free registration)

Using Named Groups in MicroStation v8.1 - tutorial on how to define a name for a set of elements that can be manipulated as one single element, making a set of elements easily identifiable, Daniel Eng, MSM Online, May 12, 2003 (may require free registration)

Integrating and Using Batch Printing with ProjectWise v8.1 - tips on using Batch Printing, a MicroStation v8.1 application that can plot and re-plot related sets of design files in repeatable ways, Vince Passalacqua, MSM Online, April 28, 2003 (may require free registration)

Hatching and Patterning Disjointed Areas - MicroStation V8 tips, Lynne Taylor, bentleyuser.org, April 12, 2003

Using the Workspace Profiles Capability in Bentley ProjectWise -  explains how to create and use a workspace profile, Paul Johnson, MSM Online, April 21, 2003 (may require free registration)

Using InterPlot Organizer for Group Plot - MicroStation tutorial focuses on a feature that allows you to work on a group of plots as a single plot set, Todd Coombs, April 14, 2003

2D/3D Choice For Design - an overview of how the common design modes function in Bentley Architecture and Bentley Structural v8.1, Robert DiMauro, MSM Online, April 7, 2003 (may require free registration)

MicroStation VBA Hints & Tips: Extracting Words From a String - how to pull out each value of a comma-separated string, Jon Summers, MSM Online, March 18, 2003

Fixing Forgotten File Associations in Windows - MicroStation tips on opening files via Windows Explorer, Jon Summers, MSM Online, March 5, 2003

MicroStation - Align Your Elements - streaming video tips on using the Align command to make your drawings look more professional, Avatech Solutions, February 24, 2003

Using a Standalone Visual Basic Application to Access MicroStation Design Files, Part 1 - tutorial shows how to create an application to automate a variety of tasks, Miroslav Mandl, MSM Online, February 12, 2003 (part 1 of 2)

Using a Standalone Visual Basic Application to Access MicroStation Design Files, Part 2 - tutorial shows how to modify a few lines of previously written code to get more advanced operation on elements in a design file, Miroslav Mandl, MSM Online, February 20, 2003 (part 2 of 2)

MicroStation V8 in 3D - The Drawings Are So Easy - tutorial shows how to create a 3D model in MicroStation V8, Noel Addison, CADinfo.NET, February 25, 2003

Working with DWG Reference Files - a MicroStation tutorial, Reginald Wallace, MSM Online, February 3, 2003

SELECTserver Deployment and MicroStation V8 - tutorial shows how to install and update Bentley software across a network, Dana Guthrie, MSM Online, January 13, 2003

Working with Displayable Attributes - MicroStation tips on setting up your database to use Displayable Attributes, Gary Lerch, MSM Online, January 27, 2003

InterPlot Trouble Shooting Tips - advice from Bentley technical support on common InterPlot problems, Bo Gingrich, MSM online, January 22, 2003

For Your Reference - MicroStation tutorial examines sharing design data via references, James H. Dyer, CADENCE, January 2003

Powell’s Performance Pointers - Speed Tips for Rendering with MicroStation - rendering performance tips dealing with modeling, settings, memory and materials, Andy Powell, bentleyuser.org, January 6, 2003

Rendering with V8 - tips on 3D modeling in MicroStation V8, Andy Powell, bentleyuser.org, January 2, 2003

Using ProjectWise Authentication Server in Active Directory Domain Model - tutorial explains how to set up the ProjectWise Authentication Server to synchronize accounts in a Windows Active Directory Domain Model, Kevin Boland, MSM Online, January 6, 2003

2002

Using Database Queries for PlantSpace P&ID Tagging - explains how to set up both simple and complex database queries for tagging, using both MicroStation Schematics/PlantSpace P&ID version 7 or higher and Microsoft Access, Todd Cassell, MSM Online, December 16, 2002

Bypassing Port Problems in Windows 2000 and Windows XP - MicroStation V8 tips, Bill Dougherty, MSM Online, December 9, 2002

Unlocking iDesktop Integration - how to integrate ProjectWise and MicroStation V8, Sunil Talati, MSM Online, December 2, 2002

MicroStation V8 in 3D - The Drawings Are So Easy - start with a 3D model and have MicroStation create views for you, Noel Addison, CADinfo.NET, December 2002

Two AccuDraw Shortcuts - Lynne Taylor, bentleyuser.org, November 4, 2002

MX for MicroStation Tips & Techniques - a collection of five quick tips, North American MX Users Group, November 15, 2002

Sharing Your Workspace - how to set up shared workspaces in MicroStation and Architecture for MicroStation TriForma and Structural for MicroStation TriForma, Kevin Dreyer, MSM Online, November 11, 2002

Basic Animation Principles Applied to MicroStation - explores MicroStation’s Key Frame tools, which resemble traditional animation, Dan Abney, MSM Online, November 8, 2002

Using the Solids Working Area in MicroStation V8 - a tutorial, MSM Online, Geoffrey Albert, October 21, 2002

Using Work Modes in MicroStation V8 - what DWG Work Mode is and how to use it, Hany Nakhla, MSM Online, October 14, 2002

Entering Precise Dimensions Using the Tool Settings Window - MicroStation tutorial explores basic dimensional entry information, Peter Mann, MSM Online, October 9, 2002

Launching VBA Applications as Initapps or Dgnapps - MicroStation tips, Ken Suh, MSM Online, October 7, 2002

Converting Outdated User Commands for Use in MicroStation V8: Part 4 - examines a VBA module to convert MBE macros to VBA macros, Chuck Rheault, MSM Online, October 3, 2002

MicroStation Toolbars and Interactive Navigation - tips and tricks, James H. Dyer, CADENCE, October 2002

Put Your Own Cities into the Rendering Tools - MicroStation v8 tips, Marc Thomas, bentleyuser.org, September 11, 2002

Placing Text Using Word Wrap - MicroStation tips, Lynne Taylor, MicroStation v8 tips, bentleyuser.org, September 2, 2002

Text Substitution Enhancements to MicroStation V8 Pen Tables - Ed Yepes, MSM Online, September 30, 2002

A Brief Introduction to B-spline Modeling in MicroStation V8 - Lu Han, MSM Online, September 27, 2002

New Color Masks in MicroStation Descartes V8 - tips on editing color, Mario Langlais, MSM Online, September 9, 2002

Placing Text Using Word Wrap - MicroStation V8 tips, Lynne Taylor, bentleyuser.org, September 2, 2002

Converting Outdated User Commands for Use in MicroStation V8: Part 3 - Chuck Rheault, MSM Online, September 6, 2002

Interfacing MicroStation V8 and Microsoft Excel with VBA Macros - how to link the two programs using MicroStation V8’s VBA programmability, Dave Brumbaugh, MSM Online, September 3, 2002

Enhanced Reference Clipping in v8 - MicroStation v8 tips, bentleyuser.org, Lynne Taylor, August 5, 2002

Finding Hidden DOGS in Your Archives - MicroStation tips on dealing with objects borrowed from legacy drawings, Lee Parker, MSM Online, August 27, 2002

Raster Manager Preferences Within the MicroStation V8 Workspace - a tutorial, Kelley Cunningham, MSM Online, August 26, 2002

Within Every 2D MicroStation User, There Hides a 3D Artist - a brief exercise to help you ease into using 3D, Frank Conforti, MSM Online, August 20, 2002

Using the InterPlot Driver Printer Cloning Utilities - an overview of Bentley's two utility programs to help users migrate Intergraph driver packs to Bentley driver packs, Van Kendall, MSM Online, August 19, 2002

Selecting and Deleting Elements with the Power Selector Tool - tutorial explores an alternative to standard element selection techniques, Peter Mann, MSM Online, August 15, 2002

Working with Design History in MicroStation V8 - a tutorial by Maureen Madden with Pat Pijar, MSM Online, August 12, 2002

Converting Outdated User Commands for Use in MicroStation V8: Part 2  - how to convert older MicroStation User Commands for use in MicroStation V8, Chuck Rheault, MSM Online, August 6, 2002

The Ultimate Raster Border: Working with Boundaries in MicroStation I/RAS B - learn how Bentley's binary raster editing, cleanup and vectorization tool uses borders, Leona Freeman, MSM Online, August 5, 2002

Becoming Acquainted with AccuDraw - tutorial on using this drafting assistant in MicroStation V8, Samir Haque, MSM Online, August 2002

Using the New MicroStation V8 Batch Process Utility - Eddie Anderson, MSM Online, July 25, 2002

MicroStation V8 2D, Level 1 - use of multiple view windows in MicroStation V8 can enhance productivity, but new users are unfamiliar with their benefits, excerpt from a new book by Peter Mann, MSM Online, July 18, 2002

Converting User Commands for Use in MicroStation V8 - Bentley no longer supports UCMs but you can convert them to MicroStation BASIC, Chuck Rheault, MSM Online, July 15, 2002

Opening and Saving DWG Files in MicroStation V8 - although MicroStation V8 accepts DWG files as a native format, there are a variety of settings and options to be considered when preparing to work with DWG files for the first time, Dana Stauffer, MSM Online, July 15, 2002

Extending the PLTUTIL Application - tweaks to expand the functionality of plot utility program for MicroStation users, David W. Elliott, MSM Online, July 1, 2002

Configuration Variable Processing - MicroStation V8 offers new functions for workspace configuration using variables making it possible to perform an action based upon the value of a variable, Chris Marks, MSM Online, June 24, 2002

Avoiding the Digital Landfill with Digital InterPlot - producing hundreds of plot sets for a project is the easy part of plotting, but you also need to view, manage, store and distribute plot sets, Alan R. Grey, MSM Online, June 20, 2002

Using Level Libraries: Second in a Series - users upgrading from MicroStation/J to MicroStation V8 will find that nearly every facet of the Levels system has been enhanced, Deepak Malkan, MSM Online, June 18, 2002

MicroStation - Use GROUPS for Those "Temporary" Cells - Streaming tech tips on avoiding cluttered cell libraries, Avatech Solutions, May 28, 2002

How to Extract Cells From A Design Library - Fast - MicroStation tutorial, MicroStation Today, May 7, 2002 (pdf)

MicroStation V8 Database Connectivity with Visual Basic - Jon Summers, MicroStation Manager, May 2002

The Five Minute VBA - a MicroStation tutorial on using Visual Basic for Applications, Mark Stefanchuk, ControlAltDelete, First Quarter 2002 (pdf)

Design information and the Lobster Trap - the first in a  series on content management and publishing, Alan R. Gray, MSM Online, April 30, 2002

How to Use Varying Units of Measure When Detailing with MicroStation V8 - Bill Wandersleben, MSM Online, April 2002

Lars Hesselgren Explores “Blobby Architecture” in MicroStation V8 - not all surfaces are smooth, MSM Online, April 2002

Using Active Desktop to Track Open MicroStation Sessions - mCount, a VBA program for MicroStation administrators, will count and report on the number of open MicroStation sessions, Mary Ramsey, Mark Stefanchuk, MSM Online, April 2002

The Lars Word: Not All Surfaces are Smooth - MicroStation now has tools for designing curvy buildings, Lars Hesselgren, bentleyuser.org, Feb 4, 2002

Understanding File Locations and Reference Attachments in MicroStation - Barry Bentley, MSM Online, Feb 2002

Tips for the A Crowd: Translation: Linestyle Scale and Fonts - for translating from MicroStation to AutoCAD, CADguru.com, Jan 11, 2002

Cell Standards in MicroStation V8 - a DGN file stores each cell as separate model, similar to multiple sheets contained within a spreadsheet workbook, Mary Ramsey and Mark Stefanchuk, MSM Online, Jan 2002

2001

MicroStation V8 Unveiled - Part 6: Working with Models - Frank Conforti, MSM Online, Nov 2001

Multiple AccuDraw Shortcut Files - tutorial outlines the step by step process to implementing multiple AccuDraw shortcuts for MicroStation users, Seth M. Cohen, Rowse Company, Nov 14, 2001

Learn How to Draw and Place Arcs, Polygons, Curves and Shapes with Accudraw and MicroStation - Frank Conforti, Inside MicroStation, 5th Edition, reprinted on AECVision, Oct 3, 2001 (pdf)

Quick Tech Tips - the latest multimedia quick tutorials include 'AutoCAD Trimming Dimensions,' 'AutoCAD Polar Snap,' and MicroStation - Windows Clipboard Origin,' by Avatech, Oct 3, 2001

MicroStation Mechanics - Menu Bars - make your own menus or add to existing one in MicroStation, Chuck Kirasic, DigitalCAD, July 2001

Planning Ahead for Better Results - several features in MicroStation's setup can offer huge benefits: compressing files, aving settings and more, Mary Ramsey and Mark Stefanchuk, MSM Online, May 2001

Teach Yourself MicroStation/J - Chapter 13 of Ranjit Sahai's book discusses the engineering configuration, available from AEC Vision, May 2001 (pdf format)

Big Numbers in 3D - IBM, Dell price drops and performance increases, Susan MacLean, MSM Online, April 2001

How to Load MDL Applications and Keep Them Loaded - for MicroStation users from cadgurus.com, April 2001

Thinking Beyond the Pavement - highway projects can uses technology to involve agencies and the public, MSM Online, April, 2001

HTML Author - publishing MicroStation cell libraries on the Internet, Mark Stefanchuk, cadgurus.com, Mar 2001

AutoCAD to MicroStation Translation - Michael Liers, DigitalCAD, March 2001

2000

Some Thoughts on V8 - preview of features and capabilities of the next big MicroStation release by Marc Thomas, Dec 15, 2000

MicroStation Mechanics: Tid-Bits - Chuck Kirasic, Digital CAD, February 28, 2001

Flying Through the Animation Producer - by Patrick Harlan, MicroStation Manager, June 2000

Understanding MicroStation BASIC Configuration Variables - by the staff of LA Solutions

Building Realistic Terrain Models with MicroStation/J and Java - by Dave Brumbaugh, MSM Online, May 2000 (MicroStation)

Converting Drawing Units - converting in MicroStation  between metric and imperial units, by Inga Morozoff, MSM Online, May 2000 (MicroStation)

Enlightened Radiosity Solving, Part 1 - by Raymond Dwyer, MSM Online, May 2000

Introduction to Rendering - MSM Online, May 2000

Lars Goes Radiant: Radiosity as an element of architectural design - by Lars Hesselgren, MSM Online, May 2000

An AutoCAD User Switches to Microstation - Adam Felchner, CADmonkey, April 5, 2000

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