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  • MicroStation classes on weekends and evenings. Are you interested?

    Hello, My name is Tom Dywanski from Bentley Systems and I teach MicroStation classes - all levels, all versions. I'm very good at what I do. I have used MicroStation since 1989 as a civil designer and CAD Manager. I've joined Bentley Systems in the year 2001. I love answering questions during my classes. Here is my "rant" about questions - sorry about poor audio, I'm planning to re-record my "selfie" with a lapel...
  • Look Who We Met at the Bentley LEARNing Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

    This week in Arizona, we had a chance to meet users from around the globe and talk about the projects they’re working on. Here are just a few of our new friends – notice the MicroStation social stickers they are proudly sporting! Plus, make sure to check out highlights from the event here .
  • (Update) MicroStation V8i and Windows 8.1 support

    Issue :Since the release of Windows 8.1 ( The first major release to Windows 8 ) users of MicroStation V8i have requested support on this platform. Background: The Windows 8.1 operating system was released after the last commercial MicroStation V8i release (08.11.09.459) available at that time and thus had not been tested and certified on this platform. Forward :Whilst the product readme and other supporting documentation state support...
  • The Bentley LEARNing Conference in Dearborn, Michigan – That’s a Wrap!

    Thanks to all who attended the very first 2014 Bentley LEARNing Conference in Dearborn, Michigan! A special thanks to Michigan Department of Transportation, who co-hosted the event and provided outstanding support. At the exclusive two-day event, users were fully immersed in MicroStation training to get the most out of their Bentley software. Throughout the conference, users: Attended interactive lectures and hands-on workshops Learned...
  • Meet John Melbert – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    John will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation track at the Bentley LEARNing Conferences in Dearborn, Michigan and Phoenix, Arizona. His sessions include: Incorporate Project Explorer Into Everything You Do Sheet, Drawing, or Design: Deciding Which One to Use Civil AccuDraw, MicroStation AccuDraw, or Both Latest in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) Within a Civil Project Workflow...
  • Meet Remy Weill – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Remy will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation at the Bentley LEARNing Conference in Birmingham, UK. His sessions include: Basic Workspace Development Configurations, DGNLibs, and Workspaces: Putting It All Together Customize the Task-Based Interface in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) Customizing the Dynamic Views Workflow Why Geo-coordinate Your Project? Developing...
  • Meet Karsten Pudziow – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Karsten will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation and AECOsim tracks at the Bentley LEARNing Conference in Birmingham, UK. His sessions include: Clash Detection Why Add Bentley iWare Applications to Your Team’s Tools? Using Point Clouds in a Building Workflow Configuration Explorer Customizing Drawing Templates and Title Blocks Space Planer Introduction Customize...
  • Meet Tine Lai Andersen – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Tine Lai will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation track at the Bentley LEARNing Conference in Birmingham, UK. Her sessions include: Developing Standards with Element Templates Developing CAD Standards with MicroStation Customizing the User Interface Create 2D Plans Preparation from 3D Geometry Within a Building Workflow MicroStation, Bentley Descartes, and Bentley Pointools ...
  • Meet Jerry Flynn – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Jerry will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation track at the Bentley LEARNing Conferences in Dearborn, Michigan, Birmingham, UK, and Phoenix, Arizona. His sessions include: Civil Visualization in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) (Dearborn, Birmingham, Phoenix) Creating Traffic Animations (Dearborn, Birmingham, Phoenix) Civil Visualization in MicroStation (Dearborn, Birmingham, Phoenix) Traffic...
  • Meet Gerd Eisenacher – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Gerd will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation track at the Bentley LEARNing Conference in Birmingham, UK. His sessions include: Why Upgrade My Project to MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3)? Using i-models Within a Building Workflow Advanced Workspace Development 3D Geometry Creation Tools MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) Interoperability Enhancements Create 2D Plans Preparation...
  • Meet Ian Rosam – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Ian will be presenting several courses in the Transportation and MicroStation tracks at the Bentley LEARNing Conferences in Dearborn, Michigan, Birmingham, UK, and Phoenix, Arizona. His sessions include: Best Practice: Terrain (Dearborn, Birmingham, Phoenix) Best Practice: Geometry (Dearborn, Birmingham, Phoenix) What is the SELECTseries 3 Maintenance Release? (Dearborn, Phoenix) Best Practice: Creating...
  • Meet Mieke Pol – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Mieke will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation track at the Bentley LEARNing Conference in Birmingham, UK. Her sessions include: • Incorporate Project Explorer Into Everything You Do • Why Hypermodels? What Benefit Do You Get from the Civil Project Side? • The Latest in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) Within a Civil Project Workflow • Incorporate Project Explorer into Everything You Do Within a Building Workflow...
  • Meet Shawn McGaffick – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Shawn will be presenting several courses in the MicroStation track at the Bentley LEARNing Conferences in Dearborn, Michigan and in Phoenix, Arizona. His sessions at both conferences include: • MicroStation, Bentley Descartes, and Bentley Pointools • Create 2D Plans Preparation From 3D Geometry • Geo-coordination in a Civil Project • Why Geo-coordinate Your Project? See the complete Dearborn and Phoenix agendas and register...
  • Meet Samir Haque – Bentley LEARNing Conference Trainer

    Samir Haque will be presenting several MicroStation courses at the Bentley LEARNing Conference in Dearborn, Michigan. His sessions include: Basic Workspace Development Advanced Workspace Development Developing Standards with Element Templates Developing CAD Standards with MicroStation Developing CAD Resources with the DGNLib Customizing the User Interface Basic Workspace Development See the complete Michigan agenda...
  • QuickStart for Plant Designers Using MicroStation Learning Path

    Today we announce the availability of a new learning path for users of MicroStation. This complimentary learning is built from the ground up for Plant Designers and teaches the most common workflows to generate Plant Data in MicroStation. In this Learning Path you will leverage existing data to develop a new process drawing. You will create a demolition plan, place new equipment, relocate equipment, check and adjust for interference, connect equipment...
  • QuickStart for Mapping Designers Using MicroStation Learning Path

    Today we announce the availability of a new learning path for users of MicroStation. This complimentary learning is built from the ground up for Mapping Designers and teaches the most common workflows to generate Mapping Data in MicroStation. Do you have a need to create land base maps from a variety of sources? This Learning Path contains courses to teach Mapping Designers how to create, then edit and integrate existing data, in the form of drawings...
  • QuickStart for Civil Designers Using Rendering in MicroStation Learning Path

    Today we announce the availability of a new learning path for users of MicroStation. This complimentary learning is built from the ground up for Civil/Roadway Designers and teaches the most common workflows to generate visualization in MicroStation. Do you have a need to show to others the impact of your proposed design? View your design improvements and show them to the interested public in a way that is easily understood? In 3 to 4 hours,...
  • Announcing the QuickStart for Building Designers Using MicroStation Learning Path

    Today we announced the availability of a new learning path for users of MicroStation. This complimentary learning is built from the ground up for Building Designers and teaches the most common workflows to generate Building geometry in MicroStation. In 4 hours, a new user can quickly get started and reach a basic level of mastery. In 4 short courses you will learn how to: Create basic Building Base Geometry, add a Column Grid and Walls ...
  • Announcing the QuickStart for Roadway Designers Using MicroStation Learning Path

    Today we announce the availability of a new learning path for users of MicroStation. This complimentary learning is built from the ground up for Roadway Designers and teaches the most common workflows. In 3 hours, a new user can quickly get started and reach a basic level of mastery. In 3 short courses you will learn how to: Create proposed and existing roadway geometry using defined standards Label existing and proposed roadway features...
  • Configuring Standard Settings for DWG Open and Save As DWG

    Overview With the standard installation of MicroStation, a user can set the DWG Open options or the Save As DWG options and they are saved on their PC in the DWGdata folder. There are times when a company would like to always use a standard set of settings for opening a DWG file or saving to a DWG file. They may also what to have some project specific setting that are different than the standard settings and may vary from project to project. This...
  • MicroStation V8i SS3 has been released.

    MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) has been released. When you download and install it, you will notice some changes with previous versions of MicroStation V8i. Here are some technical points of note: The installer has been changed considerably and now directly incorporates the prerequisites. Similar to other products (i.e. Bentley View), you no longer need a separate download and install of the Bentley Desktop Prerequisites -- the installer...
  • Archiver is retiring...

    Still have Archive (.mar) files around?? If you still have MicroStation Archive files and want to be able to access the data inside, it is recommended to convert them to packager zip files. Beginning in MicroStation V8i Select Series 3, the ability to extract/open archive files will no longer be available. Click here for detailed information on the Archive tool in MicroStation V8i Select Series 2. Click here for information regarding using...
  • Settings Manager is retiring…

    Information If you have not heard yet, Settings Manager will be removed from MicroStation in a future TBD release; however it has been replaced by much better functionality. For a while now, Bentley has provided a better solution that supercedes Settings Manager -- DGNlibs, Tools, Tasks, and Templates. The ability to migrate any functionality you have created in Settings Manager into these items also exists. Bentley wants to give our users...
  • Introduction to Sheet Border

    This blog is about the Sheet Border utility in MicroStation. Many times we need to develop our drawings at different standard drawing scales. To overcome this difficulty, MicroStation provides sheet borders to develop a perfectly scaled sheet layout. These customized sheet borders are actually design files available in the System folder of the MicroStation Workspace, and are ready to use with minimal modifications. The System folder that comes...
  • Key in to set transparency for (nested) reference levels

    How to set the transparency of specific levels in a master file as well as in a (nested) reference file to a specific value, using a key-in. Actually setting the transparency is quite close to setting the display for (nested) reference levels (see: http://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/b/microstation_blog/archive/2010/12/17/key-ins-to-switch-levels-on-off-in-a-master-file-and-nested-references.aspx ) So also here, editing of ...