• (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…

  • [V8i C# Addin] PrimitiveCommand for tracking cursor movement, not click?

    I have used the primitive commands to create a c# class to track when a user clicks a point. Is there any primitivecommand I can inherit that tracks cursor movement rather than click? I have some text the user will be inserting (a text label). I'd like…

  • [v8i MDL] mdlKISolid_booleanDisjoint: unable to perform boolean operation


    I frequently use the function mdlKiSolid_booleanDisjoint in a larger application which heavily manipulates solids . From time to time the boolean operation is not succesfully completed, but there is definitely some overlapping between the involved solids…

  • 101 ways to set your active level

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    Original Article Date: March 2004

    Updated:  March 2011 

    Ok, well maybe not 101 ways, but enough of them anyway!

      MicroStation V7:

    • Primary Tools tool box
    • Right side of the status bar.
    • Change Element Attributes with Level enabled
    • Match…
  • Bitmask in v8i

    In v8 mdl, I have the following:

    BitMask *pBitMask;

    mdlBitMask_create (&pBitMask,FALSE);

    For V8i, the sdkReadme says use BitmaskH, BitmaskP and BitmaskCP to replace BitMask.

    The Function reference for v8i shows mdlBitMask_create…

  • File Associations

      Product: MicroStation
      Version: V8i, CONNECT
      Environment: N\A
      Area: Administration
      Subarea: N\A


    Typically, when double-clicking on any file from Windows Explorer the application associated with this type of file should…

  • How to change the display style of an element in VBA?

    Hi there,

    I am currently trying to edit the display style of an element through a program (VBA).

    This is needed to change the display style of all cells within a cell library by program.

    Is there a way to get the display style changed in VBA…

  • How to Fix lost DGN file association

      Product: MicroStation
      Version: All versions
      Environment: Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
      Area: DGN
      Subarea: Open

    Note: This solution should be followed only if you are comfortable with installing software and/or modifying installation…

  • How to insert text into your design files

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    Original Article Date: Sep 26, 2003

    There are many ways of getting text from an external file in your MicroStation design file and this little article will explore a few different techniques for you to try. With thanks to Karl Peterson, CADD Manager…

  • How to set the display style in the program?

    In the view attributes, we can set the display style(such as "smooth", "wire frame", "hidden line", "filled hidden line", etc).

    How can I set these styles in the program? Thanks.

  • Installing Bentley Publisher and Web Server [TN]

      Product(s): Bentley Publisher
      Version(s): All
      Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group


    The following process covers the steps required to install Bentley Publisher and the Web Server on different systems, when Publisher…

  • mdl load cfgvars printCfgVarResource

    This command doesn't seem to work in V8i Select Series 1

    Also doesn't seem to work for me when working from ProjectWise.

    Any thoughts?

  • Pen Table Macro Hook help?!?

    We are trying to write our first Macro for use with our Pentable. What we want to do is have the pen table "Drop element" based on criteria established, the print the element then undo the "drop element" to return it to it original status. So we started…

  • Product Activation Modes of Behavior

    InformationImportant: The statuses described in this wiki apply to SELECTserver-based products only. For statuses of Subscription Entitlement Service-based products, please refer to Overview of Bentley Licensing Tool.

    Product activation is the act of authenticating…

  • ProjectWise Integration Server and MIME Types [TN]

      Applies To 
      Product(s): ProjectWise Integration Server And MIME Types
      Version(s): V8 XM, V8i
      Environment:  N/A
      Area:  N/A
      Subarea:  N/A
      Original Author: Bentley…
  • Selectserver V8i - Dienst "Bentley Selectserver" startet nicht - Fehler 1068 oder 1075

    Wie bereits in einem anderen Beitrag berichtet, wurden in der Selectserver Version Abhängigkeiten eingeführt. Diese Abhängigkeiten dienen der Absicherung, dass bei Neustarts der Rechner die Dienste automatisch gestartet werden können…

  • Toolboxes disappear

      Applies To 
      Product(s): MicroStation
      Version(s): V7, V8, V8 2004, V8 XM, V8i
      Environment:  N\A
      Area:  GUI
      Subarea:  Docking / Resizing
      Original Author: Todd Cassell, Bentley Technical Support Group



  • Using Named Expressions to drive interface items – A sample

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    Using Named Expressions to drive interface items - A Sample       

    With thanks to Bentley's Sam Hendrick for this article suggestion and content.  

    By now you've heard and read about Named Expressions, but might not have had the inspiration…

  • VBA interface error: unable to get IDE

      Applies To 
      Product(s): MicroStation
      Version(s): V8i
      Environment:  N/A
      Area:  Programming
      Subarea:  VBA
      Original Author: Sven Zigelski, Bentley Technical Support Group








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    When I´m…

  • Working With Levels In MicroStation VBA [CS]


    This Client Server article is republished in its entirety from 2003 for reference purposes.

    By Dan Tartaglia, Developer Support Analyst, Bentley Corporate Office
    25 June 2003

    Turning levels on and off

    Before we go into detail on using MicroStation…