Like V8i? You'll Love CONNECT – Stay Current with Online Help

You like MicroStation V8i, but…

In MicroStation V8i have you ever looked for an answer to a question using the Help documents?  Perhaps you are new to using AccuDraw and want to discover the AccuDraw shortcuts?  Or want to know exactly how to place a cylinder or use Dynamic Views?  Although, as informative as the V8i Help may seem, it does have its limitations:

  • Help is static – Because the Help documents are installed locally on the machine, Help topics become quickly out of date. There are only as up to date as the release date of MicroStation V8i.
  • Flat images – Images in Help are flat and boring. They lack support for animations.
  • No way to share help topics – Sharing Help topics across users and projects is not possible.

You’ll Love MicroStation CONNECT Edition because…

MicroStation CONNECT Edition’s product documentation is now delivered as Online Help.  You no longer need to use the old static, out of date local Help files.  With Online Help, you always have the most up to date version of Help. Some of the key features of Online Help are:

  • Get help at your fingertips, right in MicroStation.
  • Support for gif animations for better visual explanation.
  • Context sensitive.
  • Up to date documentation.
  • Improved interface.
  • Easy to share.

In MicroStation CONNECT Edition, pick Help from the Backstage, by pressing F1 or clicking the Help icon on the Ribbon.  You will need to be signed into CONNECTION Client to access online help. That is all there is to taking advantage of the most up to date product documentation.

Don’t have internet access?  Then you can view the offline help which is installed local your machine.  When accessed, Help will then open in your default web browser. Use of Online Help is controlled through a User Preference setting. This setting is unique to the user and may be enabled/disabled through Preferences within MicroStation.

On many topics you will note that video is embedded directly into the Online Help.  Need to know how to use the Place Cylinder or Modify Solid?  Rather than read a written description, watch an animated video.

A significant improvement in Bentley’s documentation is the ability for users to add comments.