MicroStation CONNECT Edition 3D Basics

Video demonstrations are a great source of learning. With the help of videos, Sam Hendrick has created a Master Class on the 3D Basics of MicroStation CONNECT Edition. The different videos explaining various operations are listed below.

01 Introduction & Solids Modeling

In this MicroStation training video, we review how to use MicroStation CONNECT Edition. We open an existing project to show where to find tools and how to navigate in the project. We will review how to switch between Cartesian and Polar coordinates and how to place points and lines in the model. With our lines in place, we use solids modeling to extrude our simple building shape, modify the solid and choose our display style.

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02 Walk Through and Fly Through

In this MicroStation training video, we show you how to walk and fly through your 3D model with ease. We also show you how to create saved views for quick access to specific locations and view orientations in your model. Finally, we show you how to apply saved views to typical civil roadway design as an aid to move from intersection to intersection, a really powerful tip for productivity. 

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03 Work with 3D Surfaces, Meshes and Reality Meshes

In this MicroStation training video, you'll learn how to create a 3D surface using the Loft tool then modify it to meet the design needs. Next you'll learn how to create a full-featured 3D mesh from nothing more than a stack of mapping contour lines ready for use in the 3D design environment. Finally, you'll experience first hand how easy it is to integrate ContextCapture-generated reality meshes into a MicroStation design for a real world project scenario. 

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04 Create Plan Sheets & 2D Details from 3D Models

In this MicroStation training video, you will learn how to quickly create a series of 2D drawing sheet models with a sheet index along a roadway alignment with 3D topographic model data. Next, you'll learn how to make 2D detail drawings from 3D models including top views, front views and even sectioned isometric views all while maintaining full fidelity and connection with the 3D model so all changes made to the model will automatically update the drawing sheets.

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05 Attaching References and Printing 2D & 3D PDF files

In this MicroStation training video, you will learn how to work with reference files, both 3D and 2D as well as terrain models. You will quickly attach 3D and 2D reference files, and manipulate these references to meet your needs. Finally, you'll learn how to create 2D PDF _and_ 3D PDF output. 

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06 Rasters, Point Clouds, LandXML & Reality Meshes

In this MicroStation training video, we cover other methods for working with content outside of MicroStation. These include how to attach raster images and point clouds to your DGN file as well as how to import LandXML data and Bentley's reality meshes generated from ContextCapture.

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07 Export Models to Google Earth and LumenRT

In this MicroStation training video we learn how to export DGN files out to Google Earth and to LumenRT. Topics quickly covered include: Geographic Coordinate Systems, Synchronize to Google Earth View, Export Google Earth File both in 2D and 3D. Export Materials from 3D file to Google Earth (KML & Collada), Export 3D content to LumenRT (including Google Earth draped imagery), manipulate atmospherics, quickly add plants, and finally watch a short movie clip showing just how much you can do in LumenRT to add maximum realism to your MicroStation design.

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Click here to view LumenRT for Beginners' playlist.

To download the dataset used in this video, click here