Any previous Auto CAD users out there ?

Good morning.  Wondering if there are any previous Auto CAD users out there who could shed some light on making the drafting in Microstation a bit more similar (or exactly like) Auto Cad.  

Thank you.  Have a good day everyone. 

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  • Good morning.  Wondering if there are any previous Auto CAD users out there who could shed some light on making the drafting in Microstation a bit more similar (or exactly like) Auto Cad.  

    Mary has pointed out very well a way to achieve what you  want .. however I feel your doing  your drafters a disservice  as they will never really  learn microstation in its un modified environment  and if they  move to another employer they will be useless, bewildered and frustrated using microstation you essentially, but  unintentionally making them  tied to your custom set up .

    I have seen this in some companies with autocad was so customised, super efficient to work with there,  that drafters who learned acad on the job there were unable to use autocad anywhere else ( ie new employer) and had to be retrained and demoted to junior status.

    You just have to become bilingual  in CAD and if you only  use mstn for back drafting once in a while then the keyin DWG  or the  \ and acad command  keyin is a good work around .. but better yet is to learn accudraw and the basic tools... plenty of free tutorials and videos... also print out the help on DWG and autocad users .. good info there to assist acad users with little microstation experience..

    I have the same issue when I'm  compelled to use autocad I just have had to learn it and use the tools as they are and turn off my microstation brain / interpreter ... It is the same  with languages for bilinguals like myself  you have to turn off English brain  and don't translate just use the local language... 

    Lorys

    Currently Using V8iss10 (8.11.09.919)

    and dabbling in CE  update 16 (10.16.00.80)

    and  now

    Pwise Administrator ( yeah I passed the training course!)

    MicroStation user since 1990 Melbourne Australia.
    click link to PM me 

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  • Good morning.  Wondering if there are any previous Auto CAD users out there who could shed some light on making the drafting in Microstation a bit more similar (or exactly like) Auto Cad.  

    Mary has pointed out very well a way to achieve what you  want .. however I feel your doing  your drafters a disservice  as they will never really  learn microstation in its un modified environment  and if they  move to another employer they will be useless, bewildered and frustrated using microstation you essentially, but  unintentionally making them  tied to your custom set up .

    I have seen this in some companies with autocad was so customised, super efficient to work with there,  that drafters who learned acad on the job there were unable to use autocad anywhere else ( ie new employer) and had to be retrained and demoted to junior status.

    You just have to become bilingual  in CAD and if you only  use mstn for back drafting once in a while then the keyin DWG  or the  \ and acad command  keyin is a good work around .. but better yet is to learn accudraw and the basic tools... plenty of free tutorials and videos... also print out the help on DWG and autocad users .. good info there to assist acad users with little microstation experience..

    I have the same issue when I'm  compelled to use autocad I just have had to learn it and use the tools as they are and turn off my microstation brain / interpreter ... It is the same  with languages for bilinguals like myself  you have to turn off English brain  and don't translate just use the local language... 

    Lorys

    Currently Using V8iss10 (8.11.09.919)

    and dabbling in CE  update 16 (10.16.00.80)

    and  now

    Pwise Administrator ( yeah I passed the training course!)

    MicroStation user since 1990 Melbourne Australia.
    click link to PM me 

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