Where can I get free cells or cell libraries?
This article describes several ways how to get free cells or cell libraries or use DWG/DXF files like MicroStation cells.
With the installation of MicroStation cell libraries have been delivered, which can be found in the following folders of installation or the workspace directories:...\WorkSpace\System\cell...\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples\Building\cell...\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples\Civil\cell...\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples\General\cell...\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples\Geospatial\cell...\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples\Plant\cell
Use the following link to download free cells or cell libraries from Bentley: Bentley Library Standards Cells
You should also search for e.g. "MicroStation cell libraries" in internet to find external downloads from non-Bentley websites.You could also search for DWG/DXF files since they could be integrated simliar MicroStation cell libraries.Taking this into consideration, you should then extend the configuration variables MS_CELLLIST or MS_BLOCKLIST to the directory where these DWG/DXF files are stored. (variable directory values should end with "/*.dwg" or "/*.dxf")In the Cell Options window the button "Display All Cells In Path" needs to be activated to display all DWG/DXF files from all directories of the variables mentioned above.
You can also create your own cells in a library. For instructions please search for "Creating and Editing Cells" in MicroStation help.
Bentley Library Standards Cells