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Learning Bentley MicroStation V8i

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-359780-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359780-6

In this Bentley MicroStation training tutorial, author and MicroStation trainer Peter Mann takes you through an introduction to the powerful tools available in this high-end CAD (computer aided design) software program.  Using unique training methods, this video tutorial will ensure you retain what you learn.
Starting with the basics, this computer based software training for MicroStation teaches you how to leverage the tools that this world-class program has to offer.  Instructor Peter Mann starts you off at the beginning, taking you through opening and saving new documents, discovering the different views, and understanding what elements are and how to control them.  You quickly move into understanding AccuDraw, the most important element of MicroStation, and all the tools that come with that.  You will learn how to create shapes, scale, rotate, and even work with annotations and text.  Peter finishes off with instructions for plotting and printing your completed designs.
By the end of this training video, you will be fully versed in the application of the basic tools of MicroStation, allowing you to create 2D CAD designs.  The author has included working files so that you can follow along with him in his training, using the same files he uses.

Total Time: 11 hours

Sample Content

Table of Contents

01. Getting Started With Microstation
    0100 Pre-Introduction
    0101 Introduction
    0102 Instructor Bio
02. Startup And Interface Screen    
    0201 Opening A New Design File
    0202 Dialog And Settings Boxes
    0203 Looking At Models
    0204 Saving And Closing
03. Mice, Tools, And Elements    
    0301 Mice, Tools, And Elements
    0302 Working With Tool Boxes
    0303 Basic Tools Tryout
    0304 Controlling View Windows
04. Selecting Elements    
    0401 Selecting Elements
    0402 Deleting And Undeleting
05. Snaps, Tentative Points, And AccuSnap    
    0501 Snaps And Snap Settings
    0502 Keypoints Are The Key
    0503 The Other Snap Modes
    0504 Snapping Manually
06. Design Plane, Working Units, And Dimension Input    
    0601 The Design Plane
    0602 Setting Working Units
    0603 Entering Precise Dimensions
07. AccuDraw    
    0701 Understanding AccuDraw
    0702 Working On The Drawing Plane
    0703 Shortcut - Keys
    0704 Shortcut - Exercises
    0705 Constraining Data Points
    0706 The Essential O Key
    0707 Snap Shortcuts And Unit Roundoff
    0708 Using The Popup Calculator
08. Absolute Coordinates And Grids    
    0801 Using Absoute Coordinates
    0802 Setting And Using The Grid
09. Polygons Arcs And Ellipses    
    0901 Blocks, Shapes, And Polygons
    0902 Placing Arcs
    0903 Placing Ellipses
    0904 Arc Editing Tools
10. Smartline    
    1001 Smartline Lines
    1002 Smartline Arcs
11. Element Symbology    
    1101 Element Color, Weight, Transparency, And Priority
    1102 Setting Line Styles
    1103 Fills And Element Class
    1104 Elements On Levels
    1105 Level Overrides And Custom Line Scales
    1106 Editing Element Attributes And Filtering Levels
    1107 Modify Line Style Attributes And Fill Colours
12. Advanced Element Selection    
    1201 Building Fences
    1202 More Selection Tools And Selection Groups
13. Advanced Element Selection    
    1301 Moving And Copying With Precision
    1302 Scale, Rotate, And Mirror Elements
    1303 Arraying Elements
    1304 Align, Stretch, Move Parallel, And Move To Contact Tools
14. The Manipulate Tool Box
    1401 The Modify Element Tool
    1402 Partial Deletions, Break, Extend, And Trim To Intersection
    1403 Trimming And Extending Elements
    1404 Vertices, Fillets, And Chamfers
15. Measuring Elements
    1501 Measuring Elements
    1502 Five Drawing Exercises
16. Annotation     
    1601 Text Settings And Fonts
    1602 Text Placement
    1603 Plotted Vs Design Text Heights
    1604 Placing Notes With Arrows And Leaders
    1605 Text Editing Tools
17. Dimensioning    
    1701 Dimension Settings - Geometry And Units
    1702 Dimension Settings - Text, Symbology, And Advanced
    1703 Dimension Element Tool
    1704 Dimension Linear Tools
    1705 Dealing With Small Dimensions
    1706 Dimensions And The Modify Element Tool
    1707 Editing Dimension Values
    1708 Angular And Radial Dimensions
    1709 Additional Tools
18. Plotting And Printing    
    1801 Printing Setup
    1802 A Working Print Example
    1803 Editing Printer Driver Files


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