Tips

The Envision Group sends out a monthly newsletter to over 2000 professionals seeking to stay up to date on MicroStation, InRoads, and Civil 3D news and information. Our monthly newsletter contains important information for CAD users, including the following tips found on this page.

Tips are downloadable in PDF format and are written by our staff.

MicroStation Tips

Cells

» Editing Text in Cells

» Edit Cells Quickly

Design File

» Dialog for Units

» Different Coordinate Values Same Point

» Coordinate Input

» Object Linking and Embedding

Element Selection

» Power Selector in V8

» AccuSnap and the Keyboard

» Right Clicking to Eternity

» AccuSnap

» Keypoint Snap

» Send to Back

Interface

» Change Screen

» Bentley Logo

» New Look for MicroStation Manager

» Variables: Working with the Interface

Key-ins

» Web Browser Connect

Levels

» Right-Click Level Display

Preferences

» Tweaking a Text Preference

» Default Tool Preference

» ESC key for AutoCAD Users

Printing

» Create PDF

» Printing Combined Key-Ins

References

» Referencing Files in V8

» Replicate References

3D/Rendering

» Common 3D Key-Ins

» Adding a Wave to a Planar Surface

» Absolute Z Input

Text

» lower case to UPPER CASE (1 of 2)

» lower case to UPPER CASE (2 of 2)

» Working with Text Files

» Using Text Symbols

» Placing Superscript Text

» View Independent Text

Tools

» Active Scale Tool with Popup Calculator

» Capture an Image in MicroStation

» Measuring a Horizontal Distance

» Bringing Elements to the Front

» Stretch Command

» Extend a Line

» Modify a Vertex

» Change Pattern Properties

» Data Cleanup Utility

» Label Coordinates

» Set Active Angle by Points

» View Rotation Dialog

» XYZ Text

» Align Tool

» Aligning Patterns

Workspace Configuration

» Auto Load a Macro

MicroStation XM Tips

» Mouse Settings

» Dockable and Floating Dialogs

» View Preferences

» AccuDraw Enhancements

» Reference Enhancements

» Fences Enhancements

» Cell Annotation Scale

» Text Fields

» View Groups

» Element Selection

» Print Destination

» Place Line

» Inserting Symbols

» Measuring

» AccuSnap With Fence

» Configuring Reset

» Drag & Drop Attributes

» Pentable Level Wild Cards

InRoads Tips

General

» InRoads Preferences Do’s & Don’ts

» Annotate Feature

» Global Scale Factor

» The Feedback Pane

» Active Project Settings

» Special Symbol Characters

» Tracking

» Tabling XM

» Options: Collapse Dialog Boxes

» Locate Lock

» InRoads Key-Ins

» Profile Offsets

» Numerical Fields and Math Functions

» Screen Management

» Data Files

» Naming Data Files

» Additional Key-Ins

» ASCII Files

» Create Your Own Menus

» Application Add-in Global Scale Factor

» Projecting Alignments to Profiles

» Import ASCII into InRoads

» Activating AccuSnap

» Numerical Fields and Math Functions

» Annotating Profiles

» Key-Ins

» XM Tracking

» Civil Enhancements

» Importing & Documenting Templates

Geometry

» Annotate Geometry Interactively

» InRoads Center Point

» Center View Based on Cogo Point

» Horizontal Alignment by
Coordinates

» Import Horizontal Alignment from Graphics

» Alignments

» Intersect Alignments

» Short Tangents of Horizontal PIs

» Interactive Alignment Information (1 of 2)

» Interactive Alignment Information (2 of 2)

» Alignment Intersections

» Annotate Geometry Interactively (1 of 2)

» Annotate Geometry Interactively (2 of 2)

» Quick Horizontal Annotation

» Upload Trimble Add-In

» Stationing Improvements in XM

Roadway Designer

» Roadway Designer Edits

» Using Decision Tables

» Editing Template Components

» Modify Design Solutions

» XM Managing Templates

» Pavement Widening using longitudinal features

» Pavement Widening using components

Surfaces

» DTM from Graphic Using
Rule Sets

» Contour Labels

» Surface Water Flow/Trickle Command

» Intelligent Digital Terrain Models

» Edit Cross Section Command

» Display InRoads Graphics

» Annotate Feature Command

» Labeling Contours

» Generate Subsurface DTM’s From Log
Information

» Label Contour Intervals

» Creating a DTM from Graphics Using Rule
Sets

» Compress Surfaces

» Vertical Alignment from Surface

» Edit Surface Feature Command

Survey

» Survey Fieldbook 2004

» Adding Points to Fieldbook

» Find Fieldbook Fence

» Survey Named Symbology

» Survey Adjustments

» Survey Code

» Survey Transform Fieldbook

» Survey Collector

» Find Fieldbook Points Inside a Fence

» Unique Feature Coding

» Importing ASCII Information

» Fieldbook Data

» Adding Points from COGO Buffer to Survey
Fieldbook

» XML Legal Descriptions

» Using Named Symbology in the Survey
Feature Table

» Survey Code Extended Arc

» Transformation Survey Fieldbook

» Generate Notes Report

AutoCAD Tips

» Dialog Box for File Selection

» Viewing Annotative Objects

» Freeze-Thaw versus On-Off

» Dynamic Input

» Copying Element from Reference File to Active Drawing

Civil 3D Tips

» Controlling Point Display

» Controlling Subassembly Behavior

» Alignment from Grading Feature Line

» Modifying Subassembly Standard Inputs

» Deleting Layers Referenced by Style

» Surface Boundaries from Corridors

» Swap Parts in Pipe Network

» Copying Styles

» Filters

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