MicroStation CONNECT: Bring back the Tasks Dialog

Written by:  Rod Wing

As you probably know MicroStation CONNECT employs a ribbon style interface similar to Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.


We recommend that you get comfortable with using this interface as it is where the new tools and functionality are to be found.

However, if you absolutely cannot bring yourself to work with the ribbon fear not. You can restore the Tasks Dialog interface:

1. In MicroStation CONNECT select File > Settings > Configuration Variables

(Create a new variable if this has not been defined)

3. Exit MicroStation and restart.

4. Once MicroStation is restarted with a file open select File > Settings > User > Preferences

5. In the Preferences dialog select the Task Navigation Category

6. Change the Presentation option to Dialog

CONNECT Task Dialog


7. Next, select the  Position Mapping category

8. Toggle on the options for Use Position Mapping and Show Position Mapping Aids.

9. Click OK


CONNECT Position Mapping


10. Minimize the ribbon to return to the similar look and feel of MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)


Rod Wing

Rod is the Senior Systems Analyst at EnvisionCAD and has extensive experience in GIS, cartography, plotting, scanning, raster editing/manipulation, publishing, and file/data translations. He instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced.

4 comments on “MicroStation CONNECT: Bring back the Tasks Dialog

  1. Marian Hofbauer Reply

    thanks for the tip. But in my version there is no task navigation. There is a Ribbon instead. Can you help? Version is

  2. Gloria A Reply

    I’ve been searching everywhere for the solution, and this part saved me “(Create a new variable if this has not been defined)”. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

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