MicroStation CONNECT: Multiple Application Windows

MicroStation has always had the ability to manage windows independently on dual monitor workstations. To support the expanded monitor capabilities in Windows 8 and Windows 10, MicroStation CONNECT Edition expands the dual monitor capability and allows you to open up to 4 application windows at the same time.

To configure multiple displays:

  1. Select File > Settings > User > Preferences
  2. In the Preferences dialog check on Open Multiple Application Windows
  3. From the drop-down list select the number of displays.

To change the screen of a view window:

  1. Select the icon upper left corner of the view window title bar
  2. From the pop-up menu select Change Screen
  3. From the fly-out menu select the screen on which to place the view window.


Just as in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 2) and later, you may display a different model in each view window. Here we have two view windows open in each of the four application windows. All eight views are displaying a different model.

Rod Wing

Rod Wing

Rod joined EnvisionCAD in March 2007 and has nearly three decades of experience working in the CADD industry. He led the IT evaluations of Bentley InRoads and AutoDesk Civil 3D at Wisconsin DOT in their overall CAiCE replacement evaluation. He also led the MicroStation V7 to V8 upgrade effort at Wisconsin DOT which included updating not only the CADD standards to accommodate the changes in the file format but also updating legacy MDL and macros to work in the new environment. Rod received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Cartography and a Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University. Rod has extensive experience in CADD as well as the areas of GIS, cartography, plotting, scanning, raster editing/manipulation, publishing, and file/data translations. In all of these areas, he has produced custom tools and developed workflows to enhance productivity between diverse sets of applications. He instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced applications.

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