MicroStation Tip: Editing Cells Quickly

Hopefully by now you have been using MicroStation V8 and have realized how nice Cell Library management has become. Here is one more tip that should help you be more efficient.

From the Cell Library dialog <Right click> a cell name. <Click> the Open for Editing option, your current design file will close and open the CEL file and model. This works similar to the Exchange tool for reference files.

Cell Library

 

CAD Managers if you haven’t protected or made your standard cell libraries read only you better do it quick.

Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.

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