MicroStation – Fundamentals

An introduction to the fundamental features and capabilities of Bentley’s release of CONNECT Edition software, this training focuses on the essential tools users need to achieve MicroStation mastery. Suitable for users new to MicroStation, and also for AutoCAD users wishing to understand CONNECT Edition. The Civil Edition contains realistic civil engineering lab examples to complement the reference material. A training book is provided when you attend any of our class formats.

Madison, WI
24 Hour Class

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  • MicroStation Basics:
    • What is a MicroStation Design File?
    • Starting MicroStation
    • CONNECTION Client
    • MicroStation Welcome Screen
    • MicroStation Work Page
    • WorkSpaces and WorkSets
    • Creating Drawings
    • File Backstage
  • The MicroStation Graphics Environment:
    • MicroStation Interface
    • Ribbon
    • Quick Access Tool Bar
    • Shortcuts and Pop-up Menus
    • Status Bar
    • Mouse Mechanics
    • File Backstage Settings
  • Viewing Your Drawing:
    • Viewing Tools and How to Access Them
    • View Windows
    • View Groups
    • Saved Views
    • View Attributes
  • Drawing Basics:
    • Element Attributes
    • Starting a Drawing Command
    • Placement Ribbon Group
    • Basic Drawing Tools
  • Locks & Snapping:
    • What is a MicroStation Lock?
    • Activating Locks
    • Locks Dialog Box
    • Frequently used Locks
    • What is a Snapping?
    • Snapping with the Tentative Button
    • Snapping with AccuSnap
  • AccuDraw:
    • AccuDraw Basics
    • Toggle AccuDraw
    • AccuDraw Window
    • AccuDraw Compass
    • Compass Axes
    • AccuDraw Settings
  • Modifying and Manipulating Elements:
    • Manipulate Ribbon Group
    • Modify Ribbon Group
  • Element Selection:
    • Element Selection
    • Fence Tools
    • Select By Attributes
    • Element Properties
  • Complex Elements and Grouping:
    • What is a Complex Element?
    • Creating Complex Element Status
    • Dropping Complex Element Status
    • Graphic Groups
    • Named Groups
  • Levels and Attribute Control:
    • What is a MicroStation Level?
    • Active Level
    • Display of Levels
    • Managing Levels
  • Annotating Drawings:
    • Text Styles
    • Text Ribbon Group
    • Text Placement
    • Notes Ribbon Group
    • Revision Clouds
  • Models:
    • What is a MicroStation Model?
    • Model Basics
    • Design and Sheet Models
    • Activating a Model
    • Creating a Model
    • Editing Model Properties
    • Deleting a Model
    • Importing a Model
    • Copying a Model
  • Cells:
    • What is a Cell?
    • Types of Cells
    • Cell Library
    • Creating a Cell
    • Cells Ribbon Group
    • Cell Selector
  • Patterning and Hatching:
    • Patterns Ribbon Group
  • Dimensioning:
    • Dimension Tools
    • Dimension Styles
    • Dimensioning Ribbon Group
    • Editing Dimension Text
    • Modifying Dimensions
  • Measuring:
    • Measure Ribbon Group
  • Referencing:
    • What is a Reference?
    • Reference Dialog Box
    • Attachment Methods
    • Additional Reference Tools
  • Printing:
    • Pen Tables
    • Print Styles
    • Print Dialog Box