MicroStation Fundamentals (SELECTseries)

An introduction to the fundamental features and capabilities of Bentley’s release of MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries) software, this training focuses on all the essential tools to achieve MicroStation mastery. Suitable for users new to MicroStation, and also for AutoCAD users wishing to understand MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries). 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
    • MicroStation Manager
    • Creating, Opening, and Saving Drawings
    • Save Settings
    • Closing Drawings
  • The MicroStation Graphics Environment:
    • MicroStation Interface
    • Menu Pull-Down Options
    • Tool Boxes and Tool Frames
    • Showing/Hiding Tools
    • Docking/Detaching
    • Tool Settings and Status Bar
    • Workmodes
    • Key-In Window
    • Mouse Mechanics
    • Delete Element Tool
    • Undo and Redo
    • DGN File Settings
    • User Preferences
    • Modal and Nonmodal Dialog Box
  • Viewing Your Drawing:
    • Viewing Tools and How to Access Them
    • View Windows and View Groups
    • View Groups Tool Box
    • Saved Views
    • View Attributes
  • Drawing Basics:
    • Starting a Drawing Command
    • Basic Drawing Tools
  • Locks & Snapping:
    • What is a MicroStation Lock?
    • Activating Locks
    • Locks Dialog Box
    • Lock Toggles Dialog Box
    • Frequently Used Locks
    • What is Snapping?
    • Snapping with the Tentative Button
    • Snapping with AccuSnap
  • AccuDraw:
    • AccuDraw Basics
    • Toggle AccuDraw
    • AccuDraw Window
    • AccuDraw Compass
    • Compass Axes
    • AccuDraw Settings
  • Element Selection:
    • Element Selection Tool Box
    • Fence Tool Box
    • Select By Attributes
  • Modifying and Manipulating Elements:
    • Manipulate Tool Box
    • Modify Tool Box
  • Complex Elements and Grouping:
    • What is a Complex Element?
    • Creating Complex Element Status
    • Dropping Complex Element Status
    • Grouping
  • Levels and Attribute Control:
    • What is a MicroStation Level?
    • Active Level
    • Display of Levels
    • Managing Levels
    • Change Attributes Tool Box
    • Element Information
  • Annotating Drawings:
    • Text Styles
    • Text Tool Box
  • 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 Tool Box
    • Cell Selector
  • Patterning and Hatching:
    • Patterns Tool Box
  • Dimensioning:
    • Dimension Tools
    • Dimension Styles
    • Dimension Tool Box
    • Editing Dimension Text
    • Modifying Dimensions
  • Measuring:
    • Measure Tool Box
  • Referencing:
    • What is a Reference?
    • Reference Dialog Box
    • Reference Tool Box
    • Additional Reference Tools
  • Printing:
    • Print Dialog Box
  • 3D Basics:
    • Drawing in 2D
    • Drawing in 3D
We were amazed with the handling of complicated interchange freeway design concepts in MicroStation Fundamentals V8i Edition and came away with a fresh outlook on highway design & engineering. It was all was very clear and easy to understand.
Joseph Fu, ASCT – Interdraft CADD Services