Tips Tagged: CAD Management

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Relative Feature Lines

Written By: Dhanil Nikolla Create feature lines that are relative to surface. Feature line elevations can be obtained from a surface and can also be relative to a surface, so if the surface is updated, the feature line is updated. • Behavior of feature lines created to be relative to surface. If the surface is […]

Unsure about whether to utilize CAD managed services?

Written by: Lisa Polonski Updated by: Jessica Scheidler Think on this… You may think to yourself, “Gee, our CAD department is functioning and we already have an IT Manager, standardization should be easy within the department.” Before you consider a “functioning” CAD environment a “viable” CAD environment, here are a couple of reasons why you should […]

MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Drawing Scale

Written by Rod Wing The Annotation Scale drop-down list allows you to change the active Annotation Scale. This list is available via a number of dialogs in MicroStation. In previous versions of MicroStation all available drawing scales defined in your units.def file were displayed. This behavior has changed in MicroStation CONNECT Edition. The displayed selection of […]

MicroStation CONNECT: Pen Table Macros

Written by Rod Wing Support for the legacy MicroStation Basic macros has been removed in MicroStation CONNECT. This also means these macros can no longer be used in your MicroStation Pen Tables. In the Pen Table editor dialog some organizations define a MicroStation Basic macro in the Element Output Actions to make changes to specific […]

MicroStation CONNECT: Print to InterPlot Server

Written by Rod Wing MicroStation CONNECT Edition allows for printing directly to a ProjectWise InterPlot Server plotter without the need for installing ProjectWise InterPlot Client. A new InterPlot Server plot configuration file (interplot.pltcfg) is delivered to assist with printing directly to your InterPlot plotters. Similar to the default printer.pltcfg plot configuration file you will want […]

MicroStation CONNECT: UCF and PCF files

Written by Rod Wing MicroStation CONNECT Edition has a User Configuration level just as previous versions. The big change in CONNECT is that there is no way for the user to change the User Configuration file they are using, and by extension the User Preference file. In CONNECT Edition the .ucf and .upf files are […]

MicroStation CONNECT: Organizing DGNLibs

Written by Rod Wing Using DGNLibrary files to store various standards and resources is easy and convenient in MicroStation. This ease and convenience can also turn out to be a curse as it doesn’t take long for the ,dgnlib files to become unorganized and unwieldy. Figuring out what resources are in which dgnlib file can […]

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