Tips Tagged: MicroStation

MicroStation Tip: Improve PDF image quality in Raster Manager and Descartes

Written by: Rod Wing Vector PDF documents attached in Raster Manager or Descartes typically work without issue. Using scanned, or other raster PDF documents, on the other hand, can present problems with display, processing, and printing of the raster data. The image looks fine when you are zoomed out, but degrades drastically when you zoom […]

MicroStation Tip: Printing Problem Quick Fix

Written by Rod Wing MicroStation printing problems; we’ve all had them, and they always seem to happen at the most inopportune time. You check and recheck your print settings, your pen table, your design file and all of the attachments. Still, doesn’t print right. Maybe you print to another printer down the hall and it […]

MicroStation Tip: Finding a Tool Key-in

Written By: Rod Wing At EnvisionCAD we provide training for CAD administrators and advanced users. As part of this instruction we cover building custom function key menus, tool boxes, menu bar options, task menus, batch scripts, and vba tools. All these usually require providing a MicroStation key-in to launch a MicroStation tool. This invariably leads […]

MicroStation Tip: Element Selection

Written by: Andrea Hall Element selection is a very widely used tool with many options available to the user. I remembered one tip that is very handy and easy. When selecting your elements, the order of your <D> clicks sets the mode for inclusion. Left to right <D> points only selected elements totally inside the […]

MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Drop Element

Written By: Rod Wing The Drop Element tool icon in MicroStation CONNECT ribbon (Drawing -> Home -> Groups) has been expanded to offer specific drop tools without having to toggle on/off multiple checkboxes in the tool settings window. Selecting the down arrow next to the Drop Element icon in the ribbon panel will present a […]

MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Drawing Scale

Written by Rod Wing The Annotation┬áScale 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 […]

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