Tips Tagged: Printing

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 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 […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Plotting Versatility Using DWF

By: Ben Johnson Over the years there have been a number of issues when plotting Civil 3D sheets directly to PDF. In the past, some of these issues included problems with fonts not showing up correctly, scale issues, certain objects not plotting, and incorrect masking colors among other issues. There was usually some weird way […]

Increase daily productivity by defining Plotting Variables in MicroStation

Written by Bob Mecham.    If there is one constant in your daily work, at some point you will need to plot your MicroStation file.  Plotting is one area where a CAD Manager can make immediate and measurable improvements in daily workflows.  By standardizing your plotting resources and defining variables to use those resources, the […]

Saved Views now store Reference Display States

Written by Bob Mecham. Recreating plots in MicroStation has never been easier With the release of MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) we now have the ability to store Reference Display States. Why is that important to you? If you have ever taken one of our classes we stress the importance of using saved views to help […]

Customizing Sheet Models in MicroStation

The default sheet sizes are referenced from the sheetsizes.def file. To create your own custom definitions copy this file to your corporate workspace folder. Then set the location of your custom file in the MS_CUSTOMSSIZEDEF variable. Scale the Design to fit the Sheet All of the default English sizes are in inches. This default configuration […]

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