Top 10 Posts at EnvisionCAD in 2012

20122013EnvisionCAD started blogging regularly  in 2012 about our industry. These are our top 10 most popular posts from last year.

1. 5 Signs You are a MicroStation Dinosaur

As I was introducing myself last week I said that I have been using MicroStation and InRoads since 1992. Then I paused and thought to myself that is 20 years. I am a dinosaur using this software!  Here are 5 signs that this could also be you.

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2. 6 Variables that can improve MicroStation

Some variables in MicroStation that can change both the settings and the look of the program while enhancing your productivity.

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3.  5 MicroStation Variables every User should have defined

There are three major categories when defining a Network workspace.  We talk about them in our MicroStation CAD Manager class.  The User Level is intended for the specific user preferences and customizations.  The User config can be setup to use the Windows login name.  Thus allowing roaming profile so no matter where the user logs in their MicroStation interface and MicroStation customizations follow.

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4. Top 10 MicroStation Variables to define standards

Standards are meant to be followed. However, they will not be, if the CAD Manager does not make this easy for the user.  By defining some key MicroStation variables, the end user will have the standards they need readily available.

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5. MicroStation SELECTseries 3 Released

The SS3 dependent platforms are sure to follow soon. Browsing the SELECTservices download pages will provide a link to the SS3 release. One thing you will notice is the prerequisite pack is no longer a separate download. Caution should be used while installing SS3 as it shares some folders and files as older versions.

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6. Introducing Bentley’s first ever iPad apps!

WELCOME to the new mobile world of project and content management.

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7. WisDOT AutoCAD Civil 3D Online Video Training

The WisDOT Civil 3D Training rGuide Bundle contains approximately 50 hours of video-based Civil 3D 2010, AutoCAD 2010 and Map 3D 2010 training. It is specifically tailored for organizations who are working with Wisconsin DOT and contains comprehensive overviews of WisDOT-specific standards, processes and workflows.

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8.  Advanced MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries) Manual

The content presented in this manual is an extension of our MicroStation Fundamentals manual. The tools covered here are powerful additions to any user’s arsenal. These are misunderstood, underutilized, or obscure tools that when set up correctly can have an immediate positive impact on your workflow as well as automating and standardizing project files.

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9. 6 Basic DOs and DON’Ts of MicroStation Workspaces

At EnvisionCAD we work on a lot of workspaces for our clients across the country.  If you are responsible for the administration of MicroStation for an office of 2 users or 200 users, here are just a few DOs and DON’Ts we would like to share with you.

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10. CAD Manager – MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)

EnvisionCAD is pleased to announce our newest class offering “CAD Manager – MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)“.  The content presented in this training is designed for CAD Managers and Administrators that are responsible for the installation, configuration, and standardization of MicroStation.

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Happy new year!

Happy new year to all! Is there anything you wish to see on the EnvisionCAD blog in 2013? Comment below.


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