Top 10 Blogs at EnvisionCAD in 2013

Written by Bethany Borsody.



1. My Top 14 MicroStation Pet Peeves

1.  Move the drawing to 5000, 5000 and rotate so the road runs West-East.

Did you know a kitten dies every time a buildings lower left corner is placed at 5000,5000? 

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2. How NOT to implement OpenRoads

At EnvisionCAD we have been working with OpenRoads Technology for a while now. We are updating and writing new training material for OpenRoads. If you are responsible for the administration of InRoads or GEOPAK for an office of 2 users or 200 users, here are just a few things NOT to do when you implement OpenRoads at your office.

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plotting variables for microstation3. Increase Daily Productivity by Defining Plotting Variables in MicroStation

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 measure improvements in daily workflows. By standardizing your plotting resources and defining variables to use those resources, the end user is benefited along with the project.

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4. OpenRoads Technology Released by Bentley

Bentley’s OpenRoads technology has been released. It is now available as a download for Select subscribers. However, don’t look for a product named OpenRoads. Why? Because it does not exist. OpenRoads is a technology, not a product.

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5. 8 OpenRoads Myths Expelled!

SELECTseries 2 to SELECTseries 3, what’s the big deal? At EnvisionCAD, we hear some things being thrown around about OpenRoads that may not be completely accurate. Here are just a few expelled myths that might get you to the correct understanding.

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Should you outsource?6. CAD Management – Should You Outsource?

As of late, many small to medium sized AEC firms are feeling pressured to implement the latest CAD and Engineering software. However, if you don’t know what it takes to properly organize, implement, and carry out a Managed CAD Environment, trying to do it in-house could be risky.

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7. CAD Manager? What do they do anyway?

The CAD Manager can often seem to be invisible. After all, if the job is done well, you never really think about the CAD Manager. Things just work. When new software is released, a new plotter is delivered, or standards need maintenance, things get upgraded, set up, and continue to work.

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Bentley Descartes8. Introducing our Newest Book – Bentley Descartes V8i (SELECTseries)

EnvisionCAD has released a new Book: Bentley Descartes V8i (SELECTseries) is available for print delivery. This book was designed for MicroStation users who want to incorporate raster imagery into their MicroStation drawings.

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9. Highlights from the 2013 Bentley LEARNing Conference

Another Bentley Conference has wrapped with a lot of buzz and anticipation of OpenRoads Technology. Bob Mecham and Ron Brys attended the 2013 conference and learned a great deal. There were 1,100 attendees from 48 countries at this year’s conference. Here are some highlights for both Microstation and InRoads.

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10. CAD and IT: Not one in the same, but partners in efficiency

As a senior Manager, you probably question the need for a managed CAD environment when you already have a managed IT environment. Doesn’t the IT manager take care of the technical needs of the CAD department? Unfortunately, not in all cases.

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year to all! Is there anything you wish to see on EnvisionCAD blogs in 2014? Comment below.

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