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Bentley MicroStation V8i

Video Description

In this Bentley MicroStation training tutorial, author and MicroStation trainer Peter Mann takes you through an introduction to the powerful tools available in this high-end CAD software program. Using unique training methods, this video tutorial will ensure you retain what you learn.
Starting with the basics, this computer based software training for MicroStation teaches you how to leverage the tools that this world class program has to offer. Instructor Peter Mann starts you off at the beginning, taking you through opening and saving new documents, discovering the different views, and understanding what elements are and how to control them. You quickly move into understanding AccuDraw, the most important element of MicroStation, and all the tools that come with that. You will learn how to create shapes, scale, rotate, and even work with annotations and text. Peter finishes off with instructions for plotting and printing your completed designs.
By the end of this training video, you will be fully versed in the application of the basic tools of MicroStation, allowing you to create 2D CAD designs. The author has included working files so that you can follow along with him in his training, using the same files he uses.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started With Microstation
    1. Introduction 00:08:01
    2. Instructor Bio 00:01:05
  2. Startup And Interface Screen
    1. Opening A New Design File 00:09:11
    2. Dialog And Settings Boxes 00:06:59
    3. Looking At Models 00:01:43
    4. Saving And Closing 00:02:25
  3. Mice, Tools, And Elements
    1. Mice, Tools, And Elements 00:03:21
    2. Working With Tool Boxes 00:08:33
    3. Basic Tools Tryout 00:04:43
    4. Controlling View Windows 00:13:32
  4. Selecting Elements
    1. Selecting Elements 00:06:03
    2. Deleting And Undeleting 00:04:36
  5. Snaps, Tentative Points, And AccuSnap
    1. Snaps And Snap Settings 00:08:22
    2. Keypoints Are The Key 00:05:35
    3. The Other Snap Modes 00:11:57
    4. Snapping Manually 00:06:43
  6. Design Plane, Working Units, And Dimension Input
    1. The Design Plane 00:02:57
    2. Setting Working Units 00:12:35
    3. Entering Precise Dimensions 00:10:46
  7. AccuDraw
    1. Understanding AccuDraw 00:11:26
    2. Working On The Drawing Plane 00:09:25
    3. Shortcut - Keys 00:13:26
    4. Shortcut - Exercises 00:12:59
    5. Constraining Data Points 00:08:25
    6. The Essential O Key 00:15:07
    7. Snap Shortcuts And Unit Roundoff 00:08:20
    8. Using The Popup Calculator 00:04:53
  8. Absolute Coordinates And Grids
    1. Using Absoute Coordinates 00:10:08
    2. Setting And Using The Grid 00:08:24
  9. Polygons Arcs And Ellipses
    1. Blocks, Shapes, And Polygons 00:06:45
    2. Placing Arcs 00:15:57
    3. Placing Ellipses 00:09:02
    4. Arc Editing Tools 00:02:08
  10. Smartline
    1. Smartline Lines 00:12:38
    2. Smartline Arcs 00:13:51
  11. Element Symbology
    1. Element Color, Weight, Transparency, And Priority 00:08:07
    2. Setting Line Styles 00:12:16
    3. Fills And Element Class 00:05:22
    4. Elements On Levels 00:18:58
    5. Level Overrides And Custom Line Scales 00:06:28
    6. Editing Element Attributes And Filtering Levels 00:12:59
    7. Modify Line Style Attributes And Fill Colours 00:09:13
  12. Advanced Element Selection
    1. Building Fences 00:15:52
    2. More Selection Tools And Selection Groups 00:08:13
  13. The Manipulate Tool Box
    1. Moving And Copying With Precision 00:13:08
    2. Scale, Rotate, And Mirror Elements 00:20:31
    3. Arraying Elements 00:12:23
    4. Align, Stretch, Move Parallel, And Move To Contact Tools 00:16:04
  14. The Modify Tool Box
    1. The Modify Element Tool 00:11:06
    2. Partial Deletions, Break, Extend, And Trim To Intersection 00:08:18
    3. Trimming And Extending Elements 00:11:25
    4. Vertices, Fillets, And Chamfers 00:05:14
  15. Measuring Elements
    1. Measuring Elements 00:09:35
    2. Five Drawing Exercises 00:02:29
  16. Annotation
    1. Text Settings And Fonts 00:07:21
    2. Text Placement 00:14:33
    3. Plotted Vs Design Text Heights 00:04:49
    4. Placing Notes With Arrows And Leaders 00:12:20
    5. Text Editing Tools 00:10:11
  17. Dimensioning
    1. Dimension Settings - Geometry And Units 00:24:05
    2. Dimension Settings - Text, Symbology, And Advanced 00:08:15
    3. Dimension Element Tool 00:04:49
    4. Dimension Linear Tools 00:07:27
    5. Dealing With Small Dimensions 00:05:29
    6. Dimensions And The Modify Element Tool 00:07:35
    7. Editing Dimension Values 00:03:47
    8. Angular And Radial Dimensions 00:11:21
    9. Additional Tools 00:04:13
  18. Plotting And Printing
    1. Printing Setup 00:03:26
    2. A Working Print Example 00:15:28
    3. Editing Printer Driver Files 00:08:20