CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

Your Mouse and View Controls

In this tip, you will learn how to change the view control settings associated with your mouse’s wheel.

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Introduction to models for the new V8 user

A design model is similar to the “DWG model space” and a sheet model is similar to the “DWG paper space”.

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How to quickly find any text string (or just about anything else) in all the design files at your entire site

Determine which of your massive set of DGN project files contained a specific text string or a particular cell or model or level.

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Maximize your batch processing power by executing your own MicroStation macros with Global File Changer.

Have a macro recorded that will perform that repetitive action without your having to go through all the key-strokes and mouse-clicks each time.

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Don’t Make a New Reference File Clipping Boundary

Include that little section of the reference that is just outside the boundary.

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Introduction to Level Libraries

Ensure consistency by offering an easy way to standardize level settings in your design files.

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Want a Faster Way to Change Working Units, Resolution or Annotation Cell Settings?

Leverage cells is to place them as “annotation cells” in models that will be referenced to sheets that have different annotation scales.

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Property boundaries made easy with MicroStation

A common task for surveyors, civil engineers and GIS professionals is recreating a property boundary from a plat.

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Measure Distance Quickly With Tentative Point Snaps.

Use tentative point snaps to quickly measure distances between elements in your design files.

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