CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

How to Do Four Hours of Title Block Changes in Just a Few Minutes

No matter whether you use MicroStation or AutoCAD If you work with title blocks in MicroStation or AutoCAD, most likely you’ve had a situation where a DGN or DWG file was added to a project, requiring you to now renumber all or a large portion of the sheet files in the project. Whether working in…

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Bringing new ideas to life — An interview with Dr. Victor Frankenstein

Castle Frankenstein, Transylvania — Scientist and inventor Dr. Victor Frankenstein rarely grants interviews, but recently he came out of seclusion to grant a very special interview to MicroStation Today. One of Dr. Frankenstein’s goals is to design additions to his castle that look like they’ve been there for hundreds of years. MicroStation Today: Tell us…

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Translating Between MicroStation and AutoCAD Again?

How to use Translation Manager to get translations done right the first time and every time after that By Rick DeWitt, Axiom Senior Product Manager I don’t care what anyone tells you, there is no such thing as a one-click, omnipotent translation button for translations between MicroStation and AutoCAD files. But you can make these…

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The secret behind excellent infrastructure

How do you ensure excellent infrastructure? What is the real secret behind it? What “infrastructure” underlies all excellent infrastructure? That infrastructure has always played a critical role in every society’s ability to survive is obvious. It’s the full and wide-ranging effects that infrastructure has on a society that are often grossly underestimated. Roads, bridges, aqueducts,…

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My Translations Are a Mess!

Tips for translating files between MicroStation and AutoCAD By Rick DeWitt The list of problems that come from translations is so long it almost defies belief. How do you fix or prevent the messes that occur when translating CAD files from AutoCAD to MicroStation? First, I’m going to identify some of the major problems that…

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Model Merging in MicroStation

Create a standalone design file by copying each external reference file to its own model in the master design file. Clearwater, Florida, USA — Axiom recently announced a new release of RefMerge for V8. This latest release adds an optional merging method that leverages the ability of MicroStation V8 to store any number of design…

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Making your MicroStation life easier

by TJ Crabtree, Maintenance Service Consultant Clearwater, Florida, USA — Have you ever bought some software and then had to struggle with getting it up and running? Here at Axiom, we are not satisfied to just sell software. We want our software used. That’s why we make it — to make the MicroStation user’s life…

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My MicroStation–AutoCAD Translations Are a Mess!

Translation tips and tricks, part 2 By Rick DeWitt As mentioned in my previous article on translations, the problems that can come from translating between MicroStation and AutoCAD are extensive. Here are some more of the common problems that people have when translating files: Wrong level names in the output file. Incorrect colors, line styles,…

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Learn How to Fix any MicroStation File

And get a certificate for a half day off. By Rick DeWitt, MicroStation File Repair Expert Problems that cause MicroStation to crash or prevent design files from opening can lead to late nights and coming in on the weekends. Missing elements or elements that are difficult to select (or move, or copy or delete), plotting…

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