CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

Frank Lloyd Wright

Goethe said, “Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.” When you look at some architecture you can see the truth in this statement. Think of Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright. The structure flows much in the same way as the waterfall on Bear Run River where the house resides.

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Easily modify all your MicroStation tags with just a few mouse-clicks

By Rick Sewell It seemed a typical day as I manned Axiom’s Technical Support phone lines. Calls were coming in with the usual questions. Yes, Global File Changer will replace cells in all of your files in one shot. Yes, FileFixer will repair your file. Then I received a call from a fellow with a…

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Breakthrough — Finally — in DGN and DWG Translations!

Get translations between DGN and DWG files right the first time. Axiom, the world’s most experienced developers of time-saving CAD software products, announces the release of new software that helps eliminate the hassles normally associated translating files between MicroStation and AutoCAD. The highly-anticipated new software, Translation Manager, simplifies the process of translating files between MicroStation…

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Axiom acquires RasEdit!

RasEdit — Raster reference file editor for MicroStation By Eiren Smith Clearwater, Florida, USA — Axiom, the world’s most experienced developer of time-saving MicroStation solutions, announces the acquisition of the popular MicroStation raster reference file editor, RasEdit, from Mill Creek Systems of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Axiom will take over all support for existing RasEdit customers…

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10 Secrets for Better MicroStation–AutoCAD Translations

Which ones could you use? Rick DeWitt, Axiom’s senior product manager, has spent countless hours translating tens of thousands of files and recently released ten of his top secrets on how to reduce the mess when translating between MicroStation and AutoCAD. Sure, both MicroStation and AutoCAD have the ability to read and write each others’…

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Troubleshooting MicroStation problems made easy

Here is a cool tip that will help you troubleshoot a myriad of problems in MicroStation: Create an MSDebug file. What is an “MSDebug file”? An MSDebug file is a file that contains a whole lot of information about your installation of MicroStation. It lists all of the configuration files that run, it shows what…

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Create your own MicroStation tool box

Clearwater, Florida, USA — MicroStation is jam-packed with button-laden tool boxes. Every one of those buttons performs some exact, necessary function. It couldn’t be any other way. The ability to do all of these functions is part of what makes MicroStation one of the greatest pieces of CAD software in the world. It is common…

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RasterDgn Makes it Easy to Permanently Deskew Raster Reference Files

Change the actual raster reference file, not just the way it displays in one DGN file. By Eiren Smith Do you have crooked raster reference files of scanned drawings? Do you find yourself rotating the same raster reference file in MicroStation every time you attach that raster file to another DGN file? MicroStation’s Raster Manager…

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Mysteriously messed up V8 files

Clearwater, Florida, USA — Have you ever encountered: A “Tool not allowed” message? Models in which elements cannot be modified or added? Models that are “read only”, but shouldn’t be? Hidden levels? Hidden reference file attachments? Elements displayed with incorrect level symbology? Other odd design file behavior? The majority of Axiom clients have now moved…

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