CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

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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How to quickly extract cells from a design file into a cell library

By Eiren K. Smith, Axiom’s Vice President for Technology MicroStation departments sometimes receive design files from external sources containing cells which do not exist in their cell libraries. Until now, getting these cells out of design files and into cell libraries has been a manual, painstaking process. For years, MicroStation users have been clamoring for…

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Instantly Get Rid of Unneeded, Non­displayed Reference Attachments

Avoid having to manually remove reference attachments when you’re done with them. By Eiren Smith, Axiom Product Manager It’s easy to grow accustomed to managing reference attachment settings completely manually, one attachment at a time. But when you need to make a single change (or multiple changes) to a lot of reference attachments in one…

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How to Automatically Update Spreadsheet Links Every Time MicroStation Files are Opened

One of the problems that MicroStation users face is that MicroStation’s LiveLinks software often does not automatically update spreadsheet or word processing data when a MicroStation file [in which this data is linked] is opened. The data is not automatically updated even though the spreadsheet or word processing file has been modified and saved after…

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How Do You Get Tall Excel Pastes to Fit Into Your MicroStation Borders?

Works with Word, too! Have you ever suffered from the myriad shortcomings which plague MicroStation’s “Paste Special” command? If you’ve ever tried to get a tall Excel or Word paste into a short space, you know the kind of problems I’m talking about. In fact, in talking with our customers, we found that one of…

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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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