CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

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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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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