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 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 and the building flows much in the same way as the waterfall on Bear Run River where the house resides. Falling Water by J W F…

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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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