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Inside Microstation V8i / Edition 7
     

Inside Microstation V8i / Edition 7

by Frank Conforti
 

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ISBN-10: 1418020842

ISBN-13: 2901418020841

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Updated for MS/J (including ProjectBank DGN), today's most popular MicroStation tutorial and reference manual has been thoughtfully updated for users who want to make optimal use of MicroStation. As in prior editions, the tutorials enable the reader to focus in on productivity-enhancing features such as proper design setup, configuring reference files, final output

Overview

Updated for MS/J (including ProjectBank DGN), today's most popular MicroStation tutorial and reference manual has been thoughtfully updated for users who want to make optimal use of MicroStation. As in prior editions, the tutorials enable the reader to focus in on productivity-enhancing features such as proper design setup, configuring reference files, final output (plotting/printing, web output), production enhancements (e.g., AccuDraw, IntelliTrim, Power Selector, Annotation), and enterprise deployment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901418020841
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
680

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
Part IGetting Started1
Chapter 1Welcome to the MicroStation Community3
A Bit of MicroStation History3
Hardware and Operating System Considerations13
Installing MicroStation18
MicroStation Manager22
Touring the MicroStation Design Environment30
MicroStation and the Mouse44
Key-in Window48
MicroStation's Help, Including Tool Tracking50
Exiting MicroStation51
Summary52
Chapter 2A Sample Design Session53
Prairie-style Art Glass Layout53
Creating a New Design File58
Summary86
Chapter 3Working with Working Units: How MicroStation Models the Real World87
Accuracy of Design Information87
Getting Started with MicroStation93
Summary109
Chapter 42D Basics: Part 1. Learning the "Tools of the Trade"111
Design File Elements111
Controlling Element Placement153
Summary173
Chapter 52D Basics: Part 2. Mastering Precision Input, Screen Control, and Element Manipulation175
AccuDraw Revisited175
Screen Control at Your Fingertips186
Basic Element Manipulation Tools209
Much Ado About Undo226
Manipulating Multiple Elements227
Summary238
Chapter 62D basics, Part 3. More about MicroStation's Elements and Tools239
Element Attributes239
More Element Types254
Element Modification Tools278
Does Your Drawing Measure Up?296
Compressing Your Design301
Line Construction Tools303
Summary307
Chapter 7Construction Techniques and Tools. Using MicroStation to Solve Real Design Problems309
A Flower Vase309
Creating a Mechanical Part314
Summary324
Chapter 8Complex Elements. Working with Cells, Complex Shapes, Chains, and Other Sophisticated Elements325
What Is a Complex Element?325
The Relationship of Cells and Their Libraries328
Working with the Cell Library332
The Cells Dialog Box in Detail340
Working with Cells342
Reversing the Cell Creation Process346
More Text Features349
An Exercise in Cells and Text357
More Complex Elements360
Exercise: Using the Create Region Tool367
Grouping Elements372
The Select Element Tool Revisited376
Summary377
Part IICreating a Finished Design379
Chapter 9Reference Files. Bringing the Work Group Together381
Using Reference Files381
The Capabilities of Reference Files386
The Reference File Tools390
Exercises: A Site Plan403
Summary412
Chapter 10Detailing Tools. Finishing a Design with Meaningful Details413
Dimensioning Your Drawings414
Dimensioning Tools439
Area Patterning463
Summary473
Chapter 11"Publishing" Your Work. Producing Plotted, Printed, and Electronic Deliverables475
Overview of the Plotting Process476
Plotting Your Drawing489
Summary496
Part IIIBeyond Basic Design497
Chapter 123D Design. Modeling the Real World499
Getting Started in 3D499
Views in 3D505
Dealing with Depths518
Working in 3D525
Other 3D Work Environment Considerations562
Summary563
Chapter 13Introduction to Image Rendering. Getting Those Photorealistic Images565
What Is Rendering?565
MicroStation's QuickVisionGL Rendering Technology571
Introduction to MicroStation's Advanced Rendering Features575
Defining and Assigning Materials to Your Design585
Saving Rendered Images590
Exporting Visible Edges594
Summary596
Chapter 14Customizing MicroStation. Becoming a Power User597
Sorry, But I Don't Program599
Programming617
MicroStation's Record Macro Feature621
J/MDL: MicroStation's Java Implementation628
Summary630
Index631

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