This how-to and reference manual is guaranteed to put readers on the fast track to mastering microstation! Cleverly engineered project and lab exercises harness the power of XM functionality, guiding users to increased productivity. Loaded with screen shots and menu illustrations, this edition features expanded discussion of element modification, reference file usage and manipulation, new Internet utilities, plus leading-edge 3D design and rendering techniques. Detailed instructions for seamless access to compatible file formats, dimensioning styles, and sophisticated system-level data are also included, making this the ultimate guide for novices as well users upgrading to XM or migrating to MicroStation from other CAD applications.
G. V. Krishnan is Director of the Applied Business & Technology Center at the University of Houston (Downtown). He has been teaching basic through advanced AutoCAD courses for than 20 years at one of the nation's largest authorized Autodesk Training Centers.
James E. Taylor has over twenty years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and has developed training and documentation for users of computer-aided engineering programs. He has taught MicroStation to new users in industry and at the college level.
Getting Started.Fundamentals I.Fundamentals II. Fundamentals III.AccuDraw and SmartLine.Manipulating a Group of Elements.Placing Text, Data Fields and Tags.Element Modification.Printing.Cells and Cell Libraries.Patterning.Attaching References.Special Features.Customizing MicroStation.3D Design and Rendering