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Microstation J: An Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

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This book is intended to provide a foundation to understanding Microstation and its use as a tool for computer-aided drafting and design. It is written in a tutorial manner allowing the reader to better understand the concepts by actually working with the software.
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Overview

This book is intended to provide a foundation to understanding Microstation and its use as a tool for computer-aided drafting and design. It is written in a tutorial manner allowing the reader to better understand the concepts by actually working with the software.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585030736
  • Publisher: Schroff Development Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 241

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

- Introduction

- Graphic Representation

- CAD Functions

- Construction

- Modification

- Drawing Structure and Management

- Viewing and Rendering

- Annotation

- Input and Output

- Inquiry and Analysis

- System Controls and Customization

- Documentation Conventions

- On-Line Help

- Overview of the Book

- Support Files

Chapter 2 - Introduction to Microstation

- Microstation

- Getting Started

- Microstation Manager

- Seed File

- Workspace

- Mouse Functions

- Data and Tentative Points

- Cursor

- Loading a Design File

- The User Interface

- Command Window

- Menus

- Tools

- Tool Settings

- Status Bar

- Graphics Window

- View Border

- Units of Measure

- Entering Units

- Grid

- Default and Active Settings

- Closing Design and Exiting Microstation

Chapter 3 - Working with Elements

- Introduction

- Drawing Elements

- Polygons, Complex Chains, Complex Shapes

- Creating Complex Chains and Shapes

- Drop Elements

- Working with Regions

- Line Elements

- Line Style

- SmartLine

- Multi-lines Using Multi-line Tools

- Finished Drawing

- Create a New Drawing

- Basic Drawing Setup

- Setup of Multi-line Tool

- Multi-line Joints

- Selection Tool

- PowerSelector Tool

- Fence

- Selection Options

Chapter 4 - Indicating Position

- Introduction

- Grid

- Snaps and Locks

- Axis Lock

- Grid Lock

- Unit Lock

- Isometric Lock

- Snap

- Snap Options

- Coordinate Positioning Absolute Coordinate Positioning

- Relative Coordinate Positioning

- Polar Coordinate Positioning

- Coordinate Entry

- AccuDraw

- AccuDraw Shortcuts

- AccuDraw Settings

- Using AccuDraw

- Calculator

Chapter 5 - Modifying Design Elements

- Introduction

- Create a New Drawing

- Basic Drawing Setup

- Move Vertex

- Move Edge

- Two-dimensional Boolean Manipulating Elements

- Trim/Extend Elements

- Saving the Design File

- Extend, Trim and Cut

- More Extend, Trim, and Cut

Chapter 6 - View Control

- Introduction

- Finished Drawing

- Create a New Drawing

- Basic Drawing Setup

- View Attributes

- Drawing the Base

- Tentative to a Location

- Fillets and Chamfer Copy Elements

- Saving the Drawing

- View Border Tools

- Window Commands

- Saving Views

- Window Independence

- View Window Control Menu

Chapter 7 - Dimensioning

- Introduction

- Dimensions

- Display of Dimensions

- Dimension Settings

- Dimension Text

- Stack Offset

- Units

- Terminator

- Center Marks

- Associative Dimensions

- Dimensioning Exercise Create a New Drawing

- Basic Drawing Setup

- View Attributes

- Drawing Basic Shape

- Dimensioning Drawing

- Adjusting Dimensions

- Associative Dimensions

- Text

- Text Glossary

- Hatch and Patterns

Chapter 8 - Structure and Management

- Introduction

- Drawing Elements

- Planar Elements

- Surfaces

- Drawing Features

- Solids Organizational Components

- Groups

- Levels

- Element Attributes

- Modifying Element Attributes

- Level Symbology

Chapter 9 - Input and Output

- Introduction

- Design Files

- Reference Files

- Library Files

- Cells

- Creating Cells Using Cells

- Shared Cells

- Cell Selector

- Translators

- Inserting Objects

Chapter 10 - Plotting

- Introduction

- Printers and Plotters

- Scaling to the Plotter Drawing a Border

- Plot Procedures

Index

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