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Upgrading to MicroStation CONNECT

This course covers the new user interface and new features in the MicroStation CONNECT edition. It is designed to teach existing MicroStation V8i SS2, SS3 or SS4 users how to navigate the new interface and apply the new software enhancements to a civil environment. This course is taught using KYTC standards and configuration.


This course covers the differences between MicroStation V8i and MicroStation CONNECT. This includes basics like creating a new project (Workspaces and WorkSets), navigating the new ribbon interface and incorporating Explorer into your MicroStation workflow (e.g. Explorer queries, links, items and sheet index options). New drawing features are investigated such as annotative patterning, automated Bing Maps attachments and the Set Element Elevation tool. The new sheet creation workflow is covered in-depth including placing Named Boundaries for creating single sheets or sheets along an element (e.g. an alignment graphic) and using Drawing and Sheet models that incorporate Drawing Boundaries. Generating a sheet index, formatting and placing a sheet index as a table, and printing the sheets is also covered. Other new features covered include: creating new Item Types, attaching items to elements and placing graphics with item information; text enhancements like Text Favorites and associative notes along with the new property driven annotation to quickly label graphics; creating Display Rules and applying these rules to enhance or hide graphics; creating reports using graphical properties or item data and placing reports as tables and formatting tables into drawing schedules; and importing Office documents and spreadsheets using improved features to format and edit this data as MicroStation text and line work while retaining association to the data.


To be successful, students should know have a good working knowledge of MicroStation V8i.

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