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Bentley MicroStation V8i Beginner, Level 2 & 3D Tutorial

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Beginners MicroStation V8i
Duration: 11 Hours, 71 Lessons

Bentley Microstation V8i Level 2
Duration: 12.25 hours, 109 Lessons

Bentley MicroStation V8i 3D
Duration: 12.25 hours, 153 Lessons
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Contents from Beginners Microstation V8i
Getting Started With Microstation
Tutor Bio

Startup And Interface Screen
Opening A New Design File
Dialog And Settings Boxes
Looking At Models
Saving And Closing

Mice, Tools, And Elements
Mice, Tools, And Elements
Working With Tool Boxes
Basic Tools Tryout
Controlling View Windows

Selecting Elements
Selecting Elements
Deleting And Undeleting

Snaps, Tentative Points, And AccuSnap
Snaps And Snap Settings
Keypoints Are The Key
The Other Snap Modes
Snapping Manually

Design Plane, Working Units, And Dimension Input
The Design Plane
Setting Working Units
Entering Precise Dimensions

Understanding AccuDraw
Working On The Drawing Plane
Shortcut - Lesson 1: Keys
Shortcut - Lesson 2: Exercises
Constraining Data Points
The Essential O Key
Snap Shortcuts And Unit Roundoff
Using The Popup Calculator

Absolute Coordinates And Grids
Using Absolute Coordinates
Setting And Using The Grid

Polygons Arcs And Ellipses
Blocks, Shapes, And Polygons
Placing Arcs
Placing Ellipses
Arc Editing Tools

Smartline Lines
Smartline Arcs

Element Symbology
Element Color, Weight, Transparency, And Priority
Setting Line Styles
Fills And Element Class
Elements On Levels
Level Overrides And Custom Line Scales
Editing Element Attributes And Filtering Levels
Modify Line Style Attributes And Fill Colours

Advanced Element Selection
Building Fences
More Selection Tools And Selection Groups

Advanced Element Selection
Moving And Copying With Precision
Scale, Rotate, And Mirror Elements
Arraying Elements
Align, Stretch, Move Parallel, And Move To Contact Tools

The Manipulate Tool Box
The Modify Element Tool
Partial Deletions, Break, Extend, And Trim To Intersection
Trimming And Extending Elements
Vertices, Fillets, And Chamfers

Measuring Elements
Measuring Elements
Five Drawing Exercises

Text Settings And Fonts
Text Placement
Plotted Vs Design Text Heights
Placing Notes With Arrows And Leaders
Text Editing Tools

Dimension Settings - Geometry And Units
Dimension Settings - Text, Symbology, And Advanced
Dimension Element Tool
Dimension Linear Tools
Dealing With Small Dimensions
Dimensions And The Modify Element Tool
Editing Dimension Values
Angular And Radial Dimensions
Additional Tools

Plotting And Printing
Printing Setup
A Working Print Example
Editing Printer Driver Files
Bentley MicroStation v8 Tutorial Wrap Up
Contents from the Microstation V8i Level 2
Getting Started
Introduction To The Level 2 Course
Units Of Measure, Design Files, And Settings

Working With The Key-In Dialog Box
Key-Ins By Direct Entry

Advanced Accudraw
Adding And Naming Custom Shortcuts
How To Edit Short Cuts
More On Orthographic Views
Accudraw's Settings Menus

Advanced Dimensioning
Inserting, Deleting, And Associating Dimensions
Placing Dimensions In Rotated Views
Saving Dimension Settings As Styles
Placing Geometric Tolerances
Plotting Drawings At Multiple Scales
The Dimension Audit Tool And Annotation Scale

Advanced Annotation
Additional Text Placement Methods
Create And Save Text Styles
Using Text Nodes
Text Number Increments And Data Fields
Importing Text Files To Your Design
Checking Spelling And Finding And Replace Text
Annotation Tool Box Options

Reference Files And Models
What Are Models And Reference Files
Create Two New Design Files
Attach A Title Block
Scale And Move Attached Reference Files
Add Annotation To Attached Files
Additional Tools And Clipping And Masking
Copying Attachments And Elements
Attachment Hierarchies And Level Display
Saved Views And Orthographics
Additional Reference Settings And Working Units
Looking At Models
Reference And Model Exercise - Lesson 1
Reference And Model Exercise - Lesson 2
Reference And Model Exercise - Lesson 3
Understanding Annotation Scale
Full Size Title Blocks
Models And View Groups
Additional Information

Microstation's Cell Libraries
Placing Cells
Placing Shared Cells
Using The Cell Selector
Other Cell Placement Tools
Create Your Own Cells And Libraries
Changing A Cell's Content
More Cell Information
Cell Exercise

Adding Tags To Designs
Editing Tags
An Exercise With The Change Tags Tool
Generating Tag Data Reports

Complex Elements And Regions
Smartlines, Complex Chains & Elements - Lesson 1
Smartlines, Complex Chains & Elements - Lesson 2
Complex Shape Exercise
Creating Regions (Boolean Operations)
Dropping Complex Elements

Understanding Hatches And Patterns
Single-Line Hatches And Cross-Hatches
Patterning Methods
Patterning With Cells
Creating Your Own Patterns
Pattern Attributes And Deletion
Patterning Around Holes
Show, Match, And Change Pattern Attributes
Using The Linear Pattern Tool

Understanding Multi-Lines
Multi-Lines Exercise - Exterior Walls
Multi-Lines Exercise - Interior Walls
How To Edit Wall Junctions
Adding Windows And Doors
Additional Multi-Line Tools And Techniques

Custom Line Styles
The Basic Process Of Custom Line Creation
First Step - Create The Buoy Symbol And Point Component
Second Step - Create The New Stroke Pattern
Third Step - Associate The Symbol With The Stroke Pattern
Fourth Step - Create The Compound Component
Create New Resource Libraries
Additional Information And Exercises

Curves - Tool Boxes And General Tools
Placing Composite Curves
Curves By A Formula And Editing Curves

Placing An Active Point
More Placement Tools

Creating Active Element Templates.
Creating Design Libraries
Locking Element Template Attributes
The Standards Checker
Using The Standards Checker
Creating Custom Tool Boxes
Creating Custom Task Lists
User Interfaces

Project Explorer
Starting Project Explorer
Adding Links To Project Explorer
Opening Links In Project Explorer
Adding Additional Links
Managing Links
Directory Links And The Model Links

Miscellaneous Items
Auxiliary Coordinate System (ACS)
Viewing ACS Orientations
Rotating Views
AutoCAD Files In Microstation
Assigning Functions To Function Keys
Packaging Design Files
Design History
Apply Data Cleanup
Named Groups, Display Sets, And Quicksets
Excel In Microstation

About The Trainer
About the Microstation Tutor
Contents from the Microstation V8i 3D
Getting Started
Introduction To The 3D Level 3 Course
About The Tutor

Models And Views
Units Of Measure
Design File Settings
The Design Cube
The View Windows
Drawing A Step Block
The Extra Views And Dynamic Rotation
View Coordinates And View Rotations
Setting The Active Depth
Setting The Display Depth
Clip Volumes
Clip Masks

Accudraw In 3D
View Compass Orientation
Design Cube Orientation
Design Cube Orientation With The E Shortcut
Sloping Faces And Exercises
Auxiliary Coordinate System - Lesson 1
Auxiliary Coordinate System - Lesson 2
3D Point Input

3D Primitive Tools
Slab Solid
Shading The Slabs
Non-Orthographic Slab Exercise
Sphere Solid
Cylinder Solid
Cone Solid
Torus Solid
Wedge And Pyramid Solids
Elliptical, Ellipsoid, And Polyhedron Solids
Manipulate And Modify Tools

Create Solids Tools
Extrusion Tool - Lesson 1
Extrusion Tool - Lesson 2
Rotating An Extrusion
Stretching Elements
Extrusion Spin Angle
Extrusion Scale Exercise
Extrusions And Holes
Extrusion Exercise - Lesson 1
Extrusion Exercise - Lesson 2
Solids By Revolution
Reusing Profiles
Full And Partial Solids Exercise
Solid By Extrusion Along Tool
Coat Hanger Exercise
Thicken Surface Tool
Linear Solids

Modify Solids Tools
Draw On Solid And Modify Solid Tools - Lesson 1
Modify Solid - Lesson 2
Delete Solid Entity And Taper Face Tools
Shell Solid And Replace Face
Boolean Tools - Unite Solids
Boolean Tools - Intersect Solids
Boolean Tools - Subtract Solids
Trim Solids
Cut Solids By Curves
Fillet Edges
Chamfer Edges And Edit Primitives Tools
Solids Exercises

Solids Utility Tools
Convert To Solid
Align 3D Elements - Lesson 1
Align 3D Elements - Lesson 2
Extract Faces Or Edges
Change Smart Solid Display And Remove Entity By Size

Create Surfaces
Creating B-Splines
Surface Display
Primitive Surfaces
Create Surfaces Tools

Free-Form Surfaces
Loft Surface - Lesson 1
Loft Surface - Lesson 2
Loft Surface - Lesson 3
Loft Surface - Lesson 4
Loft Surface - Lesson 5
Swept Surface Along Curves - Lesson 1
Swept Surface Along Curves - Lesson 2
Swept Surface Along Curves - Lesson 3
Helical Surface And Loft Rectangle To Circle Tools
Surface By Network Of Curves
Construct Surface By Edges Or By Corner Points
B-Spline Surface By Points
Planar Surface By Points

Modify Surfaces
Trim Surfaces
Trim Surfaces By Curves
Untrim Surface And Stitch Surfaces
Offset Surface, Change Surface Normal, And Extend Surface
Merge Surfaces And Fillet Surfaces
Fillet Surfaces Along Curves And Blend Surfaces Tools
Modify B-Spline Surface And Surface Utilities Tool Boxes
Mesh Tools

2D/3D, Cells And Patterning
Exporting 2D/3D Designs
3D Cells
Googles 3D Warehouse And Sketchup

Drawing Composition
General Concepts
Setup The Bushing Design - Lesson 1
Setup The Bushing Design - Lesson 2
Fence Clip Method
Cached Lines Display
Place Fitted Sections Method - Lesson 1
Place Fitted Sections Method - Lesson 2
Place Fitted Sections Method - Lesson 3
Hypermodels - Lesson 1
Hypermodels - Lesson 2
Dimensions In Sheets
Copy-Fold Reference Tool

Perspective Views And Basic Camera Setup
Perspective Projections
Change View Perspective Tool
Camera Perspective - Exterior
Camera Perspective - Interior

Lights And Advanced Camera Settings
Luxology Rendering Introduction
Lights Types
Placing Lights - Lesson 1
Placing Lights - Lesson 2
Area Lights
Saving Rendered Views
Advanced Camera Setups

Material Assignments
Table Exercise And Material Options
Material Definitions
Assign Materials By Level And Color - Lesson 1
Assign Materials By Level And Color - Lesson 2
Assign Materials As Attributes
Bowl And Table Materials
High Quality Render
Procedural Textures And Additional Information

Advanced Rendering Setup
Import And Edit The House Design
Editing 3D Cells
Inserting 3D Cells
Edit And Move 3D Cells And Elements
Render An Interior Camera View
Walls, Floor, And Ceiling Materials
Adding A Window
Applying Exterior Finishes
Multi-Layer Materials

Luxology Photo-Realistic Rendering
Introduction To Photo-Realistic Rendering
Default Render Setups
Adding Sunlight (Directional Light)
Volume Effects - Spot Lights
Volume Effects - Directional Light And North Direction
Special Material Effects - Lesson 1
Special Material Effects - Lesson 2
Luxology Exteriors
Background Settings
Environmental Settings - Lesson 1
Environmental Settings - Lesson 2
Housing Survey Drawing
Adding A Sun Image
Adding Fog To A Scene

Solar Studies And Flythroughs
Solar Studies
Shadow Movies
Final Thoughts
  • Tutor: Peter Mann
  • Duration: 36 hours
  • Video lessons: 333
  • Product code: 01721
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Gain a detailed insight into how to use the innovative tools that MicroStation has to offer and learn how to use them to create professional 2D and 3D CAD design with the help of this comprehensive bundle course.

Commencing from the absolute basics, expert Microstation tutor Peter Mann uses step-by-step training videos to help explain and demonstrate the important concepts throughout.

In the beginners course there is eleven hours of tuition that includes a tour of the workspace, an overview of the basic tools and other fundamentals such as getting to grips with Accudraw. Trainer Peter also covers creating shapes, scaling, rotating, learning dimensioning and a whole lot more.

In the Level 2 course that spans over twelve hours of training, your will learn some of the more advanced techniques and tools at your disposal. Peter also covers lessons on advanced dimensioning and annotation, composite curves, reference files and models, creating complex shapes, how to add tags to designs, patterning explained and more.

In the Level 3 (3D) course Peter explains how to correctly use the 3D tools and 3D features that are at your disposal.

The same Microstation files that the trainer works with are also included with the DVD and download purchase allowing you to work in parallel with the tutors on-screen instructions.

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