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Trim And Intellitrim 101
Trim And Intellitrim 101
Trimming single or multiple elements, IntelliTrim in MicroStation.
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Automatically Update Spreadsheet Links Every Time Microstation Files Are Opened
Automatically Update Spreadsheet Links Every Time Microstation Files Are Opened
One of the problems that MicroStation users face is that MicroStation's LiveLinks software often does not automatically update spreadsheet or word processing data when a MicroStation file [in which this data is linked] is opened. The data is not automatically updated even though the spreadsheet or word processing file has been modified and saved after the import. In addition, the links created with LiveLinks, if later unlinked, tend to create unselectable elements in a design file.
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Productivity Corner: Microstation Makes It Easy To Preview, Print Your Designs
Productivity Corner: Microstation Makes It Easy To Preview, Print Your Designs
Early in the design process, hard copy remains popular choice for collaboration. During all stages of design, you must be able to control print scale, which greatly affects certain design elements, such as text, cells, and dimensions. All in all, printing is a significant part of design.
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The Stretch Command
The Stretch Command
** Free Login Required ** Here is a simple workflow for modifying elements using the stretch command in combination with the scale tool.
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Change A Text String Across Hundreds Of Microstation Files With Global File Changer
Change A Text String Across Hundreds Of Microstation Files With Global File Changer
Using regular MicroStation tools, changing the text string "Kennedy Boulevard" to "Kennedy Boulevard/State Road 1" in one text element is a fast and painless task. Having to change all instances of this string in one MicroStation file is not a welcomed task, but it's still a bearable one. But what if this string had to be replaced across 250 MicroStation files? Doing this task could take a great amount of time and waste valuable human resources.
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Controlling The Origin Of A Copy/paste
Controlling The Origin Of A Copy/paste
Creating the origin when copying design elements will help you paste the elements in the next drawing.
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Anatomy Of Xm Priorities
Anatomy Of Xm Priorities
MicroStation tutorial to set display priorities as element, level, or reference priorities.
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Recover Missing Elements From Your Microstation Files
Recover Missing Elements From Your Microstation Files
Has this ever happened to you? You've been working on a design file for weeks. You've filled it with elements to your heart's content. One fine morning, you load the file in MicroStation, and your eyes open wide in dismay. Hundreds of elements are missing from your design! What happened? Your design file fell pray to file corruption.
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Use Filefixer To Immunize Your Files Against File Corruption
Use Filefixer To Immunize Your Files Against File Corruption
Even though MicroStation has become less prone to corrupting its files through the years, MicroStation aborts like end-of-file missing errors, unselectable elements and other such anomalies still occur. These problems are the reasons why Axiom developed FileFixer 7.7, in which the new Immunize feature debuted (read the November 2000 issue of MicroStation Today for more on Immunize).
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Easily Trim Elements Using The Trim Element Tool.
Easily Trim Elements Using The Trim Element Tool.
Do you have new users that don`t really get the IntelliTrim tool yet? Here is an easy way to trim several elements very quickly using the MicroStation Trim Element command along with the PowerSelector tool. [Note: You can also use the regular Element Selection tool to select multiple elements. Just hold down the key while you select your elements.]
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Productivity Corner: Microstation V8 Lets You Interactively Create And Audit Working Drawings
Productivity Corner: Microstation V8 Lets You Interactively Create And Audit Working Drawings
The MicroStation V8 dimension toolbox has consolidated many of the dimensioning tools used in prior versions. There has also been a change to the traditional dimension placement order for linear dimensions. Each dimension has a new behavior whereby the selection of a linear or radial element will automatically display the appropriate dimensioning tool. Let`s explore the new MicroStation Dimension toolbox and its changes.
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Automatically Correct Cad Standards Inconsistencies
Automatically Correct Cad Standards Inconsistencies
As many of you may know, SpecChecker is Axiom`s solution to CAD standards inconsistencies. Based on rules created by you, SpecChecker can automatically identify and correct every design file element that does not conform to your CAD standards, in one or in hundreds of files at a time.
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Bringing Elements To The Front
Bringing Elements To The Front
For plotting or display, you may need to bring an element to the front...
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Named Groups
Named Groups
Creating named groups and using elements from a reference file in a named group in MicroStation.
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Uncover Obscured Elements In Multiple Files
Uncover Obscured Elements In Multiple Files
In this issue of MicroStation Today, I will show you how to use Global File Changer to run a different product, SequenceEditor on any group of design files. Global File Changer is used, simply, to make bulk changes to any group of design files automatically. Global File Changer's main strengths lie in three major areas.
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