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Harnessing Microstation V8 XM Edition

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9781418053147

ISBN10:
1418053147
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/14/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

G.V. Krishnan is the Director of the Applied Business & Technology, Center at the University of Houston

Table of Contents

Introduction xix
Getting Started
1(44)
Starting Microstation V8 XM
1(1)
Beginning a New Design
2(4)
File Names
4(1)
Seed Files
5(1)
Opening an Existing Design File
6(1)
Opening a Design in Read-Only Mode
7(1)
Microstation Application Window
7(14)
Menus
8(2)
Tool Boxes
10(7)
Tool Settings Window
17(1)
Key-in Window
17(2)
Status Bar
19(1)
View Windows
20(1)
Input Methods
21(7)
Keyboard
21(4)
Pointing Devices
25(2)
Cursor Menu
27(1)
The Design Plane
28(1)
Working Units
29(4)
Custom Units
31(1)
Advanced Units Settings
32(1)
Creating Models
33(4)
Create a New Model/Sheet
34(2)
Copying an Existing Model/Sheet
36(1)
Edit Model/Sheet Properties
36(1)
Delete a Model/Sheet
36(1)
Import a Model/Sheet
37(1)
Drawing Properties
37(2)
Saving Changes and Exiting the Design File
39(2)
Saving the Design File Settings
40(1)
Existing the MicroStation Program
40(1)
Getting Help
41(1)
Contents
41(1)
Tool Index
42(1)
Online Support
42(1)
Enhancements in Microstation V8 XM
42(3)
Fundamentals I
45(30)
Objectives
45(1)
Placement Commands
45(19)
Place Line
45(2)
Place Block
47(3)
Place Shape
50(2)
Place Orthogonal Shape
52(1)
Place Circle
53(5)
Place Arc
58(6)
Manipulating Elements
64(3)
Delete Element
65(1)
Drop Element
66(1)
Precison Input
67(8)
Absolute Rectangular Coordinates
68(1)
Relative Rectangular Coordinates
69(1)
Relative Polar Coordinates
69(6)
Fundamentals II
75(68)
Objectives
75(1)
Drawing Tools
75(20)
The Grid System
75(5)
Axis Lock
80(1)
Snap Lock
81(10)
AccuSnap
91(4)
Element Attributes
95(16)
Levels
95(6)
Element Color
101(3)
Element Line Style
104(1)
Element Line Weight
105(1)
Element Transparency
106(1)
Element Priority
107(1)
Change Element Attributes
108(2)
Match Element Attributes
110(1)
View Control
111(13)
Update View
112(1)
Controlling the Design Area Displayed in the View
113(5)
Fit View
118(2)
Rotate View
120(2)
Pan View
122(1)
View Previous
122(1)
View Next
123(1)
Copy View
124(1)
View Windows and View Attributes
124(14)
Opening and Closing View Windows
125(1)
Arranging Open View Windows
126(1)
Changing the Tool Box Displayed on the View Windows
127(1)
Creating and Using View Window Groups
128(3)
Setting View Attributes
131(3)
Saving Views
134(4)
Undo and Redo
138(5)
Undo Tool
139(1)
Redo Tool
140(1)
Things to Consider Before Undoing
140(3)
Fundamentals III
143(60)
Objectives
143(1)
Placement Tools
143(11)
Place Ellipse
143(4)
Place Regular Polygon
147(4)
Place Point or Stream Curve
151(2)
Place Multi-line
153(1)
Element Modification
154(15)
Construct Circular Fillet
155(2)
Construct Chamfer
157(1)
Trim Elements
158(10)
Partial Delete
168(1)
Element Manipulation
169(22)
Copy Element
170(1)
Move Element
171(1)
Move Parallel Element
172(2)
Scale Element
174(5)
Rotate Element
179(5)
Mirror Element
184(3)
Construct Array
187(4)
Text Placement
191(12)
Place Text
191(1)
Tool Settings window
192(5)
Place Text by Origin
197(1)
Keyboard Shortcuts for the Text Editor window
198(5)
AccuDraw and SmartLine
203(30)
Objectives
203(1)
Getting to Know AccuDraw
203(10)
Start and Stop AccuDraw
203(2)
Key-In Shortcuts
205(1)
The AccuDraw Compass
205(3)
The AccuDraw Settings Box
208(3)
The Popup Calculator
211(2)
Smart Lock
213(1)
Change AccuDraw Settings
213(9)
Operation
213(2)
Display
215(3)
Coordinates
218(2)
AccuDraw Shortcuts
220(2)
Working with AccuDraw
222(4)
Example of Simple Placement
222(1)
Moving the Compass Origin
223(1)
Using Tentative Points with AccuDraw
223(1)
Rotating the AccuDraw Plane
224(1)
Placing Elements with AccuDraw Active
224(1)
Manipulating Elements with AccuDraw Active
225(1)
Place Smartline Tool
226(7)
The SmartLine Tool Settings Box
227(3)
Using SmartLine with AccuDraw
230(3)
Manipulating a Group of Elements
233(34)
Element Selection Tools
233(15)
Mode Tools
234(3)
Method Tools
237(4)
Select Elements by Attributes
241(2)
Consolidate Elements into a Group
243(1)
Ungroup Consolidated Elements
244(1)
Locking Selected Elements
244(1)
Unlock Selected Elements
245(1)
Drag Selected Elements to a New Position
245(1)
Drag an Element Handle to Change Its Shape
246(1)
Manipulation Tools with Previously Selected Elements
247(1)
Change the Attributes of Selected Elements
248(1)
Fence Manipulation
248(19)
Fence Types
248(4)
Fence Mode
252(3)
Modify a Fence's Shape or Location
255(3)
Remove the Active Fence
258(1)
Manipulate Fence Contents
258(4)
Named Fences
262(5)
Placing Text, Data Fields and Tags
267(58)
Place Text
267(9)
Setting Text Attributes
267(1)
The Place Text Methods Menu
268(8)
Place Note
276(4)
Place Note Settings
276(4)
Placing a Note with Multiple Leaders
280(1)
Single-Character Fractions
280(2)
Text Styles
282(11)
Select a Text Style
282(1)
Create and Maintain Text Styles
283(1)
Text Styles Box Parts
283(1)
Create a New Text Style
284(1)
Modify an Existing Text Style
284(1)
Delete a Style
285(1)
The Text Style Tabs
285(8)
Importing Text Styles
293(1)
Import Text
293(2)
Text Manipulation Tools
295(6)
Spell Checker
295(2)
Edit Text Elements
297(1)
Match Text Attributes
298(1)
Change Text Attributes
298(1)
Display Text Attributes
299(1)
Copy/Increment Text
300(1)
Text Nodes
301(3)
View Text Nodes
301(1)
Place Text Nodes
302(1)
Fill In Text Nodes
303(1)
Data Fields
304(5)
Data Field Character
304(1)
Data Field View Attribute
305(1)
Set Justification for Data Field Contents
305(1)
Fill In Data Fields
306(1)
Copy Data Fields
307(1)
Copy and Increment Data Fields
308(1)
Edit Text in a Data Field
309(1)
Tags
309(16)
Tag Terms
310(1)
Create a Tag Set and Tags
311(2)
Maintain Tag Set Definitions
313(1)
Attach Tags to Elements
313(2)
Edit Tags
315(1)
Review Tags
316(1)
Change Tags
317(2)
Create Tag Reports
319(3)
Tag Libraries
322(3)
Element Modification
325(50)
Extending Elements
325(5)
Extending Lines
325(2)
Extending Elements to Intersection
327(1)
Extending Element to Intersection
328(2)
Modifying Vertices
330(4)
Modifying Elements
330(2)
Deleting Vertices
332(2)
Inserting Vertices
334(1)
Modifying Arcs
334(3)
Modifying An Arc Radius
335(1)
Modifying Arc Angle
335(1)
Modifying Arc Axis
336(1)
Creating Complex Chains
337(4)
Manual Method
338(1)
Automatic Method
339(2)
Creating Complex Shapes
341(3)
Manual Method
341(1)
Automatic Method
342(2)
Creating Regions
344(6)
Flood Method
345(1)
Union Method
346(1)
Intersection Method
347(1)
Difference Method
348(2)
Dropping Complex Chains and Shapes
350(1)
Multi-Line Styles
351(9)
Multi-Line Style Components
351(1)
The Multi-Line Styles Settings Box
351(5)
Changing a Style Changes Placed Elements
356(1)
Create a Multi-Line Style
356(4)
Modifying Multi-Line Joints
360(15)
Constructing Closed Cross Joints
360(1)
Constructing Open Cross Joints
361(1)
Constructing Merged Cross Joints
362(1)
Constructing Closed Tee Joints
363(1)
Constructing Open Tee Joints
364(1)
Constructing Merged Tee Joints
365(1)
Constructing Corner Joints
366(1)
Cutting Single Component Lines
367(1)
Cutting All Component Lines
368(1)
Uncutting Component Lines
369(1)
Multi-Line Partial Delete
369(1)
Moving Multi-line Profiles
370(2)
Editing Multi-line Caps
372(3)
Measurement and Dimensioning
375(72)
Measurement Tools
375(13)
Measure Distance
375(4)
Measure Radius
379(1)
Measure Angle
380(1)
Measure Length
380(1)
Measure Area
381(5)
Element Information
386(2)
Dimensioning
388(36)
Dimensioning Terminology
389(1)
Associative Dimensioning
390(1)
Alignment Controls
391(1)
Dimension Styles
392(1)
Linear Dimensioning
392(9)
Angular Dimensioning
401(9)
Dimension Radial
410(7)
Dimension Element
417(1)
Miscellaneous Dimensions
418(6)
Dimension Settings
424(20)
Geometry Related Settings
425(6)
Units Related Settings
431(3)
Text Related Settings
434(4)
Symbology Related Settings
438(1)
Advanced Settings
439(3)
Match Dimension Settings
442(1)
Change Dimensions
443(1)
Dimension Audit
444(3)
Printing
447(28)
Overview of the Printing Process
447(2)
Printing from Microstation
449(6)
Selecting the Area of the Design to Print
450(1)
Setting the Vector Output Color
451(1)
Selecting a Printer and Paper Size
451(1)
Print Scale and Position
452(1)
Setting Print Attributes
453(1)
Printing the Design
454(1)
Saving a Print Configuration
455(1)
Pen Tables
456(7)
Creating a Pen Table
456(1)
Renaming a Pen Table Section
457(1)
Inserting a New Pen Table Section
457(1)
Deleting a Pen Table Section
458(1)
Modifying a Pen Table Section
458(5)
Batch Printing
463(12)
Setting Print Specifications
464(8)
Design Files to Print
472(3)
Cells and Cell Libraries
475(48)
Cells
475(1)
Cell Libraries
476(5)
Creating a New Cell Library
476(2)
Attaching Cell Libraries
478(3)
Creating Cells
481(4)
Steps for Creating a Cell
482(3)
Graphic and Point Cell Types
485(1)
Active Cells
485(15)
Place Cells
486(6)
Place Active Line Terminator
492(1)
Point Placement
493(7)
Cell Selector
500(10)
Opening the Cell Selector Box
501(1)
Invoking Tools from the Cell Selector Box
502(1)
Customizing the Cell Selector
502(5)
Creating and Using Cell Selector Files
507(3)
Cell Housekeeping
510(5)
Identify Cell
510(1)
Replace Cells
511(2)
Drop Complex Status
513(1)
Drop Fence Contents
514(1)
Fast Cells View
515(1)
Library Housekeeping
515(3)
Edit a Cell's Name and Description
516(1)
Delete a Cell from the Library
517(1)
Compress the Attached Cell Library
517(1)
Create a New Version of a Cell
518(1)
Shared Cells
518(5)
Turn on the Shared Cell Feature
519(1)
Determine Which Cells Are Shared
519(1)
Declare a Cell to Be Shared
519(1)
Place Shared Cells
520(1)
Turn a Shared Cell into an Unshared Cell
520(1)
Delete the Shared Cell Copy from the Design File
521(2)
Patterning
523(22)
Controlling the View of Patterns
523(1)
Patterning Tools
524(13)
Hatch Area tool
525(9)
Crosshatch Area tool
534(1)
Pattern Area tool
535(2)
Using the Area Settings to Create Holes
537(2)
Changing an Element's Area
538(1)
Delete Patterns
539(1)
Match Pattern Attributes
540(1)
Change Pattern
540(1)
Show Pattern Attributes
541(1)
Filling an Element
542(3)
Changing the Fill Type of an Existing Element
543(2)
Attaching References
545(34)
Overview of References
545(2)
Examples of Using References
545(1)
Reference Manipulations
546(1)
Access the Reference Tools
546(1)
List the Attached References
547(1)
Attaching a Reference
547(8)
Attach Reference Dialog Box Options
549(6)
References Settings Box
555(5)
Tools Menu
555(1)
Settings Menu
556(4)
Reference Manipulation Tools
560(13)
Selecting the Reference
560(1)
Clipping a Reference
561(1)
Masking a Reference
562(1)
Deleting a Reference Clip
563(1)
Reloading a Reference
564(1)
Moving a Reference
564(2)
Copying a Reference
566(1)
Scaling a Reference
567(2)
Rotating a Reference
569(2)
Mirroring a Reference
571(1)
Detaching a Reference
572(1)
Using Standard Manipulation Tools
573(2)
Creating Sheet Models
575(4)
Special Features
579(74)
Graphic Groups
579(4)
Create or Add to a Graphic Group
580(1)
Create a New Graphic Group from Selected Elements
581(1)
Using the Element Manipulation Tools with Graphic Groups
581(1)
Dropping Elements from a Graphic Group
582(1)
Named Groups
583(9)
Change Propagation
584(1)
Named Groups List Box
585(3)
Create a Named Group
588(2)
Adding Elements to a Named Group
590(1)
Remove Elements from a Named Group
591(1)
Selection by Attributes
592(4)
Select By Attributes Dialog Box
593(1)
Selection by Levels
593(1)
Selection by Types
593(1)
Selection by Symbology
594(1)
Selection Modes
594(1)
Select by Properties Dialog Box
595(1)
Select by Tags Dialog Box
595(1)
Executing Selection Criteria
596(1)
Data Cleanup
596(6)
General Settings
598(1)
Duplicates Settings
599(1)
Overlaps Settings
600(1)
Gaps Settings
601(1)
Change the Highlight and Pointer Color
602(1)
Import and Export Drawings in Other Formats
603(4)
Supported Formats
604(1)
Opening a File of Another File Format
605(1)
Saving a Design File Using Another File Format
606(1)
Import and Export Other Formats into an Open Design File
607(1)
Autocad Interoperability
607(1)
Manipulating Images
608(3)
Annotation Tools
611(16)
Annotate Tool Box
612(3)
Detailing Symbols
615(7)
XYZ Text Tool Box
622(5)
Dimension-Driven Design
627(17)
Example of a Constrained Design
628(1)
Dimension-Driven Design Terms
629(1)
Dimension-Driven Design Tools
630(1)
Creating a Dimension-Driven Design
631(11)
Modifying a Dimension-Driven Design
642(2)
Creating a Dimension-Driven Cell
644(1)
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
644(6)
Embedding MicroStation Elements in another Document
645(1)
Inserting Objects in a MicroStation Design File
645(4)
Updating Objects in a MicroStation Design File
649(1)
Maintaining Objects in a MicroStation Design File
649(1)
Design Management Features
650(3)
Approving Designs
650(1)
Checking Design Standards
650(1)
Track Design Changes
650(1)
Archive Designs
651(2)
Customizing MicroStation
653(62)
Settings Groups
653(10)
Selecting a Settings Group and Component
654(1)
Attaching a Settings Group File
655(1)
Managing a Settings Group
655(8)
Level Filters
663(2)
Creating a New Filter
664(1)
Creating Filter Criteria
664(1)
Element Templates
665(1)
Custom Line Styles
665(13)
The Line Styles Settings Box
666(1)
The Line Style Editor Settings Box
666(12)
Workspaces
678(9)
Setting Up the Active Workspace
679(2)
Setting User Preferences
681(1)
Working with Configuration Variables
682(4)
Customizing the User Interface
686(1)
Function Keys
687(2)
Creating and Modifying Function Key Definitions
688(1)
Fonts
689(2)
Selecting the Source Font Files
690(1)
Selecting the Destination Fonts File
691(1)
Importing Fonts
691(1)
Microstation Environment Packages
691(6)
Project Explorer and Link Sets
693(2)
Maintaining Link Sets
695(2)
Associate Files
697(1)
The MicroStation Drag/Drop Tab
697(1)
The MicroStation Link Tab
698(1)
Launching the Web Browser and Opening Files Remotely
698(4)
Remote Opening of a File
701(1)
Publishing Microstation Data to the Internet
702(6)
Creating HTML Files from Design File Saved Views
702(2)
Creating HTML File from Design File Snapshot
704(1)
Creating HTML File from Cell Library
705(2)
Creating HTML File from Basic Macros
707(1)
Linking Geometry to Internet Urls
708(4)
Attaching Link to a Geometry
709(1)
Displaying Links
710(1)
Connecting to URLs
710(1)
Edit Engineering Link
711(1)
Delete Engineering Link
712(1)
Scripts and Macros
712(3)
Scripts
712(1)
Macros
713(2)
3D Design and Rendering
715(52)
What is 3D?
715(1)
Creating a 3D Design File
716(2)
View Rotation
718(2)
Rotate View
718(1)
Changing View Rotation from the View Rotation Settings Box
718(1)
Rotating View by Key-in
719(1)
Design Cube
720(1)
Display Depth
721(2)
Fitting Display Depth to Design File Elements
723(1)
Active Depth
723(2)
Setting Active Depth
723(2)
Boresite Lock
725(1)
Precision Inputs
725(2)
Drawing Coordinate System
726(1)
View Coordinate System
726(1)
Auxiliary Coordinate Systems (ACS)
727(8)
Precision Input Key-in
729(1)
Defining an ACS
730(2)
Rotating the Active ACS
732(1)
Moving the Active ACS
733(1)
Selecting the Active ACS
733(1)
Saving an ACS
734(1)
3D Primitives
735(8)
Display Method and Surface Rule Lines
735(1)
Selection of Solids and Surfaces
736(1)
Place Slab
736(1)
Place Sphere
737(1)
Place Cylinder
738(1)
Place Cone
739(2)
Place Torus
741(1)
Place Wedge
742(1)
Changing the Status---Solid or Surface
743(1)
Using AccuDraw in 3D
743(2)
Projected Surfaces
745(1)
Extrude Along a Path
746(1)
Surface of Revolution
747(1)
Shell Solid
748(1)
Thicken to Solid
749(1)
Placing 2D Elements
750(1)
Creating Composite Solids
750(5)
Union Operation
750(2)
Intersection Operation
752(1)
Difference Operation
753(2)
Change Normal
755(1)
Modify Solid
755(1)
Remove Faces
756(1)
Cut Solid
757(1)
Construct a Fillet
758(2)
Construct a Chamfer
760(1)
Placing Text
761(1)
Fence Manipulations
762(1)
Cell Creation and Placement
762(1)
Dimensioning
762(1)
Rendering
762(4)
Setting Up Cameras
763(1)
Placement of Light Sources
764(1)
Rendering Methods
765(1)
Drawing Composition
766(1)
Appendix A 767(2)
Appendix B 769(14)
Appendix C 783(4)
Index 787


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