Inside MicroStation: Updated for MicroStation/J and ProjectBank DGN and Introducing, Volume 8

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Computer-aided design - 649 pages
Updated for MS/J (including ProjectBank DGN), today's most popular MicroStation tutorial and reference manual has been thoughtfully updated for users who want to make optimal use of MicroStation. As in prior editions, the tutorials enable the reader to focus in on productivity-enhancing features such as proper design setup, configuring reference files, final output (plotting/printing, web output), production enhancements (e.g., AccuDraw, IntelliTrim, Power Selector, Annotation), and enterprise deployment.
 

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Contents

GETTING STARTED
3
Chapter
6
LIST OF EXERCISES
12
Chapter
17
A SAMPLE DESIGN SESSION
53
Chapter
58
Chaper
68
Chapter
80
COMPLEX ELEMENTS WORKING WITH CELLS
325
Placing a Cell
330
Building a Cell
336
Displaying Text Nodes
349
Using Cells Text and Enter Data Fields
358
Using the Create Region Tool
368
REFERENCE FILES BRINGING
381
Reviewing a Floor Plan
404

WORKING WITH WORKING UNITS
87
Setting Working Units
100
LEARNING THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE
111
Placing a Circle by Edge
133
Chapter
138
Using Keypoint and Nearest Snaps to Build a Picture Frame
159
Understanding Grids
171
2D BASICS PART 2 MASTERING PRECISION INPUT
175
Using a View Manipulation Command
195
Moving About in the Drawing
206
Scaling a Circle
214
Mirroring an Object
224
Fence Manipulations
232
2D BASICS PART 3 MORE ABOUT MICROSTATIONS
239
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS
309
Creating a Flower Vase
310
Creating the Slot
317
Mirroring Drawing Details
323
Attaching the Drawing Format
411
DETAILING TOOLS FINISHING A DESIGN
413
Linear Dimensioning a Mechanical Part
443
Dimensioning the Bracket Drawing
452
Creating Your Own Dimension Component
460
PUBLISHING YOUR WORK
475
PART HI BEYOND BASIC DESIGN
497
View Rotation Along the Z Axis
509
Setting the Active Depth
519
Orientation in the Design Cube
533
INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE RENDERING
565
Determining OpenGL Support
572
Working with the Assign Materials Settings Box
590
CUSTOMIZING MICROSTATION
597
Creating a Settings Group
610
INDEX
631
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