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Harnessing MicroStation V8I, 1st Edition

  • G.V. Krishnan
  • James Taylor
  • ISBN-10: 1435499840
  • ISBN-13: 9781435499843
  • 736 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 1999
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

This how-to and reference manual is guaranteed to put students on the fast track to mastering MICROSTATION! Cleverly engineered project and lab exercises harness the power of V8i functionality, guiding students 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 students at all levels.

Features

  • Updated artwork featuring the new interface.

  • Information covering BIM modeling improvements, OpenPlant Power PID , Integrated Structural Modeling, and Water Loss features which are highlighted in this new 8i release.

  • Sequence of topics is based on skill level progression rather than combinations of features to speed beginners to proficiency.

  • Lab exercises on the CD highlight new, state-of-the-art MicroStation V8i functionality while drawing attention to essential computer-aided drawing and design concepts.

  • Reality-driven, discipline-specific project exercises make it easy for readers to apply new skills when executing their own projects.

  • Handy appendices provide instant access to frequently used MicroStation tool boxes, key-in commands, alternate key-ins, and primitive commands.

  • Comprehensive coverage addresses all mission-critical tasks, including 2D and 3D drawing and editing, dimensioning, plotting, menu customization, and more!

About the Author

G.V. Krishnan

G. V. Krishnan is Director of the Applied Business & Technology Center at the University of Houston (Downtown). He has been teaching basic through advanced AutoCAD courses for than 20 years at one of the nation's largest authorized Autodesk Training Centers.

James Taylor

James E. Taylor has over twenty years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and has developed training and documentation for users of computer-aided engineering programs. He has taught MicroStation to new users in industry and at the college level.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.
2. Fundamentals I.
3. Fundamentals II.
4. Fundamentals III.
5. AccuDraw and SmartLine.
6. Manipulating a Group of Elements.
7. Placing Text.
8. Data Fields and Tags.Element.
9. Modification.Printing.Cells and Cell Libraries.
10. Patterning.Attaching References.
11. Special Features.
12. Customizing MicroStation.3D Design and Rendering.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Guide  (ISBN-10: 1435499832 | ISBN-13: 9781435499836)

The instructor's Guide serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Inside Microstation V8i  (ISBN-10: 1418020842 | ISBN-13: 9781418020842)

INSIDE MICROSTATION, V8I is an indispensable how-to and reference manual that provides students with the knowledge they need to optimize the power of MicroStation to solve today's design challenges. Mission-critical tools and functions in MicroStation are explained as well as the ways in which V8i features work together in the design environment. This book also emphasizes the use of AccuDraw, Bentley's patented user interface technology, in every aspect of the design process. Complete and practical coverage of 2D construction tools, 3D modeling and rendering techniques, customization, and MicroStation's VBA programming environment will give a competitive edge to students wanting to experience a real-world design environment. Because of its easy style, technical accuracy, and attention to detail, as well as its fast paced, highly engaging examples, exercises, and illustrations, INSIDE MICROSTATION V8i is the ultimate user guide for students at all levels.

Microsation V8 for AutoCADĀ® Users  (ISBN-10: 1418041823 | ISBN-13: 9781418041823)

This new text assists the student who has learned the AutoCAD product and now needs to make the transition from that environment to the MicroStation design format. Conversely, the text can be used to transition from MicroStation to AutoCAD. Each chapter presents a quick summary of a specific feature in AutoCAD, followed by the related feature in MicroStation. The student who must work with both products will find this text to be a solid basis for understanding how "the other side" thinks. Translating data between the two products, cross training, and other issues are discussed thoroughly.

Student Supplements

Inside Microstation V8i  (ISBN-10: 1418020842 | ISBN-13: 9781418020842)

INSIDE MICROSTATION, V8I is an indispensable how-to and reference manual that provides students with the knowledge they need to optimize the power of MicroStation to solve today's design challenges. Mission-critical tools and functions in MicroStation are explained as well as the ways in which V8i features work together in the design environment. This book also emphasizes the use of AccuDraw, Bentley's patented user interface technology, in every aspect of the design process. Complete and practical coverage of 2D construction tools, 3D modeling and rendering techniques, customization, and MicroStation's VBA programming environment will give a competitive edge to students wanting to experience a real-world design environment. Because of its easy style, technical accuracy, and attention to detail, as well as its fast paced, highly engaging examples, exercises, and illustrations, INSIDE MICROSTATION V8i is the ultimate user guide for students at all levels.

Microsation V8 for AutoCADĀ® Users  (ISBN-10: 1418041823 | ISBN-13: 9781418041823)

This new text assists the student who has learned the AutoCAD product and now needs to make the transition from that environment to the MicroStation design format. Conversely, the text can be used to transition from MicroStation to AutoCAD. Each chapter presents a quick summary of a specific feature in AutoCAD, followed by the related feature in MicroStation. The student who must work with both products will find this text to be a solid basis for understanding how "the other side" thinks. Translating data between the two products, cross training, and other issues are discussed thoroughly.