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MicroStation Tips & Tricks: Reference Attachment Tricks 3

Friday, 18 April 2014

Picture this: You’re working on your Design file, happily chugging along, when you notice something is amiss. Say a cell is aligned a little too much to the left. You go to select the cell, and it’s part of a read-only reference file! What to do?

Here’s a video that can help you save time, and solve that problem:

MicroStation Tips & Tricks: Reference Attachment Tricks 2

Friday, 11 April 2014

In this video, learn how to place solid shapes without concealing the elements in your reference files.

New in AutoCAD 2014: Fillet Command Enhancements

Friday, 11 April 2014

This AutoCAD 2014 tutorial shows you how to apply a fillet to any polyline, whether open or closed while maintaining the polyline’s existing state (closed or open).

MicroStation Reference Attachments Tricks

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Have you ever wanted to make MicroStation references appear dimmer (making the open design pop) or lay out 3D views and correctly display both visible and hidden edges?

This free MicroStation video tutorial gives step-by-step tips when working with MicroStation reference file attachments.

Tutorial: How to Draw Hidden Lines in AutoCAD

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Learning new short cuts and ways to be more efficient in your work is always beneficial. Four minutes watching a quick video could save you hours.

In this video you will discover a fast and easy way to draw hidden lines in AutoCAD.

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Print Multi-page PDFs, Directly from MicroStation!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

By Rick Sewell, Director of Customer Services

Here in Axiom Support Land, people regularly ask us whether we have a tool that will perform some specific task in MicroStation. Often the answer is “Yes”, and we show them the tool or point them in the right direction. Sometimes, the answer is “No” and our usual course of action is to write up a formal request to our Development Department to look into creating a tool that will do just what they need. A question that comes up as much as any other is, “Does Axiom have a utility that will …
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MicroStation Users Can Now Control Tag Data When Replacing Cells

Monday, 18 November 2013

Clearwater, Florida, USA — Axiom announces the release of a major enhancement to Global File Changer, which gives MicroStation users the ability to easily replace cells (such as title block cells) in hundreds of files in just minutes without losing any of the tag data.

MicroStation users need to replace cells for a variety of reasons. However, until now, tags containing important information that are associated to the original cell are often lost or in the wrong location when a new cell replaces it.

For example, many projects will have a title block cell that uses a tag set for the …
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Don’t Lose a Single Beat when Last-Minute Changes Threaten Your Project Deadlines

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Keep your CAD department singing — on your schedule!

Last-minute changes, particularly when CAD projects are approaching a submittal deadline, are something every CAD design department has to contend with. Here’s a typical, but simple example of what can happen: You have 150 design files in your project. You find out that several levels you’ve been using throughout the project are not going to be accepted by the customer and you need to move every element on those levels to a different level. You also discover that the font used for all the text, tags and dimensions has to be …
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Easily Clean Up Noisy Raster Reference Files

Friday, 6 September 2013

Without leaving MicroStation

By Eiren Smith, Professional Raster Reference File Wrangler

Do you work with scanned drawings, such as TIF or CIT graphics files, referenced to MicroStation DGN files? Do you notice that they never seem to be perfectly level and they’re often full of noise? Do you currently have to fix them outside of MicroStation, or in a complicated MicroStation add-on product like I/RAS B or Descartes? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to make this cleanup simple and easy?

Despeckle MicroStation Raster Files

Figure 1. Whether you need …
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Do Translations Between DGN and DWG Files Make You Want to Scream?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

How to get your composure back!

By Rick DeWitt, Lead Solutions Provider for the Men in Black Translations Team

I’ve talked to hundreds of AutoCAD users and even more MicroStation users over several decades and they all agree — the other guys do it wrong! Any time you have to fix something that shouldn’t have broken in the first place or worse, recreate something from scratch, the frustration can make you feel like you’re turning into a screaming space alien. Translations between DGN and DWG files can be incredibly frustrating for those who have to maintain CAD standards on the translated …
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