Below are some links to other sites with helpful information.
BUGVA_Collection is a collection of Applications, Tools, & helpful information.
BUGVA Members have put together a collection of Applications, Tools, and helpful information to be made available for download, installation and use by any Bentley Connect Edition product users. MSVoiceCommands is included in the collection.
If you have anything that you would like to add to this collection for sharing please contact BUGVA through our contact page.
We keep updating this with error corrections, improvements, and additions. Collection last updated 17/12/2020
Import Points CE mVBA Released to MicroStation Users
MSVoiceCommands – A Voice Command Console for MicroStation and MicroStation based Design Applications
Bentley Systems has now released MSVoiceCommands for use with Connect Edition MicroStation based products and it can be downloaded from here.
Been looking for the old cellutil.ma in connect edition, it has been replaced by Place Cell Index Tool, check it out here
Bentley Webinars – On-Demand
Searchable webinars of all descriptions
Find Training for all Bentley products
You can find Training courses and videos for all Bentley products here.
Updated 31/8/2020. Minor adjustment made to get better accuracy over larger areas, the updated method is exactly the same as VicRoads use now.
We are now required to geographically position many our projects using MGA 2020 coordinate system and we are finding that we can’t re-project our data from an older system. Alas, there is a method available within the Bentley Connect Edition products, and our committee member Lorys Lea has kindly put together a step by step guide to achieve the desired result.
Items, Reports, Tables, and Automated Annotation
Connect Edition has opened up a whole new set of processes to create Reports, Tables and Automated Annotation from information in our design files, and ability to attach attributes to any DGN element, model, or reference file with a new function called Items. We have found several videos that will help you take advantage of these new features.
Item Types – Introduction
Item Types – Reports
In some development we are doing with Items we have found that the documentation on Expressions used in Items is a bit confusing and with some testing we have found that the syntax for addressing an Item property can be found by selecting an element with the Item attached, and in the Named Expressions dialog, click on Utilities > Report Symbols to open the Report. Scroll down to Selected Element to find the syntax for the required Item. Note that some non alpha/numeric characters in Item names are addressed with odd characters. Example, an Item Named XXXX-X will have to be addressed like XXXX__002D__X, so it might be good practice to avoid those characters to avoid any confusion.
Some Expression Examples are as follows: this.Plant1.Qty+this.Plant2.Qty or this.Density*this.GetElement().Area/100000000
Annotation Tips: For Items TextFavs LabelCells & Place Label tool
MicroStation update 11 new Items functions blog
You will also find a lot of videos on this topic in the links to Creating and Harvesting Quantities below.
In V8i we had a tool called CellCounter.ma that gave us the ability to count cells by name in our files, that tool is not available in Connect Edition, but we do have the ability to create reports that can include cells and their information as well as many more options. There is information on how to do this here.
Creating and Harvesting Quantities
Using CONNECT Edition Applications.
Bentley learning path about Property Driven Display and Annotation of Design Elements
Ask Inga – Hints & Tips
Adam Lambert of CaddPro provides a suite of add-on custom tools for many disciplines, for use in many Bentley Systems products. CaddPro tools are used by leading engineering consultancies, government agencies and utility service providers across Australia and provide a very good return on investment (ROI).