MicroStation Update 13 and v8i SS10 now available at
What’s new in Update 13:
It is quicker to start because the Help and examples etc. have been rearranged.
Physically Based Rendering (PBR) has been implemented.
The cloud based Component Centre is now in use.
The old v8i Task Bar has been reinstated for those struggling to use the Ribbon.
The Configuration Assistant has now been released commercially.
And Pantone color books have been depreciated due to lack of use.
With MicroStation v8i SS10 the licencing system has been changed to the Connect Edition system, no other changes have been made.
Ever wanted to know how to create one object that can be adjusted by value to many different sizes or combinations. Here is some examples of Parametric Modelling that show how easy it is to do.
Designing a Variable Sized Ladder
Parametric Bolt with Provision of Split Pin Hole
Parametric Sliding Door and Partition Assembly
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 feature called Items. We have found several videos that will help you take advantage of these new features.
Item Types – Introduction
Item Types – Reports
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.
Creating and Harvesting Quantities Using MicroStation CONNECT Edition in a Civil Workflow Bentley learning path about Property Driven Display and Annotation of Design Elements
In V8i MicroStation we had a tool called CellCounter.ma that gave us the ability to count cells by name in our files, and 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.
A commonly used V8i feature, SelectBy Element Attributes, is hidden by default in Connect Edition, you can find it using the Search Ribbon function, but if you right mouse over the Selection Ribbon group on the Home tab, and tick the option it will become visible.
This link will provide a information on wealth of MicroStation topics.
MicroStation Training Video’s on most aspects of MicroStation, including QuickStart videos.
Train the Trainer: On Demand Course:
Connect Edition MicroStation upgrade for CAD Managers This link is what you need to get started implementing MicroStation CE. (see also CAD System Management)