MicroStation

MicroStation Update 15.00.74 and v8i SS10 now available at
https://softwaredownloads.bentley.com/en/ProductDetails/1000

Note the settings required to see the V8i SS10 version.

What’s New in Update 15:

New and Changed in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15
Also check out the updates here: https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/b/microstation_blog

New and Updated MicroStation CONNECT Edition Resources

Bookmark (and share) the MicroStation Webinar Central page—it includes a centralized list of links to all the Scheduled and OnDemand webinars for MicroStation V8i users—including monthly SIGs, Tech Talks and biweekly Video Blogs. We will be releasing a better, more detailed page at this same location in the next two weeks.

VUE Relighting in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 15 Video showing how to use the new Relighting function.

Our MicroStation YouTube channel has a regular stream of new short videos worth sharing with users.

Stay abreast of the latest news by following the MicroStation Facebook page.

PLEASE NOTE: MicroStation v8i SS10 Licencing

MicroStation v8i SS10 has changed the licencing system to be compatible with  the Connect Edition system, no other changes have been made. For all previous v8i versions, support has expired and the software may not be able to be used, upgrade it to version 08.11.09.919  if you require to maintain a v8i version.
MicroStation, version 08.11.09.919
Support Status: Full Support (Expiring On: 2021-01-01 and Discontinued On: 2022-01-01)

Parametric Modelling:

Ever 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.

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

Creating and Harvesting Quantities Using MicroStation CONNECT Edition in a Civil Workflow Bentley learning path about Property Driven Display and Annotation of Design Elements

Cell Counter

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.
https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/b/microstation_blog/posts/reporting-for-cad-administrators-cell-count-reports

SelectBy Element Attributes

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.

Other Links

This link will provide a information on wealth of MicroStation topics.
https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/b/microstation_blog

MicroStation Training Video’s on most aspects of MicroStation, including QuickStart videos.

Connect Edition MicroStation upgrade for CAD Managers This link is what you need to get started implementing MicroStation CE. (see also CAD System Management)