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Tracking Design Changes Using MicroStation

There are many potential issues that can occur during the design phase of an infrastructure project that require changes including: Restoring changes at specific stages of the project life cycle Managing complex designs Tracking revisions Comparing changes between different versions MicroStation’s Design History Tool Solves Your Issues The Design History tool in MicroStation CONNECT Edition gives you full control of revisions made in an active DGN file to manage your design process. This tool can make the design process more efficient. You can view and track changes made to the design, who made the changes, and when. If needed, you can restore changes to a prior state using the Design History tool. This tool eases the worry of constantly saving every change you have made to your file. This tool will save you a lot of time and worry during your design process. All it takes is a few easy clicks, and your Design History is enabled. How to Use Design History in MicroStation Your Design History can be initiated in a Seed file to ensure it is active when a new file is created from the seed. You can begin it at any stage; however, changes made to the

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Improving 2D Drawing and 3D CAD Modeling Productivity using MicroStation AccuDraw

AccuDraw is a remarkable MicroStation tool that boosts drawing productivity by tracking and anticipating the next drawing steps. The AccuDraw settings box appears on the MicroStation desktop when AccuDraw is active, and the AccuDraw compass appears on data points. The AccuDraw settings box makes precise coordinate entry faster and easier than the key-in approach, saving time. Why do we need AccuDraw for 2D CAD Drawing and 3D Model Production? Almost all engineering projects create and use CAD data in the form of 2D drawings and 3D models. Precision and speed in this process are vital for successful and timely project delivery. Though the domain and intent of the CAD data vastly varies, its underlying geometry has the common needs of precise location, distances, and directional inputs. AccuDraw adds both precision and speed to the input process and offers ease of navigation in 2D and 3D space. Additionally, it provides handy access to many other tools, settings, and functionalities. How does AccuDraw help? AccuDraw has a dynamic coordinate system with an origin at the right place and an axis pointing in the direction you want to draw. Rectangular and polar coordinate systems are included in the AccuDraw drawing plane for locating

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What’s New in MicroStation 2023?

MicroStation 2023 is now launched and available for download! MicroStation 2023 is packed with new features, improved workflows, and several user experience enhancements, with focuses on a new access to geospatial features and maps, issue resolution improvements, increased data reporting, and user experience upgrades.  What’s new in MicroStation 2023: Geospatial Enhancements The new Geospatial Context Workflow introduces a ribbon and tools that allow you to easily incorporate geospatial context into your designs. This feature directly integrates with Esri ArcGIS™ REST Map and Feature Service, providing access to geospatial information such as utilities, underground piping, soil types, urban planning, and streets. With these geospatial enhancements, you will receive better geospatial integration, time savings, improved visualization, precise location of design projects, enhanced collaboration with your team and stakeholders. Esri ArcGIS™ REST Feature Service Integration: The direct integration with the Esri ArcGIS REST Feature Service enables you to access geospatial data available on the web without relying on intermediate formats like shapefiles. This integration saves time and makes it easier to incorporate contextual data into design projects.  Esri ArcGIS™ REST Map Service Integration: The integration with the Esri ArcGIS REST Map Service allows you to directly access geospatial data available on the web

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Benefits of Using MicroStation for 3D CAD Models

For decades, projects were started, developed, and completed with 2D CAD. Paper and pencils were the main tools for developing and communicating technical and artistic ideas. Then came the digital revolution, and the first drawing design software packages started to appear.

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CAD and MicroStation Training Resources

These learning opportunities range from complete courses that cover an entire workflow to just-in-time training that only take a few minutes to learn something. Bentley believes in and encourages you to become a lifelong learner. Take advantage of the many types of learning you have access to fit your learning styles and needs.

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