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The links and drawing exercises on this page are provided as resource information for our MicroStation distance-education course participants and as a service to our college, training companies, and retail customers.

We welcome your suggestions for MicroStation resources and for links relating to MicroStation, Architecture, or Construction. To offer a resource or to suggest a link, click here to send us an e-mail describing what you would like to submit. We will, of course, include your name on any drawing exercise we use.

We are also interested in Link Exchanges with compatible web sites. Click here to send us an e-mail if you wish to exchange links.


Download Samples Pages of our Manuals

We think it important that you are able to see the content and presentation of our books before purchase. Click on the links below to view Acrobat PDF files of page samples from all our publications.

MicroStation V8i Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
MicroStation XM
MicroStation V8
MicroStation V7
Blueprint Reading
Illust. Residential & Comm. Const.

NEW!
Prefer to learn visually?
We have recorded our V8i 2D Level 1 training manual in video format in a partnership with InfiniteSkills.com. Click here for details.

PowerDraft Software

Our MicroStation training manuals work equally well with Bentley's PowerDraft software.

PowerDraft is a slightly reduced-function version of MicroStation produced by Bentley, Inc. PowerDraft has a lower price point than full MicroStation versions, and as of January 2005, PowerDraft is available free to students.

PowerDraft is a valuable teaching and learning aid and should be fully utilized by students in all design areas. Click here for more information.

MicroStation Distance-Education Downloads

To assist participants in our MicroStation distance-education courses (or anyone else for that matter!), we have compiled a selection of drawing exercises that relate to the Modules in the MicroStation Training Manual Level 1. (Drawings for the MicroStation Level 2 and Level 3 courses will be added at a later date.) Each file is in Acrobat PDF format and must be viewed with the Acrobat viewer. You may then print the drawing pages for your use. If you do not have the Acrobat viewer, click here to download. If you have problems viewing the files on your browser, right-click the links, save the files to your hard drive, and view them from there.

Read about our cost-effective and very productive Distance-Education courses here.

We welcome your input to this resource area and ask you to submit drawing exercises that you would like to share with fellow MicroStation users. We will, of course, acknowledge your contributions.


The table below contains additional drawing exercises for our MicroStation manuals. To download the files, right-click the links and select "Save link as".

2D LEVEL 1
Complete After Module:
English Measure
Metric Measure
7
10
Not yet available
11
11
14
15
Not yet available
18, 19
Add text and dimensions to any or all of the above exercises.

2D LEVEL 2
Complete After Module:
English Measure
Metric Measure
6
N.A.
7
N.A.

MicroStation XM & V8 3D Level 3 Example Graphics Files

These graphics files are taken from our the 3D Level 3 training manual to give our readers a more accurate color rendering than is possible in the printed paper manual. Our 3D Level 3 eBooks contain the graphics in full color.

Module 15

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ClearBlueSky.jpg
 

The "clearblueksky.jpg" at the end of the list is used as a background for exterior rendered scenes. We ask that non-MicroStation users give us credit for this image if used on your web site.

TextStyles.zip This design file contains six text styles examples for use with the Level 2 manual (all versions).
Font14.cel Use this architectural font file for Level 2 - Module 5 - Importing fonts (XM, V8, V7).
 

MicroStation V8i SS3 3D Level 3 Example Graphics Files

Module 12 - Composition Example.dgn file for download.

These graphics files below are taken from our 3D Level 3 training manual to give our readers a more accurate color rendering than is possible in the printed paper manual. Our 3D Level 3 eBooks contain the graphics in full color.

Module 15

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Module 16 Module 16-1.jpg
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LINKS
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MicroStation Related Links

Bentley's corporate site.  

Bentley's Select Services.   http://selectservices.bentley.com/en-US/Support/Documentation/

Bentley's community pages. The Discussion Groups section is very helpful for those questions that just don't seem to have an answer!   http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Community/

Ask?Inga. An exceptionally good problem-solving site.   http://www.askinga.com

This site has thousands of cells for Microstation J and V8 users. Note that AutoCAD files can be opened in MicroStation and used in designs. This is paid site and not much free stuff is available.   http://www.CadCells.com

The cadgurus.com downloads are back! Mark Stefanchuk invites you to search through the old archives and asks you to consider hiring him for your next design automation project.”   http://www.markstefanchuk.com/

MicroVisie is a Dutch magazine for MicroStation users. The site offers
articles going back until 1996 and an up-to-date event calendar.
  http://www.fnl.nl/microvisie/

Mdlapps.com publishes a wide selection of mdl apps for MicroStation.   Time saving tools for MicroStation

Australian Data Systems. Assorted MicroStation tools and links.   http://www.ozdata.com.au/

Cornerstone Graphic Systems Inc. A new site from an old hand; find tips & tricks, free application downloads, and helpful MicroStation information from Shawn Rose, a specialist in CAD efficiencies and discipline-specific MicroStation customization.   CGSI

3DCADTutorials.com - Links Directory of over 7,000 CAD & Graphics Tutorials from the developers of 3DCADTips.com.   http://www.3dcadtutorials.com

LA Solutions provides development services for relational databases, SQL, Windows, XML, and MicroStation. There are tutorial pages and free examples of MicroStation VBA and MDL, most including source code.   La-solutions.co.uk

AECVizPRO offers a wide array of services to the AEC industry including 3D Modeling and custom services including file translations, cell libraries, programming, training and drafting services.   http://www.aecvizpro.com


Architecture Related Links


There is a huge range of links to the architecture and construction world. The trick is to find sites that offer links to areas that interest you. The following link pages provide a cross-section of the industry. To find your own links, simply use your search engine to scavenge for links in the areas you need.

   

The Blue Book. Lists of US contractors and vendors.   http://www.thebluebook.com

Sweet's Catalog. Extensive product lists.   http://www.sweets.com

The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers.   http://www.thomasregister.com/index.html

Architectural links from the University of Nevada.   http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/rsrce/webresources/

A really excellent architectural styles and definitions site.   http://www.ontarioarchitecture.com

LogHomeLinks.com, hundreds of links, plus great articles, & information to assist with log home building and buying research.   Log Home Links.com

A valuable construction information resource and directory.   http://www,/TopConstructionSites.com
   


Educational and Related Links

Distance Learning Education. A site offering links to distance education sites containing courses and related articles. Distance Learning Education - Categorized Distance Learning Sites, Distance Learning Articles, News, eBay Listings
 


User Groups and Related Links

The Iowa Digital Design & Engineering Applications (IDDEA) GroupIowa group of MicroStation, CAD, and GIS users.

     

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