Bentley MicroStation Distance Training Courses & Tutorials

The easiest and most cost-effective way to learn MicroStation!

What is Distance-Education?
Distance-education is a very effective form of independent study for those who cannot attend on-campus or in-house classes because of distance or employment commitments. The flexibility to learn by yourself allows you to complete courses at times and locations suitable to yourself. Learning is accomplished primarily through the course training manuals and is guided by an instructor who answers questions, evaluates, and provides essential feedback.

Distance-education has several advantages:
You work at your own speed at times convenient to you.
It is very cost-effective (approximately 10% to 20% the cost of dealer in-house training).
You learn incrementally and you can easily review and practice difficult concepts.
Essential feedback and problem solving from your instructor.

What do I need to participate in Distance-Education?
Have access to a computer and an Internet connection.
Have access to MicroStation software versions Connect, V8i, XM, or V8.  We do not supply MicroStation software.
Be self-motivated, able to manage your time successfully, and be prepared to take responsibility for your own learning.
Be willing to commit four hours or more per week to complete each course.

What do I receive on completing courses through
On successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from

What do I have to do to complete a course?
Each course is self-paced using the training manuals. You work through each Module, contacting your instructor for help as needed. Your progress is evaluated by a series of short quizzes and three or more drawing assignments.  You must have access to any MicroStation version.

When do the courses start, and how long is each course?
You can start at any time and you should be prepared to spend at least 40 hours of study for each course (strong competence takes time!) You can take up to 6 months to complete a MicroStation course,  although we strongly suggest working consistently to finish much sooner.  There is a reactivation fee of $50.00 per course if you need to start or continue beyond the 6-month period.

What are the course contents?
The courses follow the content of the MicroStation Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Training Manuals.  Click here to see the Level 1 contents,  click here to see the Level 2 contents, and click here to see the Level 3 contents.

Our distance-education courses provides the following:

  • The required training manuals are included in the course cost (International students (outside North America) must use our eBook manuals unless other arrangements have been made).  The software is not included.
  • Each course is self-paced by the participant using the training manuals. Participants have access to an instructor via e-mail, phone, and fax for problem solving, feedback, performance evaluation, and additional information.
  • If you would like to download sample pages of our training manuals, click here.
  • If you have questions regarding these courses, please e-mail us by clicking here.



Paper Manuals

eBook Manuals

2D Level 1



2D Level 2



2D Level 3



2D Levels 1, 2



2D/3D Levels 1, 2, 3




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