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Migrating from AutoCAD to MicroStation

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to work with CAD and design files and as you learn how to use MicroStation features.

How can your knowledge of AutoCAD help you adopt the use of MicroStation? This course provides a comparison between corresponding features, allowing those who are familiar with AutoCAD to quickly learn MicroStation, and those who aren't to learn the features in logical order. First, Jeanne Aarhus covers the MicroStation interface, design file concepts, views, attributes, shortcuts, and precise drawing techniques. Next, she shows how to practice drawing commands and manipulate objects. She wraps up the course by walking through the use of several element modification and selection features.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Surviving the Interface
  • Getting started
  • Using the mouse
  • Using pulldown menus
  • Using toolboxes
  • Using Task Navigation
  • Using Tool Settings
  • Using Position Mapping
  • Using the Key-in browser
  • Using the status bar
  • Using right-click menus
  • Docking dialogs
  • Command types
  • Preferences
2. Basic DGN Concepts
  • The DGN file
  • Seed files
  • Design file settings
  • Locks
  • Working units
3. View Control
  • Using multiple views
  • View attributes
  • Saved views and view groups
  • Using 3D views
4. AccuDraw and AccuSnap
  • AccuDraw basics
  • Compass
  • AccuDraw shortcut basics
  • Using Key-in browser
  • Using Precision Input
  • Practice: Precision Input
  • Using AccuSnap
  • Snap modes
5. Basic Draw Commands
  • Linear elements
  • Shape elements
  • Circle elements
  • Pattern elements
  • Linear pattern elements
6. Basic Element Manipulation
  • Move and copy
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Mirror
  • Array
  • Align
  • Stretch
  • Copy and move parallel
7. Basic Element Modify
  • Modify
  • Partial delete
  • Extend line
  • Trim
  • More modify
  • Practice
8. Using Element Selection
  • Selection handles
  • Selecting elements
  • Select By Attributes utility
  • Using fences
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jeanne Aarhus

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