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MicroStation Fundamentals  


MicroStation Fundamentals course is designed for the new MicroStation user who requires comprehensive  training in MicroStation. It incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with MicroStation. Hands-on exercises throughout the courseware explore how to create 2D production drawings.


​It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Attended a Introduction to Technical Drawing OR have experience with draughting, design, or engineering principles.
  • Comper Literacy Skills
  • Understanding and Reading of Technical Drawings


In-Class: R4,200.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R3,200.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook


3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is Microstation?

Watch this video to see why Microstation is used in the Draughting industry.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.


  • Starting MicroStation
  • Using MicroStation Manager
  • Mouse Functions in MicroStation
  • A Tour of MicroStation proper
  • Using Toolboxes
  • The Tools Menu
  • Getting help

Drawing Navigation

  • Working with Multiple views
  • MicroStation's View Control
  • Drawing Navigation
  • Other Windows Menu Commands
  • Selecting an Existing New Group

Preparing to Draw

  • MicroStation's Disk-based nature
  • Seed files
  • Creating a custom seed file

Preparing MicroStation

  • User Preferences

Your First Session

  • Place Element Tools
  • Introducing to Element manipulation

Introduction to AccuDraw

  • Automatic Start
  • On / Off Toggle
  • The input foucs
  • Precision input with AccuDraw
  • Rotating AccuDraw to the view orientation

Introduction to AccuSnap

  • Exercise: Exercising AccuSnap for the first time
  • Exercise: Manually executing a Snap
  • Exercise: Putting together the puzzle

Advanced Designing with AcccuDraw

  • AccuDraw Angles
  • The Angle Mode
  • Setting the AccuDraw origin
  • Setting Smart lock

Advanced Snapping with AccuSnap

  • Enabling / Disabling AccuSnap
  • AccuSnap and the Snap Mode settings
  • Near Snap point
  • Mid point Snap
  • Centre Snap
  • Origin Snap
  • Bisector Snap
  • Intersect Snap
  • Tangent point Snap
  • Perpendicular point Snap
  • Optional Exercises: Using AccuSnap with the Snap modes & Access AccuSnap settings

Working with Arc's and Ellipses

  • Placing circles
  • Placing Arcs

Working with the SmartLine Tool

  • SmartLine's "SMARTS"
  • SmartLine placement settings

Working with Shapes

  • Creating old fashioned drawing templates
  • Exercise: Creating the rectangular cutouts
  • The Place Shape Tool
  • Exercise: Creating the parallelogram cutout
  • The Place Orthogonal tool
  • The Place regular Polygon tool


  • Making measurements
  • The measurement tools
  • The measure readius and measure angle tools
  • The measure area tool
  • Other measure tools

Element Attributes / Symbology

  • Element attributes
  • Colour
  • Line Weight
  • Active element transparency
  • Active element priority
  • Fill
  • The change element attributes tool
  • Match / Change by
  • Adding colour fill to solid elements
  • Changing the display order of elements


  • Move parallel
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Rotating elements
  • Mirror element

Element Modifiers

  • Modify element
  • Extend element
  • Extending two elements to intersection
  • Extend element to intersection
  • Trim elements
  • IntelliTrim
  • Construct circular fillet
  • Construct chamfer

Complex Chains, Shapes & Regions

  • Creating complex chains & shapes
  • Creating Region
  • Complex shapes with Simplified geometry

Returning Elements to their Simple Existance

  • The Drop element tool
  • Left open on purpose

MicroStation's Levels

  • A quick word or two about overlay drafting
  • Level Display
  • Apply to all views
  • Pop-up menu to access additional options
  • Active level
  • Level Manager
  • Creating and Deleting levels
  • Symbology

Selecting Techniques

  • More Elements Selection
  • Select by attributes

Working with a Fence

  • Manipulating multiple elements
  • Using fences
  • Manipulating fence contents

Working with Cells

  • How we use cells
  • The creation of cells
  • Types of cells
  • Creating a cell

Hatching and Patterning

  • Pattern settings
  • Pattern methods
  • The Snappable pattern option
  • Associative patterning
  • Hatch area
  • Crosshatch area

Placing Text and Annotation

  • Placing text
  • Changing text after the fact
  • Changing text attributes
  • Place note
  • Text Styles
  • Important text attributes
  • Placing text with a text style

Placing Dimensions

  • The importance of Dimensioning
  • Alignment
  • Association Lock
  • Dimension Size with arrows
  • Dimension Angle Between lines
  • Dimension Radial


  • References Dialogue box


  • The final plot scale - an early consideration
  • Plotting interface

Pre V8 Interoperability

  • Introduction
  • V7 DGN files
  • Backwards compatibility - Saving V8 to V7 files

DWG Access

  • Introduction
  • Reference DWG data in MicroStation
  • Using MicroStation to directly edit DWG file
  • MicroStation's workmode
  • DWG options
  • Saving DGN data as DWG data
  • Creating several DWG files from DGN references

Design Problem 1

  • Construct the concrete Curb, Barrier and Bea
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