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Bentley Authorized Training Institute

The CAD Corporation is now now Africa's largest Bentley Institute Authorized Training Partner. No matter what design information you are working with or what kind of deliverables are required, you can rely on MicroStation's flexibility and power to get the job done on time and on budget.

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MicroStation V8i for Advanced Users  


MicroStation Advanced courseware is designed for the experienced MicroStation user who requires additional training. It incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for becoming more productive when creating, annotating, and printing drawings with MicroStation.


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

  • MicroStation Essentials


R 5100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)


Includes Certified eBook and Dataset CD


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Advanced

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.


  • Introduction to the 2D Level 2 course
  • Previous Skills
  • Work Habits
  • Units of Measure
  • Inclusions


  • The Key-in Dialogue Box
  • Finding Key-in Sequences
  • Direct Key-in Entry

Advanced AccuDraw

  • Adding Shortcuts
  • Entering Command Lines
  • Naming Shortcut Key-ins
  • Editing Shortcuts
  • AccuDraw and Orthographic Views
  • AccuDraw Settings Menus

Advanced Dimensioning

  • Working with Insert Vertex and Delete Vertex
  • Dimension Associations
  • Dimensions and Rotated Views
  • Understand and Apply Level Styles
  • Placing Geometric Tolerances
  • Plotting drawings at multiple scales
  • Dimension Audit tool
  • Annotation Scale

Advanced Annotation

  • Placement Methods
  • Create and save Text Styles
  • Text Nodes
  • Text Number Increment Tool
  • Data Field Tools
  • Importing Text Files
  • Spell checking and Find and Replace text
  • Stretching Text
  • Annotation Tool Box Options
  • Annotation Scale
  • Place text with a background colour

Reference Files and Models

  • Create new files for reference file exercise
  • Attach a title block file to a house plan file
  • Scale and move attached reference files
  • Add annotation to an attached file and clip and mask selected areas
  • Copy attachments and copy elements within attachments
  • Additional attachment settings and tools
  • Reference hierarchies and level display
  • Dimension attached references
  • Develop an orthographic design using saved views
  • Additional reference settings
  • Dealing with different working units between files and references
  • Reference and Model exercise
  • Understand and apply Annotation Scale
  • Understand Paper Sheet layouts
  • Plotting models at multiple scales
  • Models and View Groups
  • Additional Reference information
  • Additional Saved View information
  • Additional Attachments
  • Additional Model information


  • Microstation's Cell Libraries
  • Placing Cells
  • Placing Shared Cells
  • Using the Cell Selector
  • Other Cell Placement Tools
  • Creating Cells and Cell Libraries
  • Changing Cell Contents
  • Using the Replace Cells Tool
  • More Cell Information
  • Cell Exercise
  • Control Attachment of V7 Cell Libraries


  • Tag Organization
  • Editing Tags
  • Creating Tag Set Libraries
  • Change Tags Tool
  • Generating Tag Data Reports

Complex Elements

  • Using Smart Line
  • Creating Complex Chains
  • Creating Complex Shapes
  • Creating Regions (Boolean Operations)
  • Practical Uses
  • Dropping Complex Elements


  • Single-Line Hatches
  • Cross-hatches
  • Patterning Methods
  • Patterning with Cells
  • Associative Patterns
  • Pattern Attributes
  • Deleting Patterns
  • Patterning Around Holes
  • Show Pattern and Match Pattern Attributes Tools
  • Linear Pattern Tool
  • Change Pattern Tool


  • Placing Multi-lines
  • Using Multi-lines
  • Editing Wall Junctions
  • Adding Windows and Doors
  • Other Multi-line Editing Tools
  • Saving Multi-line Definitions

Custom Line Styles

  • The Basic Process
  • First Step - Create the Buoy Symbol and Point Component
  • Second Step - Create the New Stroke Pattern
  • Third Step - Associate the Symbol with the Stroke Pattern
  • Fourth Step - Create the Compount Component
  • Manage Line Style Definition Dialogue Box
  • Additional Information


  • Curve Tool Location
  • Place Point or Stream Curve Tool
  • B-Spline Curves
  • Composite Curves
  • Curve Calculator
  • Curve Editing Tools


  • The Active Point
  • The Place Active Point Tool
  • The construct Active Points Between Data Points Tool
  • The Project Active Point onto Element Tool
  • The Construct Active Point at Intersection Tool
  • The Construct Active Points along Element Tool
  • The Construct Active Points at Distance along Element Tool


  • Create Active Element Templates
  • Create Design Libraries to store Active Element Templates
  • Create custom Tool Boxes
  • Create custom Task Lists
  • Apply the Standards Checker to customized element placements
  • Create User Interfaces
  • Element Templates - Customization

Project Explorer

  • Starting Project Explorer
  • Adding links to Project Explorer
  • Opening links in Project Explorer
  • Adding additional links
  • Managing links
  • Models dialogue box

Miscellaneous Items

  • Auxiliary Coordinate System (Acs) vs Rotated Views
  • Oped AutoCAD Files in Microstation
  • Assigning Tools to Function Keys
  • Package Design Files and Open Archive Files
  • Apply Design History to Record Design Changes
  • Apply Data Cleanup
  • Named Groups, Display Sets, and Quicksets
  • OLE Objects - Excel in MicroStation
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