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MicroStation V8i Essentials  


MicroStation Essentials is designed for the new MicroStation user and builds a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and features found in the MicroStation drawing environment. Starting with setting up a drawing and concluding with plotting, students walk through typical workflows using the tools and features interspersed throughout real-world design problems solved using basic design concepts. You will learn to use MicroStation’s tools and features to create designs, manipulate and modify elements, assemble project data and create printed output.


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


R 5400 Incl. VAT VAT (Per Person)

Includes eBook, Dataset CD


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.

An Overview of MicroStation

  • MicroStation's menus
  • The Task-based Interface
  • Keyboard mapping
  • Docking a tool box
  • The Task Navigation tool box
  • Tool tips
  • Starting and stopping commands
  • The tool settings window
  • PopSet and tool settings
  • Expandable tool settings
  • Typical element placement tool settings
  • The Key-in browser
  • The status bar
  • The Message Center
  • View Windows
  • Mouse view controls
  • The View Groups dialog box


Working with Views

  • Arranging Views
  • Multiple Views and View Controls
  • Design Navigation
  • Window Menu Commands
  • View Attributes
  • Saved Views


Design Precision

  • Working Units
  • AccuDraw


Designing with MicroStation

  • Working with Elements
  • Closing Files
  • Creating Design Files
  • Saving Work
  • Element Placement
  • Additional Undo Features
  • Backing up your work


Working with Snaps

  • Active Snap Mode
  • AccuSnap Settings
  • Tentative Snapping
  • Using Snaps in Desiging
  • Multi-Snap
  • Snapping to Select Elements


Defining Element Attributes

  • Attributes Tools
  • Using Attributes to Add Definition


Polygons and Circles



  • Designing on Multiple Levels
  • The Active Level
  • Working with Multiple Levels
  • The Level Display Dialog Box
  • Level Filters
  • Moving Elements Between Levels
  • The Level Manager
  • Importing and Attaching Levels


Design Problems - Beginning to Design

  • Create a border file
  • Draw an anchor
  • Complete a pressure gauge
  • Finish the pulley designs
  • Apply By-Level symbology


Working with Multiple Elements

  • The Fence
  • Named Fences
  • Element Selection


Grouping Elements

  • Complex Chains
  • Complex Shapes
  • Graphic Groups 
  • Named Groups


Manipulating Elements

  • Align Edges
  • Mirror
  • Rotate
  • Scale
  • Moving and Copying Parallel
  • Construct Array
  • Stretch Element


Modifying Elements

  • Modify Element
  • Partial Delete
  • Trim Element
  • Extend
  • IntelliTrim
  • Construct Circular Fillet
  • Construct Chamfer



  • Placing Cells in Designs
  • Creating Cells
  • Addional Placement Tools and Options
  • Breaking up cells



  • Measure Distance
  • Measure Radius and Angle Between Lines
  • Measure Area
  • Measure Length


Design Problems - Working with Elements

  • Construct a P&ID Diagram
  • Complete an Electrical Schematic Design
  • Complete a Floor Plan
  • Create and Place post cells
  • Find the Largest Lot
  • Clear Out the Airplane Wing


Text Elements

  • Text Attributes
  • Placement Options
  • Text Styles
  • Tools for Changing Text
  • Additional Placement Tools
  • Text Fields



  • Tools
  • The Dimension Styles Dialog Box
  • Modifying Existing Dimensions
  • Comparing Dimension Styles


Annotating Tools

  • Detailing Symbols
  • Revision Clouds


Design Problems - Annotating Designs

  • Dimension a floor plan
  • Detail a part
  • Complete a building section


Adding Patterns

  • Hatching Areas
  • Crosshatch Areas
  • Patterning Areas
  • Associative Hatching and Patterns
  • Working with Existing Patterns



  • Design as Reference Material
  • Working with References
  • Live Nesting
  • Modifying Attachment Settings
  • Other Display Options 



  • Types of Models
  • Working with Models
  • Models and Cells


Raster Tools

  • Attaching Raster Data
  • Manipulating Rasters
  • Live Nesting
  • Raster Tools


Project Explorer

  • Exploring Projects
  • Linking Detailing Symbols


Design Problems - Adding Detail to Designs

  • Navigate the Part Project
  • Designate Land Use
  • Pattern a Wall and Foundation Section
  • Create a set of construction plans
  • Create detail plans for an office building
  • Create a finished part assembly
  • Position map sections
  • Create a detail sheet



  • The Print Dialog Box
  • Setting Print Attributes
  • Working with Borders
  • Previewing 
  • Raster Support
  • RDF Support
  • Importing AutoCAD CTB Files
  • Sending Data to the Printer
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