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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.
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
  • Course Prerequisites

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

    • MicroStation Essentials

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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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 Compound 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 with Element Tool
  • The Construct Active Points at Distance along with 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
  • Campus
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  • 25 January 2021
    26 January 2021
    Full Time
  • 23 March 2021
    24 March 2021
    Full Time
  • 24 May 2021
    25 May 2021
    Full Time
  • 26 July 2021
    27 July 2021
    Full Time
  • 27 September 2021
    28 September 2021
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  • 29 November 2021
    30 November 2021
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  • 08 February 2021
    09 February 2021
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  • 12 April 2021
    13 April 2021
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  • 14 June 2021
    15 June 2021
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  • 10 August 2021
    11 August 2021
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  • 11 October 2021
    12 October 2021
    Full Time
  • 13 December 2021
    14 December 2021
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

MicroStation V8i for Advanced Users

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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