Jeanne Aarhus begins by using a customized environment to show how simple plotting can be. She then demonstrates how to automate the print environment to improve project efficiency. Jeanne also explains how to use the software to generate output using different types of models, including design, drawing, and sheet models. After completing this course, you're prepared to generate simple 2D and 3D drawing output to various output types using a customized print environment.
- Using Windows printers
- Using models to print
- Using the sheet model at 1:1 and 1:50
- Using cut sheets
- Batch printing with the Print Organizer
- Using CAD data in the PDF
- Understanding print configuration files
- Setting up workspace print configurations
- Using print attributes
- Using pen tables
- Using logical name automation
- Using a standard border
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Jeanne] Hi, my name is Jeanne Aarhus. Let me welcome you to the course on plotting using Bentley MicroStation V8i. This course will introduce you to printing both single files and batch printing multiple files, using MicroStation. The techniques learned in this course will work with any version of MicroStation, although there may be some variances in interface and tool locations. I will show you how to print out of the box, and how to customize your print environment to automate many of those tedious plotting steps.
I will also demonstrate some of the most common workflows used by MicroStation users in standardizing their printing environment. We will begin using a customized environment to show you how simple plotting can be. And then we will move into the out of the box printing and I'll show you how I automated the printing environment. I do make the assumption that you are somewhat familiar with the basic commands in MicroStation. In this course, I will cover not just how to print, but how to configure, and set up your design files and configuration files that are associated with printing.