Learn how to install the configuration file and exercise files to work with this course in MicroStation V8i.
- [Instructor] If you are a premium member of LinkedIn Learning you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. The exercise files are in a folder called "Exercise Files", and for this demonstration have been placed in a folder on my desktop. You can place them wherever you would like in your system. However you need to edit the MicroStation for AutoCAD V8i Intermediate.UCF file delivered with the exercise files. Let me show you what I am talking about. I will open up the folder exercise files on my desktop and you'll see the folder "MicroStation for AutoCAD v8i "Intermediate." I will open that folder and locate the .UCF file.
This file must be copied into your MicroStation installation folder in order for the course files to work properly. So I will right click and copy this file to the clipboard. I've provided a shortcut to take you right to where you need to put this file, unless you have installed your MicroStation in a non-standard location. If you did install your MicroStation in the standard location, just double-click on this shortcut and paste the UCF file here. This configuration file defines how MicroStation knows where to look for the various resources used throughout this course.
This user workspace configuration must be selected when working with the exercise files. Let me demonstrate how to select this configuration file. Start up your MicroStation application and when the file open dialogue displays, locate the workspace settings for user project and interface in the lower right corner. Using the user dropdown list, select the MicroStation for AutoCAD v8i intermediate user. This will automatically navigate the dialogue to the design file's location for this course.
Now you are ready to work with the delivered exercise files. You'll find a collection of files in the DGM folder that relates back to each video. Open the files when instructed to do so and follow along with the demonstration. If you're not a premium member of LinkedIn Learning, you won't have access to these exercise files, but you can still follow along using your own MicroStation files. So let's get started and learn more about the differences between AutoCAD and MicroStation, While still taking advantage of your AutoCAD skills.
- Placing, points, curves, and line streams
- Editing text
- Working with dimensions
- Element attributes
- Changing the display and scales of various linestyle types
- Working with groups
- Modifying and manipulating fences
- Using measure commands
- Working with cells