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The objective of the MicroStation Fundamentals Course is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the MicroStation software. Even at this fundamental level, the MicroStation software is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. Therefore learning to use it can be challenging. This course can be extended with the addition of the MIcroStation Intermediate Course

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This Course covers the essential core topics for working with the MicroStation software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. The course will show the most essential tools and concepts, such as:

  • Understanding the MicroStation workspace and user interface.
  • Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools.
    Organizing drawing objects on layers.
  • Inserting reusable symbols (blocks).
    Preparing a layout to be plotted.
  • Adding text, hatching, and dimensions.



Module 1: Getting Started with MicroStation
• Starting the Software
• User Interface
• Working with Commands
• Cartesian Workspace
• Opening an Existing Drawing File
• Viewing Your Drawing
• Saving Your Work

Module 2: Basic Drawing & Editing Commands
• Drawing Lines
• Erasing Elements
• Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
• Drawing Rectangles
• Drawing Circle
• Undo and Redo Action

Module 3: Projects - Creating a Simple Drawing
• Create a Simple Drawing
• Create Simple Shapes

Module 4: Drawing Precision in MicroStation Fields
• Using Running Element Snaps
• Using Element Snap Overrides
• Polar Tracking at Angles
• Element Snap Tracking
• Drawing with Snap and Grid

Module 5: Making Changes in Your Drawing
• Selecting Elements for Editing
• Moving Elements
• Copying Elements
• Rotating Elements
• Scaling Elements
• Mirroring Elements
• Editing with Grips

Module 6: Projects - Making Your Drawings More Precise
• Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
• Architectural Project: Landscape
• Mechanical Projects (with Polar & Tracking)

Module 7: Organizing Your Drawing with Levels
• Creating New Drawings With Templates
• What are Levels?
• Level States
• Changing an Element’s Level

Module 8: Advanced Element Types
• Drawing Arcs
• Drawing Polylines
• Editing Polylines
• Drawing Polygons
• Drawing Ellipses

Module 9: Getting Information from Your Drawing
• Working with Element Properties
• Measuring Elements

Module 10: Projects - Drawing Organization & Information
• Architectural Project
• Mechanical Project
• Civil Project

Module 11: Advanced Editing Commands
• Trimming and Extending Elements
• Stretching Elements
• Creating Fillets and Chamfers
• Offsetting Elements
• Creating Arrays of Elements

Module 12: Inserting Cells
• What are Cells?
• Inserting Cells
• Working with Dynamic Cells
• Inserting Cells with DesignCenter
• Inserting Cells with Content Explorer

Module 13: Preparing Layout for Plotting
• Model Space vs PaperSpace
• Creting Viewports
• Scaling Viewports
• Plotting Page Setups
• Architectural Project 1 - Floor Plan
• Architectural Project 2 - Floor Plan
• Civil Project - Parking Lot

We speak your language - You'll find we're all open, approachable and can communicate at all levels. We'll cut through the "tech talk", breaking it down into easily understandable concepts. Whatever the situation, you'll know exactly what we're teaching and why.

PROCAD has an affinity for Training CAD and has done this for 33 years.