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Document Conventions
Chapter 1 - Introduction to CDOT
An Introduction to CDOT V8i SS2 Configuration
Reference Material
A Practical Guide for Using MicroStation V8i SS2
A Practical Guide for Using InRoads V8i SS2
Lab Material
Labs for Using MicroStation V8i SS2
Labs for Using InRoads V8i SS2
Training Directory Structure
How To Get Help
CDOT CADD & Engineering Processes & ProjectWise Website
Mouse Mechanics
Wheel Mouse Settings
Starting MicroStation
The MicroStation Manager
Opening a MicroStation Design File
The CDOT Default MicroStation Interface
MicroStation Interface Sections
Chapter 3 - Levels
Using the Level Display box
Saved views
Working with Level Libraries
CDOT Level Libraries
CDOT Select Group Environment
Using the Level Manager
ByLevel symbology
Setting Symbology Overrides
Working with Level Filters
CDOT filters
Setting the active level
Chapter 4 - Working in a CDOT 3D Design Model
2D vs. 3D
2D design plane
3D design cube
Using Active Depth
Using Display Depth
Display Depth tips:
CDOT 3D Seed File Defaults
Active Depth
Display Depth
Chapter 5 - CDOT MicroStation Workflow
Creating a CDOT Project
CADD Workflows
Model files vs. Sheet files
Model File Workflow for Survey/ROW
Model File Workflow for Specialty Groups
Sheet File Workflow for Roadway Design
Sheet File Workflow for Specialty Groups
Single Source Project Data
Project set-up on ProjectWise
Project set-up on the Project Managers Computer
The PCF file
Working in a server environment
The CDOT Project Directory Structure
Training Project Directory
Training files
CDOT file naming convention
Auto-populated files
What files go where?
The CDOT Workspace
The Select Group Environment Utility
Configuration releases
The CDOT Level Structure
Level naming convention
Levels and configuration releases
Creating a new CDOT Model file
Creating a model file from an auto-populated file
Creating Model files from seed files
CDOT default settings
Working Units
Coordinate Readout
Referencing other’s work
Attaching References
Nested References
The Copy Attachment Option
Working with Raster Attachments
Reference Levels
Geographic Tools
Attaching a Geographic Coordinate System
Geographic Coordinate Sysrems and Reference Files
Geographic Coordinate Sysrems and Image Files
Reprojecting a File With a Different Coordinate System
Chapter 6 - Creating Your Design Graphics
The CDOT Menu
Opening the Menu
Parts of the Menu
Drop-down menus
CDOT Menu Sections
Placing Graphics
The CDOT Drafting Menu
MicroStation Drawing Tools
Tool Settings
Snap Lock
Snap Modes
Executing snaps
Using AccuSnap
Turning AccuSnap on/off
To snap to an element using AccuSnap:
Using Multi-Snaps
Editing Multi-Snaps
Precision keyins
Starting AccuDraw
The AccuDraw Compass
The AccuDraw Window
AccuDraw locks
Smart Lock
Rotating the AccuDraw compass
Moving the AccuDraw Origin to your cursor location
Shortcut snap modes
Deleting Elements
To delete an element:
Using the Undo and Redo Commands
Compressing the design file
Element Information
Chapter 7 - Manipulating and Modifying Design Graphics
Using Manipulate Tools
Manipulate Commands
Using the Modify tools
Drawing graphics in 3D
ACS Plane Lock
ACS Plane Snap
Using the CDOT Menu ModElev Add On
CDOT Custom Line styles
Setting the Scale
Changing the scale
Changing Direction
Changing Levels and ByLevel Symbology
Using Element Information
Using the Change Element Attributes tool
The CDOT Misc. Toolbar
Change Active Symbology ByLevel
Change All Elements to ByLevel Symbology
Shift Linestyles
Change Element Direction
Active Angle From 2 PTs
Active Angle From 3 Pts
Chapter 8 - Cells and Patterns
Understanding Cells
Cell libraries
What Are MicroStation Models?
CDOT Cell Libraries
The Cell Library Dialog
Types of cells
Placing Cells with the Place Active Cell Command
Placing Cells with the CDOT Menu
More information
Creating Cells
Understanding patterns
Patterns toolbar
Using Selection Sets
Using Fences
Semi-permanent groups
Creating Complex elements
Add to Graphic Group
Drop from Graphic Group
Chapter 10 - Creating Sheets
Roadway Design group
Specialty Groups
More Information
Rotating Views
Rotate the Plan View with a Keyin
Rotate the Plan View by 3 Points
Rotate the Plan View by Element
Placing Borders
Using the CDOT Menu for Border Placement
Creating a Project-Specific Border Cell
Editing text on the Border
Measurement Tools
Measuring in 3D
Measure Distance
Measure Radius
Measure Angle
Measure Length
Measure Area
The CDOT Custom Measure XY Distance tool
Chapter 11 - Tab Sheets
Files Used
Entering Data into the Spreadsheet
Linking the Tab Sheet to a MicroStation Drawing
Chapter 12 - Annotating and Plotting Sheets
Understanding Text and Text Styles
Text Styles
Text Toolbar
CDOT Menu text
Using the Greek characters font
Understanding Dimensions and Dimension Styles
Dimension Styles
CDOT Dimension Styles
Placing Dimensions using the CDOT Menu
Dimension toolbar
Using the Match Dimension tool
Printer Drivers
Location of PDF files
Additional Plotting Workflows
Assembling Plan Sets
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A Practical Guide for Using Micro Station V8i SS2

A Practical Guide for Using Micro Station V8i SS2

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