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MicroStation: For AutoCAD Users

About SquareOne

SquareOne is among the UK's leading providers of IT training to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our company pledge is to deliver inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity. Through our training courses, individuals are able to gain lifelong skills and realise their full potential while clients achieve their corporate goals.

Who should attend?

AutoCAD users who want to make a rapid transition to MicroStation for producing 2D drawings.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Overcome the language barrier between MicroStation and AutoCAD users.
  • Understand the two different classes of commands in MicroStation.
  • Quickly adopt best practices for working with the MicroStation user interface.
  • Quickly learn the key drawing and editing commands and techniques to begin creating 2D drawings in MicroStation right away.
  • Work with MicroStation’s reference files

Training Locations

Our lead training centre is located in Birkenhead, Merseyside, where we have state of the art training facilities. We also have a number of training venues throughout the North West, covering Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales, Lancashire and Staffordshire.

Alternatively, we can come to your business bringing with us our mobile IT classroom. We can deliver this kind of training anywhere in the UK and Europe.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Liverpool, Wirral, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Course Overview

  • Custom line styles overview of MicroStation
  • Starting a new drawing
  • MicroStation manager, MicroStation command window
  • Main menu, screen menus,
  • Seed files
  • Controlling display attributes
  • Drawing commands lines, circles, shapes, smartlines
  • Editing commands
  • Delete, move, rotate, scale, undo, redo etc.
  • Element selection and manipulation by fence, delete & copy
  • Editing techniques: copy parallel, extend, trim
  • Using locks Co-ordinate input
  • Using AccuDraw
  • View commands, zoom, window, update, fit
  • Element selection using Powerselector
  • Additional editing commands
  • Using levels and level manager
  • Creation on insert of cells
  • Use of cells and cell libraries
  • Adding patterning to a drawing
  • Adding text to a drawing
  • Adding dimensions to a drawing
  • Introduction to the use of reference files.
  • Controlling the display of reference files
  • Saving and plotting drawings


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