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  • TRN017720-1/0002ProSteelV8iMicroStationProfessionalFundamentals(metric)

    BentleyInstituteCourseGuide

  • TrademarkNotice

    Bentleyandthe"B"BentleylogoareeitherregisteredorunregisteredtrademarksorservicemarksofBentleySystems,Incorporated.Allothermarksarethepropertyoftheirrespectiveowners.AccuDraw,MDL,MicroStation,andSmartLineareregisteredtrademarks;PopSetandRasterManageraretrademarks.AutoCADisaregisteredtrademarkofAutodesk,Inc.

    CopyrightNoticeCopyright2012,BentleySystems,Incorporated.AllRightsReserved.ProSteel V8i MicroStation Professional Fundamentals 2 Mar-12Copyright 2011 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Mar-12TableofContents

    ProSteelV8iProfessionalFundamentalsOverview ________ 9CourseDescription ____________________________________9

    ProSteelV8iMicroStationModelingFundamentals________ 11

    ModelingFundamentalsOverview _____________________ 13CourseDescription ____________________________________13WhatisProSteelV8i? __________________________________13Prerequisites _________________________________________13CourseObjectives _____________________________________14ModulesIncluded _____________________________________14

    SeedFileandModelSetup____________________________ 15ModuleOverview _____________________________________15ModulePrerequisites __________________________________15ModuleObjectives_____________________________________15IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________16

    Questions ________________________________________16Answers__________________________________________16

    TrainingDatasetInstallation _____________________________17ProgramStartupandSeedFileCreation____________________18

    Units&MeasurementValues_________________________20ProSteelOptions(DefaultSettings) ____________________21

    ModuleReview _______________________________________40Questions ________________________________________40Answers__________________________________________41

    ModuleSummary _____________________________________42

    ViewingandMovingAroundtheModel _________________ 433 Table of ContentsCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

    ModuleOverview _____________________________________43ModulePrerequisites __________________________________43ModuleObjectives_____________________________________43IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________44

    Questions ________________________________________44Answers__________________________________________45

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    Table of Contents

    Lesson1:UtilizingStructuralViewTools____________________46GlobalViews ______________________________________46

    ChangingtheModelView____________________________47

    Lesson2:UnderstandingandManipulatingClippingPlanes ____51ModuleReview _______________________________________53

    Questions ________________________________________53Answers__________________________________________54

    DrawingandEditingShapesandWorkframes ____________ 55ModuleOverview _____________________________________55ModulePrerequisites __________________________________55ModuleObjectives_____________________________________55IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________56

    Questions ________________________________________56Answers__________________________________________57

    HandleEditing ________________________________________58DrawingSteelShapesintheModel _______________________62EditingSteelShapesandPlates___________________________72ModuleReview _______________________________________80

    Questions ________________________________________80Answers__________________________________________81

    CreatingaWorkframe _______________________________ 83ModuleOverview _____________________________________83ModulePrerequisites __________________________________83ModuleObjectives_____________________________________83IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________84

    Questions ________________________________________84Answers__________________________________________85

    CreatingaWorkframeandReviewSettings _________________86CreatingandManipulatingDisplayClasses,AreaClassesandPartFamilies ______________________________________98

    DisplayClasses ____________________________________98AreaClasses ______________________________________100PartFamilies ______________________________________101

    NorthDirection _______________________________________104UserDefinedPartDescription ________________________106UserDefinedtemplates _____________________________107

    ModuleReview _______________________________________109Questions ________________________________________109Answers__________________________________________110

    InsertingandManipulatingShapes _____________________ 111ModuleOverview _____________________________________111ModulePrerequisites __________________________________1114 Table of ContentsCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    ModuleObjectives_____________________________________111IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________112Questions ________________________________________112Answers__________________________________________113

    InsertingSteelShapesUsingtheLine ______________________114AssigningSteelMemberstoaDisplayClass _________________118InsertingSteelShapesUsingthe2PointMethod_____________119ModuleReview _______________________________________122

    Questions ________________________________________122Answers__________________________________________122

    CreatingConnectionsBetweenElements ________________ 123ModuleOverview _____________________________________123ModulePrerequisites __________________________________123ModuleObjectives_____________________________________123IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________124

    Questions ________________________________________124Answers__________________________________________125

    CreatingaBasicEndPlateConnection _____________________126ModifyingConnectionsUsingEditing ______________________139ModuleReview _______________________________________145

    Questions ________________________________________145Answers__________________________________________146

    CreatingBasePlatesandCrossBracing __________________ 147ModuleOverview _____________________________________147ModulePrerequisites __________________________________147ModuleObjectives_____________________________________147CreatingBasePlatesonColumns _________________________148DrillingtheBasePlatetoAccommodateAnchorBolts_________156CreationofDynamicandStaticBracings ___________________162ModuleReview _______________________________________173

    Questions ________________________________________173Answers__________________________________________174

    PurlinCourses,WebAnglesandShearPlateConnections ___ 175ModuleOverview _____________________________________175ModulePrerequisites __________________________________175ModuleObjectives_____________________________________175IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________176

    Questions ________________________________________176Answers__________________________________________177

    CreatingthePurlins ____________________________________178CopingtheBeamandAddingWebAngleConnections ________1985 Table of ContentsCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    StructuralElements__________________________________ 201ModuleOverview _____________________________________201

    ModulePrerequisites __________________________________201ModuleObjectives_____________________________________202CreatingtheHandrail __________________________________203CreatingtheStairs _____________________________________209LadderandFrameStructuralElements_____________________218CreatingCustomWorkframes(View) ______________________224

    Extras _____________________________________________ 227ModuleOverview _____________________________________227ModulePrerequisites __________________________________227ModuleObjectives_____________________________________227UserCreatedShapes ___________________________________228StandardUserShape ___________________________________229Roof&WallPanels ____________________________________234CombinedShapes _____________________________________234WeldedShapes _______________________________________239ExporttoPureMicroStation _____________________________244CentreofGravity ______________________________________244CollisionDetection_____________________________________245Unfold ______________________________________________246

    ProSteelV8iMicroStationDetailingFundamentals ________ 249

    DetailingFundamentalsOverview______________________ 251CourseDescription ____________________________________251TargetAudience_______________________________________251Prerequisites _________________________________________252CourseObjectives _____________________________________252ModulesIncluded _____________________________________252

    UserDefinedStylesandSymbols_______________________ 255ModuleOverview _____________________________________255Lesson1:UserDefinedStyles ____________________________255

    BoltStyle _________________________________________256DetailStyle___________________________________________260

    ElevationFlagStyle _________________________________260PositionFlagStyle __________________________________261WeldFlagStyle ____________________________________261

    Lesson2:UserDefinedSymbols __________________________264Benchmarksymbol(northdirection) ___________________264ElevationFlagsSymbol ______________________________266GridTextBlocksSymbol _____________________________267ManualCutSymbol_________________________________2686 Table of ContentsCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    PositionFlagsSymbol _______________________________269WeldFlagsSymbol _________________________________269ProSteelGrouping___________________________________ 271ModuleOverview _____________________________________271ModuleObjectives_____________________________________271Lesson1:ProSteelGrouping _____________________________272

    Grouping _________________________________________272Assemblies________________________________________272Groups___________________________________________272

    Lesson2:PartsinaGroup_______________________________278Lesson3:ControllingModelDisplayviatheGroupsFunction ___279Lesson4:AddingComponentPartstoaGroup ______________282

    CreatingandManipulatingPartFamilies ________________ 283ModuleOverview _____________________________________283ModulesObjectives____________________________________283Lesson1:CreatingandManipulatingPartFamilies ___________284

    PartFamilies ______________________________________284Lesson2:UserdefinedPartDescription____________________287

    PositioningandMaterialTakeoffs ______________________ 291ModuleOverview _____________________________________291ModuleObjectives_____________________________________291Lesson1:PositioningtheModel __________________________292Lesson2:CreatinganExternalPartsList____________________307Lesson3:CreatingaDrawingPartsList_____________________315ModuleSummary _____________________________________323

    DetailCenter _______________________________________ 325ModuleOverview _____________________________________325ModulePrerequisites __________________________________326ModuleObjectives_____________________________________326Lesson1:LoadingandReviewingthe2DDetailCentre ________327

    WhatistheDetailCenter?____________________________328Level1:ThePartsTabOverview_______________________329Level2:TheViewsTabOverview ______________________334Level3:TheInsertTab(DetailBlock)Overview___________337

    Lesson2:AssigningaViewtoaStyleandCreatinga2DDeliverableDrawing_________________________________346

    Objectives ________________________________________346Lesson3:ModifyingtheModelandAutomaticallyUpdatingtheDetailDrawings ____________________________361

    Objectives ________________________________________3617 Table of ContentsCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    DetailStyles________________________________________ 363ModuleOverview _____________________________________363SavingStyles ______________________________________363PartialLoadingofStyleParameters ____________________364

    ModulePrerequisites __________________________________364ModuleObjectives_____________________________________364Example1:AnchorPlan_________________________________365Example2:SinglePartDetailStyle_________________________373

    SampleShapeDetailDrawing_________________________376Example3:BeamGroupDetail ___________________________377Example4:MarkingElevationDetail ______________________383

    AppendixABentleyProSteelCourseSetup _____________ 387ModuleOverview _____________________________________387ViewTools ___________________________________________387ElementTools ________________________________________390EditTools ____________________________________________392UtilityTools __________________________________________395DetailStyleDialogs ____________________________________3978 Table of ContentsCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ProSteelV8iProfessionalFundamentalsOverview

    CourseDescriptionTheProSteelV8iMicroStationProfessionalFundamentalscourseiscomposedoftwoparts:ModelingFundamentalsandDetailingFundamentals.ModelingFundamentalsallowsyoutomodelyouractualstructureinamannersimilartoactualerectionofthestructure.Thismodelisthenusedbytheprogramtoautomaticallygeneratetherequired2Dshopdrawings.Afteryouhavecreatedamodel,completedyouredits,andpossiblyissuedapreliminarypartslist,thecreationsofthe2Dlayouts(plan,elevationsandsectionsofthebuilding)canbegin.ThiswillbecoveredintheDetailingFundamentalspartofthiscourse.Mar-12 9 ProSteel V8i Professional Fundamentals Overview

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  • Course DescriptionProSteel V8i Professional Fundamentals Overview 10 Mar-12Copyright 2011 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ProSteelV8iMicroStationModelingFundamentals

    ProSteelV8i

    BentleyInstituteCourseGuide

  • ProSteel V8i MicroStation Modeling Fundamentals 12 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ModelingFundamentalsOverview

    CourseDescriptionThischapterprovidesanoverviewoftheBentleyProSteelV8iMicroStationModelingcourse.

    WhatisProSteelV8i?BentleyProSteelV8i(PSV8i)isastructuralsteelconstructionapplicationforAutoCAD.IfyouhavepreviouslyusedtraditionalAutoCADtoolsorother2Dapplicationstocreatesteelconstructiondrawings,youwillneedtoadjusttoanewmethodofcreatingdrawings.ProSteel3Dallowsyoutomodelyouractualstructureinamannersimilartoactualerectionofthestructure.Thismodelisthenusedbytheprogramtoautomaticallygeneratetherequired2Dshopdrawings.

    Inthiscourse,youwillcoverthebasicsoftheProSteelModelingfunctionalityandhowtotakeadvantageofMicroStationtoolswhileusingProSteel.

    Prerequisites Engineeringbackgroundinstructuralsteelconstruction AfundamentalknowledgeorpreviouscourseinMicroStation3Dis

    advantageousMar-12 13 Modeling Fundamentals Overview

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  • Course Objectives

    CourseObjectives

    Aftercompletingthiscourse,youwillbeableto: UseProSteelV8iModelingsuccessfullyonaproject

    ModulesIncludedThefollowingmodulesareincludedinthiscourse: TemplatesandModelSetup ViewingandMovingAroundtheModel DrawingandEditingShapesandWorkframes CreatingaWorkframe InsertingandManipulatingShapes CreatingConnectionsBetweenElements CreatingBasePlatesandCrossBracing ConstructionGroups PurlinCourses,WebAngles,andShearPlateConnections StructuralElements PositioningandMaterialTakeoffs CreatingDrawingsModeling Fundamentals Overview 14 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • AccesstheProSteelOptionsdialog Learnwhatiscontrolledbythesettingsinthisdialogandhowtoobtainhelp

    forfurtherexplanationSeedFileandModelSetup

    ModuleOverviewThismodulecoversthecreationoftheProSteelMicroStationprojectandestablishingaMicroStationdgnseedfileusedwhenstartinganewBentleyProSteelV8imodel.Inaddition,youwilllearnhowtosetProSteelV8ioptionsand/ordefaultsettings.

    ModulePrerequisites BasicWindowsknowledgeincludingfilenavigationetc. Previousexperiencewitha3DCADsystem,preferablyMicroStationV8i

    ModuleObjectivesAftercompletingthismodule,youwillbeableto: Installthetrainingdataset EstablishtheProSteelprojectforMicroStation StartProSteelforMicroStation OpentheSeedmodeldgn BecomeknowledgeableoftheUnitsofMeasureandDesignFileworkingunits

    andhowtheyrelateMar-12 15 Seed File and Model Setup

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  • Introductory Knowledge

    IntroductoryKnowledge

    Beforeyoubeginthismodule,let'sdefinewhatyoualreadyknow.

    Questions1 HowdoyoustartaWindowsExplorersession?2 HowdoyoucreateanewfolderinWindows?3 InMicroStationaLevelisequivalenttoa______inAutoCAD?4 InMicroStation,aLineStyleisequivalentto_____inAutoCAD?

    Answers1 HowdoyoustartaWindowsExplorersession?

    RightmouseclickontheWindowsStartbutton,thenselectExplore.2 HowdoyoucreateanewfolderinWindows?

    NavigatetothelocationofwhereyouwantthenewfoldertoresideandrightmouseclickinablankareaoftherighthandcolumnoftheWindowsExplorersession.ThenselectNew,thenFolder.

    3 InMicroStationaLevelisequivalenttoaLayerinAutoCAD.4 InMicroStationaLineStyleisequivalenttoLineTypeinAutoCAD.Seed File and Model Setup 16 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • TrainingDatasetInstallation

    TrainingDatasetInstallation

    ThistopicwillcovertheinstallationofthetrainingdatasetandtheestablishmentoftheProSteelProjectforMicroStation. Exercise:Installingthetrainingdataset

    1 CreateanewfolderinC:namedProSteelWorkspaceTemp2 MovethedeliveredWorkspace.zipintothenewfolder3 RightmouseclickontheWorkspace.zipanddoan"ExtractHere"fromthe

    rightclickmenu4 NavigateintheWorkspacefolderto

    C:\ProSteelWorkSpaceTemp\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples

    5 OpenanotherWindowsExplorersession6 Inthenewwindow,navigatetoC:\DocumentsandSettings\All

    Users\ApplicationData\Bentley\MicroStation\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples

    7 CopytheProSteelFolderandtheProSteel.pcffromC:\ProSteelWorkSpaceTemp\WorkSpace\Projects\ExamplestoC:\DocumentsandSettings\AllUsers\ApplicationData\Bentley\MicroStation\WorkSpace\Projects\Examples

    Yourwindowshouldlookliketheoneabove.ThisestablishestheProSteelProjectforMicroStation.Mar-12 17 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Program Startup and Seed File Creation

    ProgramStartupandSeedFileCreation

    ThistopiccoversstartingProSteelV8iandopeningthemodelseedfile.ProSteelV8ihasallthecapabilitiesofMicroStation,plusfeaturesthataccelerateandeaseworkingonmodelsofsteelstructures. Exercise:StartingProSteel

    1 StartProSteel(WindowsStartmenu>AllPrograms>ProSteelV8i)ordoubleclicktheProSteelV8iicononyourdesktop.

    2 IntheFileopendialog,setthefollowing: User:examples Project:ProSteel Interface:default Lookin:ProSteelseed,thenopentraining_ProSteel3D_V8i_Metric.dgn

    Note:IntheLookinareaoftheFileOpendialog,youmightneedtonavigateuponeleveltotheProSteelfolderandthentotheseedfolder.

    3 IftheinitialseedfilewerenotaProSteelseedfilesuchasoneofthe3DseedfilesdeliveredwithMicroStation,thefollowingdialogwillappear.Ifthishappens,selectMetric(MeasurementUnit)forthistraining.However,iftheprojectisinimperialunitstheoptiontosetupfortheseunitsisprovidedhere.Seed File and Model Setup 18 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ProgramStartupandSeedFileCreation

    MicroStationwillstartandloadtheProSteelV8imenuandtoolbars,whichprovidesaccesstoan

    integratedsetofProSteelDesignapplicationsandsupplementalutilities.Mar-12 19 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Program Startup and Seed File Creation

    Units&MeasurementValues

    ThistopicprovidesintroductoryknowledgetoUnitsofMeasureusedbyProSteelandhowtheyrelatetoMicroStationDesignFileWorkingUnits.ProSteelusesMicroStationunits,soyoumustsetyourunitsasyounormallydowithMicroStation.Keepinmindyouwillhavetosettheunitsforthe3Dmodelandthe2Ddrawingfiles.Thiscanbeachievedinadvanceofmodelordrawingcreationbypreparingdgnseedfilesformodellingandfor2Ddrawings.ConsequentlyProSteelalsoneedsanothervariabletobesetproperlyinordertobeabletoinsertthesteelshapesintheproperdimensions.Letusexplainherehowitallworks.ShapeDatabasesarepopulatedwithalltheinformationneededtobuildeachsteelshape.Theinformationintheshape'sdatabasesiseitherinmetricorimperialvalues.ProSteelknowswhichsystemwasusedineachdatabasethankstotheshapeconfiguration.Onceinsideadgnfile,ProSteelneedstoknowwhatsystemisgoingtobeusedthere.

    Asaresult,ProSteelcannowtellifitneedstoconvertthesizeofashapereadonametricdatabasetobeinsertedintoametric(noconversionneeded)oranimperial(25.4scaledownfactor)model.Thesetwosettings(Units&Measurement)areveryimportantinProSteel.Westronglyrecommendyousettheseupinsideaseedfileforeachpossiblecombinationyoumightneedsoyoudonotneedtoworryaboutiteveragain. Exercise:SettheDesignFileWorkingunits

    1 TosettheDesignfileworkingunitsgotoSetting>Designfile>WorkingUnitssetasbelow.Seed File and Model Setup 20 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ProgramStartupandSeedFileCreation

    Note:Oncethemodelisstartedineithermeasurementsystem,itcannotbeconvertedtotheothermeasurementsystem.

    ProSteelOptions(DefaultSettings)ThistopicwilldiscussProSteelsetupoptionsanddemonstratehowtoaccesstheOptionsDialog.Itwillalsorevealhowtoobtainadditionalinformationonthevarioussettings.HerewewilltakealookattheProSteelV8isettingsdonewithinProSteelV8i.KeepinmindthatbecauseProSteelV8ineedstodifferentiatemetricfromimperialdrawings,thesesettingsexistindouble.WhenProSteelV8iinstallsitshouldbydefaultgiveyouaccesstothetemplatesincludedintheinstallation.Youcanmodifythesesettingsandsavethemastemplatesforeachdifferentsituationthatyouneed(perproject,perclient,perjob,etc). Exercise:AccessingtheSettings

    1 Thetraining_ProSteel3D_V8i_Metric.dgnshouldstillbeopen.Ifnot,reopenusingProSteel.

    2 OpentheProSteelOptions(ProSteelV8imenu>ProSteelOptions)dialogshownbelow.Mar-12 21 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Program Startup and Seed File Creation

    Thismultitabbeddialogcontainsthedefaultsettingsdata,orglobalsettingsinformation,forthemodel.3 AssigntheOptionsoptionparametersshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    OK...SaveschangestothesettingsmodifiedinanysectionoftheDialogmadeafterthedialogwereopenedlast.TheusermustalsodoaFile>SaveSettingsbeforeexitingtheMicroStationsessiontomaintainthesettingschanges.CancelsanychangesmadesinceopeningthedialogandafterthelastOK.OpenstheProSteelHelpdocumentpertinenttothesettingsinthedialog.Providesamethodofsavingthesettingstoatemplateforuselater.Seed File and Model Setup 22 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    4 AssigntheGripsoptionparametersshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    5 AssigntheShapesoptionparametersshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Mar-12 23 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    6 AssigntheShapeLabeloptionparametersshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    TextSizeandDistancearerelativeto1MasterUnit(MU)intheMicroStationdgn.

    7 AssigntheSketchDisplayoptionparametersshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Seed File and Model Setup 24 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    8 AssigntheNamingConventionsoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    Hint: DialogsinMicroStationareWindowscompliant.Thisenablesthemtobe"rippedoutof"theMicroStationsessionwindowandmakescomparingwhatisbeingdisplayedintheMicroStationdialogtothegraphicabovemucheasierbybringingthedialogclosertothegraphic.9 AssigntheFlatSteelSelectionoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengo

    tothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Mar-12 25 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    10 AssigntheStraightPlatesoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    11 AssignthePlateLabeloptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Seed File and Model Setup 26 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    12 AssignthePlateDescriptionoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    13 AssigntheCalculationMethodoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Mar-12 27 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    14 AssigntheBoltsoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    15 AssigntheWorkframeoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Seed File and Model Setup 28 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    16 AssigntheAssemblyoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    17 AssigntheValuesoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    (Continuationbelow)Mar-12 29 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    18 AssigntheLogicalLinksoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    Note: The"allowadditionaldata"checkboxaffectsonlytheDetailCenter.Seed File and Model Setup 30 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    19 AssigntheRevisionCheckoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Note: Donotsettheseto"Asktodeletepositionnumbers".

    20 AssigntheDisplayoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Mar-12 31 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    21 AssigntheColoursoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    ColoursOptionssettingscontinued:

    (Continuation)Seed File and Model Setup 32 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    22 AssigntheMonitorColoursoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Mar-12 33 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    23 AssigntheConfiguration/IsometricViewoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedall

    settings.

    24 AssigntheLayeroptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    (Continuationbelow)Seed File and Model Setup 34 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    (Continuation)

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    25 AssigntheFlatSteelSelectionoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    26 AssigntheDialogSettingsoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Seed File and Model Setup 36 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    27 AssigntheTooltipsoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.

    28 AssigntheClasses/Familiesoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.Mar-12 37 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    29 AssigntheMatchPropertiesoptionparametersasshownbelow,thengotothenextselectionorselectOKifyouhavecompletedallsettings.30 Whenallofthesettingshavebeenset,pressOKtoapplyallofthesettingstotheProSteelmodel.

    31 FromtheMicroStationFiledropdown,clickonFile>SaveSettings.32 SetDialogSettingsoptiontoExpertMode.

    AnadditionalfieldwillbeaddedtoProSteelOptions.Seed File and Model Setup 38 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ProgramStartupandSeedFileCreation

    Hint: Afterdoingsomeconfigurationsusingtheexpertmode,alwayssetitbacktobeginnermode.Mar-12 39 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Module Review

    ModuleReview

    Nowthatyouhavecompletedthismodule,let'smeasurewhatyouhavelearned.

    Questions1 WhatdirectoryisthedefaultlocationforMicroStationprojects?2 Tomakeitmoreconvenienttocreatenewmodelfiles,whereshouldthe

    ProSteelsetupoptionsbemade?3 WherearetheDesignFileworkingunitsset?4 Howcansomeoneobtainmorehelponexplainingthesetupoptions?Seed File and Model Setup 40 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ModuleReview

    Answers

    1 WhatdirectoryisthedefaultlocationforMicroStationprojects?

    C:\DocumentsandSettings\AllUsers\ApplicationData\Bentley\MicroStation\WorkSpace\Projects

    2 Tomakeitmoreconvenienttocreatenewmodelfiles,whereshouldtheProSteelsetupoptionsbemade?IntheProjectSeedFile.Thenusetheseedfiletocreatenewmodels.

    3 WherearetheDesignFileworkingunitsset?FromtheMicroStationDropDownmenu,selectSettings>DesignFile>WorkingUnits.

    4 Howcansomeoneobtainmorehelponexplainingthesetupoptions?ClickonthisiconintheProSteelOptionsdialog,whichwilltakeyoudirectlytothesectionoftheProSteelHelppertainingtotheOptionssettings.Mar-12 41 Seed File and Model SetupCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Module Summary

    ModuleSummary

    Youarenowableto: Installthetrainingdataset EstablishtheProSteelprojectforMicroStation StartProSteelforMicroStation OpentheSeedmodeldgn SettheDesignFileworkingunitsandhaveanunderstandingofhowthey

    relatetoProSteel'sUnitsofMeasure AccesstheProSteelOptionsdialog AdjustthesettingsintheProSteelOptionsdialogtosuityourparticular

    projectneedsandknowhowtoobtainhelpforfurtherexplanationofthesesettings.Seed File and Model Setup 42 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • UnderstandwhatClippingPlanesareandhowtheyaffecttheviewofthemodel

    Turnclippingplanesonandoff ChangetheclippingplanedistancessoastochangetheresultantviewViewingandMovingAroundtheModel

    ModuleOverviewInthismodule,youwilllearnaboutProSteel'sViewmanipulationfunctions.TheProSteeltoolsprovidedtoadjusttheMicroStationACSwillalsobecovered.TherearetwoLessonsinthismodule.EachLessonbeginswithalistofobjectivesthatdefinetheinformationthatyouwilllearninthatLesson.AnumberofExercisesareprovidedineachLesson,whicharedesignedtoteachyouthestatedobjectives.

    ModulePrerequisites BasicWindowsknowledgeincludingfilenavigationandsoforth Previousexperiencewitha3DCADsystem,preferablyMicroStationV8i Completionofpreviousmodulesinthiscourserecommended

    ModuleObjectivesAftercompletingthismodule,youwillbeableto: Changetheviewofthemodel Centerashapeintheview SettheACSbyashapeeitheratapointorcenteredontheshapeMar-12 43 Viewing and Moving Around the Model

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  • Introductory Knowledge

    IntroductoryKnowledge

    Beforeyoubeginthismodule,let'sdefinewhatyoualreadyknow.

    Questions1 WhatisACSandwhatisitusedfor?2 HowisaClippingPlaneusefulin3Ddesignwork?3 IftheACSTriadwasn'tshowing,whichoftheoptionsbelowcouldyouuse

    tomakeitvisible? CloseMicroStationandhopeitbecomesvisiblewhenyourestart. TurnontheACSleveltomakeitvisible. EnableitsdisplayinViewAttributesDialog. SetitintheDisplayTaboftheProSteelOptions.Viewing and Moving Around the Model 44 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • IntroductoryKnowledge

    Answers

    1 WhatisACSandwhatisitusedfor?

    AnAuxiliaryCoordinateSystem(ACS)isdefinedsothatyoucanplaceelementsonplanesatdifferentdepthsandorientations.

    2 HowisaClippingPlaneusefulin3Ddesignwork?FrontandBackClippingPlanesdefinethelimitsofvisibleelements,effectivelystoppingyoufromseeinganythingthatisoutsideoftheclippingplanes.Itisusedtoremovethedisplayofunwantedelementsmakingiteasiertofocusonthoseelementsyouaredesigningormodifyingatthemoment.

    3 IftheACSTriadwasn'tshowing,whichoftheoptionsbelowcouldyouusetomakeitvisible? EnableitsdisplayinViewAttributesDialog.Mar-12 45 Viewing and Moving Around the ModelCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Lesson 1: Utilizing Structural View Tools

    Lesson1:UtilizingStructuralViewTools

    DifferenttypesofviewsareavailableinProSteelV8i.Someareautomaticallycreatedwhileothersareuserdefined/created;theyareallviewingtoolsservingthesamepurposetomakeworkingina3DenvironmentmucheasierthanplainMicroStationtools.Theseviewscan/willalsobeusedtocreateengineering2Dplans,elevations,andbuildingcrosssectionsaswellasfabricators'erectiondrawings.

    GlobalViewsProSteelV8iprovidesfiveisometricviewpointsgeneratedaspersettingsintheProSteelV8iGlobalSettingsdiscussedintheSeedFileandModelSetupmodule.Wewillnowexplainhowthesesettingswork.Viewing and Moving Around the Model 46 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Lesson1:UtilizingStructuralViewTools

    Theseviewscanbeusedtonavigateinthemodelaswellastogenerateisometricviewsofthewholestructureorofindividualparts,assembliesorconnectiondetails.Byclickinganyofthefiveprovidedviews,youwillnoticetheviewingdirectionofthemodelchangesaccordingtothosesettings.

    ChangingtheModelViewInthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtochangetheviewofthemodelutilizingProSteel'sOverviewandChooseViewcommands.Mar-12 47 Viewing and Moving Around the ModelCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Lesson 1: Utilizing Structural View Tools

    Exercise:ChangingtheViewWithintheModel

    1 OpentheVIEWMOD.dgntrainingdrawing(Filemenu>Open).2 BrowsetotheDESIGNSdirectory.SelectVIEWMOD.DGNdrawingfileand

    thenpressOpen.3 Displaythemodelinanisometricview(clickIsometricOverviewicon).4 Tryouttheotherviewtoolsinthismenu.Additionalviewcommandsare

    providedintheProSteelZoom/Viewtoolbar.Whenyouarefinished,returnthedrawingtotheIsometricOverviewview.

    5 AnotherveryeffectivemethodofchangingtheviewonthemodelisbyusingtheChooseViewcommand.Thisfunctioncontainspredefinedviews,whichareautomaticallycreatedwhenaworkframeiscreated.Thissimplifiestheprocessofviewingamodelfromanyofthestandarddirectionalviews(e.g.,Front,Right,Leftetc.).

    6 OpentheSelectViewdialog(ProSteelmenu>Zoom/Views>ChooseView)orclicktheSelectViewicon.

    7 SelecttheF1_TOPview,andthenpresstheSettheCurrentViewbutton.Noticehowtheviewischangedtomatchtheselectedviewname.ExecutetheOverviewcommandandswitchbacktotheOverview1view.

    8 SelecttheChooseViewcommandagain.SelecttheTOPviewandthenpressSetACS.NoticehowtheACSischangedtotheviewbuttheviewofthemodeldoesnotchange.Viewing and Moving Around the Model 48 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Lesson1:UtilizingStructuralViewTools

    Exercise:SwitchingtoanObjectView(ObjectViewTools)

    Inthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtoswitchtheviewinthemodelsoaselectedshapewillbesetasthecurrentviewandwillhavetheMicroStationACSsettothisshape.

    1 OpentheBASICS_01.DGNtrainingdrawing(Filemenu>Open).BrowsetotheDesignsdirectory.SelecttheBASICS_01.DGNfileandpressOpen.

    2 Changetoviewtothecrosssectionofthebeam(UB203x133x25)(ProSteelV8imenu>Zoom/Views>ObjectViewCentered)orclickOverviewCenteredicon.

    3 Pickthebeamlocatedattheanglewhosepartnameisdisplayed(UB203x133x25).Whenpromptedwiththemulticoloureddirectionindicator,picktheaxishighlightedinyellowandthenclickyourleftmousebuttontoaccepttheselection.

    4 NoticehowtheACSisnowcenteredintheshapeandthemodelviewischangedtothecrosssectionofthebeam.Experimentwiththisoptionbypickingadifferentaxiswhenpromptedwiththedirectionindicator.Noticethechangeinthemodelview.Mar-12 49 Viewing and Moving Around the ModelCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Lesson 1: Utilizing Structural View Tools

    Exercise:SwitchingtheACStoanObject(ObjectACSTools)

    Inthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtomovetheMicroStationACStoanobjectataspecificpointwithoutchangingthemodelview.

    1 Resettheviewtothestandardisometricview(clickIsometricOverviewicon).

    2 CentertheACSontheUB356x171x57member(ProSteelV8imenu>Zoom/Views>ObjectACScentered)orclickObjectACScenteredicon.PickthesameUB356x171x57memberasabove,thenpickthesamelefthandaxis(yellow).ThistimenoticehowtheACSmovestotheobjectbuttheviewdoesnotchange.

    3 TrythisagainandthistimepickadifferentaxisandnotethechangeoftheACSlocationandplane.Viewing and Moving Around the Model 50 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Lesson2:UnderstandingandManipulatingClippingPlanes

    Lesson2:UnderstandingandManipulatingClippingPlanes

    Inthissection,youwilllearnspecificallywhataClippingPlaneisandhowitaffectswhatyouseeinthemodel.Workingwitha3Dmodelcanquicklybecomecomplex,especiallyifmanypartsarespatiallystackedoroverlaponeanother.ByusingMicroStation"ClippingPlanes,"ProSteeloffersacommandtohidepartsinfrontofandbehindthecurrentworkplane,orthesocalledcuttingplane.Thissimplifiestheconstructionprocesssignificantlysinceonlythoseobjectsapproximatelyinthesameworkplanearevisible.Thispreventstheaccidentalmanipulationofstackedshapes.ThetermapproximatelyisusedhereinthesensethatonlytheobjectswithintheClippingPlanescreatedarevisibletothefrontandrear.Ifoneofthedefinedviewsoranobjectviewisselected,thehideoptionisactivatedasthedefaultsettingunlessthecommandhasbeendeactivatedglobally.

    Thiscommandcanbeselectivelyactivatedordeactivatedtopermitviewingthedepthsofallpartssimultaneouslyforageneraloverviewofthecomponentpartsofthemodel(moreonthisinalaterexercise). Exercise:WorkingwithClippingPlanes

    1 OpentheVIEWMOD.DGNdrawing,changebacktothestandardisometricview(clickIsometricOverviewicon).Noticethetwofronttorearconnectingmembers.Theelementontheleftsideoftheframeislowerinelevationthantheelementontherightsideoftheframe.

    2 ChangetotheleftsideviewF1_SIDE_L(clickChooseViewicon).3 SelecttheF1_SIDE_LviewfromthedialogdisplayedandthenpressSet

    View.Noticethatwhenthemodelregeneratesyouarenowinthelefthandview,butareunabletoseethememberontherightsideoftheframe.Thisisbecausetheclippingplanedistancefortheleftframeviewissetto450mmandthememberlocatedontherightsideoftheframeisoutsideofthisrange.

    4 ChangetotherightsideviewF1_SIDE_R(clickChooseViewicon).5 ThenselecttheF1_SIDE_RviewfromthedialogandthenpressSetView.

    Noticethatthememberontheleftsideoftheframeisnotvisible.Onceagainthisisbecausethelefthandmemberisoutsideoftheclippingdistancesetfortherighthandview.Mar-12 51 Viewing and Moving Around the ModelCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Lesson 2: Understanding and Manipulating Clipping Planes

    Exercise:TogglingClippingPlanesOnandOff

    InthisexerciseyouwilllearnhowtotogglethestateoftheclippingplanesusingtheFlipcommand.

    1 ChangetotheleftsideviewF1_SIDE_L(clickChooseViewicon).2 SelecttheF1_SIDE_LviewfromthedialogdisplayedandthenpressSet

    View.Noticethatthememberslocatedontherightsideofthemodelarenotvisible.

    3 ToggletheclippingplanesOFF(ProSteelV8iMenu>Zoom/Views>Clipplane>Flip)orclickClipPlanesFlipicon.

    4 Noticehowtheclippingplanesaredeactivatedandthemembersontherightsideofthemodelarenowvisible.

    5 RepeattheFlipcommandseveraltimesnotingthechangeintheviewofthemodel.

    Exercise:ChangingClippingPlaneDistancesInthisexerciseyouwilllearnhowtochangetheclipplanedistancesothateventhoughtheclipplanesarestillON,theviewinthemodelwillchangetoshowmembersthatwereoriginallyoutsideoftheclippingplanes.

    1 ChangetotheleftsideviewF1_SIDE_L(clickChooseViewicon).2 SelecttheF1_SIDE_LviewfromthedialogdisplayedandthenpressSet

    View.

    3 Changetheclippingplanessothattheviewdisplaysthememberslocatedontherightsideofthemodel(ProSteelV8iMenu>Zoom/Views>Clipplane>Distance)orclickClipPlanesDistanceicon.

    4 OnexecutingtheClipplanedistancecommand,the"CurrentClippingPlaneDistances"dialogisinvoked.Enteravalueof2500fortheBackDistanceandkeepfrontdistancesetto450andpressOK.Notethattheviewnowshowsthecolumninthemiddleofthemodel.

    Note:YouwilllearnlaterhowtosettheclipplanesatthetimetheWorkframeisgenerated.Viewing and Moving Around the Model 52 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ModuleReview

    ModuleReview

    Nowthatyouhavecompletedthismodule,let'smeasurewhatyouhavelearned.

    Questions1 HowdoIsetapredefinedISOView?2 WhenIappliedapredefinedfrontview,whycan'tIseesomeofthe

    members?

    3 HowdoIsetanACSwithoutchangingthemodel'sview?Mar-12 53 Viewing and Moving Around the ModelCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Module Review

    Answers

    1 HowdoIsetapredefinedISOView?

    ClicktheIsometricOverviewicon2 WhenIappliedapredefinedfrontview,whycan'tIseesomeofthe

    members?

    ClipPlaneshavebeenset,andtheClipplanestogglebuttonison.3 HowdoIsetanACSwithoutchangingthemodel'sview?

    ClicktheObjectACScenteredicon.Viewing and Moving Around the Model 54 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Modifystructuralobjectssuchasworkframes DrawSteelShapesinthemodel EditsteelshapesandplatesDrawingandEditingShapesandWorkframes

    ModuleOverviewInthischapter,youwilllearnaboutProSteel'sHandleeditfunctionusedtoeditandmanipulatesteelshapesandplatesandotherelements.Therearethreelessonsinthischapter.Eachlessonbeginswithalistofobjectivesthatdefinetheinformationthatyouwilllearninthatlesson.AnumberofExercisesareprovidedineachlessonthataredesignedtoteachyouthetopicslistedintheObjectivessectionatthestartofeachlesson.

    ModulePrerequisites BasicWindowsknowledgeincludingfilenavigationetc. Previousexperiencewitha3DCADsystem,preferablyMicroStationV8i Completionofpreviousmodulesinthiscourserecommended

    ModuleObjectivesAftercompletingthismodule,youwillbeableto: ActivatethehandlesandinvoketheProSteelProperties(ProSteelProperties)

    function

    Changevariousshapepropertiessuchassize,typeandlengthMar-12 55 Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes

    Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Introductory Knowledge

    IntroductoryKnowledge

    Beforeyoubeginthismodule,let'sdefinewhatyoualreadyknow.

    Questions1 WhatareEditHandles?2 WhentheEditHandlesaren'tdisplayingwhenyouclickonanelement,

    youjusthavetosettheViewattributeforthem.TrueorFalse?Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 56 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • IntroductoryKnowledge

    Answers

    1 WhatareEditHandles?

    EditHandles(or"handles")areuseddynamicallymodifyormanipulateelements.Theygenerallyappearascolouredsquaresonelementsthatcanbeadjusted.

    2 WhentheEditHandlesaren'tdisplayingwhenyouclickonanelement,youjusthavetosettheViewattributeforthem.TrueorFalse?False.Iftheyaren'tdisplaying,youmustenabletheirdisplayontheElementSelectionDialog.Mar-12 57 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Handle Editing

    HandleEditing

    Inthislesson,youwilluseMicroStationhandlestoeditsteelshapesinordertochangesize,length,shape,typeanddisplayoptions.YouwillalsousehandlestoeditProSteelObjects. Exercise:EditingaShape'sPropertiesInthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtoactivateacomponent'shandlesandsubsequentlydisplaytheShapePropertiesdialog.Thisdialogenablesyoutomodifythepropertiesthatdefineashape.

    1 OpentheBASICS_01.DGNtrainingmodel(Filemenu>Open).2 Browsetothetrainingfiledirectory.SelecttheBASICS_01.DGNfileand

    pressOpen.3 OpentheShapePropertiesdialog.4 ZoominonthewideflangebeamlabelledUC203x203x46.Usingtheleft

    mousebutton,picktheelementtoinvokeitsMicroStationhandles(whichshouldappearasbluesquares).

    5 Withthehandlesoftheelementstillhighlighted,rightclickandselectPS3DPropertiesfromthecontextmenu.

    TheShapePropertiesdialogwilldisplayasshownbelow.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 58 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • HandleEditing

    Abriefdescriptionoftheshapepropertytabsettingsisprovidedbelow. LayoutTab:containsthedisplayoptionsfortheshape. ShapeTypeTab:containstheshapetype,class,andsizeoftheshape. PositionTab:containsinformationrelatingtoshape'sinsertionpoint

    andorientation. AnalysisViewTab:AnalysisEffectiveCenterlinesareaparallelviewof

    theCADmodelusedforstructuralanalysis.Thistabdefinesendpointsoftheselinesandwhethertheyareautomaticoruserdefined.

    DataTab:containspartslistdata. ValuesTab:containsdimensionalandweightinformation. CutsTab:containsinformationwithregardtocutsontheshape. LoglinksTab:containsthesettingforlinksbetweenelements. ConicalTab:containsdatapertainingtotheslopeofashapeplacedin

    thedrawing. AssignmentsTab:containsdatafordetailingthepartanddisplaying

    thepartinrelationtothemodelandothershapesinthemodel.6 Changetheshapesize:selecttheShapeTypetabontheShapeProperties

    dialog.SelectUB203x133x25fromtheShapeSizedropdown.Noticethechangeoftheshapeinthemodel.

    7 ProSteeluses"nonmodal"dialogs.Thisisamajorbenefitwheneditingashapeorotherobjectasthechangesmadeinthedialogareimmediatelyreflectedintheactualmodel.Mar-12 59 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Handle Editing

    8 SwitchtotheLayouttabandlocatetheLayoutgroupboxintheupperlefthandcornerofthedialog.Movethedialogofftothesidesoyoucanseetheshapebeingedited.

    9 CyclethroughthevariousdisplaymethodsintheLayoutDropDownandnotethechangesintheshapeandhowitchangesinthemodel.ReturnthedisplaytotheEdgeInsidemode.

    10 IntheOptionsgroupboxontherighthandsideoftheLayouttab,experimentwiththedisplayoptionsoftheshapeandnotethechangesinthemodel.DisablethePartLabeloptionandnoticehowthepartnameassociatedwiththeshapeisnolongerdisplayedinthemodel.

    11 SwitchbacktotheShapeTypetabandselecttheShapeClassdropdownandchangetheshapetoaBS_EQUALshape.IntheShapeSizedropdownscrollthroughthelistandchangethesizetoanEA70x70x8angle.Noticethechangeinthemodel.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 60 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • HandleEditing

    12 Finally,switchtotheValuestabandchangethevalueintheLengthfieldto3250.Noticethechangeinlengthoftheshape.

    13 Returnthevaluestotheiroriginalsettingsandclosethedialog.Note: ModificationwithmoreprecisionandinrelationtootherProSteelobjectswill

    becoveredinmoredepthintheCreatingaWorkframemoduleofthiscourse.Mar-12 61 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Drawing Steel Shapes in the Model

    DrawingSteelShapesintheModel

    ThissectionprovidesanoverviewoftheProSteelV8iShapesdialog.YouwillalsolearnhowtocreateasteelShapestemplatetominimizetheshapeselection.Thereareseveralmethodsofinsertingshapesintoamodel,includinginsertionviaalineinthemodel,picking2pointsinthemodel,andtheselectionofmultiplelines.Youcanalsoinsertashapeinacrosssection,wheretheshapeisdrawninthenegativeZAxisfromthecurrentXYplane.ThetwomostcommonmethodsofinsertingshapesaretheLinemethodandthe2Pointmethod.Forourtrainingpurposeswefocusonthesemethods. Exercise:CreatingatemplatefiletominimizetheShapetablesInthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtocreateatemplatefileoftheBSsteelshapes.

    1 OpentheTRNMODEL.DGNfile.2 Changetothestandardisometricview(clickIsometricOverviewicon).3 YouwillbeginbyinsertingthecolumnsontheFR1workframe(click

    Shapesicon).4 Beforeyouplaceashapeyouneedtominimizethenumberofshapetypes

    displayedwithinthedialog.Todothis,createatemplatefileandsavethissothatyoucanrecallitlater.

    5 FromtheProSteelShapesdialog,presstheDisplaybutton.AsyoucanseetheShapesCatalogshownbelowisdividedintothreemainsections.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 62 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • DrawingSteelShapesintheModelThelistofshapetablesshippedwiththeproductisshownonthefarleftandthelistofavailableshapesforeachtableisdisplayedinthecenter.TheCurrentShapeClassessectionontherightcontainsonlytheshapesyouwanttoseewhenyouinvoketheShapesInsertcommand.

    6 AltertheCurrentShapeClassestoshowonlytheBSIBritishsteelshapesandhavethemdisplayinMetricunits.Tobegin,pressthebuttontoaddalloftheshapesintheListofAvailableShapessectiontotheCurrentShapeClasseslist.

    9 Fromthecentreofthedialog,selecttheMetricradiobutton.Thedialogshouldnowappearasshownbelow.Mar-12 63 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Drawing Steel Shapes in the Model

    10 Tosavethenewsettings,picktheTemplatebutton.WhentheProSteelTemplateManagerdialogappears,createanewfoldernamed"TRAIN",thenaddatemplatetothefoldernamed"Metric".Thedialogshouldappearasshownbelow.

    11 PressEntertoreturntothepreviousdialogandpressOKtoreturntotheSteelshapeinsertiondialog.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 64 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • DrawingSteelShapesintheModel

    Exercise:TheProSteelShapesDialog

    1 OpentheBASICS_01.DGNfile.2 OpentheProSteelV8iShapesdialog(ProSteelV8imenu>Shapesorclick

    Shapesicon)andclickontheStraightShapestabifitisnotopen.

    Theshapeselectiondialogcontainsthreetabsasshownintheabovefigure.Togethertheycontroltheshapetypeandsizeaswellasitsorientation,length,offset,materialandmethodofinsertion.TheoptionsprovidedintheStraightShapesdialogaredescribedinthefollowingtable.

    Field Description

    ShapeType Showstheshapetablesavailablefortheuseinthemodel.Theoptionsdisplayedinthisdependonwhichselection(Standardshapes,Usershapes,CombinationshapesandRoofandWallshapes)iscurrentinthedropdownaboveit

    Resolution ListtheavailableshapedisplayresolutionsShapeClass ListtheshapesizesavailableforthecurrentlyselectedShapeType.Additionally,it

    controlsthedisplaydirectlytotherightofthesizelist.ShapeSize ListtheshapesizesavailableforthecurrentlyselectedShapeClass.Onceaspecificsize

    memberisselectedanimageofthatshapewillappearindicatingthepossibleinsertionpointswiththeselectedinsertionpointhighlightedinRED.Alsoindicatedbytheimageisthecurrentrotationoftheshapeaboutitsaxisofinsertion.Mar-12 65 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Drawing Steel Shapes in the Model

    Field DescriptionKey Displaysthecurrentshapethatwillbeinsertedifanyoneoftheinsertionmethodsatthebottomofthedialogweretobeselected.ThisistheactualshapethatgetsinsertedandcanbedifferentthantheshapeshownintheShapeTypeandShapeSizesectionsofthedialog.

    Material Thematerialthatwillbeassignedtothismemberatthetimeofinsertion.Layer Providesadropdownlistofavailablelayersfortheelements.PartFamily Iffamilyclasseshavebeendefined,youcansetthemhere.Theselectionofthefamily

    classcaninfluencethecolourofthepart.DetailStyle Ifdetailingstyleshavebeendefined,youcansetthemhere.DisplayClass Ifdisplayclasseshavebeendefined,youcansetthemhere.AreaClass Ifareaclasseshavebeendefined,youcansetthemhere.Description Ifgeneralpartsdescriptionshavebeendefined,youcansetthemhere.Theselectionof

    thedescriptioncaninfluencethecolourandthelayer.DeltaX TheinsertionoffsetinXdirection.Thisfieldcanonlybeentered,ifyouhaveselected

    theposition'Free'asinsertionpoint(thisisthebiggestdisplayedinsertionpoint).DeltaY TheinsertionoffsetinYdirection.Thisfieldcanonlybeentered,ifyouhaveselected

    theposition'Free'asinsertionpoint(thisisthebiggestdisplayedinsertionpoint).ItemNo. Anitemnumbercanbeentereddirectlyhere.Length Specifythelengthoftheshape.Thisisimportantifyouwanttoinsertshapesinthe

    crosssection.Inputsinthisfieldoverwritethelengthspecifiedbytheinsertionpoints.Turn Theshapewillberotatedaboutitsinsertionaxisthisvalue.CreateGroup Thisoptioncreatesagroupoutoftheshapeafterinsertion.

    Clickthisbuttontoopenthefollowingdialogwhereallrelevantshapedataaredisplayed.

    Allinsertedshapesarestillconnectedwiththedialog,sothatsubsequentmodificationscanalsobetransferredtoalreadyinsertedshapes.Ifyoudon'twantthisoption,youcaninterrupttheconnectionusingthisbutton.However,theshapeisnotdeletedinthiscase.SwapShape:Allinsertedshapes,whicharestillconnectedwiththedialog,aremirroredalongtheirYaxis.Youwillobtainthisbyexchangingtheinsertionpoints.

    MatchPropertiesofSelectedShapesDrawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 66 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • DrawingSteelShapesintheModel

    Field DescriptionAllowstheusertopickonelineandthensettheorientationoftheshapeaboutthatline.

    RotateShape:Theshapesareturnedeitherpositive(turnedleftinshapedirection)ornegative(turnedrightinshapedirection)aroundtheirinsertionpointusingtheenteredvalue.

    Promptstheusertopickastartpointandendpointofashape.

    Enablesyoutoinsertashapediagonallybetweentwopoints.

    Promptstheusertopickastartpoint,anendpointandanaxisofrotationfortheshape.

    Allowsyoutoselectmultiplelines.Uponselectingthelinestheprogramwillplaceoneshapeoneachlinepicked.

    Forthismethodofinsertion,theorientationoftheshapeisbasedonapointandenteredanglevalue.ThelengthoftheshapeisassignedbasedinthevalueyouenteredintheLENGTHfieldofthedialog.Youwillbepromptedtopickapointfirstandthenwillbepromptedtoenteranangle.

    Youcanusethisoptionifyouhaveindicatedafixedshapelength.Youarepromptedforaninsertionpointandforanalignment.ThentheshapewillbeinsertedonthecurrentXYplaneoftheACSwiththecorrespondinglengthtotheback(intothedepth).

    DisplaystheShapeCatalogdialogallowingyoutocustomizetheshapesthataredisplayedforselectionintheShapeClassessection.

    DisplaystheShapeModificationdialogallowingyoutoaddbentorstraightsegmentstoastraightoralreadybentshape.Mar-12 67 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Drawing Steel Shapes in the Model

    Field Description Exercise:InsertingSteelShapesintothemodelInthisexercise,youwilllearntheLineand2Pointmethodsofinsertingshapesintothemodel.

    1 OpentheProSteelV8iShapesdialog(clickShapesicon).2 OpentheStraightShapestabandsettheparametersasshowninthe

    figurebelow.Makesuretopickthetopcentreinsertionpointintheimageoftheshape.ThiswillinserttheshapeattheTOScentrepoint.

    Enablestheinsertionofsecondarybeamsbetweentwoexistingmainbeams.

    Enablesyoutoinsertmultiplesecondaryshapesbetweenprimaryshapes

    Enablesinsertionofbeamsatgridlines.WithAltselectionisviapolygon,withControlLinesinallLevelsareused,otherwiseonlytheonesatthecurrentACSPlane.

    Enablesinsertionofcolumnsatselectedpoints.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 68 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • DrawingSteelShapesintheModel

    3 Next,switchtotheOptionstabandsettheparametersasshownbelow.

    Theoptionsprovidedinthisdialogaredescribedinthefollowingtable.Name DescriptionHeight SpecifyinsertionheightabovecurrentXYplane.StartOffset Specifyoffsetofshapefromstartpoint.EndOffset Specifyoffsetofshapefromendpoint.Radius Specifyarcradiusforbentshapescreatedfrompolyline.Mar-12 69 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Drawing Steel Shapes in the Model

    Name Description4 SwitchbacktotheStraightShapestabandplacetheshapeusingtheLineinsertionmethod.(PresstheLinebuttonnearthebottomofthedialog).Theprompt:PickthedesiredPointisdisplayed.

    5 Pickthebackleftverticalframelineatcolumnlocation2A.Theprompt:ClickLeftHandMouseButtontoRotatetheShapeinPositionorEntertoAcceptisdisplayed.

    6 Clicktheleftmousebuttonuntiltheshaperotatesintothepositionshownbelow.Whentheshapeisinthecorrectposition,clicktheRightmousebuttontoendtheinsertionoftheshape,andthenclicktheRightmousebuttonagaintoendthecommand.

    7 WhentheStructuralShapesdialogdisplays,pressOKtoclosethedialog.

    Scale Specifyscaleof2Dshapes.HorizontalOffset Thedistanceoftheshapesifashapeclasshasbeenselectedpermittinganoffsetof

    severalshapesinhorizontaldirection.VerticalOffset Thedistanceoftheshapesifashapeclasshasbeenselectedpermittinganoffsetof

    severalshapesinverticaldirection.AngularInsertion Listofavailableinsertionpointsforangle.DeterminestheinsertionpointifInsertwith

    LengthunderAngleisselected.InsertinXYPlane EnableinsertionofshapescurrentXYplane.Orientate EnableorientationofshapesduringinsertionusingrightmouseclickDynamic Enablesdynamicinsertionofshapes.InsertRefPoints Enablereferencepointcreationfrominsertionpoints.Insertas2DShape

    Enable2dShapecreation.

    CloseDialog Enabledialogclosureaftershapeinsertion.KeepLength Enablepersistenceoflengthfieldafterdialogclosure.SecondaryBeam ConnectAECLines:EnablesconnectionofAEClinesofbeamswithAEClinesofmain

    elements.

    Cope:Enableadditionofcopetosecondarybeams.Ifselected,enablesyoutoselectacopetemplatefromthedropdownlistbelow.

    OpenstheStructuralCopedialogallowingyoutoeditacopestyle.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 70 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • DrawingSteelShapesintheModel

    8 InsertanothershapeusingtheLinemethod(clickShapesicon).9 Definetheshapeasshownbelow.

    10 SettheparametersintheOptionstabthesameasbeforeandinserttheshape(presstheLinebutton).Theprompt:PicktheDesiredpointwillappear.

    11 Pickthetoplinelocated2A.Theprompt:ClickLeftHandMouseButtontoRotatetheShapeinPositionorEntertoAcceptwillappear.

    12 ClicktheLeftMouseButtontoRotatetheShapeinPositionorRightMousetoAccept.

    13 PresstheAcceptcurrentShapetopreventfurtherchangesbutton.Thiswillallowyoutoplaceadditionalshapesusingdifferentsettingsfromthisdialogwithoutlosingthesettingsoftheshapejustplaced.Mar-12 71 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Editing Steel Shapes and Plates

    EditingSteelShapesandPlates

    Inthissection,wearegoingtohaveacloselookatsomeofProSteelV8imodificationtools.Shapesandplatescanbelengthened,shortened,coped,notched,divided,joined,anglecutandhaveBooleanoperationsperformedonthem.ThereareseveralmethodsavailabletomodifyshapesandplatesotherthanbyHandleediting.ManipulationcommandsareavailableinthemainStructuralModifyElementdialogthatisaccessedthroughtheManipulatemenuitem.ProSteelV8iManipulatedialog(ProSteelV8imenu>Manipulate)orclickModifyicon.ThissectioncoverstheElementModificationdialog. Exercise:TheElementModificationDialog

    1 OpentheElementModificationdialogshownbelow(ProSteelV8imenu>Manipulate)orclickModifyicon.

    Note:Eachtimethatyouseethisicon inadialog,youhavetheoptiontodisplayaBitmap(Graphics).However,settingtheGlobalDialogSettingstoExpertModewillnotshowBitmap(Graphics).

    Thisdialogisdividedintosixfunctionaltabs.TheoptionsintheCommontabaredescribedinthefollowingtable.Inthenextexercise,youwillexecutesomeofthesefunctionsontheshapesintheBASICS_01.DGNmodel.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 72 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • EditingSteelShapesandPlates

    Extend/Trim(highlightedblock).Thefirsticonistocuttheshapeataline.ThiscanbeaMicroStationlineaswellasanimaginarylinethatcanbecreatedonflybyenteringtheletter"P"whenpromptedtopickthelineuponwhichtocut.WhenyouenteravalueintheDistancefieldinthemaindialogtheshapewillbegappedfromthelinethisamount.ToExtendtoaLine,insertashapeintothedrawinganddrawalineacrossitspathafewfeetaway.Selecttheicontoextend/trimtoline.Atthispointitisnecessarytoselecttheshapeandoncethatisdone,holddownthe[Alt]keyandselectthelinetheelementshouldbeextendedto.ToTrimtoaLine,begininthesamemannerasabovebyplacingashapeinthedrawing,thistimehowevercreateacrossinglinethatintersectstheshape.Selecttheicontoextend/trimtoline.Totrimtoalinesimplyselecttheobjectonthesidethatshouldberemovedthenselectthelineitself.Thesecondiconistocutorextendedatanothershape.Inorderforthecuttotakeplace,thecenterlineoftheobjecttobecutmustintersectsomepartoftheshapeuponwhichyouarecuttingbackto.WhenyouenteravalueintheDistancefieldinthemaindialogtheshapewillbegappedfromthecuttingelementthisamount.TheDistancetextboxletsyouenteranoffsettothecuttinglineorcuttingelement.

    CreatesStraightCut:turnonthischeckboxtocreateastraightcutatalineorobject,nomatterhowthesearepositionedtothecutobject.ToExtendtoObject:Extendingtoaobject/shapesisfairlystraightforward.Placetwoshapesinthedrawing;acolumn,andabeamgoingtowardsthecolumn'sflange.Leaveaspacebetweenthem.Selecttheicontoextend/trimtoshape.Thenselecttheshapetobeextended(beam)andthenselecttheshapetoextendto(column).NotethattheMar-12 73 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Editing Steel Shapes and Plates

    elementwillextendtothepointwhereitscenterlinetouchestheobjectitisextendingto.

    ToTrimtoObject:Forthisexamplerecreatethesamegeometrybetweentwoobject/shapesasabovebutthistimehavethebeamcrosspastthecolumn.Cuttoshapeisdonebyfirstselectingtheshapethatistobecutandthenchoosingtheshapeitwillcutagainst.Heretheshortersideisalwaysremovedandasmentionedabove,theelementwillextendtothepointwhereitscenterlinetouchestheobjectitisextendingto.

    Divide/Connect(highlightedblock).Thefirsticon,Divide,isusedtodivideashapeintotwoshapes.Thecuttinglinemaybeanylineorobject.Picktheshapetobedividedandthenthedividinglineorpoint.WhenyouhaveenteredavalueintheDistancefieldinthemaindialogBOTHnewendswillbeshortenedthisamount.Distancetextfield:Distancebetweenelementsafterdivision.SeparateonLevelcheckbox:Ifthisoptionhasbeenactivated,youareaskedforthreepoints,whichhavetoformaplane.Thepartsaredividedalongthisplane.ToDivide:Withdivideitispossibletotakeasingleshapeandbreakitintotwocompletelyseparateelements.Todothis,placeashapeintotheworkarea.Nextchoosethedivideiconandselecttheshape.Oncetheshapeisselecteditispossibletodivideiteitherbyselectingapoint(default)orbyselectingalinethatcrossestheshape.Itisimportanttokeepinmindthatwhenselectingapointthatthedivisionwillbemadefromthatpoint,perpendiculartotheshape.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 74 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    ThesecondiconistheConnecticon.Thisfunctionallowstwoshapesofthesametypetobejoinedasone.Theymustbeexactlyaligned.

    Distancetextbox:Distancebetweenelementsafterdivision.SeparateonLevelcheckbox:Ifthisoptionhasbeenactivated,youareaskedforthreepoints,whichhavetoformaplane.Thepartsaredividedalongthisplane.

    Notchicon:Usingthisfunction,youcaninsertsimplegeometricalshapesofoutletsandcountersunkpartsintoyourshapes.Youcancreatesquare,wedgetype,andcircularshapesusingthedialogwhichdisplaysuponselectingthisoption.SquareNotch:Tousethisoptionsimplyselectthememberandthenthelocationonthememberwherethenotchshouldbeplaced.Oncethisisdone,filloutthevaluesforWidth,HeightandDepthandselectthepositionofthenotchinaccordancewiththepointthatwasselected.Ablue,yellowandredcrosshairwillindicatethepointthatwasselected.

    WedgeNotch:Wedgeworksthesamewaythat'Square'doesbutincludestwonewoptions,'EdgeFrontEdgeBack'and'EdgeTopEdgeBottom'.Thefirstoptioniswhethertheverticalflatsideshouldfacethe'front'or'back'.Thisdeterminesthenotchesdirectioninrelationtothedirectionthatthememberisbeingdrawn.Forexampleifthememberisdrawnlefttorightthentheverticalflatsideforthe'front'isalwaystotheleftandthe'back'alwaystotheright.Thesecondoptionis'top'or'bottom'edge.Thiswillplacethehorizontalflatsidefacingwhicheverdirectionischosen.Againthisisrelatedtothewaythememberhasbeendrawn.If,forexample,thebeamisplacedinMar-12 75 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    thedrawingupsidedown(rotated180degrees)the'edgebottom'wouldplacetheflatsideatthetopandthe'edgetop'wouldplacetheflatsideat

    thebottom.RadialNotch:TheradialnotchworksdifferentlythanSquareandWedge.Ittakesintoaccounttheradius,length&angleofthecylinder.Italsohastheoptiontousetheouterorinnerradius.Position:Underthe'Position'tab,thenotchrotationcanbeadjustedalonganyaxis.Herethereareoptionsforrotatingthenotchby+/90degreesorifneededavaluecanbeenteredand+/Phicanbeusedtorotatebythespecifiedamount.

    Polycutssection:PressthePickbutton(firsticon),thenpicktheshapetobecut.Next,pickthepointofthepolylinedefiningtheboundariesofthecut.TheComplete,OnlyUpperHalfandOnlyLowerHalfsettingsdecidewheretoapplythecut.IfavalueisenteredintheGapfield,anoffsetfromthecutlinewillbemaintainedequaltothevalueenteredintheGapfield.Polyline:PressthePolylinebutton(secondicon),thenpicktheshapetobecut.Next,youpickthepolylinethatdefinestheboundariesofthecut.InthiscasethepolylinemustbedrawnwithMicroStationandbedrawnpriortoinitiatingthepolycutcommand.TheComplete,OnlyUpperHalfandOnlyLowerHalfsettingsdecidewheretoapplythecut.IfavalueisenteredintheGapfieldanoffsetfromthecutlinewillbemaintainedequaltothevalueenteredintheGapfield.Subtract:Thisbuttonisusedtosubtractthevolumeofoneshapefromthevolumeofanother.PresstheSubtractbutton(thirdicon),thenpicktheshapetobecut,thentheshapetoactastheboundaryshape.TheComplete,OnlyUpperHalfandOnlyLowerHalfsettingsdecidewheretoDrawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 76 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    applythecut.IfavalueisenteredintheGapfieldanoffsetfromthecutlinewillbemaintainedequaltothevalueenteredintheGapfield.2 AfterreviewingtheoptionsoftheElementModificationdialog,pressCanceltoclose.

    Exercise:UsingtheModifyFunctionsonSteelShapesandPlatesInthissection,youwillusetheoptionsinProSteelElementModificationdialogtomodifysteelshapesandplates.

    1 OpentheElementModificationdialog(ProSteelV8imenu>Manipulate).2 ClickontheShapetab.YouwillshortenshapeUC152x152x23by300.Type

    300intheDefaultfieldintheShortensectionofthedialogasshownbelow.

    ThetextbelowprovidesdescriptionsoftheoptionavailableintheShapestab.

    ShortenShapes:therearethreeiconsinthissection.ByPick:Allowsyoutoshortenashapebypickingthedistance.Initiatethecommandandbeginbypickingtheshapetobeshortened.Pickastartingpointthenanendpointoftheshorteningandtheshapeisshortenedbythisdistance.ByDimension:Allowsyoutoshortenashapebyadistanceequaltoasetvalue.Picktheshapethen,whenprompted,typeinavalueandtheshapeisshortenedbythisamount.ByDefault:ShortenstheshapeadistanceequaltothevalueenteredintheDefaultfield.TypeavalueintheDefaultfieldandinitiatethecommand.PicktheshapetobeshortenedneartheendyouwantreducedMar-12 77 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    andtheshapewillautomaticallybeshortenedthisamount.Ifyoucontinuetopickthesameelementtheshapewillcontinuetobe

    shortenedthedefaultvalue.LengthenShapes:therearethreeiconsinthissection:ByPick:SameastheShortenShapesByPickexcepttheshapeislengthenedbythedistancepicked.ByDimension:SameastheShortenShapesByDimensionexcepttheshapeislengthenedbythedimensionentered.ByDefault:SameastheShortenShapeByDefaultexcepttheshapeislengthenedbythedefaultvalue.Cope/Notch:thereisoneiconinthissection:Cope:Copesoneshapewhereitmeetsanothershape.Theshapesmustintersect.Oncethecommandisinitiatedpicktheshapetobecopedfollowedbytheshapeuponwhichtocut.Afterpickingtheshapes,adialogdisplaysgivingyouadditionaloptionscontrollingtheactualcopedistancesandparameters.MitreCuts:therearethreeiconsinthissection:AngleBisect:Thisfunctionallowsformiteringtwoshapesthatareofthesamesizeandtype.AdditionallyyoucandefineaGapbetweenthetwomiteredshapesbyenteringavalueintheGapfield.OutsideEdge:Thisfunctionallowsformiteringtwoshapesthatmaynotbethesamesizeandtype.AdditionallyyoucandefineaGapbetweenthetwomiteredshapesbyenteringavalueintheGapfieldInsertbend:PerformsamiterandreplacesthebevelededgewithashapesectionwitharadiusasspecifiedintheRadiusfield.

    3 PresstheByDefaultbutton.Theprompt:PickShapeatEndtobeShortenedisdisplayed.

    4 PicktheUC152x152x23shapenearitsleftend.Noticethattheshapeshortens.PressOKtoclosethedialogandendthecommand.

    5 OpentheElementModificationdialog(ProSteelV8imenu>Manipulate).6 AnglemitrethetwoUC152x152x23shapesthatareangledadjacentto

    eachother.IntheMitreCutssectionofthedialog,presstheAngleBisectbutton.

    Theprompt:SelectFirstShapeforAngleCutisdisplayed.Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 78 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    7 PickoneofthetwoUC152x152x23shapesthatareangledadjacenttoeachother.

    Theprompt:SelectSecondShapeforAngleCutisdisplayed.

    8 PicktheotherUC152x152x23shapeandnotethemitrethatisappliedtothetwoshapes.

    9 PressOKtoclosethedialog.10 OpentheElementModificationdialog(ProSteelV8imenu>Manipulate).11 Nowyouwillcutoneshapebackfromanother.PresstheAtObjectbutton

    intheExtendTrimsectionofthedialog.Theprompt:SelectShapetoCutorESCformoreShapestoCutisdisplayed.

    12 SelecttheUC152x152x23shapethatteesintotheflangeoftheUC152x152x23shape.Theprompt:SelectShapeonWhichtoCutisdisplayed.

    13 PicktheintersectingUC152x152x23shape.Noticethecutbackthatisappliedtothebeam.Takeafewminutestofamiliarizeyourselfwiththeothermanipulationfunctions.Mar-12 79 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Module Review

    ModuleReview

    Nowthatyouhavecompletedthismodule,let'smeasurewhatyouhavelearned.

    Questions1 WhatarethetwomostcommonwaystoPlaceShapesintotheDesign?2 Whatfourwaysareusedtoshortenabeamorcolumn?Drawing and Editing Shapes and Workframes 80 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Answers

    1 WhatarethetwomostcommonwaystoPlaceShapesintotheDesign?

    InsertShapeonaselectedline,orbytwopoints.2 Whatfourwaysareusedtoshortenabeamorcolumn?

    UseEditHandles ChangetheLengthintheProSteelPropertiesoftheShape. TrimtoaLine. TrimtoanotherShape.Mar-12 81 Drawing and Editing Shapes and WorkframesCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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  • AssignourWorkframetotheDisplayClassesandAreaClasses CycletheDisplayClassestocontroltheviewinthemodel.CreatingaWorkframe

    ModuleOverviewInthischapter,youwilllearnhowtocreateProSteelV8iWorkframes,modifythem,andcreateaDisplayClassinwhichtoaddtheframes.Therearefivelessonsinthischapter.Eachlessonbeginswithalistofobjectivesthatdefinetheinformationthatyouwilllearninthatlesson.Anumberofexercisesareprovidedineachlesson.

    ModulePrerequisites BasicWindowsknowledgeincludingfilenavigationetc. Previousexperiencewith3DCADsystempreferablyMicroStationV8i Completionofpreviousmodulesinthiscourserecommended

    ModuleObjectivesAftercompletingthismodule,youwillbeableto: CreateasymmetricalandanonsymmetricalWorkframe EdittheWorkframetochangeitspropertiesanddimensionalsettings CreateandmanipulateDisplayClassesandAreaClassesMar-12 83 Creating a Workframe

    Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Introductory Knowledge

    IntroductoryKnowledge

    Beforeyoubeingthismodule,let'sdefinewhatyoualreadyknow.

    Questions1 HowdoyousetanAuxiliaryCoordinateSystembacktoaglobaloriginand

    baserotation? TypeGO=0,0,0intheKeyinDialog TypeACTIVEORIGINCENTREintheKeyinDialogandDatapoint ReprojecttheGlobalOriginbysettingaGeographicCoordinateSystem RightmouseclickontheACSDialogandresettoGlobal

    2 WhywouldyouneedtoresettheAuxiliaryCoordinateSystem?Creating a Workframe 84 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Answers

    1 HowdoyousetanAuxiliaryCoordinateSystembacktoaglobaloriginand

    baserotation?RightmouseclickontheACSdialogandresettoGlobal

    2 WhywouldyouneedtoresettheAuxiliaryCoordinateSystem?IftheorientationoftheACSisatanoddangle,theworkframewillnotsitflat;rather,itwillgooffatanincorrectangle.Mar-12 85 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Creating a Workframe and Review Settings

    CreatingaWorkframeandReviewSettings

    WestronglyrecommendtheuseofWorkframesasoftenaspossible,eventhoughitispossibletomodelacompletestructurewithoutusingone.TheWorkframeisa3Dobjectmadeupoflinesintheformofsquare/rectangle,cylinder/coneorpyramid.Itprovidestheuserwiththefollowing: Routinglinesforsteelplacement. Automaticclippedviews,for2Ddrawinggenerationandeasierviewing.AstructurecanbemodeledwithoneorseveralWorkframes. Exercise:CreatingtheSymmetricalWorkframeInthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtocreateandeditaworkframe.

    1 CreateanewdrawingusingthetemplatecreatedinChapter2andsettheviewtoIsometricOverview1.

    2 DisplaytheProSteelV8iWorkframedialogandplaceaworkframe(ProSteelV8imenu>StructuralObjects>Workframe)orclickWorkframeicon.

    Theprompt:SelectOriginofWorkframeorEnterforACSoriginisdisplayed.

    3 RightclicktoaccepttheACSorigin.Theprompt:SpecifyXAxisforWorkframeorEnterforACSXAxisisdisplayed.

    4 RightclicktoaccepttheACSXAxis.TheProSteelV8iWorkframedialogdisplaysasshownbelow.

    5 Setthesizeandnumberofdivisionsasshowninthedialogbelow.Creating a Workframe 86 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    6 NextswitchtotheViewstabandsettheparametersasshownbelow.

    7 NowsettheparametersintheTextXandTextYtabsasshownbelow.Mar-12 87 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    8 SwitchtotheOptionstabandsetthevaluesasshownbelow.

    9 Finally,switchtotheBlockstabandsetthevaluesasshownbelow,thenpressOKtocreatetheworkframe.Creating a Workframe 88 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Note: AcellinMicroStationistheequivalentofaBlockinAutoCAD. Exercise:ViewinganexistingWorkframe'ssettingsInthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtoeditaworkframe'sdimensionalsettings.

    1 SetthemodeltotheOverview1view(ClickIsometricOverviewIcon).ZoomintothefrontleftcorneroftheworkframejustcreatedandpicktheyellowcollaredAxisDescription.

    2 OncetheMicroStationhandlesareactive,rightclicktoaccessthecontextmenu.

    3 SelectthePS3DPropertiesoption.ThiswillopentheProSteelV8iWorkframedialog.Thisisthesamedialogusedtocreatetheworkframe.Fromthisdialogyouareabletochangetheworkframe'slength,width,height,numberofdivisions,gridsystem,gridsize,etc.Mar-12 89 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Note: OncesteelmembershavebeenplacedonaworkframeandtheworkframeismodifiedtheshapesWILLNOTupdatetomatchthenewdimensionsofthe

    workframe.

    4 Leavetheworkframevaluesunchanged.PressOKtoreturntothemodel.Ifthehandlesarestillactive,leftclicktwicetodeactivatethem.

    5 ThedimensionalportionofaWorkframeiswhatisknownasa'StructuralObject'.Thisportionoftheworkframecontainsallofthedimensionaldatanecessarytodefineitssizeandlocation.Inadditiontothedimensionaldatathereisspecificframedataassociatedwitheveryface(top,left,right,front,backandallfacesinbetween)oftheworkframe.Eachoneofthesefacesisindependentoftheothersandcanbemodifiedseparately.Theseindividualframesalsoconstitutetheframesectionsthatareautomaticallyprocessedbythe2DDetailCenter.Inthenextexerciseyouwillviewandmodifyoneoftheseframes.

    Exercise:ViewingpropertiesofanExistingWorkframeInthisexercise,youwilllearnhowtoview/editaworkframe'sproperties.

    1 WiththemodelintheOverview1view,windowintothefrontleftcorneroftheworkframeyoucreated.

    2 Now,pickonthetopmagentacollaredframe.OncetheMicroStationhandlesareactive,rightclicktoaccesstheContextmenu.

    3 BrowsethemenuandselectthePS3DPropertiesoption.ThiswillopentheWorkframePropertiesdialog.Eachtabwithinthedialogallowsyoutoview/modifyvariouspropertiesoftheworkframeasshownbelow.Creating a Workframe 90 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Fromwithinthisdialogyoucanchangethedisplayofthisworkframe.Youhavetheabilitytochangethename,sizeandspacingoftheworkframeaxis.Youcanalsosettheclipplanedistancesonthefrontandback(oraboveandbelow)oftheworkframe.YoucanturnontheAreaNameasMar-12 91 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    wellasrenamethecompleteframe,settheCameralocationandviewlocationetc.4 LeavetheWorkframePropertiesunchangedandpressOKtoclosethedialog.Creating a Workframe 92 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Exercise:CreatingaNonSymmetricalWorkframe

    InthisexerciseyouwillusetheAxisDistancemethodtocreatethenonsymmetricalworkframeFR2.WhenusingAxisdistancesyouwillassigneachaxis(Length,Width,Height)aseriesofdistancestoformtheframe.

    1 SetthemodeltotheOverview1view(clickIsometricOverviewicon).2 Addanotherworkframe(clickWorkframeicon).

    Theprompt:SpecifyoriginofworkframeorrightmousebuttonforACSdisplays.

    3 PicklowerbackleftcornerofworkframeFR1.Theprompt:SpecifyXaxisofWorkframeorEnterACSXaxisdisplays.

    4 ClicktheRightMousebutton.5 ClickontheLayouttabandmakesuretheWorkframeLayoutissetto

    Rectangular.MakesuretheoptionsintheDimensionsandDivisionssectionarealldisabled.

    6 SettheLength,Width,andHeightvaluesasshownbelow.Note:BoththeWidthandHeighthavemultiplevaluestoproduce2bayswide

    and2levelshigh.

    7 SwitchtotheViewstabandmakesureallothersettingsaresetasshownbelow.Mar-12 93 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    8 Next,switchtotheTextXandTextYtabsofthedialogandsettheaxisdescriptionvaluestomatchthefiguresbelow.

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    9 Finally,settheparametersintheOptionstabasshownbelow.10 Whenthesettingsareasshownabove,pressOKtoclosethedialog.11 YouwillalsoneedtomodifytheaxisdisplaysettingsinthepreviousFR1

    workframe.SelecttheyellowworkframeofFR1usingthelefthandmousebutton,thenrightclickandselectthePS3DPropertiesfromthemenulist.SelecttheTextXtabselecttheindividualSettingButton.

    Bydoubleclickingontheaxis1and2therewillbean"X"placedintheInvisiblecolumn.Mar-12 95 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Creating a Workframe and Review Settings12 SelectOK.13 TofinalizetheWorkframe,youwilladdadditionalconstructionlinesfor

    anawningfromgrid3betweencolumnsBandC.ZoomintothecorneroftheworkframeatB3.

    14 SetCurrentLeveltoPS_WORKFRAME.15 SettheACStofrontview.16 StarttheMicroStationLinecommand.

    Theprompt:PickfirstpointIsdisplayed.17 SelecttheintersectionpointofaxisB3level1

    Theprompt:Specifynextpoint:Isdisplayed.18 ChangeAccuDrawtoPolarandenter120fordistanceand10forangle,

    thenenteradatapointtoaccept.19 RepeatthestepsaboveforcolumnatC3.

    Yourmodelshouldappearasbelow:Creating a Workframe 96 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Mar-12 97 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Creating and Manipulating Display Classes, Area Classes and Part Families

    CreatingandManipulatingDisplayClasses,AreaClassesand

    PartFamilies

    Inthissection,youwilllearnwhatDisplayClasses,AreaClassesandPartFamiliesareandhowtocreatethem.Additionallyyouwilllearnhowtoassignstructuralelementsandobjectstothemtomakeviewingthemodeleasierinthecaseofcomplexmodels.

    DisplayClassesDisplayClassesareaProSteelV8itoolusedtoseparateamodelintoobjectvisibilityclasses.TheDisplayClassescommandallowsyoutoorganiseobjects(ShapesandStructuralObjects)fromdifferentMicroStationlevelsintovisibilitygroupsthatareindependentfromthelevelstheyresidein.Contraryto"freezing"levelsinMicroStation,whichturnsoffthedisplayofthecompletelevel(resultinginnumerouslevelstocontroldisplay),DisplayClassesallowsyoutoselectentiregroupsorjustafewobjectsandmakethemvisibleorhidden.Thiswillhelpsimplifytheviewofthemodeldisplayedonthescreen.

    Note: EachelementcanexistonlyinoneDisplayClassatatime.Thismeansthatitwillberemovedfromoneclassifitisassignedtoanother.

    Exercise:CreatingDisplayClassesandAssigningObjectstothem.Inthissection,youwilllearnhowtocreatedisplayclasses.Someofthedisplayclassesyoucreatewillbeusedlaterinthemodellingprocess.

    1 OpentheProSteelV8iDisplayClassesdialog(ProSteelmenu>DisplayClasses>Dialog)orclickDisplayClassesicon.Creating a Workframe 98 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    2 YouneedtoassignnamestoourDisplayClasses.Inordertoassignanamedoubleclickononeoftheemptylistentriesandenteranameintheinputfield.ThefirstDisplayClasswillbenamed***markedmembers***.

    3 AssignnamestoDisplayClasses,***markedmembers***,Beams,Columns,Struts,WindBeams,WallStiffeners,StairStringers,Joist,Purlins,Girts,etc,asshownbelow.Mar-12 99 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Creating and Manipulating Display Classes, Area Classes and Part Families

    AreaClasses

    InadditiontoDisplayClasses,ProSteelV8iincludesAreaClassfunctionalitytoorganizeandcontrolthevisibilityofconstructionareas(workareas,constructionphases,builds,etc.).TheusercancreateAreaClasses,assignobjectstothoseclassesandthencontrolthevisibilityoftheobjectsbyturningonorofftheAreaClasses. Exercise:CreatingAreaClassesandAssigningObjectstothemInthissection,youwilllearnhowtocreateAreaClasses.SomeoftheAreaClassesyoucreatewillbeusedlaterinthemodellingprocess.

    1 OpentheProSteelV8iAreaClassesdialog(ProSteelmenu>AreaClasses>Dialog)orclickAreaClassesicon.

    2 YouneedtoassignnamestoourAreaClasses.Inordertoassignanamedoubleclickononeoftheemptylistentriesandenteranameintheinputfield.ThefirstDisplayClasswillbenamedBEAM.

    3 AssignnamestoAreaClasses,BEAM,COLUMN,JOIST,BRACINGVERTICAL,BRACINGGENERAL,etc,asshownbelow.Creating a Workframe 100 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • CreatingandManipulatingDisplayClasses,AreaClassesandPartFamilies

    PartFamiliesPartFamiliesareamechanismtoautomaticallyallocateprefixes,coloursandDetailStylesduringthepositioningprocessbycategorizingdifferenttypesofcomponents(e.g.,columns,beams,gussetplates,etc.).2DlinetypesandcolourcanalsobecontrolledthroughthePartFamilies.PartFamiliesshouldbecreated,componentsassignedtotheseandthenthePartFamilyprefixshouldbeusedduringpositioning.

    Note: EachcomponentcanbelongtoonlyonePartFamilyatatime. Exercise:CreatingPartFamiliesandAssigningObjectstothem.Inthissection,youwilllearnhowtocreatePartFamilies.Someofthedisplayclassesyoucreatewillbeusedlaterinthemodellingprocess.

    1 OpentheProSteelV8iPartFamiliesdialog(ProSteelmenu>PartFamilies>Dialog)orclickPartFamiliesicon.Mar-12 101 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    2 YouneedtoassignnamestoourPartFamilies.Inordertoassignanamedoubleclickononeoftheemptylistentriesandenteranameintheinputfield.Anewdialogwillappear,enterDescription,PosPrefixandColour.

    3 AssignnamestoPartFamilies,BEAM,COLUMN,JOIST,BRACINGVERTICAL,BRACINGGENERAL,etc,asshownbelow.Creating a Workframe 102 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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  • North Direction

    NorthDirection

    TheBenchmarkisasymbol/markerthatcanbeinsertedintothe3Dmodeltospecify/controlthenorthdirectionforerectionpurpose. Exercise:CreatingNorthDirection.Inthissection,youwilllearnhowtocreateaNorthDirection.

    1 Toinsertabenchmarkintothe3Dmodel,clicktheBenchmarkiconontheProSteelV8iUtilitiestoolbar,thenspecifyanorigin/pointandanorthdirection,thedialogshownbelowwillappear.Creating a Workframe 104 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    UserDefinedPartDescriptionProSteelV8iprovidesamechanismtoassignuserdefinablepart/shapedescriptionsthatcanbeusedduringthecreationandeditingofparts(e.g.,specifyinglevel,colourandlinestylelinestyle),searchingandorganizingandfilteringthedisplayofpartsduring2Ddrawingproduction.ToassignaDescriptiontoashape,selectashapeintheV8imodel,rightclickandselectPS3DPropertiesfromthecontextmenu.TheShapePropertiesdialogwillappear.FromtheDescriptiondropdownintheAssignmenttab,selectanypredefineddescription.Creating a Workframe 106 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Thetextfile(..\LOCALISED\ENGLISH\DATA\PRO_ST3D.FDF)controlsthisdropdownlist.ItcontainssomepredefineddescriptionsbutismodifiablebytheuserwiththehelpofatexteditorsuchasMicrosoftNotepad.ThePRO_ST3D.FDFdatacontentisarrangedasfollows:Index,description[,layername,layercolor,layerlinetype][,colornormal,linetypenormal,colourhidden,linetypehidden]Where"normal"arevisiblelineson2Ddetailsand"hidden"arehiddenlineson2Ddetails.

    UserDefinedtemplatesTemplatesallowuserstosaveallvaluesrelatedtoadialog(includingalltabs)toauserdefinedtemplatenameandthenreusethevaluesbyloadingthetemplate.Thisfunctionalitysavestimeandallowssettingstobesharedbetweencoworkersandstandardisedwithinprojects.Eachtypeoffunctionhasadedicatedfiletowhichuserdefinedtemplatesaresaved.TemplatefilesaregroupedintotheVariafolderundertwoseparatesubfolders:MetricandImperial.TemplatescanbecreatedthroughmostProSteelV8idialogs.Mar-12 107 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Tocreateortoload/importatemplateclickonTemplate .TheProSteelV8iTemplateManagerdialogwillappear.

    Tocreateanewtemplateinanewfolder,dothefollowing: ClickonNewFolder .Anewfolderisaddedwiththename"NewFolder". Typeanewnameforthefolder(e.g.,."FirstFolder"). Clickonceoutsidethenamefield,thenclickonSaveTemplateAs. Anew

    templateisaddedwiththename"Template".Typeanewnameforthetemplate(eg,"FirstTemplate").Thissavesthefields/settingsinthedialogtothecorrespondingtemplatelistedabove.

    Toloadatemplate,clickonTemplate.TheProSteelV8iTemplateManagerdialogwillappear.SelectatemplatefromthelistoftemplatesandclickonLoadTemplate .Thiswillpopulateallfields/settingsinthedialogfromthetemplate.

    Toimportatemplate,clickonTemplate.TheProSteelV8iTemplateManagerdialogwillappear.ClickonImport andthefilebrowserwillappear.SelectanexistingtemplateandclickonOpen.TheexistingtemplatewillbeloadedintotheProSteelV8iTemplateManagerdialog.Creating a Workframe 108 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • ModuleReview

    ModuleReview

    Nowthatyouhavecompletedthismodule,let'smeasurewhatyouhavelearned.

    Questions1 WhatistheadvantageofusingaWorkframe?2 WhydoweuseaPartDescription?3 WhatdoesaProSteeltemplatesave?4 Whatistheprocesstocreateatemplate?Mar-12 109 Creating a WorkframeCopyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    Answers

    1 WhatistheadvantageofusingaWorkframe?

    TheworkframecanmaketheplacingofSteeldirectlyontothelineseasier.Ifsettodoso,itcanalsoautomaticallycreateviewsthatyoucanrotatetowhichhavefrontandbackclippingplanesalreadydefined.

    2 WhydoweuseaPartDescription?ThemainuseofPartDescriptionsistoenablethesettingofaPositionPrefixforelements.

    3 WhatdoesaProSteeltemplatesave?AllofthesettingsonaProSteelDialog.

    4 Whatistheprocesstocreateatemplate?ClicktheTemplatebutton,createafolder,thencreatethetemplate.Creating a Workframe 110 Mar-12Copyright 2012 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • InsertingandManipulatingShapes

    ModuleOverviewInthischapter,youwilllearnhowtoinsertsteelintoaWorkframeusingtheLineand2Pointmethods.Afterinsertionyouwilleditthesteelfurthersoyoucandetailthejointsinlaterchapters.

    ModulePrerequisites BasicWindowsknowledgeincludingfilenavigationetc. Previousexperiencewith3DCADsystempreferablyMicroStationV8i Completionofpreviousmodulesinthiscourserecommended

    ModuleObjectivesAftercompletingthismodule