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  • TRN013500-1/0001

    MicroStationV8iAccuDrawBasics

    BentleyInstituteCourseGuide

  • Trademarks

    AccuDraw,Bentley,theBBentleylogo,MDL,MicroStationandSmartLineareregisteredtrademarks;PopSetandRasterManageraretrademarks;BentleySELECTisaservicemarkofBentleySystems,IncorporatedorBentleySoftware,Inc.

    JavaandallJavabasedtrademarksandlogosaretrademarksorregisteredtrademarksofSunMicrosystems,Inc.intheU.S.andothercountries.

    Adobe,theAdobelogo,Acrobat,theAcrobatlogo,Distiller,Exchange,andPostScriptaretrademarksofAdobeSystemsIncorporated.

    Windows,MicrosoftandVisualBasicareregisteredtrademarksofMicrosoftCorporation.

    AutoCADisaregisteredtrademarkofAutodesk,Inc.

    Otherbrandsandproductnamesarethetrademarksoftheirrespectiveowners.

    Patents

    UnitedStatesPatentNos.5,8.15,415and5,784,068and6,199,125.

    Copyrights

    20002009BentleySystems,Incorporated.MicroStation1998BentleySystems,Incorporated.IGDSfileformats19811988IntergraphCorporation.IntergraphRasterFileFormats1993IntergraphCorporation.Portions19921994SummitSoftwareCompany.Portions19921997SpotlightGraphics,Inc.Portions19931995CriterionSoftwareLtd.anditslicensors.Portions19921998SunMicroSystems,Inc.PortionsUnigraphicsSolutions,Inc.Icc19911995byAT&T,ChristopherW.Fraser,andDavidR.Hanson.Allrightsreserved.Portions19971999HMR,Inc.Allrightsreserved.Portions19921997STEPTools,Inc.SentrySpellingCheckerEngine1993WintertreeSoftwareInc.UnpublishedrightsreservedunderthecopyrightlawsoftheUnitedStatesandothercountries.Allrightsreserved.

    MicroStation V8i AccuDraw Basics ii May-09Copyright 2009 Bentley Systems, Incorporated

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    TableofContents

    CourseOverview____________________________________ 1CourseDescription ____________________________________1TargetAudience_______________________________________1Prerequisites _________________________________________1CourseObjectives _____________________________________1IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________2

    Questions ________________________________________2Answers__________________________________________2

    AccuDrawand2DDrafting ____________________________ 3ModuleOverview _____________________________________3ModuleObjectives_____________________________________3IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________4AccuDrawBasics ______________________________________4

    TheAccuDrawworkflow_____________________________5Theinputfocus ____________________________________6AccuDrawindexing _________________________________7

    DrawingwithAccuDraw ________________________________10Lockingcoordinatevalues____________________________13

    AccuDrawShortcuts ___________________________________14Importantbasicshortcuts____________________________15

    AccuDrawSettings_____________________________________28Operationtab _____________________________________29Displaytab________________________________________31Coordinatestab____________________________________32

    PopupCalculator _____________________________________33Invokingandusingthepopupcalculator _______________34

    TipsandHints ________________________________________39Placenortharrowatcorrectorientationonrotatedview___39Keyinginasymbol? _______________________________39Keyinginanglequadrants?___________________________40Keyinginacolon? __________________________________40ChangeAccuDrawwindowtoNandE __________________40ChangethesizeofAccuDraw'scompass ________________41PageUpandPageDown_____________________________41

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    AccuDrawand3DDrafting ____________________________ 43ModuleOverview _____________________________________43ModuleObjectives_____________________________________43IntroductoryKnowledge ________________________________43TheAccuDrawDrawingPlane ____________________________44AccuDrawandElementPlacementin3D ___________________44AccuDrawand3DShortcuts _____________________________49UsingAccuDrawsRotatedDrawingPlanes _________________51OrthogonalDrawingPlaneRotation _______________________53TentativeSnapsandAccuDraw___________________________57UsingAuxiliaryCoordinateTools__________________________60

    AccuDrawShortcutsforACS__________________________61DefineanACSalignedwithareferencefile ______________63ACSinteractionwithAccuDraw _______________________64SeparateACSperView ______________________________64ProjectingPointsfromandACStoaPlane_______________66Locatingelementsrelativetoothers ___________________68

    3DTipsandHints______________________________________73ChangeswhenplacingcellsandtextwithAccuDraw_______73Move/PlaceelementsatthecorrectZelevation __________73

    ModuleReviewQuestionsandAnswers _________________ 75Questions ________________________________________75Answers__________________________________________75

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  • CourseOverview

    CourseDescription

    StudentswilllearnthatAccuDrawisindispensablewhenworkinginMicroStation.Theywilldiscoverhowtousethisessentialandpowerfultooltoincreasedrawingandmodelingaccuracy,andeasilycreatedifficultgeometrythatpreviouslyrequiredmanysteps.Thecoursecovers2Dand3DAccuDrawoperations.

    TargetAudience

    Thiscourseisrecommendedforthefollowingaudience(s):

    AllusersofMicroStationorrelatedproducts

    Prerequisites

    BasicknowledgeofMicroStation

    BasicknowledgeofMicrosoftWindowsXPorVista

    CourseObjectives

    Aftercompletingthiscourse,youwillbeableto:

    UseAccuDrawtoaccuratelydraftin2D

    UseAccuDrawtoaccuratelymodelin3D

    UseAccuDrawshortcutsandsettingstoimproveproductiondraftingandmodelingspeedandprecision

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  • Introductory Knowledge

    IntroductoryKnowledge

    Beforeyoubeginthecourse,letsdefinewhatyoualreadyknow:

    Questions

    1 DescribehowtodrawaccuratelyinaCADapplication.

    2 Whichofthefollowingiscorrect?

    A.AccuDrawisfor3Donly.

    B.AccuDrawcannotbeusedwithSheetmodels.

    C.AccuDrawisthesingle,greatestinventioninthehistoryofCAD.

    Answers

    1 Accuratedrawingcanbeaccomplishedtwoways.

    Usingprecisioninput.Thismeansusingnumericalmethodstoenterdistanceanddirectionofaelement.Forexample,theDX=orDI=orDL=MicroStationkeyins.

    UsingAccuDraw.Thisusesthegraphicsonthescreen,directionfromthemouse,anddistancekeyingins.

    2 Ciscorrect.

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  • AccuDrawand2DDrafting

    ModuleOverview

    AccuDrawisoneofMicroStationsmostversatiletools.Inthesimplestterms,AccuDrawisaMicroStationDevelopmentLanguage(MDL)application.Itdoesnotcreateormanipulateelementsorobjects,itassistsintheircreationandmanipulation.UsingAccuDrawinMicroStationislikeusingaTsquareandtriangleinmanualdrafting.YouwouldmoveaTsquaretoalocationonadrawingandstarttodrawfromthere,becausethereisameasuringsystemattachedtothatpoint.

    AccuDrawimprovesqualityandspeedbyreducingkeystrokesandmouseclicks

    Whendesigning,youuseagraphicalapplicationandhavegraphicalproblems,butaretraditionallytaughtnumericalsolutions.AccuDrawisthegraphicalsolutiontographicalproblems.

    ModuleObjectives

    AccuDrawismorethanaquickwaytoinputdata.Itletsyouproducecomplexgeometrythatwasdifficulttoproducequicklyinthepast.Itreplacesthegrid,theaxislock,constructionelements,andmore.UsingAccuDrawanda2Dfileyouwillbeableto:

    Traditional

    DraftingMachineAccuDrawSuperimposedonaDraftingMachine

    May-09 3 AccuDraw and 2D Drafting

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    Draftmoreaccuratelyandquickly

    CreategeometryeasilythatwasdifficultwithoutAccuDraw

    UseAccuDrawwithCreation,ManipulationandModificationtools

    IntroductoryKnowledge

    Beforeyoubeginthismodule,letsdefinewhatyoualreadyknow.

    1 NamethreecreationtoolsthatwouldbenefitfromtheuseofAccuDraw.

    2 DescribealternatemethodsofusingAccuDraw.

    3 HowdoyoustartandstopAccuDraw?

    AccuDrawBasics

    BecauseAccuDrawwascreatedusingMDL,itsinterfaceiscompletelyintegratedwithMicroStation.Thepowerful,yethidden,portionofAccuDrawisitsintelligence.Itisdesignedtoinferasmuchinformationaspossiblefromyouractions.IfthePlaceBlocktoolisselected,AccuDrawswitchestoaRectangularcoordinatesystem.IfPlaceCircleisselected,itswitchestoaPolarcoordinatesystem.

    StartandstopAccuDrawusingtheAccuDrawiconinthePrimaryToolstoolbar.

    Whenenabled,AccuDrawhastwocomponents,theAccuDrawwindowandtheAccuDrawcompass.Thesetwointerfaceelementsworkwitheachother.

    AccuDrawwindowandtheAccuDrawcompass

    TheAccuDrawwindowhastwomodesthatcanbetoggledusingthespacebarwhenAccuDrawisactiveandhasthefocus.TheRectangularmodeallowsforthe

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  • AccuDrawBasics

    entryofXandYdistancesfromAccuDrawsorigin.ThePolarmodeallowsfortheentryofadistanceandanglefromtheorigin.

    ThecompassismadeupofthreecomponentsthatarevisibleineithertheRectangularorPolarmode.

    Theoriginisthecenterofthecompassandisalwayslocation0,0regardlessofwherethecompassisinthedesign(arelativeorigin).

    ThedashedrectangleorcircleisreferredtoasthedrawingplaneindicatorandindicateseitherthedrawingRectangularorPolarplane.

    ThegreenandredticksareAccuDrawsaxismarkersandareindependentofboththedrawingaxisandtheviewaxis.

    TheAccuDrawworkflow

    IfyouplantouseAccuDrawyoumayneedtochangeyourworkflowbecause,whenenabled,AccuDrawconsidersthreethingsandchangesitsbehavioraccordingly.

    First,itconsidersatthecurrenttool.Forexample,iftheactivetoolisPlaceBlockitwillremaininaRectangularmodewhichisexpressedasXandYdistancesfromitsorigin.IftheselectedtoolisPlaceArc,AccuDrawwillautomaticallyswitchtoPolarmodewh