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Building Information Modeling / MicroStation - V8 XM

Supplier: Bentley Systems

The most powerful, most accessible and most interoperable CAD platform for the design, construction and operation of the world’s infrastructure. Find out why MicroStation is used to integrate Bentley’s comprehensive software portfolio of vertical point solutions


MicroStation is a preferred CAD platform for design innovators who work on global infrastructure projects.

The world uses DGN and DWG

You probably already know that 95 percent of the world’s infrastructure is designed constructed and maintained using DGN and DWG files. But did you know that with MicroStation users can directly edit content in both file formats at the same time? This capability makes MicroStation a “must have” interoperability platform.

An integrated platform for innovation

MicroStation is also a platform for innovation within a comprehensive software portfolio enabling users to customize applications using VBA and to “go vertical” with industry-specific point solutions for increased productivity while maintaining full data fidelity across the project.

The design elite uses MicroStation

On these two points alone it should be no surprise that MicroStation is used by everyone including architects engineers cartographers and contractors for AEC projects and map creation—making it a standard among the design elite of the ENR Global 150.

What's New in MicroStation V8 XM Edition

So much is new in the MicroStation V8 XM Edition. Below is a list of all key additions. Quite a list:

  • 3D PDF
  • Accudraw Enhancements
  • Annotation Tools
  • Place Cloud tool
  • AutoCAD Interoperability Enhancements
  • AutoCAD 2008/2009 DWG support
  • 3D Studio file Support
  • 3D Studio Material Palettes Support
  • Annotation Cells Bentley Universal Database Connection
  • Consolidated Element Selection Tool
  • Cursor Menus
  • Design History Enhancements
  • Design History Plot Differences
  • Detailing Symbols Fields
  • Dimensioning enhancements
  • Place Arc Tools and Settings
  • Edit Handles
  • Multiple Edit Handle Manipulation
  • Reference clip Boundary Manipulation
  • Element Information Enhancements
  • Element Templates
  • Element Templates plug-in for the Standards Checker
  • Export Visible Edges Preview Export Visible Edges Tiling
  • Named Fences
  • Fields Graphics Subsystem
  • Element Transparency
  • Dialog Transparency
  • Display Priority
  • Color Books
  • True Color Support
  • Gradient Fills
  • MSI Installer
  • Silent install via SMS
  • Multiple version installation
  • Keyboard Position Mapping
  • New Preferences
  • Level Enhancements
  • Line Style Enhancements
  • Material Attachments
  • Materials Stored in DGN
  • Mesh Elements
  • Mesh Modeling Tools
  • Model-based line style scale
  • History navigation
  • Place Note Text Frames
  • Multiple leaders
  • Rasterize Printing Enhancements
  • Non-orthogonal Plot Rotation
  • Plot mirroring
  • Pen Tables Transparency and Element Priority
  • Batch Print Enhancements
  • Project Explorer
  • Link Sets Link Navigation
  • Sheet Numbering
  • Raster Display Priority
  • Raster Display planes
  • Raster Transform tool
  • Raster placed on level
  • Reference PDF with multi-page support
  • Additional Raster File Format Support
  • Reference Display Transparency and Display Priority
  • Reference Attachment Settings
  • References Dialog Enhancements
  • User Interface Redesign
  • User Interface Customization
  • Task-based tool boxes
  • Tools stored in DGNLibs
  • Nested Tool Boxes
  • Dockable Tool Settings and Dialog Boxes
  • Enhanced Mouse Button Mapping
  • Small Medium and Large Tool Icon Sizes
  • View Rotation with Accudraw
  • Navigate View Control
  • RPC Enhancements
  • Time-Based Animations
  • Render By Fence
  • Export Global Lighting Solutions to DGN
  • Animation Producer
  • Animation Preview Scrub Control
  • Velocity Graphs for Animations

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