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Where can I find a good tutorial for learning V8?

RE: V8

My company is switching to V8.

Good or bad?

We're right now happy with Microstation J and are being FORCED AT GUNPOINT (figuratively) to make the switch, like within the next two weeks.

RE: V8


(BAD Point)
V8 only supports AutoCAD files that have native fonts and native linetypes.  If you have files made from AutoCAD with some add-on packages that have their unique\ custom linestyle, V8 will not display this correctly. Bentley doesn't advertise this loudly. In fact, most office use some sort of add-on product to AutoCAD. So beware with the AutoCAD you modify, you could corrupt certain elements or you could be getting proxy elements you can't modify at all.

(This is a GOOD point) As for the MicroStation side... V8 brings a lot of enhanced features it copied from AutoCAD to accomodate many of the features/ elements from AutoCAD.

You can only use AutoCAD commands while in V8 ... IF YOU WISH to maintain the AutoCAd file.  The second you use a V8 MicroStation command it becomes a MicroStation file.  Therefore you need to do a saveas/ translation to AutoCAD which contradicts the use of V8.

Also V8 files can't be read by MicroStation J or earlier. You must do a saveas/ translation to a lower release.

And the Bentley sales people will claim V8 does all these web/ FTP new things without telling you that these are added products to MicroStation and services\ subscriptions which are additional costs to V8.

Just some food for thought....

RE: V8

Looking for a Bentley Microstation Specialist/Administrator for the Minnesota area...anyone interested?


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