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How to move camera microstation

How do I change the view in MicroStation?

To change the active view, you can simply click the MicroStation view title bar.

How do you put a camera in MicroStation?

  1. Select the Setup Camera tool. To Access:
  2. Select the view in which to set up the camera.
  3. Adjust settings as required.
  4. Enter a data point to define the camera location.
  5. Enter a data point to define the camera target.
  6. The selected view updates to display the camera view.

How do I move a window in MicroStation?

  1. With the introduction of MicroStation CONNECT Edition it is possible to work with multiple Application Windows from between 2 to 4 in total.
  2. This can be accomplished by having a left mouse click on the View header icon, of the View needed to be moved, go to Change Screen and select the desired Application Window.

How do you bring an element to the front in MicroStation?

MicroStation V8 2004 Edition - Use Edit > Bring to Front 07.24 and later, you can change the element order by first creating a selection set of the elements you want to bring to the front and then selecting Edit > Bring to Front. To make it even easier, just put order element front on a function key and away you go!

How do you rotate 90 degrees in MicroStation?

Did you know that you can rotate an isometric view in 90 degree increments by using the following Key-Ins; For a Clockwise rotation key-in: RV=- 54.5,-54.5,-90 and select the view for rotation, for a Counter-Clockwise rotation key-in: RV=-54.5,54.5,90 and select the appropriate view.

How do I move a window that is off screen in MicroStation?

Hold the Shift key down then move the cursor over either the edge or a corner of the dialog box then click and drag the dialog to where you can see it. Save Settings then close and re-open the application.

How do I get my Task Bar back in MicroStation?

Select Tools > Tasks from the pull down menus along the top of the screen. If there is a check box next to Tasks, then the Task Bar menus should be on.

How do you send an element to the back in MicroStation?

During the course of the demonstration of lab the question invariably is asked: “What about send to back?” There is no send to back command in MicroStation, but you can use a combination of Power Selector and Bring to Front to overcome this.

How do I change the order of display levels in MicroStation?

In Level Manager setting a Priority will change the entire level display order. All elements drawn on the level are changed. Set Fill to be behind all, Set Lines to be on top of all. Make sure Level Priority column is turned on in Level Manager.

How do you send a raster image back to MicroStation?

  1. Open raster Manager,
  2. Right-click the raster in Raster Manager.
  3. Select a SEND TO BACK on the raster.

How do I turn off AccuDraw in MicroStation?

The simplest way to toggle AccuDraw on and off is to find the compass on the Primary Tools toolbox. This button acts as a toggle, so left click (data point) on it to turn it off or on. The most recognizable feature of AccuDraw is the Compass. It is a square or circular, kind of blue or purple, shaded shape with ticks.

How do I open 3D in Microstation?

Answer: Within the 2D view, do a Right-Click and Hold, click View Control > Views Plan/3D to quickly open a 3D view window that zooms to the location of the active 2D view window.

How do I get a tab that is off screen?

Right-click the program on the taskbar, and then click Move. Move the mouse pointer to the middle of the screen. Use the ARROW keys on the keyboard to move the program window to a viewable area on the screen. Press ENTER.

What is Popset in MicroStation?

pset file is used to generate the plot file names so name it with that thought in mind. Save pset file at the ... \CADD\ level. For final project pdf prints the pset should be named 12345POP. pset and it should contain all project sheets in order.

How do I show the toolbox in MicroStation?

The Tasks menu opens automatically when you start MicroStation. If you close the Tasks menu and want to re-open it, select Tools > Tasks from the Menu bar. Use the Task drop-down menu to display Tasks and toolboxes based on the menu's hierarchy.

How do I stop a command in Microstation?

Go to, Workspace > Preferences > Category: Input. Uncheck the option "Allow ESC key to stop current command"

Where is element selection in MicroStation?

A filled element can be selected by its interior or surface, which is set in the Locate Interiors option menu of the Preferences dialog Input category.

How do I update my MicroStation v8i?

Sign in to Choose Software Downloads from "My Support" section. Select the brand "MicroStation" Download the latest release by clicking on the arrow to expand the selection and then on MicroStation CONNECT Edition x64 Update 15 version 10.15.

How do you use commands in MicroStation?

In MicroStation, use the Key-in window (Utilities > Key-in) to manually enter commands. You can either type in commands or select them from the full-sized Key-in window. When you select command from the list on the left, applicable options are displayed in the adjoining column.

How do I see references in MicroStation?

  1. Go to the menu Tools > Key-in.
  2. Enter the Key-in: dialog reference open.
  3. Reference Dialog opens.

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How to move camera microstation

Comment by Will Haarstad

hello everyone and welcome to the microstation connect edition visualization video series my name is steve frick senior consultant with bentley systems today's video we are going to cover setting an interior camera shot so let's go ahead and launch microstation connect edition load the workspace bentley connect training and the work set visualization then we can go ahead and load the drawing a under bar station model under bar ms now setting up a interior shot versus an exterior shot is no different we just have to be a little bit more precise on our camera placement because we are going to be constrained by walls and floors and ceilings so we have to make sure that our camera falls into that area now once our shot comes up here we are in a camera view right now in our view too but we're going to restore down our view 2 and then grab by the lower left hand corner click and drag so we can again see our three views our top view in view one our front view in view three and then our perspective will come up in view two let's go ahead and make sure that we go to the visualization workflow we're gonna go to the home tab and we're gonna click on face camera now remember from the exterior shot the first click that we make again if you read your prompts in the lower left hand corner select active view so i'm going to click on view too that's where i always set my perspective that's where my camera view comes up now it says define camera position but first we want to set our settings so our standard lens we want to set to wide and then our camera height and our target height will be turned on and we're in millimeters right now so 2000 millimeters will be 2 meters so i'm going to type in 2 000 millimeters and our target height 2 000 millimeters there our prompt is prompting us to define the camera position so i want to stand here inside the building and then just to verify if you look at the front elevation as you move your view cone out if you look in your front elevation you can see that the the eye point that was set is about six feet off the ground and the viewpoint that we set is about six feet off the ground also remember make sure that your snaps are off because if i snap to any of these elements that's going to override my height settings for my camera and my target so i want to again look through my building i'm going to left click here on the right hand side of the building and my perspective will come up in view too now we can go ahead and maximize view two perfect we're inside the walls we're above the floor we're below the ceiling we've got a perfect interior shot i'm going to go ahead and render that scene and we'll take a look and see what we've got all right there we have it there's our rendering and it's a very very nice perspective thank you and continue watching our video series if you found this video helpful please give it a like if you want to see more such series consider subscribing to our channel thank you and see you next time

Thanks for your comment Will Haarstad, have a nice day.
- Coleen Kupcho, Staff Member

Comment by feighilteq

hello everyone and welcome to the microstation connect edition visualization video series my name is steve rick senior consultant at bentley systems we're going to jump right into this we're going to start off with how to set up a camera so i've launched microstation connect edition i'm going to load the workspace bentley connect training and the work set visualization i'm going to hit browse and i'm going to load the dgn file a under bar station model under bar ms all right so you may notice that when we open up the file we open up into a camera view already right i have a number of camera views saved in this data set so we can we can do that but it's very very important to learn how to properly set up a camera view i'm going to restore down view 2 here and move my cursor to the lower left hand corner click and drag that view up into the upper right hand corner when setting up a camera inside of microstation connect edition the easiest way to do it is to have multiple views open so i have a my view number one is a top view my view number three is a front elevation and my view number two is where my camera view is going to show up so what we need to do is we need to go to the place camera tools so i'm going to load the visualization workflow i'm going to go to the home tab over to the camera group and select the command place camera now the biggest mistake that people make when they're placing a camera is they forget to read the prompts the first data point or the first left click that i enter if you look at the prompt in the lower left hand corner it says select active view so the first click that i make is going to tell microstation which view i want my perspective to show up in or my camera view to show up in so i'm going to click in view number two now i'm going to set my camera settings in my window my settings window i want my standard lens to be set to wide and give me a wide angle lens that sets the angle and the focal length for me i'm going to turn on camera height and target height and i'm going to place my camera height that's my eye point at 2 meters or 2000 millimeters and where i'm looking at my target is also going to be set at two thousand millimeters this will offset the camera from wherever i select in the top view two thousand millimeters off the ground the next prop down here in the lower left hand corner is defined camera position now i'm going to stand on this median here and i'm going to look at my building notice also that i have my snaps turned off if i have my snaps on and i snap to this curve that's going to set my eye point height at the elevation of the curve which is zero so uh i don't want to snap here i'm going to turn my snaps off i'm going to stand on this medium i'm going to left click that tells microstation that's where i'm standing and then i'm going to look through my building i don't want to stop my target point so this is my target point i don't want to stop my target point short of my building it looks proportionately better if i look through the object of interest also the cone that you see of the triangle that you see on your screen is my camera angle my view angle so everything that's inside that triangle is going to be seen in my view so i want to get that bus on the outer median there and i want to get the car in the front there so and i also want to look through my building i'm going to left-click here and you'll see the view come up in view number two very very important that we save this view and i'll show you why a little bit later so i'm going to go to the view tab and i'm going to click on the hands up at the top and i'm going to name this view from parking and then left click in view number two that's the view i want to say i'm going to maximize view number two you're going to see that the view looks smaller doesn't fill up the screen or doesn't fill up the view as much as when i saved it when it was smaller so we just have to recall that saved view i'm going to hit the dialog launcher in the saved view group i'm gonna double click on view from parking that's the one we just saved and then left click in view number two and there we have it a nice camera view good proportions and everything that's in the cone is visible now i'm going to place into a rendering so i'm going to go back to the home tab and the rendering group and click on render scene and there you go also you can see some trees in the background you did not see that in the view because those trees are ecosystems same thing with the flowers in the planter on the side of the building that's an ecosystem you can't see ecosystems in a smooth rendered view we'll teach you about ecosystems a little bit later on in another video thank you for watching we'll see you the next video if you found this video helpful please give it a like if you want to see more such series consider subscribing to our channel thank you and see you next time

Thanks feighilteq your participation is very much appreciated
- Coleen Kupcho

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