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MicroStation for AutoCAD users : a bi-directional handbook
Conforti, Frank.
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Albany, NY : Delmar Publishers, [1999]

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xxix, 742 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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TA174 .C635 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book provides the last word on feature-by-feature comparisons of AutoCAD and MicroStation from the user's perspective. Each chapter presents a quick summary of a specific feature in AutoCAD, followed by the related feature in MicroStation. The AutoCAD software users will find the book to be a great asset in transitioning from the AutoCAD environment to the MicroStation design environment. Conversely, the book is equally valuable for the MicroStation product user who needs to make the transition to AutoCAD. Thorough coverage of translating drawings between AutoCAD and MicroStation provides vital information for users working with both platforms. For the user who works with both products and for the user who wants to know more about the other software package, this is the book for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The History of CAD
Chapter 2 A Day in the Life: 2D
Chapter 3 Hardware Considerations
Chapter 4 Communicating with the Software
Chapter 5 Basic Drawing Tools
Chapter 6 Navigating the Drawing
Chapter 7 Advanced Drawing Tools
Chapter 8 Plotting with CAD
Chapter 9 A Day in the Life: 3D
Chapter 10 Customizing and Programming Tools
Chapter 11 File Formats
Chapter 12 CAD on the Internet
Chapter 13 Exchanging Drawings
Chapter 14 External Text Files and Databases
Chapter 15 Peaceful Co-existence
Appendix A MicroStation-AutoCAD Dictionary
Appendix B Command Listings