Microstation-BentleyFirst impression

Microstation V8i, prerequisites



I have already received the new version of Microstation V8i, I have for a while because I have asked for material for Architecture, Engineering and Geospatial. To request a SelectCD it is done in the Bentley downloads page with a Select user account, the programs are chosen and sent to your own home via UPS.

Microstation v8i

Prerequisites and installation

The prerequisites must be installed first, which is an 283 MB executable containing:

  • Windows Installer Version 3.1v2, normally if you have XP should not be a problem.
  • Microsoft. NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 6, 1 Service Pack for 32 Bits
  • Also comes MSXML for 64 bits if applicable
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications core
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications localized
  • DirectX 9c
  • DHTML Editing control for Applications.

At first it takes time to load, it is best to copy it to the hard disk and from there run it and not from the CD.

It is interesting that autorun is configured to run in the browser, in the form of a file: /// D: / microstation / very practical directory. Meanwhile the installation of Microstation V8i allows the option of extracting the installer or extracting and installing at once, as the 282 MB executable called


activate bentley microstation license it is itself a tablet that contains other waves. At the end of the installation, which is quite fast but leaves the machine a bit quiet in consumption, it allows activating the license activation wizard immediately and in case of having an activated XM single license it recognizes the key.

first look

I'll tell you then how it goes with the new toy ...

as always, the same interface for not relearning, although now accesses that previously occupied two steps, such as UCS, cells, priority, transparentand there you have to take a look at the way the side panel of tools is structured, which is a bit new ... mmm ... I've seen this before ... what is it like ...?  

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Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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