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Bentley Map, my expectation for the Be Together

I have just reached the invitation for the Be Together, an event that awakens on me interesting expectations, after it seems that the economic crisis sits and we must re-enable the opportunities. The best With the global crisis, last year, Bentley launched its online seminars and left for last the Be Inspired. It was not […]

Preparing for the course on ArcGIS

A little less than a week I start to feel the stress of an ArcGIS course, those who emerge no one knows where, you accept without knowing when, and that suddenly you’re committed in. It’s a group of enthusiasts who don’t want to complicate with the unknown software, which have money and expect to integrate […]

Comparative of booting with CAD/GIS programs

This is an exercise in equal conditions, to measure the time it takes to boot a program since the click on the icon until it is running. For comparison purposes, I used the one that starts in less time, and then a value that acts as an indication (rounded) of the times the quantity is […]

ArcMap: Import data from Microstation Geographics

Sometime we talk about that since Geographics you can export / import data with ESRI, creating shp files. But if you have installed ArcGIS, the interoperability extension has very good features, let’s take a look: 1. Activate the extension. This can be done with tools > extensions and here we activate Data Interoperability extension. The […]

CAD: Send backward, bring forward

When you have linear objects without thickness or fill, it seems not to be important, but sooner or later is a nuisance (Spanish idiom: “es una lata”, an extremely problematic thing); although in the layers (levels) must be the wisdom. It happens that I have this property that, when filled, covers what is behind as […]

CAD: Changing background color

Usually we use the white or black color for background, change is a frequent activity for reasons of visualization. In this example we’ll see how this is done with AutoCAD and Microstation With AutoCAD before 2008 It is done in Tools> Options, in case you are with Civil 3D or an application that doesn’t display […]

CAD/GIS platforms must go to the GPU

Those of us, who are users of graphical applications, are always expectant that equipments have sufficient working memory. In this, CAD / GIS programs has always been questioned or measured in terms of the time it takes to perform daily activities such as: Spatial Analysis Correction and image registration Deployment of massive data Managing data […]

TatukGIS Viewer… a great viewer

For now is one of the better (if not the best) CAD / GIS data viewers I’ve seen, practical and free. Tatuk is a product line born in Poland; just a few days ago it was announced TatukGIS Viewer version 2. Other viewers If we value the free programs of other brands, provided to view […]

CAD, GIS… or both?

… Selling capabilities of what free software does is more difficult than to convince an official to commit a felony punishable (piracy) for what expensive software doesn’t do. Bentley has recently launched a campaign to promote Bentley Map, using as an argument, it is not necessary to be thinking separately if they can be handled […]

Bentley Cadastre: differences with Bentley Map and Power Map

From MicroStation Geographics in 2004 it was launched the project known as XFM, which within the same V8 dgn format included XML capabilities. After the 8.9 version known as XM Bentley discontinued, Geographics launches Bentley Map, a different smoked regarding the handling of data, but with the same logic operation. Migrating is now indisputable, for […]

Geofumadas: 48 black and white

Closing this year, which has been of many extra flavors, it’s left for me to wish you a happy 2011 in which we have much to do. For those who had read in this blog more than 299 entries, this post will be out of site, but for the others there almost 50 lines that […]

Bentley Geopak, first impression

Similar (not much) to what AutoDesk Civil 3D offers, Geopak is a series of Bentley applications for Civil Engineering for making works for surveying, digital terrain models, design of roads and some geotechnical tasks. Although we know, the latter will be catapulted after the acquisition of gINT Software. RunningGeopak Once installed, it is not created […]

Apply transparent colors in images

Many images have been cut from polygons, but in doing so, it has not been set a transparent color to the background and that’s why an uncomfortable black color appears. Or in other cases, we wish not be visible a range of colors; let’s see how to do it: With gvSIG. I’m using stable version […]

Create a TIN digital model with Bentley Site

Bentley Site is one of the tools include within the package known as Bentley Civil (Geopak).  In this case we’re going to see how to create a terrain model based on an existing 3D map. 1.  The data I’m using a file in three dimensions, which contains a triangulated model in which each object is […]

Connect AutoCAD Google Earth

A common desire to AutoCAD user is connecting to Google Earth, so as to be able to work on the image that toy has, but its accuracy is questionable, every day we find better material but it is useful rather than having nothing. Today we will see at least two alternatives to do so: A. […]

Geographics: Installing a local Project

TRANSLATION NOTE: Please refer to the end of the post for knowing more about some Centro American Dishes and drinks. ——— The case occurred in a project where the central database was Oracle, but for doing cadastral maintenance at municipalities level or public exhibitions features base was required in order to edit maps while offline. […]

Caceres’ GIS

This is one of the projects that became a finalist for the award of the Be Inspired 2009 in the category of Cadastre and Land Development. They also made a presentation which was in charge of Luis Antonio Alvarez and Faustino Cordero, with a very good PPS presentation, videos and also a printed map. The […]

MicroStation: Assigning commands to keyboard

There are times when we need to use a command very often, and when this command is not at a click, it can be assigned to a button on the keyboard. My technicians usually do this with macros or some orders of the keyin, Microstation that is not as easily as AutoCAD, which are text […]