Automated File Creation
now able to access file information in a
matter of seconds.
Parsons Brinckerhoff used MicroStation VBA
to automate its file creation and naming
process. The resulting benefits included
increased consistency of file naming, as well
as vastly greater ease and efficiency of updating sheet file information and finding and
attaching reference files.
Automated file creation enforces naming convention standards. As files are created, standard descriptions and automatically
sequenced logical names are created. This
proved beneficial not only for batch processing of files with certain logical names, but
also led to better management of pen tables.
Sheet file title block and sheet number
information are interactively linked from
the DGN file to the database as well. As
a result, wholesale changes to title block
information can be made from
within the database without opening
MicroStation. A secondary batch process
can then be run on hundreds of
MicroStation files to synchronize the
from the database.
Also, an application reads
the database to automate
the reference file attachment process, yielding
dramatic time savings. ;
As files are created, file data is stored in an
Access database. All data is readily available
for querying and reporting, and managers are
Cabela’s at Interstate 78
and Route 61
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
Cabela’s, a leading outfitter of outdoor gear,
built a 250,000-square-foot store on 100 acres
near an Interstate 78 interchange in Tilden
Township, Pa. The store attracts about six
million visitors a year.
Through Bentley’s Enterprise Training
Subscription program, TPD gained workflow
knowledge as well as expertise with Bentley
software. TPD staff learned how to leverage
Bentley tools in classes in Exton, Pa., and
through self-paced remote lectures from
Bentley’s online ETS Resource Center.
TPD’s aggressive staff training is a benefit to
employees, and has helped the firm gain significant recognition in competitions based
on employee surveys. The ETS lets TPD offer
training on the latest design tools to employees at all levels in the organization, which in
turn allows TPD to deliver safe, high-quality
designs on time. ;
Traffic Planning and Design (TPD) prepared a
comprehensive traffic impact study for the
project area, and then coordinated with the
project team, the township, Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation, and the
Federal Highway Administration to develop a
traffic improvement plan for the interchange.
TPD completed an environmental study,
designed highway and signal improvements,
and prepared right-of-way plans. Highway
improvements included a new five-lane
access road, significant road widening, new
ramp spurs, and ramp widening.