LA Solutions staff have written a number of technical articles. These include programming, MicroStation®, GIS™, and relational databases. Some articles describe aspects of software development for MicroStation CONNECT. Other articles provide code examples written in C#, C++ or VBA. More generally, there are articles about C++, VBA and .NET development with C#.
Read about C++ wrappers, COM servers, XML Transformation and other topics developed using .NET.
|MicroStation CONNECT Development Tools|
|Programming MicroStation with the MicroStationAPI||MicroStationAPI articles & example projects|
|Programming MicroStation with the DgnPlatformNet||DgnPlatformNet articles & example projects|
|Programming MicroStation with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)||MicroStation VBA Examples (VBA)|
|Notes about the APIs|
|The MicroStationAPI is a C++ 64-bit library|
|The DgnPlatformNet and the MstnPlatformNet are 64-bit .NET libraries|
|MicroStation VBA is 64-bit VBA version 7.1|
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) let geographers and analysts examine data in a spatial context. LA Solutions is primarily concerned with OpenCities Map (formerly Bentley Map and PowerMap) from Bentley Systems.
MicroStation stores structured business data using Bentley Systems' ECSchema technology. In other words, a DGN file is a data source. MicroStation includes Reports tools to view business data. Other tools let you query DGN data using popular databases.
A database is often used to store alpha-numeric 'business' information. We can help design and implement your database, whether Microsoft Access™, SQL Server™ or Oracle™.
For GIS and asset-management applications, a database is commonly linked to graphic elements in Bentley Systems' MicroStation. For example, an office plan might have asset data stored in a relational database, or a GIS application might have feature data stored in a hierarchical XML data repository.
Read about databases used with MicroStation.
Bentley Systems' MicroStation is a certified Windows application. Plug-ins for MicroStation developed by LA Solutions are consequently also Windows compatible. We use Microsoft tools to develop 64-bit and 32-bit apps.
Notes about MicroStation CONNECT gathered from various sources.
You may also find the Be Communities website useful.