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#.
Notes about MicroStation CONNECT gathered from various sources.
If you're interested in using Reports to harvest information about DGN elements, then look at the Reports articles.
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 Bentley Map and PowerMap from Bentley Systems.
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.
You may also find the Be Communities website useful.