Pen and Brush Publishers was formed in 1989 to fill the void in getting information to MicroStation users.
Pen and Brush's first venture was the launch of Programming with User Commands at the 1989 Australian IGUG Conference in Brisbane. The book was an instant success.
In January 1991, Pen and Brush launched ControlAltDelete, the quarterly magazine for MicroStation users. This was the first subscription MicroStation magazine and is currently the oldest magazine on the market. The magazine celebrated its 8th birthday in January 1998.
In May 1991, Pen and Brush published The Complete Guide to MicroStation 3D and in June 1991, Programming with MDL 1st Ed. was released. These were followed by the MicroStation Rendering Book and Using MicroStation Review.
With the release of MicroStation V5, The MicroStation V5 Primer was published in April 1994. Many training institutions have selected the book as a reference guide to train all their students.
In August 1995, the new book MicroStation 3D by Examples was released.
In January 1996, the MicroStation V5 Primer was translated into the Korean language.
In August 1996, the new book for MicroStation 95 called MicroStation 2D by Examples was released. The book is extensively used in MicroStation training institutions.
In April 99, we released the Second Edition to this book. The book was updated to incorporate the MicroStation /J environment.
In October 1997, the new book for MicroStation 95 called MicroStation 3D by Examples 2nd Ed. was released. The book is extensively used in MicroStation training institutions.
In 2000, MicroStation 2D by Examples, 2nd Ed was translated into the Chinese language.
In May 2001, The Complete Guide to MicroStation TriForma was released.
In May 2004, MicroStation 2D in Practice was released.
2012, ControlAltDelete - the MicroStation Magazine for MicroStation professionals - is now available in electronic PDF format.