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By Bob Knepp of American Electric Power Ever have one of those drawings that contain lots of graphics and when you click “Update” it seems to take forever? The only reason you are updating the view is because you just... (Continue reading)
Many dialog boxes in MicroStation have limitations to the length of strings that can be entered into them. For example the “Function Keys” dialog when creating or editing a function key value has a 56 character limitation. Let’s say that... (Continue reading)
Although a graphical interface is great for many things, sometimes it’s faster to use two-letter MicroStation key-ins to adjust settings. For example, to set the active scale to 2.0, you can simply type “as=2″ in the key-in browser. MicroStation has... (Continue reading)
By Larry Shields, Graphics Designer at Stanley Consultants in Muscatine, Iowa If there is a particular area in a design file that you want so see as a reference file, then go into the file you will attach, zoom in... (Continue reading)
In MicroStation V8, you can open a file and go right into the model of your choice by using the “RD=” key-in. For example, “RD=project.dgn,sheet file” opens project.dgn and goes directly to the model called Sheet File. Assign this to... (Continue reading)
By Steve Palmer, Axiom’s Executive Product Manager The SET RANGE key-in command is not documented, but is supported in all versions of MicroStation. This command displays element ranges on the screen. [Editor's note: The range of an element is given... (Continue reading)