By Bob Knepp of American Electric Power
This is a short article on how to use the MicroStation Trim Element command along with the Element Selection or PowerSelector tool.
Have you ever tried to use the IntelliTrim tool and become very frustrated? Believe me I know the feeling. Here is an easy way to trim several elements very quickly.
First, use the Element Selection or PowerSelector tool to select the elements you want to trim.
Next, click on the Trim Elements tool (not the IntelliTrim tool).
You will notice that the elements are no longer “highlighted” but that’s okay. Now all you do is click on the portion of the element you want to trim. If the portion to trim is located between two other elements then that part will be trimmed away and if it located outside an element then that part will be trimmed away.
You do not have to un-select the elements when you are done because they are automatically dropped from the selection set.