Tips Tagged: Reference

OpenRoads Tip: Reference Terrain and Display Override

Written by Bob Mecham It is common to reference your design file that has the Terrain Element to your geometry or sheet models.  However, you may not see what you want for display graphics when it is attached.  Maybe you don’t want to see the triangles or you want a different contour interval displayed.  The […]

MicroStation Tip: Set Reference Presentation – View Flags

Written by: Bob Mecham You are probably aware of using View Attributes in MicroStation.  The View Attributes dialog allows you to affect whether and how certain type of elements display in the entire drawing.  Have you ever came across the situation where you wanted to change View Attributes for a specific Reference file?  For example, say […]

InRoads Tip: Display References in Roadway Designer

Written by: Bob Mecham As part of the InRoads design process it can be useful to display all the necessary design features in Roadway Designer instead of having to go back to the MicroStation view to see where they are.  For example, if you want to view where your Right-of-Way is located in plan view or […]

MicroStation Tip: Activate Reference for Editing

Written by Bob Mecham. A new powerful enhancement to V8i MicroStation is the ability to edit reference files with in the active design file. By simply right clicking a reference element the option will appear to Activate the reference which will allow for editing the reference file directly without switching files. Then once the edits are completed […]

Through the Looking-Glass of Senior Management (Part 2)

Written by Lisa Polonski. If Part 1 of this logical nonsense blog (the only way to describe a piece authored by Carroll – and I suppose us!) left you “curiouser and curiouser” about the motives and goals of senior management, here lies the continuation of that.   Again, with the overarching goals of senior management […]

Through the Looking-Glass of Senior Management (Part 1)

Written by Lisa Polonski, EnvisionCAD Editor.   “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.  Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t.  And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be.  And what it wouldn’t be, it would.  You see?” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in […]

Reference AutoCAD to MicroStation and coordinates do not match

Written by Bob Mecham. We have taken this support call twice in the last month so I thought I would share a solution with everyone in case you have the same problem.  The problem is the user is attaching an AutoCAD DWG file to a MicroStation DGN design file. The coordinates in each of the […]

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