MicroStation Tip: XYZ Text

Published on February 3, 2016

Written by:  Bob Mecham

Delivered with MicroStation is a toolbar that will label coordinates in the file and import/export coordinates.  From the MicroStation pulldown menu select Tools > Annotation > XYZ Text.

MicroStation Label Coordinates XYZ Text

Label Point – will label points selected in the drawing.  The active text settings are used.
MicroStation Label Points

Label Element – will label elements in the drawing.  Settings include labeling elements individually, by a selection or fence, or all elements in the drawing.  The active text settings are used.
MicroStation Label Elements

Export Coordinates – will export the vertices of elements to a text file.  Settings include exporting elements individually, by a selection or fence, or all elements in the drawing.  The active text settings are used to label the point number.

MicroStation Export Coordinates
MicroStation Export Vertices of Elements

Import Coordinates – will import an ASCII text file into the design file.  Settings include placing a active point, text character, or cell at each location.

MicroStation ASCII Text file

MicroStation Import Coordinates


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4 Responses to “MicroStation Tip: XYZ Text”

  1. John Says:

    April 13th, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I want to take this example a step further and place the list of coordinates into a table. Should a point move I want it to be dynamically connected to the table so that the coordinate is updated.
    Any ideas?

  2. Bob Mecham Says:

    April 18th, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Nothing native in MicroStation to do that, but it could be done with some macro programming.

  3. Amber Lee Says:

    April 28th, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Is there a way to modify the formatting of the text when it is inserted? Can I change the font, size, etc?

  4. Rod Wing Says:

    April 28th, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Amber,
    The text is placed as a regular MicroStation Text Node element. You can use the Change Text Attributes tool (Tools > Text > Change Text Attributes) to modify the text formatting.

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