MicroStation Tip: XYZ Text
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.
Label Point – will label points selected in the drawing. The active text settings are used.
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.
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.
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.
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4 Responses to “MicroStation Tip: XYZ Text”
- John Says:
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.
- Bob Mecham Says:
Nothing native in MicroStation to do that, but it could be done with some macro programming.
- Amber Lee Says:
Is there a way to modify the formatting of the text when it is inserted? Can I change the font, size, etc?
- Rod Wing Says:
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.