InRoads Tip: Place Coordinate Grid

Written by Bob Mecham.

Use the Place Coordinate Grid tool in InRoads to layout simple grid lines or points.

1. Place either a MicroStation Shape or Fence in the file to define the boundary of the grid placement.

2. From the InRoads menu, go to the Drafting > Place Coordinate Grid.

3. This will give you a grid tick or line and label as defined. See the far right column in the dialog to set text attributes including rotation and offset.

Note: Global scale factor setting will come into play for text sizes.

inroads place coordinate grid


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Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.


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