MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Drawing Scale

Written by Rod Wing

The Annotation Scale drop-down list allows you to change the active Annotation Scale. This list is available via a number of dialogs in MicroStation. In previous versions of MicroStation all available drawing scales defined in your units.def file were displayed. This behavior has changed in MicroStation CONNECT Edition. The displayed selection of available Annotation Scales is dependent on the active model’s Master Unit setting. For English master units the list will only display the english annotation scales. For Metric master units the list will only display the metric annotation scales.

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If you are currently using a metric annotation scale in english unit models those will need to be converted to english annotation scales prior to moving to  MicroStation CONNECT Edition.

EnvisionCAD can assist you with the annotation scale conversion as your entire workspace configuration migration to ease your transition to MicroStation CONNECT Edition.

Contact us to assist you in your transition to MicroStation CONNECT Edition.

Rod Wing

Rod Wing

Rod joined EnvisionCAD in March 2007 and has nearly three decades of experience working in the CADD industry. He led the IT evaluations of Bentley InRoads and AutoDesk Civil 3D at Wisconsin DOT in their overall CAiCE replacement evaluation. He also led the MicroStation V7 to V8 upgrade effort at Wisconsin DOT which included updating not only the CADD standards to accommodate the changes in the file format but also updating legacy MDL and macros to work in the new environment. Rod received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Cartography and a Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University. Rod has extensive experience in CADD as well as the areas of GIS, cartography, plotting, scanning, raster editing/manipulation, publishing, and file/data translations. In all of these areas, he has produced custom tools and developed workflows to enhance productivity between diverse sets of applications. He instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced applications.

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