MicroStation CONNECT: Element Properties

Written by Rod Wing

In MicroStation CONNECT the Element Information dialog has been renamed to Properties. The dialog functions the same way as in previous releases; however there are additional pieces of information displayed.

In the image below we are reviewing the properties of a selected Shape element. This particular shape is patterned and has other elements associated with it.

The pattern parameters of associated patterns can now be edited in the Properties dialog by opening the Pattern Parameters pane. The other associated elements can be displayed as sub entities. This particular shape element has a Cell, Dimension Element, and Text Node Element associated with it. Selecting any of those elements will display the properties for that element.

MicroStation CONNECT Element Properties

The Items category associated with this particular shape are the replacement for Tag elements. The item values (formerly Tag Data) can be modified in the Properties dialog as well.

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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