MicroStation CONNECT: Model Properties

Written by:  Rod Wing

In MicroStation CONNECT Edition the old Element Information dialog has been renamed Properties. Continuing the trend we saw in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) this new Properties dialog is used for displaying properties for more than just elements. This now applies to Model Properties.

Select Edit Model Properties button from the Models dialog toolbar

MicroStation CONNECT Edit Model Properties


The properties of the selected Model are displayed in the Properties dialog

MicroStation CONNECT Model Properties


Looking at this dialog you will notice that there are additional settings available. Models have always supported different working units, but you had to go to the Design File Settings dialog to set them previously. That setting is now part of the Model Properties dialog. You may now also set Angle Readout, Working Unit Accuracy, along with selected locks on a per model basis.


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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