MicroStation CONNECT: Opening the Snap Mode toolbox (button bar)

Written by: Rod Wing

In previous editions of MicroStation a common user preference was to open the Snap Mode tool box by selecting the Snap icon on the MicroStation status bar then selecting Button Bar from the pop-up menu.

In MicroStation CONNECT there is no tool or menu option labeled Button Bar.  To display the Snap Mode tool box do the following:

  1. Select the Snap icon on the MicroStation status bar has you have always done before.
  2. In the ribbon pop-up select the Snap Mode icon.

CONNECT Snap toolbox 1

Alternatively you may open the toolbox from the Drawing Aids tab in the ribbon and selecting the Snap Mode icon in the Snaps section.

CONNECT Snap toolbox 2

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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