MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Place Note

There are two significant changes to the Place Note tool in MicroStation CONNECT.

The first change is that the option to select a Text Style setting in the Tool Settings Window has been removed. The Text Style is now set in the Word Processor dialog.

The second is the addition of a Relative Association setting. This option is only enabled when the Association checkbox is toggled on. The Relative Association moves the entire note when the associated element is modified instead of just the terminator.

Relative Association Example:

Associated Notes before modification of line element.


Associated Notes after line has been modified.

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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