MicroStation CONNECT Tip: Place Label

The new Place Label tool is similar to Place Note. Instead of a text note the user places a cell with, or without, a leader line.

Using the tool setting association toggles along with cells containing text fields with element properties, the label is updated based on the element being labeled.

In the example below the Radius cell has been created using a text field to display the radius of an Arc element. By activating the association toggles the label cells are associated with the selected arcs and display the current arc radii.

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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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