Written by Bob Mecham
Ever make a mistake? Who hasn’t, save yourself some grief.
- By keying in the word ‘backup’ MicroStation creates a duplicate copy of you file. To control where the file is saved, use the configuration variable MS_BACKUP. If MS_BACKUP is not defined the file is saved in the current directory with a “.bak” extension. Try it out. Better yet, set a function key to do it for you.
- The variable may look something like: MS_BACKUP=C:/TEMP/DGN
- Did you know you can set ‘marks’ in MicroStation? Try Edit>Set Mark. Do some work and set another mark. Now you can Edit>Undo Other>To Mark to step back through your design file. Think of them as ‘groups of undos’.
- Need to get your MicroStation file back to how it was when you first logged in? Edit>Undo Other>All.
- When placing a linestring and you place a vertex in a wrong location. Don’t reset out of the place smartline command, just hit the Undo icon and watch the individual vertex locations get undone.
Last Month’s MicroStation Tip: Activate Reference for Editing