MicroStation Tip: Modify Dimension Text

Editing text in a dimension can be done the same as editing any other text in the file.

Text Toolbar

Open the Text toolbar from the pulldown menu:

Tools > Main > Text

Text

 

Edit Text

Using the Edit Text tool you can select any dimension text and add additional words, or overwrite the entire dimension value.

1. Select the Edit Text icon.

2. Select the text in your dimension. The word processor dialog will appear and will show an asterisk “*”. The asterisk represents the dynamic measured value.

3. Place the word Width before the asterisk. DO NOT delete the asterisk.

Text Editor
Before After

Before                                                          After

Note: If you want to completely overwrite the dimension value then delete the asterisk and type the desired distance. To get the text back to being dynamic place the asterisk back in.

 

Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob is a partner at EnvisionCAD and is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, instruction, development, and customization of both MicroStation and InRoads.

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3 comments on “MicroStation Tip: Modify Dimension Text

  1. David Duke Reply

    How would you put a (TYP) BELOW THE LINE IN DIMENSION IN V8I? I haven’t figured that out yet.

  2. Bob Mecham Bob Mecham Reply

    David you need to turn on Duplicate Dimension the edit the dimension below the line and remove the asteric * and type (TYP).

    HTH,
    Bob Mecham

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