MicroStation Tip: Set Reference Presentation – View Flags

Written by: Bob Mecham

You are probably aware of using View Attributes in MicroStation.  The View Attributes dialog allows you to affect whether and how certain type of elements display in the entire drawing.  Have you ever came across the situation where you wanted to change View Attributes for a specific Reference file?  For example, say you wanted to have Level Overrides ON only for your basemap and you wanted Fill ON only for your design drawing.  Setting the View Flags option ON in the Set Reference Presentation dialog does just that.

1. From the References dialog box select the Reference File in the dialog you want to work with.

2. From the Reference dialog box pull down menu Settings > Presentation.  The Reference Presentation dialog will appear.

3. Check ON Use View Flags.  This will work as an override of the current drawing view attributes.

4. Toggle ON or OFF the View Attributes you want for the reference file.

5. Click the OK button.  The dialog will close.

Set Reference Presentation View Flags Dialog MicroStation Set Reference Presentation View Flags Window MicroStation

 

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Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.

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