OpenRoads Tip: Attach Media Files to Survey Data

Written by:  Bob Mecham

OpenRoads Survey allows users to attach media files such as photos, movies and sounds to survey data. Beginning in, images can be automatically imported and assigned to specific points from any data collector format.  The rule is that the point must contain an attribute where the attribute name contains “PHOTO” and the attribute value contains the image relative path and name.  If you manually want to attach the media files with your data they can be attached easily using the following steps.

openroads-survey media

1. Use the MicroStation Element Selection tool to select a Survey Element.

2. Hover over the element and select the Element Properties icon from the mini-toolbar.

openroads-survey minitoolbar properties

3. From the Element Properties fly-out click the ellipsis icon for Media File. The Media dialog box will appear.

openroads-survey properties media

4. Click the Add button and browse to the media file to attach.  Additional Media files can be added to one survey data figure or point.

openroads-survey media dialog


openroads-survey culvert browse

5. In the Media dialog box click the Accept button to attach the media and close the dialog.  A Media glyph will appear on the survey data.

openroads-survey media dialog image

6. Select the survey element again with the Element Selection tool from the mini-toolbar and select Media icon to view the image.

openroads-survey media icon

7. The image viewer/editor will appear.  If more than one media file was attached the green arrows will allow for viewing multiple files.

openroads-survey culvert image


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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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