How do I see references in MicroStation?

How do I see references in MicroStation?

Steps to Accomplish

  1. Go to the menu Tools > Key-in.
  2. Enter the Key-in: dialog reference open.
  3. Reference Dialog opens.

How do you reload references in MicroStation?


  1. MicroStation CONNECT Edition. In MicroStation V8i (SS3), the setting is called ‘Reload When Changing Files’.
  2. MicroStation V8i (SS3)
  3. – left click on the icon “Reload” on the top of the Reference windows.
  4. 3) Furthermore, there is a key-in command, REFERENCE RELOAD ALL or REFERENCE RELOAD FORCE + Enter key.

What is a reference in MicroStation?

Overview. A reference attachment is a model, or MicroStation file (. dgn) attached to and displayed with the active model for plotting or construction purposes. You can attach, as a reference, a model that resides in either the open DGN file, some other DGN file, or a DWG file.

What is a nested attachment?

A Nested Attachment is when a design file, that has its own reference attachments, is used as a reference. The Nested Attachment’s reference attachments are called nested references.

Why is MicroStation so slow?

The most common issue is that MicroStation performance degrades severely. This stems from overloading design files, and poor reference management. The two main sources of trouble are from reference attachments using the Nested-Attachment method, and reference attachments with raster references in them.

How do you change the color of a reference in MicroStation?

Steps to Accomplish

  1. In the master file, open the Level Manager.
  2. On the left hand side, expand the tree under the master file name.
  3. Select one of the references – the levels for that reference should display in the main section.
  4. Change the Symbology toggle from ‘ByLevel’ to ‘Overrides’

How do you delete a reference clip in MicroStation?

To summarise the procedure:

  2. Select an element in the reference.
  3. Left click in the view to accept the command.
  4. Go to the References dialog and select/highlight the reference in question.

Where is scale in MicroStation?

Level Manager

  1. Open the Level Manager (Settings>Level>Manager)
  2. Right click on the level name and select Properties.
  3. Select the Styles tab.
  4. Select either the Bylevel or the Overrides section.
  5. Check on the Scale option.
  6. Set the scale factor.

What are reference scales?

Using a reference scale means the map symbols appear on-screen at the size they will appear in the printed copy. For example, if you are creating a map for publication that will be printed at a scale of 1:25,000, set the reference scale to 1:25,000.

How to search for a reference in MicroStation?

When MicroStation opens a file, it searches for references in the following places, in order: If the file specification contains a configuration variable, look in that directory first, using the relative path, if any. Search a list of directories, which consists of all the directories for the parent file (s) of the reference.

Where is the file specification stored in MicroStation?

For each reference file, MicroStation stores a file specification in the reference attachment. The stored file specification is displayed to the user in the File Name column of the References dialog.

How are reference attachments saved in MicroStation V8?

Reference attachments have always been one of MicroStation’s most important features. In this article we explore the variety of ways MicroStation V8 can save the file name for reference attachments and the algorithm that it uses to locate references when a DGN is opened.

How do I set up multiple attachments in MicroStation?

To select multiple files, hold the or key as you select the files. From the Attachment Method option menu, choose Interactive, and click OK. The Reference Attachment Settings dialog box opens for the first file in the selection list. Modify the attachment settings, and click OK.