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DGNLIB - Custom Line Styles

  • When a custom line style is imported into a DGNLIB file, can it be edited?  If yes, HOW?

     

    Thanks

    Chuck

  • No.
  • Ok...

    So what is the benefit of importing custom linestyles into a DGNLIB?

    Instead of having one resource file to manage, you have two....

  • I think it's a work in progress.  The general assumption is that Bentley will add the ability to edit directly from the dgnlib at a later date.
  • Here's a thread on the topic with a CR you can file against:

    http://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/microstation_v8i/f/19565/t/34561.aspx
  • The key benefit is that when a DGN stores the definition of a custom linestyle the DGN file is no longer dependant on the RSC file.  This makes sharing and using DGN files easier as they have less outside requirements.

    The ability to edit a DGN based line style is something we are evaluating the users desire for. 

     hth,
    ~john.

    best,
    ~john.
    bentley 

      

    Yes I am that literal

  • Hello

    "The ability to edit a DGN based line style is something we are evaluating the users desire for"

    IMHO this would seem to be a fairly widespread request (re earlier threads about batten linestyles for example)

    Regards

    Danny Cooley

    Freelance CAD technician

    Regards

    Danny Cooley

    Freelance CAD/Architectural Technician & Low Carbon Consultant

    Microstation SS2, BA SS1 (+update), Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit, quad core 3Ghz, 8Gb RAM, ATI 6870 1Gb, ect,

  • danny-cooley:
    IMHO this would seem to be a fairly widespread request (re earlier threads about batten linestyles for example)

    This probably is a widespread request on the web site, but in noramlly takes formal CRs for Bentley to "evaluate the users desire" for new features. EVERYONE who wants this function NEEDS to file a SR to be added to the CR.

    Thanks - Roy

  • Danny, Chuck

    Here is some info on the CR.

    http://communities.bentley.com/Products/MicroStation/f/273/t/34802.aspx

    Unfortunately under the current system only the squeaky CR wheel gets the oil.

     

  • I also lodged a ST a couple of years ago on this topic, including the dialog box to function similarly to that of Multi-Lines.

    CADMinistrator ®

  • DavidG:

    Unfortunately under the current system only the squeaky CR wheel gets the oil.

    This is not a true statement.

    BSW looks at all high ranking CR's and tries to clear as many of them as possible for each release.  We also look at alot of low hanging fruit CR's and implement them as well.  This inparticular CR is not one that actually ranks very high or very low.  We also then need to consider time to implement a particular CR and the cost of it to other projects.  Given all the factors level, of request, time, value, etc we then decide which CR's get implemented.  This is just CR review, we then have to consider other projects that are happening, etc, etc.  I was personal with over 300 users last week and I did not hear one say give me the ability to edit DGN based custom linestyles.  Now I heard them tell me alot of things like ... :)

    I hope this helps you better understand our process.

    regards,
    ~john.

    best,
    ~john.
    bentley 

      

    Yes I am that literal

  • John

    OK, I stand corrected.  It was my understanding if you want an issue to be address you need to file an ST. The more ST's that get filed against an issue the great the likelhood of it getting resolved.  Kicking it around in the MicroStation forum won't raise it as much on Bentleys priority list as filing an ST.  That is the point I was trying to make.

    Just curious how many of those 300 users ever had to create or edit a line style.

    Thanks

    DavidG

  • DavidG:

    Just curious how many of those 300 users ever had to create or edit a line style.

    Great point let's say 10% (I think this is high) have had to do it.  Let's say that 70% have to do X (there are several X's the majority agreed they have to do).  So do we invest 2 months enhancing the X's or rewritting the custom line style tools?

    ~john.

    best,
    ~john.
    bentley 

      

    Yes I am that literal

  • DavidG:

    Danny, Chuck

    Here is some info on the CR.

    http://communities.bentley.com/Products/MicroStation/f/273/t/34802.aspx

    Unfortunately under the current system only the squeaky CR wheel gets the oil.

    I guess at this rate it will take forever:

    5 - This is a good idea. I have logged an ST.
    6 - This is a good idea but I'm not logging an ST.
    1 - I'd rather see effort go to other areas.

    We need more EXPOSURE and more SUPPORT from EVERYONE for this feature / "promise" to be implemented.

    Thanks - Roy
  • Hello Roy

    Thanks! (I do vaguely remember this thread)

    However, I can't seem to find where/how you would vote/add your support for this (in the survey)

     I've logged a CR anyway, asking for the linestyles to be created/set in a dgnlib. I then asked how/if it is possible to see existing CRs so that one can add support for them. I haven't received an answer yet. Though it was only a day or so ago.

    Regards

    Danny Cooley

    Freelance CAD technician

    Regards

    Danny Cooley

    Freelance CAD/Architectural Technician & Low Carbon Consultant

    Microstation SS2, BA SS1 (+update), Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit, quad core 3Ghz, 8Gb RAM, ATI 6870 1Gb, ect,