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Dynamic pan view?

Hi,

I could not find a answer for my question.

Is there any way to have "old" Dynamic pan view like in 2004. I really don't like the pan view in V8i. It works quite slow.

Thank you in advance.

J

14 Replies

  • Hi

    Have you tried Shift+left mouse button?

    Not quite the same, .... and it may not function like that if you've already set the Shift key to do somethine else.

    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,

  • In reply to danny-cooley:

    Thanks Danny,

    I have to admit.... it works but it's not exactly the same pan view which we had in older Microstation.

    I think I was not enteirly clear (appologize for my language). Basically I don't want to use dynamic pan view, I prefer to use the old (arrow) mathod to move between the data. It's simply much more efficient.

    Thanks for your time,

  • In reply to joolian:

    P.S. Just wanted to add, My Machine Operating System: XP Prof, x64 Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R), CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~ 2.7GHz Memory: 4049MB RAM DirecX: 9.0c I really would like to have "old" not dynamic way of viewing. Thanks J
  • In reply to joolian:

    joolian:
    P.S. Just wanted to add, My Machine Operating System: XP Prof, x64 Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R), CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~ 2.7GHz Memory: 4049MB RAM DirecX: 9.0c I really would like to have "old" not dynamic way of viewing. Thanks J

    There are two pans now.

    "Pan view" and "pan scroll" . pan view is like the old pan except it uses a hand instead of the old arrow.

    [V8i SS308.11.09.459, BRCM, Promis-e, OpenPlant Modeler, OpenPlant PID, STAAD, RAM, ProSteel, InRoads, FlowMaster, Map, PondPack, StormCAD, Descartes]

  • Do you mean the "Pan with zoom" option? in Preferences for  Mouse Wheel>Wheel?
  • In reply to Damon Aspden:

    I believe he is talking about the option to pan where you pick a start point and a destination point, it then immediately updates the view at the new location. Basically the pan without the Dynamic.
    I cannot find an equivalent in V8i. While most people would seem to want more fluid / interactive operations like we have in V8i, the problem occurs when files get large and complicated. Using the old method, the computer didn't sit and crunch away trying to draw the dynamic updates as you pan. You just said pan from here to there and it updated; very fast. Now all the pans just chug along trying to render updates you don't really care to see. (In smaller models V8i updates are rocket fast and you wouldn't understand why someone would want the old way as an option)

    By fiddling with the settings under Workspace->Preferences->View Options:
    "Update Refresh Frequency (secs)" and "Frame Rate for View Tools (frams/sec) " you can decrease the wasted refreshes, but there is a trade off in that you might not be able to see where you are panning / dragging. You can basically be dragging blind, where at least with the old method you could simply pick two points within context.

    -G-

  • You could also try the old Window Center command or the the Move [Right/Left/Up/Down] commands.  With the latter, if you want to move your viewing area to the right, simply key in Move Right and then identify the view.  By default, the command shifts the view about a quarter of the width or heighth of the view.  If you want to move your viewing area a whole view at a time, key in Move Right 1 and identify the view.  As long as you don't exit the command, you can repeatedly identify the view to keep moving the view.
  • In reply to -G-:

    The keyin WINDOW CENTER serves the same purpose as non-dynamic pan and is more useful as you can designate the center point in View 5 and apply it to View 1. The only problem I see is that you can only designate the center of the view.

    - Roy

    edit [ Larry beat me to the post button]

  • Too bad there's not a way in MicroStation to program the keyboard cursor buttons (augmented with [Shift, Ctrl, or Alt] maybe) to perform the Move [Right,Left,Up,Down] commands.  It'd be more intuitive than putting them on function keys,  and the different augmentations could provide quick, easy variations in the rate of movement.
  • In reply to Larry Whitt:

    A quick pan I always assign to a function key is:

    ZOOM OUT 1 

    This does a WINDOW CENTER with 1 mouse click instead of 2.

    Each click centers the point under the cursor. Repeated clicking easily pans in any direction.

    This has worked in every version of MicroStation I've used!

     

  • In reply to Ron Jones:

    Test the macro acadpan.ma herewith
    acadpan.ma
  • In reply to Larry Whitt:

    Larry Whitt:
    Too bad there's not a way in MicroStation to program the keyboard cursor buttons (augmented with [Shift, Ctrl, or Alt] maybe) to perform the Move [Right,Left,Up,Down] commands.  It'd be more intuitive than putting them on function keys,  and the different augmentations could provide quick, easy variations in the rate of movement.

     This definately would be cool.

    Especially now that touchscreen technology seems to be about to take off.

  • In reply to Damon Aspden:

    Hello all

    How about just having the arrow keys ...... work .... up is up, down is down, left & right

    These don't seem to work ..... maybe I'm missing something or there's some way of programming them to function like that

    Maybe a bit old fashioned ... but at least it would be obvious (one would hope)

    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,

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