Original Article Date: July 11, 2001
Ever spend hours trying to draw the little icons for your custom tools...only to be disappointed with the results? Read this article to find out how you can create professionally drawn icons in Microstation SE and J/V7!
Creating custom icons can be...well...a pain at the best of times. No matter how much care you take to draw them, they often end up looking like a 2 year old toddler drew them. MicroStation is delivered with a cool utility called IconEdit. Found in the program\microStation\mdlsys\asneeded folder, it allows you to import pre-drawn graphics, a cell or bit-map image to represent the icon. Follow these simple steps and you'll be creating cool icons in no time at all!
Once the image has been imported, you can do any minor cleanup using the normal icon editor from the customization dialog. Well, that's all there's to it...Have fun!!
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