Original Article Date: March 8, 2004
So you wanna know the difference between coincident and coincident world when attaching references? Read all about it here.
So you wanna know the difference between coincident and coincident world when attaching references? Read all about it here.Coincident:When you attach a reference using the Coincident setting, MicroStation lines up the reference to the design plane coordinates only and does not take into account the location of the global origin.
Coincident World:This setting accounts for the global origin so that when you snap to elements in the attached reference, the coordinate information will be correct. Use this setting when the global origin is in a different location than that of the active file. The Coincident World setting can be loosly represented as follows:
Note that the Coincident World option is not available when working with DWG files since AutoCAD does not support the notion of global origins.
Setting the configuration variable MS_REF_COINCIDENTWORLD=1 sets the default reference attachment mode to Coincident World, which can be useful when attaching multiple references at the same time.
AskInga Article #184
I have tried this tip in Microstation V8i and it does not seem to work. I did further research and found another similar tip that said that editing the MS_REF_DEFAULTSETTINS = attachMethod=coincidentworld would do the same, but it did not work either. I even added these variables to my UCF and PCF files manually and they still do not work, although MS shows the setting in the variables list. Could another variable be overriding this one, or am I just simply missing something?