Original Tip Date: May 2003
Updated: October 2010
Lock the scale when placing cells interactive
In MicroStaton V7 you can lock the size of a cell when it's being placed using the Interactive option by following these steps.
Make sure that the keyin window is open, and activate the Place Cell tool. Turn on Interactive and enter a datapoint to fix the origin of the cell. Then just keyin the scale value for X and Y, followed by a last datapoint to define the rotation. If you want to place the cell using a scale of 1, simply press Enter twice to accept the default value of 1. With thanks to Frank Lane for sharing this on the v8.general newsgroup!
In MicroStation V8i, simply adjust the Interactive option to Rotate Only.
AskInga Tip #268
in V8 you can place whith 2 points, scale (1,1) for example
keyin:"place cell interractive;/d;1;1"