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Posting Date: October 2011
With thanks to Cole Foster for sharing this awesome tip.
Say, you had a saved view, dimension style, or even a text style that included a quotation mark in the name such as 1/4" ARCH. In previous versions of MicroStation, you could simply call this name in a key-in without worrying about the quotation mark. For example: VI=1/4" ARCH , DIMSTYLE ACTIVE 1/4" ARCH , and TEXTSTYLE ACTIVE 1/4" ARCH
In MicroStation V8i, you need to resolve two things:
To deal with spaces in named items, enclose the entire name in quotation marks. For example, "1/4" ARCH". However, this throws MicroStation a wrench since it will interpret the quotation mark for inches as the end of the name. To overcome this, simply preceed the quotation used for inches with a backslash. The entire key-in is now:
DIMSTYLE ACTIVE "1/4\" ARCH"
TEXTSTYLE ACTIVE "1/4\" ARCH"
Note: This information is also noted in MicroStation Help > Apply Saved View.