Out of the box MicroStation V8i and the other applications bases upon it will generate separate user, docking and panel display preferences for each different project and interface used. In most situations this leads to unnecessary variations as a user moved between projects and generates an excessive set of preferences files.
This is because of the default values for these two variables:
MS_GROUPPANELPREF = $(_USTN_PREFNAMEBASE…
Following on from the introduction to Named Groups in MicroStation - Grouping Part 1 this post looks at the Named Groups dialog.
To create a Named Group just:
In MicroStation - Grouping Part 1 I mentioned ‘Orphan Cells’, and strongly discouraged their use.
To recap, the simplest grouping method in MicroStation is selecting a set of elements then pressing Ctrl + G. Groups created this way are unnamed or ‘Orphan Cells’ that have many of the attributes of cells but none of the control or management tools. Excessive numbers of ‘Orphan Cells’ can eventually…