We often need to place notes involving special characters, areas, volumes, angles, etc.
Any special character present in the fonts available to MicroStation and applications based on it can be access via the Text Editor dialog.
Take the example of 'm²'. The MicroStation Text Editor tool bar has two ways to place 'm²':1. the Superscript button that can be used to make any text superscript, there…
So why in the world of BIM would I want to create non-parametric doors?
1. So users can place a range of pre-sized standard objects
2. Non-parametric cells are lighter but carry the same data
3. Creating non-parametric Compound Cells is fairly quick.
For this example I have created a set of UK metric doors (UK_Metric_DoorCompundCellSourceModels.dgn LINK) with 5 sizes based around standard door…