It appears display rules are programmed to display contextually for example a host of rules exist for references but only appear if a reference is active. This is handy for on the fly rule creation but clumsy for setting up rules as an admin in a dgnlib file is this WAD? If so can we get an admin option to see and set up any rules we choose if we're in a dgnlib file?
I am not sure if I understand you. As an Admin you can create the different display rules in your dgnlib file and then use the configuration variable MS_DGNLIBLIST to point to that dgnlib. Please review https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/w/microstation__wiki/23711/can-we-define-the-display-rules-in-a-dgnlib
Every new file you create should contain the different display rules.
If you need to import the different Display styles (Display rules) from a dgn files to a different file or to an existing dgnlib is also possible. https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/w/microstation__wiki/23712/how-to-import-display-rules-from-a-different-dgn-file
If this is not what you are looking for, please elaborate a little more
That is correct but as an admin if i want to create a rule for example which requires every time a text element exists. I have to actually have text placed within my dgnlib file to see text in the conditions to know i can change it. No big deal i put down some text but what else can't i see? I'm actually handcuffed from seeing all the potential of display rules from within my dgnlib file because i can only see conditions that i can create based on whats IN my dgnlib file. If i want to affect references... i have to create a reference within my dgnlib file.
What about point clouds we mess with those frequently do i have to attach a point cloud to my dgnlib file too?
Of course the alternative is i could create my rules in my dgn files and import them into the dgnlib file but thats not handy for Admin use what i really need as an admin is a way to turn off the contextual display so i can just see everything and make the best choices for my users rather then fumble around in the dark trying to find a light switch.
To test what i mean go make a brand new blank empty dgnlib file now make a rule that if text exists it's hidden. You can't till you put down some text that is my issue.
Using the toggle shown in the attached image you can create display Rules for elements which are not in the file. For Reference attachment , you will have to attach a temporary reference for now. I will check & will let you know if the reference issue is a defect
Answer Verified By: Grant Wood
That's what i was missing thank you!