I'm not sure if this is the right place for this topic,,but here goes
I am importing a shp file (points) as cells, that have rotation values included in the attributes. How can I rotate the cells to those values other than using element information and changing the cell angle to the rotation value manually for each one?
Bentley Map XM ver 08.09.04.78
The cells need to have different rotation angles which are given as an attribute in the shp file
It seems to me this would be a great option to add to the Interoperability tools (not an option that was added to the first V8i release of Bentley Map, either). Not sure if this idea has been logged somewhere, maybe it should (anybody?). The same would/could apply to importing point features as text.
As opposed to manually rotating each element, some customization would be a viable option. Similar things have been done in the past. Let me know if this would work for you.
I do not think that there is a work around that does not require customizing of some kind.
I see three options:
Ad 1. I do appreciate that this requires time and knowlegde of the XFM APIs. This is not always easy, but we are in process of adding more information to the BE Communities (possibly in the WIKI) to facilitate this. Also, feel free to ask any question if you decide to do this.
Ad 2. This requires budget, and I don't want to be the one to tell what to spend it on.
Ad 3. This is a middle term to long term solution.
Hopefully one these options appeals to you.