I'm attempting to get a workfow for creating some basic plans using Bentley Map / Map manager....Various issues and not too sure on how to proceed to rectify them.
Background on our project :Converted from a Geographics projectConverted to XFM file based propertiesPhasing out the use of arcs/b-splines/curves (for interopability)
First issue I'm experiencing envolves symbology of cells, I would like to change the scale of a cell using symbology -> by layer and changing the scale to 5. The cells disappear as i zoom in / out .... then when zoomed out they seem to be scaled around the same point rather than the cells origin .... very hard to explain.
Hi. Do you have a scale range defined in either the schema or the Map ? That could possibly explain the disappearing cells.
What is your default scale in your schema ? Could you try setting a symbology -> by layer scale of the exact same value ? It shouldn't change anything in the display.
Hope this helps,
... I've got no idea whats ahppening here .... my default seeds have a global origin of 0,0,0 is this an issue?
I've just noticed when zooming in a map manager created model the zoom window tool puts me in a completely different area to where i zoom .... and after dropping labels to annotations they are in some other coordinate system or something ....
Can you post a DGN in which this is happening so we can try it out here ?
One of the DGNs in question ...
I've attempted it again and noticed when creating a model using map manager there is no coordinate system assigned, possible issue in my project setup, i'll try and produce a map again from scratch see what happens
usign Bentley Map 08.11.07.113 I had no problems with resymbolizing the drawing (cell elePit) to another cell with a different scale. This was thru the "By Layer" and "Thematic" options in theMap Manager.
Sweet. How? Actually, I would like to display a cell instead of a "blank" point imported from a shape file.
So, the layer I want to resymbolize is EndPoint_IsoValves. I right mouse. Click Symbology. Select "thematic". I get this, but can't intuit the next step:
Mmmm... Further testing shows me that, although File > Import > GIS Data Types ; right mouse "Imports" > New Import; right mouse "Import2" > Add File EndPoint > Open. Looks like I will be importing points. But after right mouse on "EndPoint_Valves", the 259 points that import are actullay lines according to Element Info. What's that about?
I can see why I do not have an option to replace a line with a cell, but why did I not get points instead of lines?
When you import the 'point' feature from the shape file, there should be a option for the feature class, in the general section, to either use point, cell, or text ( Point Type). By default it is set to point ( zero length line). Change this to cell, and then you will be given the option, for the cell, to pick the cell library and the cell name.
Almost. Went through the steps and got dots. Is there some subtlety about which model, whether ones gets added automatically, scale of the cell, etc?
did you change the scale of the cell after defining it. I think the default is 0 for the x,y, and z. That is probably why you got points.