These features are used to determine the way design files will look when they are printed by changing the order in which elements are printed. Elements printed last will be on top.
To use the Advanced Map Finishing ordering tools, open the Ordering toolbox from the Map Finishing tool frame.
The Raise Element to Top tool is used to move an element to display on top of all other elements in the file.
This changes the order in which the elements are displayed and printed, thus affecting which elements appear to be in front of others.
How to raise an element?
1. Open .dgn file
2. Click the Raise Element to Top tool and select an element and accept it or Draw a fence around the elements > Check ‘Use Fence’ check-box >Select the Fence Mode > Click the Raise Element to Top tool and select an element and accept it.
In given video when the dashed line element selected, it is displays on the top of the view, the hidden elements now display on top of the other elements: http://screencast.com/t/y80R4MtJ5FA
Key-in: FENCE RAISE
The Sink Element to Bottom tool performs the opposite task to the Raise Element to Top tool.
It causes an element to be printed first so that the rest of the drawing will cover it.
How to sink an element?
2. Click the Sink to Bottom tool and Select the large land mass and confirm with a data point Or Draw a fence around the elements > Check ‘Use Fence’ check-box >Select the Fence Mode > Click the Raise Element to Top tool and select an element and accept it.
File will get compressed when element will sink to bottom.
In this video when we select the large land mass elements beneath the large land mass are visible as the land mass has been moved behind them http://screencast.com/t/bmGdK9DcgLvG
Note: This is processing and file-intensive and may be slow, particularly in large design files. All views need to be updated to show the result of this command.
Raise Level to Top
The Raise Level to Top tool is used to move all elements on the active level to the top of the current file while retaining the order within the level.
How to Raise Elements on the Active Level to the Top ?
1. Select the Raise Level to Top tool from the Ordering toolbox.
2. Select an element. Accept it with a data point.
After selecting an element, all the element of that level will raised to top.
Key-in: RAISE LEVEL
The Smart Raise tool gives access to commands which will raise an element or set of elements to the top, or above another element or set of elements. This tool and its options can supersede all the other ‘to top’ commands.
To raise an element through ‘Smart Raise an Element’ ?
1. Click on the SmartRaise tool
2. On the SmartRaise dialog, choose Raise set of elements above an element.
3. Specifies that all elements in a set must share the same level attribute, color attribute , weight attribute , style attribute, fill attribute as the element selected.
4. Specifies that all elements in a set must share the same type group as the element selected.
5. Click on the element and confirm with a data point.
Note: This tool supersedes other raising tools
The Smart sink tool gives access to commands which will sink an element or set of elements to the bottom, or below another element or set of elements. This tool and its options can supersede the other ‘to bottom’ commands. It is structured in a very similar manner to the Smart Raise tool.
Notes: After reordering elements using the Advanced Map Finishing ordering tools, the view must be refreshed to see the results.