The wait is over!!
On request from our users of MicroStation CONNECT Edition, the CELLTOOL has now been ported and is available for download. You can download this application from here.
In MicroStation CONNECT Edition, you can access this tool from:
Utilities > MDL Applications in the Ribbon
The CellTool application provides some useful extensions to MicroStation’s standard cell placement tool. CellTool gives you the ability to:
Place CellTool.ma and CellTool.dll in the..\MicroStation\mdlapps\ folder.
To load CellTool
Key-in MDL LOAD CELLTOOL in the Key-in dialog.
Ribbon: Utilities > MDL Applications > Browse, select CellTool
This will load the CellTool MDL application and all the tools in the group.
Place Cell and Rotate - The simplest of the CellTools, Place Cell and Rotate mimics the standard Place Cell tool with one notable difference. After placing the active cell, this tool puts the cell into an interactive rotation or spin mode around the cell’s origin.
Reset to place the cell at the Active Angle.
Place Cell On and Rotate – Similar in function to the previous tool, the Place Cell On and Rotate tool utilizes an existing element for locating the origin point and initial angle of the selected cell.
Reset to place the cell at the Active Angle with respect to the existing element.
Place Cell On - This tool works in a similar fashion as Place Cell On and Rotate with one very important difference. When the cell is placed on the selected element, the original element is partially deleted to remove that portion obscured by the cell. This can result in two or more new elements replacing the original element.
Place Cell Along - Acting like a tape measure, the Place Cell Along will place cells at a set distance along the entire length of a selected element. In addition to placing the active cell on the selected element, this tool can be configured to place the cell offset from the center line of the element. This is accomplished with the Offset tool setting.
NOTE: This offset is calculated from the normal direction of the chosen element (from the first endpoint entered). This direction is determined by the order in which the element’s coordinates were placed. If your offset appears on the wrong side of the element, select the Undo command and try a negative offset value.
CONNECT Edition Key-in
PLACE CELL ON DIALOG
PLACE CELL ON
PLACE CELL ROTATE ON DIALOG
PLACE CELL ROTATE ON
PLACE CELL ROTATE POINT DIALOG
PLACE CELL ROTATE POINT
PLACE CELL ALONG DIALOG
PLACE CELL ALONG
DIALOG PALETTE CELLTOOL
Please note that the CellTool has been ported as is and there will be no further development to enhance its functionalities.