MicroStation CONNECT Edition offers the Drawing boundary and Named boundary features to simplify the cumbersome process of sheet creation and further enhance the dynamic views workflow. Using a Drawing boundary, you can quickly and easily define the location of a drawing. You can place multiple drawing boundaries on a sheet model. These drawing boundaries can then be populated with content. In this blog series, we will use Named boundaries to populate Drawing boundaries. Content within a Named boundary, updates automatically when any changes are made to the design. Thus, Drawing boundary and Named boundary together make drawing composition and sheet creation more intuitive and interactive. The below animation demonstrates the workflow:
Drawing boundaries can be defined in any active sheet model or in a seed file. However, creating Drawing boundaries in a seed file is considered best practice.
In this blog, we will create drawing boundaries to place portion of a plan of a roadway with drainage structures, on one sheet and two details on another sheet. Later we will add content within these Drawing boundaries using Named boundaries.
I have shared the MS BasicsCivil WorkSet which can be downloaded from here. We will use the Civil_DrawingSeed.dgnlib file in the DrawComp folder of the WorkSet’s Dgnlib, for creating drawing boundaries. I have used the same to demonstrate the following procedure:
The Drawing boundary is created. The annotation consists place holder fields for drawing number, sheet number, drawing name and scale.
Now we will create two drawing boundaries for the details in a separate sheet model.