Drawing Composition, in general, is all about creating and composing drawings from your design. In MicroStation, drawing composition can be achieved efficiently and easily using Dynamic Views. Dynamic Views is a general term that encompasses several related technologies which share a common goal of making model analysis and documentation more interactive and intuitive. These technologies range from use of seeds, models, and detailing symbol styles to saved views and references. Dynamic views allow creation of live, intelligent views of a design that update automatically as the design evolves, thus making the task of composing drawings simpler and faster.
Broadly speaking, there are following stages in the drawing composition workflow:
In this blog series, we will primarily focus on stages 1, 3, and 4 and learn to achieve them using dynamic views.
In the first blog series, we will take an example project from the Building domain and demonstrate how to use the drawing seeds for a plan callout, automate dynamic views to generate sheet models and place plan views in them. We will also learn about indexing sheets and generating reports from the sheet index.
In the second blog series, we will take a Civil project example and create a drawing boundary seed. The drawing boundaries can then be used while placing multiple named boundaries in one go. We will also learn about fields and use them in the sheets.