Key-in for changing the Global Origin

In MicroStation V8i an enhancement was made for setting the global origin (GO=) and also a change in how the current origin is reported.

For more information regarding the change in how the global origin is reported there is a good blog by Tim Hickman that covers this in detail - “It aint the same old origin”.

With regards to changing the origin in MicroStation V8i, when you key-in “GO=” or “Active Origin”…

You get a Global Origin dialog

There are two modes:

Monument Point (as shown above)


Center (as shown below)

More information on the dialog and settings can be found in the help contents under Global Origin Enhancements.