With MicroStation's ability to reference shape files and geo referenced images I find myself doing more and more "mapping" type work in MicroStation. ( I don't have Bentley Map) With that I find I am printing more screen shots and not plotting sheet files or even making sheet files. With that in mind would you consider added a "floating" scale bar and north arrow to MicroStation, similiar to what is in Geomedia?
While Bentley try to work this out you can sort of acheive what you want with cells and some scripts or strings to run them from an F key assignement
I have created one for north point placement to auto rotate to real north incase the view has been rotated and the scale bar would again just be a cell 1:1 it doesnt need scaling as its for true mapping everything is scaled up to the real world not scaled down the real world to paper..
if you want the north script you can search for it here or email me your email address and I'll bring it home from work
The scale bar string would be
as=1; ac="full file path .cel \scalebar name"
and it should appear at your cusor .. thats the keyin you would add to your Fkey menu because you use it a lot yuor favourite F key assigned menas you just hit for example F12 to place the north point and Shift F12 to load and place your barscale cell
The as is to set the scale of the cell to 1 but you could leave that off and just change the cell dialog value....
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