What I am looking for is:
I found the key-in for Accuracy but I'm looking for a key-in to change the LABEL to nothing or blank. Right now I'm doing a lot of measuring of lines (specific linestyles) and when I measure them by selection set I get for example 101.25FT and all I need is 101.......No .25 or FT, I let Microstation do the rounding off for me but I'd like NOT have the label FT or what ever the dgn is set up for.
You mentioned PCF which is the only reason I asked about it.
Now for the UNITS.DEF file, there is no need to touch/change this file.
And I do apologize , but I still don't follow the explanation you stated above.
I am measuring lengths on a per sheet basis - lengths of what ?
once I get the length I’ll create a graphic group - grouping of what ? and why ?
along the copied total from the measure tool - copy ? of what ?
to verify that those lines that have already been measured - so this whole process is to track what you have measured ?
So what ultimately are you looking to do ? IE: Get the total length of individual line segments in a sheet file...
Dbl J D said:WOWNice responses. Let me start with Lorys-I am measuring lengths on a per sheet basis and once I get the length I’ll create a graphic group along the copied total from the measure tool to verify that those lines that have already been measured and believe me there a lot of them. David Fradley-I need actual numbers to verify. Tim Hickman-I’m NOT touching the pcf and the question was asked about the units.def. Since there is a key-in for setting the accuracy I just thought there would be one for the label as well.
Why not use the selectby tool to create a selection set based on what ever it is you need to measure ie level, colour, element type etc then once selected use the measure length tool to get total length...you can even get this to work with macro and batch processor or a script keying and paste the result into note pad..
Personally I like to use tags and use it to number each object ( when I create them is best but you can still do it after like your measuring ) then I can create a tag report to extract the lengths to a excel table or text file... this also lets you extract any attribute you want level name , length etc but as your putting id numbers it helps to isolate specific objects later...its a bit like using GIS in CAD... very fast and very efficient... only tag what you want measured and use excel to round off later..
Also for checking purposes you can select an object ie line and use the properties rmb menu to see if your object has a tag and the tag it self just incase you have 2 objects and not sure which has been tagged... or as I do I have a F key script that use to change the colour of an object once I've tagged it so I know I've done it..
Its very easy for us to pontificate without actually seeing your data and how you need to use it...
Can you put a picture of what you want to acheive and a real dgn for us to play with?
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Find the attached VBA which clears Master Unit label and sets the accuracy to 0.
Check this link for how to load and run a VBA macro.
Answer Verified By: Dbl J D