I am using Microstation V8i SS2.
I need to create a blow-up view of a plan area. Is it standard practice to just copy the information and enlarge it or is there a better way to do this?
I used to do this self ref and clip boundaries etc but nowdays we can make it so much easier with saved views..
Draw a box around the area you want to capture for reference and presentation as true scaling for the detail view..
now go to Utilities > Saved views
you will see an icon the two hands in the new dialog box , this is the create saved view option then in new dialog I prefer to use the other option -> by two points the default is view , to change it you need to click on little black triangle.
This then prompts you for the two starting points, before you do this next step its good to give it a name, I then use the box we just drew bottom left to top right , it will then create the saved view and tell you it has saved it
Now I work in model space so some steps are different .( look up help for all the different options to create it as an extra model for sheet space so it can do call outs etc for you ), next attach your saved view at desired scale as a ref file
the easy way is to key in
then hit enter it will pop the attach ref file and the current model already selected you just browse down to saved view it then will list all your saved views you choose it and a scale and place it where you want and it should have the border already because it comes from the rectangle we drew before.. if your using ref files in your model make sure your ref manager has settings for nested on at least 2 deep... it should be now hanging off your mouse waiting to be placed with a boundary preview visible..
I find this the best method for creating details and enlargements and they are live references and if you use annotation scale in your work they should help update text and dims etc or if not suitable just levels turn off in the ref view and re label to suite ..
I have found this works very well and saves on making clip boundaries etc it is linked as a ref file so changes to the file will be reflected in the saved view and can be reused in other drawings from the ref file saved view...just by the saved view as another ref attachment...
you can even use a note leader on the original polygon with "see detail A " and then label under the saved view detail A scale 2:1 etc or use the tools for the call out bubbles....
with sheet views this should happen automatically but I'm not as up to date with using sheet views as I should be...just lack of practice... and not needed for one off plans...
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