Open Cell Library to choose a specific Library

How can you open the list of cell Libraries to choose a specific Library. the .cel not the .cfs file

  • Hi Richard,

    this is 5 years old discussion marked as "answered", so it's probably not very good idea to continue with the discussion and to "restart" it. And it seems you are asking for a different thing, which is a rules breaking. Better would be to post a new question.

    How can you open the list of cell Libraries to choose a specific Library.

    I do not quite understand what do you mean by "list of cell libraries"?

    Using key-in "dialog cellmaintenance" you can open Cell Library dialog and to attach a library from here.

    Or you can use "attach library" key-in to select the library directly.

    But in fact if you need to attach library, it's probably something wrong with your workspace. A recommended way is to MS_CELLLIST configuration variable to define what libraries should be "virtually attached", so when a cell name is used, an appropriate library is used automatically. It removes the need to attach the library completely.

    With regards,

      Jan

  • Ok, first sorry about the broken rule. Second I partly use wrong terminology, not on purpose. I was a self taught CAD user who was hired but told

    i would have to use micro station. so since August 2009 I have had to figure out most things via questions and replies ( some taking me to the cleaners) but learning. so yes Jan it is a cell library list of various .cel files and than I have to look through them to find the symbols used. which over time I remember more which .cel has what is needed and now learning the great .csf files which gives pictures. Again you shared the proper way to open a specific file which I will begin using. So thank you as always.

     this is what I was calling a list, 

    Praise God for his mercy and Grace in Christ Jesus

    Version: MicroStation V8i SS 10

    RJB Phillips III (Richard) Praise the Lord for His Mercy and grace in Christ Jesus

  • Unfortunate Andrew I clicked the link you posted and  got this 

    Unfortunately, the page you've requested no longer exists. Please use the search form above to locate the information you're interested in.

    I did go back to read. I was hoping to get the rest of the format Jan mentioned  on the Key-in  a specific .cel is called common.cel. So I did 

    try attach library common (nothing) tried Attach library common.cel tried Attach library "common.cel" not making progress

    I did discover rc=common;dialog cellmaintenance works, but I found the rc in an old Micro station book I bought off Amazon.

    Anyway if anyone wants to share the correct way to load the specific cell and I am not breaking the protocol or rules, since the link will no longer work or at least for myself.. Thanks  2:226am will have to return later ...... Thanks to all

    Version: MicroStation V8i SS 10

    RJB Phillips III (Richard) Praise the Lord for His Mercy and grace in Christ Jesus

  • The RC= command is still a legitimate way to load a cell library; nothing wrong with that. You may need to give it the full path, not just the library name. Try that and see if it works. Don't forget the "quotation marks" if there are spaces in your path.

    If you know the cell name, as well as the cell library that contains it, you could even "chain" a command string to place that cell using a semicolon between commands. It would look something like:

    RC=C:\Mycells\Common.cel;AC=StopSign

    RC will load the cell library
    AC will place the named cell
    AR can be used if you want to place the cell as Relative

    MaryB

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