Mstn v8i SS4
We design water systems. The dgn is 3D. We attach the sewer design to our dgn's as references. The sewer dgn's (done by others, so we cannot modify) are also 3D. The sewer always seems to plot on top of our work. How can I send a read-only 3D reference file to the back?
If the drawing that you are referencing into is a 2D drawing, you can go into the reference dialog box and set the priority of the reference to a negative value and the reference will display under your active drawing.
If the drawing that you are referencing into is a 3D drawing, you first need to go make a change to the current Display style that you are using. In the display style dialog box, select your current display style. Then check on “Use File Order”. Next go into the reference dialog box and on the Settings pull-down in V8i (Properties pull-down in CONNECT), select “Update Sequence” and have the reference that you want displayed in the back, listed at the top of the list. The file that you want displayed on top would be at the bottom of the list.
Note: if you turn on “Use File Order”, elements closer to you (higher in elevation) may not always display on top of element farther away. It goes by the order that they are drawn or modified.
ruth you must be leaving some steps out ... you say change current display style but to what... ?
I use 2d active drgs and 3d refs a lot and use the ref display order ... but David is using 3d for both drg and refs... can you please detail all steps and names of tools or options...
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I said “make a change to the current Display style that you are using”. What I meant was to edit the current display style that you are using and make a change to the settings for that display style.
In the display style dialog box, select your current display style. Then check on “Use File Order”.
please can you do a screen shot of where your getting this from , only place I find the words display style is the view attributes and it doesnt have what your suggesting.
Can you send me example files too