Is someone here pro in MicroStation can someone help please when I go to copy a cell in microstation from one drawing to a different drawing it disappears after I accept the placement.
So for example I have a cell for a normally open relay contact. I want to steal it from another drawing, so select it from that drawing, control-C to copy to clipboard, go to the new drawing, control V to paste it into the drawing.
So far so good, I can see it and it moves around as I decide where to insert the pasted object. Then I make my selection and, Poof, its gone. However I have discovered that if I first drop the cell to geometry before pasting it, then it always works fine. But I really dont want to drop big complex cells to geometry, it effectively breaks them in my opinion.
I tried an experiment where I created a new blank drawing from the default 2D seed file. I then tried pasting various blocks into that new blank drawing. I discovered that certain ones will paste in fine and others will promptly disappear unless dropped to geometry first.
I have verified its not pasting into a level that is turned off.
So what is causing this odd behavior? How can I make paste work without dropping the object? And why does it only disappear some times but not others?
Do File|Save As and assign the new file a .cel extension
From AutoCAD file or MicroStation ?
Jon Summers said:What I would do is to save your DGN file, copied from DWG, as a cell library: that is...
From the MicroStation File menu, choose File|Save As and assign the new file a .cel extension
What I would do is to save your DGN file, copied from DWG, as a cell library: that is...
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Sorry i tried but still getting disappear
I am getting this behaviour if the level of the contained elements is not switched on. Mind that there may be nested cells (cells in cells) where you sometimes do not see the levels of the nested elements at first glance. This can be tricky.
You can also try to go through the extended "Element Selection" (small triangle in the "Tool Settings") and select all cells (in your newly created file there should be only a few.... If there are cells placed you will be able to check their structure - and eventual nestings - then in the "Element Properites".
Also shared cell definitions can be defined on a different level (e.g. "0") than the single elements contained! So if Level "0" is not on you will see nothing even if the element levels are on....
Info for the selected function? Click into the "Toolssettings" dialog and press F1 -- Info zur aktuellen Funktion? Klicken Sie in das "Funktionseinstellungsfenster" und drücken F1
Sorry this is not working i tried many times