we use MicroStation Connect Edition 11. 800
We use a lot of Element Templates to define Styles incl. 3D-Pattern and 3D-Linestyles
We have noticed, that if we do the command ctrl. + c and then ctrl + p the Element template is no more associated. Level Color and so on is all correct, but element template information itself is gone.
We have noticed, that if we are importing a cell with element template definition, that this definition is partly gone, especially if the element is a 3D-Linestyle or 3D-Pattern. We tested this even with "merge into master". After merging the element template information is deleted. Is this a known issue?
Doesn't ctrl + p invoke the printing routine by standard?
That's what it does over here, no matter what I do beforehand.
try for copying: ctrl. + c and for paste: ctrl. + v (sorry I do this automatically, but you are right paste is ctrl. + v)
After reinserting the template isn´t associated anymore to the element.
Try that and tell me, if you have the same issue.
we managed to get a workaround for placing a cell with the right element template definition inside.
The problem is, that if you don´t have all templates in the current file, while inserting a cell, this is not working. In our company all templates are in the DGNlib-File as it is recommended and not in the current file.
Note: If the element template is not in the current file the element template info is deleted. It Would be better if the element template would be changing to internal element template by inserting the cell, like it is if you draw a line on a template from DGNlib. Than afterwards the template become internal. Should be the same on inserting a cell. If you want to reproduce the issue, you have to drop the cell to see the element template association in the cell.
The same problem occurs, if you make a cell about create new cell, than the Element Template association is not in the cell, even if all the templates are in the dgnlib. The element template is only in the cell-library if you have before copied the element template definition in the .cel.
This took us some hours to find out. Hopefully this will change in the near future.
Once you finish the operation, you have to accept the change by entering the data point to the next line. Here enclosed the video file for reference.
Have you considered to use Customize dialog? Your definition of Element Templates could be integrated and functional. Here enclosed the video file for reference.