I have a question. Can you clip/crop sections out of a raster image in Microstation Powerdraft Connect. Its seem I can get all the other tools to work ie. scale, rotate ect. but I cant cut a section out I need removed. Thanks!
If the raster has been geographically attached, I don't have any success.
When I am dealing with geographic rasters, I usually have to reference them into their own blank file. I can then attach that file where needed and clip and crop without problems.
If these are just images, There could be something else going on I haven't seen
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Answer Verified By: Jeff Clemmons
Good Call Mary, I brought the raster image into a blank file edit as needed and then copied all the geometry into that file, then overwrote the original with that one. Still have to see if the client finds this approach satisfactory but I'm thinking it will be fine. Thanks so much!
I have another question along this same line, and actually in this same drawing. I was able to clip the images and all was well until I printed the drawing. When doing so, the line denoting the boundary of the clip block shows up as a line in the printout. Is there a way to make this not happen>
Are your rasters clipped to an element, or just by a fence?
If the boundary is an element, you can just change that element onto a "no plot" level, separate from the image level.
I used a Block? not sure if that's the same. I managed to find where to turn the "Display Raster Border" to "Never" in preferences and that worked. But, the Engineer on the other end had to do it as well. Your option sounds like a better and more permanent solution. Care to give a quick run down on how exactly you do that? As you can probably obviously tell, I am a life long AutoCad user that has been thrown into Microstation because the powers that be, at my company have the mid set that "All the Cad programs are pretty much the same" Wow, were they ever wrong!
If the block is a MicroStation Shape, you can put it on whatever level you want. If you didn't use a shape, you may have to create one and re-clip your reference to that.
When you create a level, you have the option to set "Plot" to off. You can do that in the level manager in the columns, or by right-clicking the level and selecting "Properties". This way, you can create levels that you can see, but won't show up on your printed sheets. I always have a few "NP" (no-plot) levels around for scratch work.
Then, you can select you block and change it to your no-plot level. Just make sure to get the block, and not the actual attachment.