Hi to all, having used (abused) the knowledge of others on here recently, it made me rethink my approach to hurdles. The nature of a problem - however simple - needs a lot of background information added to enable a potential expert to understand and solve the problem. What i intend to do next is challenge my own ability to solve issues in order to try and prevent frustration and ensure that the efforts and thoughts of others can be better spent where they are needed. What that means is - this query will appear banal and stupid but it will - hopefully - serve as an investment to me in my quest for future solutions. Knowing the answer to this might well provide a pattern or template for future issues this avoiding wasted time and effort. So, to keep it simple, and to desperately try and avoid confusion, here's my question: Can you recommend where i should look to find out what the LOCATE toggle does in terms of the REFERENCES dialog box? Please understand and keep in mind! I don't need to know what it does - i want to know where you would recommend i look in order to find out what it does :-). (MicroStation CONNECT Version 13)
Andy Foulds said:Can you recommend where i should look to find out what the LOCATE toggle does in terms of the REFERENCES dialog box?
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Thanks Jon, seems so easy when you know how. Lesson learned - amongst the 50+ search results, look for the parent feature (REFERENCE DIALOG). From there, navigate to REFERENCES LIST BOX. In that area (with more than 30 other commands/settings) is LOCATE. I think my problem is clear, in the absence of a search function that can locate an actual command/setting - i need to learn more terminology.
Andy Foulds said: seems so easy when you know how
If only it were so! I find the HTML help hard to use. There are some topics that defy the search tool. For example, finding a configuration variable seems impossible.
I hope you understand the context but i find some small scrap of comfort in knowing that even very experienced users suffer similar frustrations.
In addition to Jon's good advice, here's another suggestion that can help you find relevant information.
You can also use Context-Sensitive Help to go directly to the help entry associated with the dialog that has focus.
I use this all the time and I've been a MicroStation user for over 30 years.