Recently my ability to change the Z Origin of text in Properties->Geometry has stopped working. I can adjust other element's elevations just fine, but text no longer works.
This is file specific and also effects new files from seed. Some existing files it works. Other files it won't. I can adjust it just fine in existing problem files with ORD.
What setting got flipped where the ability to change this to 0 broke?
Microstation CE Update 15 - 10.15.02.11
The short answer to this is you can change the elevation of text if it's a Text Node, but not simple text. Which I don't think was a thing before.
I'm not going to run around and put in/take out a return into all my texts in order to make this work.
Please help me verify.
Can you file a Service Ticket with support? They may not be any faster than we are, but they will be able to file it as a defect or enhancement.
I'm not in CONNECT today, but hopefully someone can help you check that out. It certainly sounds like a bug to me.
Microstation 08.11.09.919Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
Sure can! Can't hurt to have more eyes on it!
Just to note that this issue is also being investigated in SR # 7001241705.----------------
I have tested this operation with a new DGN file in MicroStation CONNECT Edition (Update 15 ) 10.15.02.11 with some basic text and I am able to adjust all of the Geometry - Origin X,Y,Z values ok.
There is a possibility that either something is wrong with some of your files or there may be issues with the type of text elements in these files. Have some of these files been produced in other Bentley or 3rd party software packages? You mentioned OpenRoads Designer. Have these text elements been produced in this software? If you are saying you've produced new files which are also affected, are you using the seed files that come in the latest version or could they be from an much earlier version?
It would be very helpful if you could provide example design files where we can try to reproduce your issue and possibly see whether there is some wrong with the files or text elements.
FYI You might also like to investigate the use of the new Set Element Elevation tool which was ported from the old Civtools companion application.
RegardsAndrew BellTechnical SupportBentley Systems
I haven't discounted file issues, but that leads into my opening the file in ORD, attempting the same process and having success. It seemed like a program issue and not a file issue. Although it may be a result of ping-ponging between the two programs.
No, the files & text elements have not/were not created in any 3rd party software or ORD. Used the MicroStation seed we create files from daily. And for years, for that matter. Which would mean they were seed files from a much earlier version. I don't understand how that could be a factor. Yet. But creating a new file in MS and have the problem still occur is baffling when it hadn't happened before.
The new Set Element Elevation tool is great, but it blows out the justification of any text. This is why I either change the Z in Properties or go the more tedious route of using Accudraw to 'move' its Z elevation by the inverse. I only use Set Element Elevation for text as a last resort.
Uploaded the file I was working in at the time I posted. Hopefully it can shed some light on things.