Microstation Connect - Drawing extraction

Is there in Microstation Connect Edition a tool like "Drawing Extraction Manager" that was in the V8i edition? Or something that colud extract editableable visible edges that keep a link to the original file?

  • Is there in Microstation Connect Edition a tool like "Drawing Extraction Manager" that was in the V8i edition?

    Is this what you seek?

    Something that could extract editable visible edges that keep a link to the original file?

    Perhaps cached visible edges?  Note the comments about Legacy Display near the end of that article.

    There's a Visualization Forum that may offer more help.

     
    Regards, Jon Summers
    LA Solutions

  • Hi Antonio,

    Drawing Extraction Manager (DEM) has never been part of MicroStation V8i Edition, but, as far as I remember, it was tool delivered with build products (like AECOsim Building Designer).

    So, I am confused a bit what your question is:

    • If the question is not about MicroStation, but OpenBuilding Designer, please move the discussion to building forum. To move existing discussion, use More > Move tool, available under your original post.
      Also, I recommend to search existing discussions and other content for similar topics, because some "DEM in CE" aspects were discussed already (see e.g. this wiki page).
    • If you really use MicroStation (and not some building product), the question cannot be about DEM, but maybe it's "how to achieve similar functionality"? In cuh case, the link shared by Jon is a good place where to start.

    I also recommend to follow the best practices, because regardless you use MicroStation or any other product, it's crucial to specify both the product and its exact version. CONNECT Edition products have evolved rapidly and available tools and features differ in every versions (and there are many, e.g. MicroStation CE exists in about 20 versions now).

    With regards,

      Jan

  • Hi Jan, 

    thank you so much for the clarification.

    Drawing Extraction Manager (DEM) has never been part of MicroStation V8i Edition, but, as far as I remember, it was tool delivered with build products (like AECOsim Building Designer).

    actually I realized that the Microstation edition in which I used the DEM was the XM not the V8i. Do I have to change title and tags of the topic? 

    If you really use MicroStation (and not some building product), the question cannot be about DEM, but maybe it's "how to achieve similar functionality"? In cuh case, the link shared by Jon is a good place where to start.

    Do you mean in the title of the post? Because in the post I used the expressions "... a tool like... or something that could... ". However I'll read the links that Jon kindly shared. 

    Finally, I'm sorry for some mistakes compiling the form, It was the first for me. However I will read the best practices that you shared and I'll follow them the next time.

    Kind Regards, 

    Antonio

  • Hi Antonio,

    actually I realized that the Microstation edition in which I used the DEM was the XM not the V8i.

    Actually, I still do not believe it was MicroStation, regardless V8i or XM. I found MicroStation V8 XM Edition help in my archive and I was not able to find any information about Drawing Extraction Manager there. And when I tried to search for "Drawing Extraction Manager", I found discussions about TriForma / AECOsim Building Designer / OpenBuildings Designer only.

    Do I have to change title and tags of the topic? 

    You should specify what tool in what product you want to replace.

    Do you mean in the title of the post? Because in the post I used the expressions "... a tool like...

    The problem is that you mention tool (in my opinion) never existed in standard MicroStation (or maybe tens yours ago, so nobody remember it?) So it's not clear what functionality you are looking for.

    So, maybe it makes sense to describe what you need to achieve, without any links to past tools. There is a huge different between XM / V8i / CE in the discussed area, especially because dynamic views, named boundaries, sheet index etc.

    Regards,

      Jan

  • As has been suggested, the Drawing Extraction Manager is not a tool that was included with a default installation of MicroStation, XM or V8i. It is a tool that was previously available in AECOsim Building Design | OpenBuildings but appears has not been included in the CONNECT Edition.

    Drawing Extraction Manager is not included in CONNECT Edition

    If you have any further questions regarding this I would suggest posting them to the OpenBuildings | AECOsim | Speedikon forum.

    Regards
    Andrew Bell
    Technical Support
    Bentley Systems