For my work I frequently want to jump to specific locations in my Drawing from which I know the X,Y coordinates. Is there an button / key-in option where I can enter the coordinate and Microstation pans to that location (center on view)? It'll save me a lot of mouse movement as it'll avoid me having to zoom in / out, locate the position and move my view to that location.
Arnout Angenent said:Is there an button / key-in option where I can enter the coordinate and Microstation pans to that location
There are many view key-in commands.
Followed by a datapoint in a view. If you want to put all that in one key-in...
WINDOW CENTER;SELVIEW 1
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Thanks Jon. What I am looking for would be to provide the datapoint by key-in as well, so something like an example below, which unfortunately doesn't work.
WINDOW CENTER 388500,188500
WINDOW CENTER xy=388500,188500
As far as I can see the Window Center option still requires me to identify the datapoint using a mouse click, while that is what I'd like to do by entering the coordinates instead.
You are almost there
window center;xy=388500,188500;selview 1
Be aware this retains the current zoom level of view 1
Answer Verified By: Arnout Angenent
Thanks to the both of you, that was exactly what I was looking for, including the retaining of the zoom level
Here's an alternative method that doesn't require the second datapoint or selview.
zoom in 1;xy=388500,188500
This will center the coordinate in the currently active view.
The command zoom in 1 performs a zoom command with the zoom factor of 1 which results in no magnification. It just centers the datapoint in the view.