I'm looking for ideas on how it would be possible to select particular text elements based on whether they "collide" with a selected line element. Are there any creative ways to do this with the built-in tools?
Here is a link to a test drawing.The purple lines are already in a graphic group. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DuSdb6UG7KEXoC_6Nq3YM4XEUXFG0ivD/view?usp=sharing
Here is a higher res version of the image
The most creative way I came up with is to draw the grid as shapes with offset 1mm from lines. Then merge those shapes as grouped holes and create fence from these grouped holes(place fence element). Afterwards copy fence contents with mode overlap. But it is very slow approach.
It selected 296 text elements.
I tried something similar and got similar results. Using fences seems to be the best way to go about this.Regarding complexity, one could have ready-made fence templates ready to go if this was something that required doing often. Having said that, this was my attempt at finding a way to reduce crowded spot shot elevations in a crude way and I see now that this approach isn't practical. An algorithmic operation on the raw data seems like a better way about my original problem. Thank you.
Even though your looking for a Microstation answer I think this would be easier in a GIS program.
Currently Using V8iss10 (8.11.09.919)
and dabbling in CE update 16 (10.16.00.80)
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