I need to Place elements (and then tweak them) elements in a 3d file in the xy and I do not want to change the Z value or use the key in to shift xy on the design plane. I need to move thousands of elements as individuals just a foot or two, but every one is different. I have been out of the industry for 4 years after 32 years of using Microstation, but Power Draft is a bit different. In the Microstation I remember you could move an element by data points and retain its Z value as long as you did not snap to anything. When I move an element in Connect Power Draft it immediately changes to the active Z value of the view. How do I get around the Z change in Power-Draft when moving an element? Thanks for any suggestions.
PowerDraft is being phased out. We already do not have it installed. So I can not check.
The functionality you describe is the same though in both, because PD is just mS with reduced functionality but otherwise the same.
1. I am sure you use AccuDraw
2. The ACS-Plane keeps the hight of elements if on - even when you snap on elements in another hight.You probably want to work on z=0Just to show that the z-value is kept not matter what, the video shows a rotated view with one circle on z=4000 and another on z=6000. (see running coordinates in the lower right corner) Moving them around their z-value is kept when that lock is on
3 I recommend to check a 3D model in a rotated view to see if all is good. ... especially if you want it to be "flat" aka only 2-Dimensional
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Had the same question yesterday. I do remember move did not change Z but when tried to use same issue. Not sure if this WAD or not. Why I would need it to snap to active depth...
I tried the move with asc plane in and asc plane snap also and it still adopts the z if the view. I was using accusnao, but do not remember having to do any of this in basic MicroStation. Where am I going wrong; n the process? No matter what I have on it set the z is changed. Every one of these ek moments has a differ not z value also.
I tried using accusnap with asc plane on and it still destroys the z value. Then I tried with asc plane snap on with the same results. So I turned both on and it still changes z to view AZ. Very puzzling.
I tried all of this and it still changes the z value. First I used accusnap with asc plane enabled...destroys original Z. Then I tried with asc Plane Sanp enabled with the same change of z as the result. Then I tried with both enabled and got the same result again. I had assumed power draft would have the same functions as microstation, but this one must have slipped through the cracks. Any other suggestions to try?