How can I place text in MicroStation that is using the Annotation scale to calculate the text size but have the text remain non-annotative?
Or, how can I change text from annotative to non annotative and still retain its text size?
Will you provide me a little more detail? For a change to annotation scale will a model have both reactive and non-reactive text?
Yes. We have a number of client provided tools that create non-annotative text. Until they upgrade, we cannot give them files with annotative text.
Additionally InRoads creates a lot of text without being annotative.
What I'd really like is a drop annotation scale tool that when used, locks the calculated text size, based upon the test size and scale at the time of dropping and generates a new text size such that the text display does not change.
This would let us copy annotation text for multiple displays and then set a scale and drop the annotation scale on the selected text.
I am not convinced that the whole annotation scale scheme as envisioned works in a civil environment.
When your scales change, the frequency of labels change as do the offsets of many labels. We frequently use certain files for multiple scales, but create separate annotation where appropriate to deal with these issues.
Linestyles seem to work better, but we also have been unable to embrace annotative cells yet for the same client deliverable issues.
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration
Could this be the solution? Copied from the Microstation V8i Help
The ANNOTATIONSCALE ADD and ANNOTATIONSCALE REMOVE key-ins are used to add and remove annotation scales to and from existing annotation cells, dimensions, text elements, text nodes, notes, detailing symbols, tags, and line styles. These key-ins also can be used on annotations inside a cell or in a shared cell.
The ANNOTATIONSCALE SELECT ELEMENT key-in scans the active model and selects all elements that use annotation scale. In other words, it selects all elements whose “Is Annotation” property is true.
To select all elements that use annotation scale
Key in ANNOTATIONSCALE SELECT ELEMENT.
All elements in the model that use annotation scale are selected. A message in the status bar indicates how many elements are selected.
But when I remove the annotation scale the text and dimensions all revert to the pre-scaled text size. I need a way to either place them not using the annotative property, but still using annotation scale to determine text size, or a way to drop their annotative property while preserving the final text size.
Yes that is correct. none of the existing key in will do what you desire. I am still trying to understand your case 100%, will you provide me a test case where you need soem text to be reactive and other text to not within the same model.