A Microstation J question, if you don’t mind helping me out for a second?
I have been searching online all over and using the Microstation help and I cannot find any solutions or results to help with this issue.
I have a few hundred Microstation J drawings completed by our work share team and in receiving them back I have found while most are fine there are some (15 so far) that when I attach a reference file I am not able to scale the reference or if I merge I cannot scale it either?
When scaling from the reference menu the file disappears into blackness….still referenced but not visible? When merged into the file directly and selected to scale it does nothing just stays highlighted and produces no errors. Yet other files I have no issues. The background is that these drawing were all originated from PDS 3D, then once issued all references were merged and sent back to us, where we need to attach and scale a title block for printing, but as I said when we attach we cannot scale or merge scale into the file.
Any information at all would be greatly appreciated!
This is just a guess, but based on what you describe, it could be a situation where the files that you cannot scale may have "groups" of information in two general areas that are very, very far away from each other. To help confirm that, could you provide one of the files where you are seeing this and another that is working okay?
To follow-up on this... thanks for providing some example files (we understand that they cannot be publicized) that really helped us visualize what you are seeing. In your particular situation, there is a difference in the way that MicroStation/J and MicroStation V8i display them (the latter actually being correct). What is causing that is not very apparent, but we are continuing to look for possible causes. In the mean time, there are a couple of workarounds (i.e. rescaling the references) for the files you are seeing this. We realized this is not the perfect solution, but it should at least get you going.