I'm completely stumped by this just now. I'm trying to create a cell of a carpet tile which comprises of 600x600mm square that has an outline fill colour and a dropped stucco pattern on top to give it a bit of texture. When I place the cell as an associative pattern all I get is a mass fill colour. If turn off fill I can see the individual tile outlines but the stucco texture never appears. I've tried using element priority but it still fails. I can place the cell as a normal cell and it appears correctly but fails as a pattern.
Does anyone know what is going on and how to achieve this?
Dude... you know that Cells are Models... why not create a new dgn, a new model called tile... draw a 600 square box and give it any pattern of choice.... change the file extension to 'cel'.... Then go into your main file and attach the newly created cell library with your 600sq tile...
When you want to change the design then open the cell library you created and manually edit the cell directly.
Oh I've already done but it doesn't work for some reason. The Tile looks fine on screen in the parent dgn and even with print preview.
For testing sake I used these values
square 1: 600x600 opaque fill, elem priority -500
square 2: 600x600 no fill, Lineweight 4, dropped stucco pattern, elem priority -300
When you start to use it in as an associative cell, the colour fill (of square 1) takes over completely when you apply the target shape and goes to the top regardless of the element priority of the geometry.
My impression is that something isn't working as it should be as MS surely shouldn't be failing at such a simple task.
I think I had that issue while using the "outline fill" option. Try creating a 600x600 unfilled block. Then use the create region tool set to opaque and set your priority on that fill. Pattern the desired area with the stucco pattern. I have not tried this with a cell so you may end up with the same problem but, it may be worth a shot. I know when I tried to use the outline fill, you can not set a seperate priority on the fill independent of the outline. Placing something like this as a cell, Microstation may be designating everything with the same priority and not allowing individual elements within the cell to take different priorities.
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This thread may help a it involves associative patterns and fill: