On a MicroStation training I got the question whether it was possible to create grids and/or coordinate cross information for map. I said no, not with plain MicroStation. I then started to test if I could add text fields to a cross cell to get dynamic coordinates together with the cross. That worked fine!
I then thought, great, I'll use this cell to pattern an area inside my fence (or a shape). A cell every 10 meter would create a nice coordinate grid.
This results in crosses with text, but the text seems to be the same. Is this WAD, a bug or simply not possible?
WAD. You would have to array your cell (a non-associative pattern *might* work). The pattern cell for an associative area pattern is just a "picture" that is output tiled, every instance is identical. HTH
If if its grids you want there are loads of GRID.bas files around the net
They all basically work the same but if you dont use this feature often you can do it manually pretty easy.
start with measure your north west corner coordinates with tentative snap
Lets say you first easting is E1518179 for ease of calculation so the next nice round number would be 1518200
This depends on the scale of you drawing lets say its 1:1000 now the grid tick convention here is the scale number divided by 10 gives the gid interval so the grid interval is 100m now draw a line on a level called grid along you left most boundary the full length of your sheet top to bottom... now off set move ( parallel copy move) to the right the diff between 1518200 and 158179 ie 21m now copy parallel not move 100 m intervals untill you reach the end of your frame use the place text above to label the first grid neat line with E158200 then text copy increment 100 and snap to the next line using your accudraw you you should be able to place all the text the same way for regular spacing..
Then repeat the process for the northings starting again from the left top corner ie nw they too will increase down away from the corner ie southerly.. the tools make this easier but the gRID .bas floating around makes it automatic with 2 clicks and enter the amount for the interval and auto labels the text... so if you do lots of this kind of work its worth getting it the macro...
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