Looking to use wildcards in microstation print in update 12.
Need to set all levels to print black in a file when printing.
I know to edit pen table and select levels then select all but that process is not convenient when printing in a different file that may have a few different levels included.
so are wildcards possible?
Setting wildcards for level names in a pen table is a bit odd.
Let's say you have a group of level names that start with characters "UTIL-". To only operate on those levels in a Pen Table you would enter UTIL-.* in the Level regular expression field. You must put a period in front of the wildcard character. In addition, you can only use one regular expression per definition. If you wanted to search on both UTIL- and say PIPE- you have to have two copies of the section, one that uses the UTIL-.* expression, and the other that defines the PIPE-.* expression.
Using the pen table to create sheets in black & white with shading of closed shapes.
I have a couple of sections that provide for shading and text. I have one section that I use to take care of all other levels and plots them to black (0).
The problem i have run into is that if a level is found in the dgn that was not present when the pen table was saved , it is not included and just shows up as the color assigned to it in the file. This is why i need a wildcard to take care of all levels in the file, regardless of previously selecting them in the pen table. These levels could be of unknown names.
It's been a while, but I think it used to be if you wanted to resymbolize all levels for a file, you'd not fill in the level field at all. This fixes the new level\unknown name problem. If that doesn't work, following Rod's suggestion you could try adding .* for the level names.
Answer Verified By: lilsweepr
For the win. Who would have guessed doing nothing was the answer. lol.
Thanks for the answer.