Original Articl e Date: May 30, 2006
With thanks to Bentley's Wayne Marsh for contributing this slick macro that allows you to attach multimedia files to graphical elements.
Download 297.zip and extract xdata.mvba from the file.Place the mvba in the folder pointed to by MS_VBASEARCHDIRECTORIESKeyin vba load xdata to load the project, or...Configure MS_VBAAUTOLOADPROJECTS to automatically load the mvba project upon startup.Keyin vba run [xdata]starter to run the macro, or...Place the keyin on a function key or custom button for quick and easy access.Once loaded, you'll see this dialog:
Hint! In MicroStation V8 XM Edition, the Element Info tool displays xdata as raw data linkages in hexidecimal format.
To view the actual linkage, use the keyin analyze element and navigate to the Attributes tab.
This program is supplied as is. AskInga, Bentley Systems Inc., and the author of the program assumes no liability for damages direct, indirect, or consequential, which may result from the use of this program. Use this program at your own risk.
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