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Original Tip Date: May 2003
Updated: October 2010
Lock the scale when placing cells interactive
Ever wonder how to "lock" the size of a cell when it's being placed using the Interactive option?Make sure that the keyin window is open, enter a datapoint to fix the origin of the cell, then just keyin the scale value for X and Y, followed by a last datapoint to define the rotation. If you want to place the cell using a scale of 1, simply press enter twice to accept the default value of 1. With thanks to Frank Lane for sharing this on the v8.general newsgroup!
In MicroStation V8i, you can use the following "Key-in":
place cell icon;set item toolsettings celltypeinteractivetoggle=1;set item toolsettings cellinteractiontype=1
That is all one "command".
AskInga Tip #268