Original Article Date: September 2004
Updated: December 2010
Snipped from another article, here you'll find three little tutorials that will help you to understand MicroStation V8's Named Groups, Displaysets and Quick Sets.
For the following exercises, use the file provided.Named GroupsThis is the coolest! Rather than using Orphan Cells or Graphic Groups (which are difficult to manage) consider using the newest feature of MicroStation called Named Groups. As the name implies, these are groups of elements that are named. Let’s explore a model that contains Named Groups:
To show you how easy it is to create a Named Group, let’s make one for elements that define the graphics for Detail A.
DisplaysetsOnce you see the following, you’ll agree that it's definitely too cool for MicroStation! What we're gonna do is look at something called Displaysets. This is where you can "filter" the display of the graphics so that only a selected Named Group is shown on your screen.
Taking this one step further, we'll attach the file to itself as a reference, than attach a border and create a Named Group for those elements.
From the Reference Attachment Settings dialog, select the model called 3 - Named Group Border
QuickSetsContinuing on the same theme, the next thing on the agenda is something called QuickSets. These are also a group of elements except that they are numbered from 0-9 rather than named.
NOTE: The CTRL+SHIFT+Number and CTRL+Number only works with the numbers on your keyboard that lie above the letters....not the ones on the number pad. Gerald Hernandez dug this up out of the Help docs: ""When creating or recalling a quickset with key-ins, the numbers in the alpha-numeric section of th keyboard must be used, not those from the numeric keypad."
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