Unable to Fill a Shape 'Type 6' that has DMRS Linkages created from a 3rd party software.
In MicroStation V8 if the Fill Type can not be changed for Shape "Type 6" element using the Element Information dialog box. If the same file is saved down to V7 & opened in MicroStation J the "Type 6" element can be filled.In MicroStation V8 along with expand the size of the element we have also expanded the size of the user data that can be stored on the element. We accomplished this by using the Class byte of the first word in the user data linkage. As long as third party applications have conformed to not using the Class byte of the linkag e their linkage should work as normal. Above and beyond not using the Class byte third parties interested in building applicationthat create User Data linkages should contact Bentley Systems to get assigned a unique Primary ID for the linkage. Using existing linkage Ids may not only corrupt other user's applications, but may prevent core MicroStation Applications from working properly.There are also two new function in MicroStation V8 to help with setting and getting the number of words to follow in theheader of the user data linkage. The function are mdlLinkage_getWords and mdlLinkage_setWords. These function should be used tocalculate the size of linkages instead of manually walking through the linkage.Element Information for the AttributesTab reads the following:Linkage: Entity= 504, MSLINK Key= 6906DMRS Linkage0000 1007 0041 0008 ....A...DMRS Linkage0000 0000 0000 0000 ........DMRS Linkage0000 0000 0000 0000 ........
Version: 08.05.00.64Product: MicroStation V8 2004 EditionArea: Analyze/Info
The Linkages will need to be dropped using a DataBase Linkage tool or the following MDL will strip the link from the element. Striplnk.bas attached to Resolution Documents