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How to manipulate Reference Attachments as elements with the standardManipulation tools.Product: MicroStation V8iVersion: N\AArea: Reference
The following methods were made available for MicroStation XM and later:Method 1 - There is a Element Type in the Element Select ion dialogbox called Reference Attachments. When selected, all referenceattachments in the file are selected and can be manipulated with thestandard Manipulation tools (not to be confused with the referencemanipulation tools).Method 2 - When the Boundary Display is on for References, the attachmentcan be manipulated by selecting its Boundary. The ReferenceAttachment's Boundary can be made available for selection by eitherselecting the Reference in the Reference dialog box with Hilite Mode setto Boundaries or Both or by turning on Boundary Display in ViewAttributes. The latter method will result in the display of all of theAttachment Boundaries until the View Attribute setting is turned off.Method 3 - There is a Reference Attachment setting called Manipulateas Element. When turned on the Reference can be manipulated with thestandard Manipulation tools by simply s electing an element in areference. Also, a column has been added to the reference dialog boxcalled "Treat Attachments as Element for Manipulation" which allows forthis setting to be turned on and off quickly.
Notes:- While the third method requires that Manipulate as Element be on, thefirst two methods do not.- The first method is particularly useful when manipulating all ofReference Attachments at the same time as elements in the active file.For example, select all of the elements in the active file and thenselect Reference Attachments in the Element Selection dialog box, theReferences can be moved along with moving all the active elements.