Have you ever wondered how to set the Linestyle scale in MicroStation V8 and later versions? There are multiple ways to do this:
To set the scale globally, use this key-in: ACTIVE LINESTYLESCALE <scale value>For example, ACTIVE LINESTYLESCALE 1
To set the scale at the level:
1. Use the key-in: change linestyle scale <scale value> and press Enter
2. Select the lines to change with a data point (left-click), and then data-point click again to accept changes.
BEFORE (Linestyle scale set to 1)
AFTER (Linestyle scale set to 2)*Note - You cannot see the Linestyle scale of a reference file when in the master file. This is because the linestyle scale is uniquely stored in the master file as well as the reference file. Use the ACTIVE LINESTYLESCALE key-in in both files to ensure the Linestyle scale matches in the files.
If you use the key-in without placing a value at the end, the message center will show the current value. After finding the value for the reference file go back into the master file and change the active scale to match that of the reference file. Please note that the custom lines in the master file will also be affected by this change.
Go to the Models dialog (Home Tab > Primary Ribbon Group > Models dialog) and then go to Model Properties. Change the "Line Style Scale" to "Annotation Scale". This allows the changing of the active annotation scale in the current model to change the linestyle scale of custom line styles.