• [MSCE U17] Advanced Settings: define how report should populate data in seed table.

    Introduction

    MicroStation U17 provides more control on populating data from report to MicroStation tables via seeds using “Advanced” setting (tech preview feature).

    How to enable this feature?

    After selecting a Seed and a Report, user can click the “Advanced” button to open Advanced setting dialog:

    This dialog includes 5 groups. The first group is showing the Table Seed Name, Report Category…

  • [MSCE] Creating Item type Expression with GetRelatedInstance symbol

    In this blog, I will show you how you can create an expression with GetRelatedInstance to fetch properties of Parent and child elements through ECRelationships. Before knowing about the GetRelatedInstance expression symbol, it is required to know the basics about EC Classes and their relationships. Also, you should know the internal structure of related elements to fetch instance data. Let us understand how to read relationships…

  • [MSCE U17 C#] New property pane for ItemType

    Introduction

    For enabling text placement from attach/edit item dialogs we are introducing a new property panel. Here I am going to explain how to use this new property panel with all datatypes as ItemType property supports:

    • Text
    • Number
    • Integer
    • True/False
    • Date/Time
    • Point
    • Struct Type

    Image: Item Type property definition types.

    • You can access the "Attach Item" dialog from the contextual menu that is displayed by…