Take a look at the Import Points CE applet. Let us know what you think.
Import Points CE is an open source mVBA applet which runs in MicroStation CONNECT Edition. The applet enables users to import location data from text files of various formats. Imported points and accompanying fields are transferred to the dgn file with user-specified data mappings and graphics. See documentation for installation details.
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I love the video!
Happy New 2021!
Could be a very handy VBA, usely I use "XYZ tekst". Can you provide an example file. The files I have are normally x,y and I would like to import them as a string or on every xy a cell. When I try this VBA I just get an error "No field has been mapped to [Spec'd Cell]
Yes but it is not how Survey files are made. To avoid need for creating standards twice one as a MS workspace with templates and cells and another remap table in each specific Survey processing software(Bentley OR Survey module is not too useful). Need an option to configure mapping Survey code to specific cell or text annotation. Display rules could be used but they are only temporary and lost on DWG Export.
It's in there!
The cell that is placed can be driven by the point file (.csv) by checking the Place record-specified cells option in the Select Cell dialog. When this option is selected, [Spec'd Cell] will appear in the Destination Fields. This options also requires selection of a default cell for cases where the record is blank or the attached cell library does not contain a cell specified by the record.
To specify the field that drives cell placement, simply drag it from the Source Fields to the [Spec'd Cell] Destination field.
Finally some Bentley utilities which also Powerdraft(aka Microstation LT) can use.
Mapping to items is nice feature as it is not so easy to use as classic Tags. What else is needed is mapping of cell name from some field code so Survey data can be imported.
Only issue that installation and use of VBA macros are not easy for non-programmers.
Is this like Import Coordinates, and what is a Point file?