• Changing the Appearance of a Surface in Cross Sections

    When displaying surfaces in a cross section, the settings for how the surface line will appear are controlled by the symbology assigned to that surface.  You can change the appearance in one of two ways.

    1.  By making edits to the Symbology assigned to each surface through Tools > Named Symbology Manager, edit the symbolgy and edit the Cross Section Line to reflect how you want the line to appear.

    2.  By changing the assigned…

  • Check Integrity Dialog is Blank

    When editing a horizontal or vertical alignment, it is often a necessity to utilize the Check Integrity command for the alignment you are working with.  But what do you do if you have a valid alignment with numerous elements, but the Check Integrity window is COMPLETELY BLANK?  

    What has likely happened is the columns have been minimized   Hover over the far left side of the 'Header' row.  When you see the double arrow…

  • New location for the InRoads Options - InRoads V8i SS1

    The InRoads Options, which contains settings such as units, precision, factors, tolerances, definitions, etc, used to be located under Tools > Options, but have now been moved to a different location within InRoads.   Beginning in InRoads V8i ( the command has been moved to File > Project Options.  This is because the options are not necessarily a Tool, but a group of setting for the program, hence the reason…

  • Updated InRoads products Wiki

    The InRoads SELECTsupport team has been working to update the InRoads product Wiki.  If you have not seen it lately, take a look here: InRoads WIKI

    Also, as our support group continues to work on the Be Communities Wiki, Forums, and Blogs, please be aware that we will continue to update the SELECTservices KnowldgeBase with the latest problems and solutions that come across the support desk.


  • Getting Started with Data Acquisition – Exporting Data to the Native Products

    To export the field book to the native product, RMB on the field book, select Export To > and then the required export format:

    Please note that only those features will be exported which match your Style File (PSS/SMD/XIN) and are selected in the tree.

    To make sure that you export the complete fieldbook, select the appropriate Field Book in the tree view.

    To export individual features, select the appropriate…

  • Getting Started with Data Acquisition – Importing Data

    To import data, you can simply drag and drop a survey file from the Windows Explorer onto the DA Data Tree.

    Click 'Fit View' to see the imported data.

    The first new field book gets the name 'Default 1'. You can rename the field book in the Details Panel.

    Note for MX Users:
    The field book name will be used as MX model name when you export the data to MX, therefore the fieldbook name must apply…

  • Getting Started with Data Acquisition – Data Acquisition Settings part 2

    The Linking Codes group contains four important settings:

    The Linking Method setting provides three options for the creation of linear features; the two most used options are Field Code and Consecutive:

    1. Field Code - this is the standard case, where linking codes are used to control the creation of linear features.
      For example, a new linear feature starts when the linking code ST is found…
  • Getting Started with Data Acquisition – Data Acquisition Settings part 1

    Following are some notes which highlight important Data Acquisition settings.

    For the sake of convenience I'm abbreviating the term Data Acquisition as 'DA'.

    DA reads and uses the settings of the DGN. Most settings in your existing seed files should be fine.

    But there are some DA specific settings which you must check.

    To check and modify settings, go to the CAD menu > Settings > Design File...…

  • Getting Started with Data Acquisition – Starting Data Acquisition

    You can start Data Acquisition from the task list or from the (CAD/MicroStation) Tools menu:

    Once Data Acquisition is started you get two panels, a Data Tree and a Details Panel:

    The Data Tree is the main panel. It allows you to access the main functions, like importing, exporting, showing and hiding of data. Right click on tree nodes to access the related commands.

    The Details Panel presents information associated…