V4N3 February, 2012
Using MicroStation’s Reference Detail Scale feature
MicroStation V8i has a new reference feature called Detail Scale that makes placing details at different scales on the same sheet easier than ever. The key to using this new feature is setting the Annotation Scale in both the detail model and the sheet model. When you reference the detail to the sheet, it compares the two Annotation Scale factors and computes the Master:Ref scale automatically.
1. In the detail design model(s), create saved views for all of your details
2. In the detail design model’s Model Properties dialog, set the Annotation Scale.
3. Create the sheet model and set the Annotation Scale in the sheet model’s Model Properties dialog. In this example, the detail (design model) and the sheet model annotation scale are the same, but they don’t have to be. Note: You are not required to use sheet models. You can also use design models.
6. In the Reference Attachment settings, set the Detail Scale for the scale you want to show the detail on the sheet. MicroStation will automatically calculate the Master:Ref scale.