> Plan Cut Sheets in MicroStation (Part I)
A drawing is created (MTH) to store borders and closed elements representing the
area covered by each cut sheet.
A master drawing is created with plan models referencing All other drawing files containing data that will be included on the cut sheets.
A cut sheet drawing is created with models for each cut sheet. The
individual sheets reference the master plan model definition.
In this documentation, prjct in drawing
names indicates the project number.
The Match Line drawing and the Master view drawing should reside in a "CutSheet" folder under the "Prj" folder. This process is documented as if the user was setting up
ROW plans first. If, for any reason, the user is setting up Wetlands
or Construction plans first, replace ROW with the respective plan type.
not already created, use Microsoft's Windows Explorer, and create a "ROW" folder in
your projects "Cutsheet" folder.
MicroStation. Create and open prjctMTH.dgn in the "Cut Sheet"
folder. When creating the new file, note which seed file is being used.
Typically, metric projects will use nhseedm2.dgn
and Imperial projects will use nhseedf2.dgn.
all the project plan detail drawings including the alignment drawing using the
- Insure Nesting is set to No Nesting or that Nest Depth is set at Zero, go to: Workspace=>Preferences=>References
the default stepping angle to 5 degrees, go to:
Settings =>Design File =>Axis => Increment => 5
- Save Settings and Save the file.
- If you
are using a 3-D file, make sure you are in a Top View orientation
- Fit View
and Zoom as necessary.
- Select Cut Sheet from the Task List, this will activate the place
active cell command with the "CUTSH" cell.
- Change the Active Angle to align the border cell along the project's
alignment and place the cell.
Make sure the active scale is set to the project's scale: 240/600 (Imperial) or 250/500
- Continuing rotating and placing border cells (recommended in
5 degree increments) along the project to determine all the relative sheet
positions. Overlap each border allowing room for matchlines at even
all the necessary match lines. Task Copy Tick uses the scale command to
copy and scale an alignment tick mark. The enlarged tick or matchline can be
trimmed by using the Extend Line tool to make
it longer or shorter.
boundary element needs to be created in order to clip out detail beyond the sheet's
match lines and border. Care should be used to allow enough open space
outside the clip boundary for row summary boxes. Rotate to the desired cut
sheet border and begin.
- Task Clip Boundary is used to Create a closed element for every sheet
using Smartline. Snap to
the relevant match lines and other points within the border cell to define the
area to be included on the sheet. Use
AccuDraw to take advantage of the drawing plane control. Additional data points
should be used to encompass the desired sheet details. Hit on the first point
again to close the element. The color can be changed to help
differentiate each sheet boundary.
- After all boundary elements have been created, fit view and rotate as desired.
- Save Settings and Save the file.
At this point you have a "prjctMTH.dgn" file containing all border cells
and boundary elements. While working in individual project drawings, this file
will be attached as a reference. The border cells are used for view rotations
and the boundary elements help to ensure that newly added text is rotated to
the sheet and within the displayed sheet areas.
The process is continued in Part II - Generating Cut Sheets Using Models - Part II
This process is continued in Generating Cut Sheets
Using Models - Part II for using separate dgn's for sheets in V8
see V8 Generating Cut Sheets - Part II
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