Product: MicroStation V8
Date: January 11-02
MDL Application Description

Civil/Site Tools

Civil/Site Tools (civtools.ma) is an MDL application designed for Surveying and Civil/Site users.

To install the CIVTOOLS application.

1. Place the civtools.ma application file in the \MDLAPPS directory.
2. Start MicroStation.

To load the CIVTOOLS application:

1.From the User Menu, choose MDL Applications.

The MDL applications dialog box opens.

2. In the Available Applications list box, highlight CIVTOOLS.

3. Click Load.


1. From the MicroStation command window, key in:


The Civil/Site Tools palette displays.

Place contours - Used to place 3D line-string or curve-strings that represent contours. Turn on the Planar option to place contours. If the Planar option is off, you can key in different elevations for each datapoint to allow breaklines to be easily defined.

Label contour - Allows you to label contours individually or in groups.
You can label groups by striking a line across all the elements to be labeled. Only contours on major or minor contour levels (as defined in the Civtools parameters) are processed.

Place coordinate - Allows you to place a coordinate marker with the Northing and Easting coordinates (and optionally the elevation) of an identified point.

Modify contour - Allows you to modify contour vertices without modifying the vertices' elevation.

Set element elevation - Enables you to set Z value for all vertices of a line-string, curve-string, or complex-string to a specified value.

Place a spot elevation - Enables you to place text and an optional marker to marker elevation. The elevation can either be keyed in, or taken from the datapoint elevation.

Set parameter - Allows you to set the level, symbology, and size of the all the elements placed using the Civil/Site tools.

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