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MicroStation v8 MDL Routines

A number of MDL routines have been acquired for use in MicroStation.  Descriptions of some of the more useful ones are listed below.  MicroStation MDL programs are run by selecting MDL Applications from the Utilities menu.  Select the desired program in the lower selection box and click the Load button.
Note:  Most of these programs have been developed by other MicroStation users and are undocumented.  Use them at you own risk.

alias manager

This mdl can be used as a device to extract key-in commands from the drafting tools.  Once the mdl is loaded...choose Options>Extracting Icon/Menu Key-ins.  The key-in commands will appear in the Aliased Input area of the Alias Manager.


Tools for placing and calculating areas with text.  See documentation.


Use cellmod to scale, rotate, align, or resize cells.  See documentation.


Tools for placing cells with additional functionality.  See documentation.


Utility for plotting organizing cells. Cell library and design file have to match in dimension (2D or 3D).  See documentation.


Tools include: Place Contour, Label Contour, Place Coordinate, Modify Contours, Set Element Elevation, Place Spot Elevation.  See documentation.


Instant access to element source, attributes, and data...
Instantly make those attributes active and quickly reuse them for new elements....
Perform instant navigation across reference files....
Cleanup precious working area by automatically hiding or shrinking (and expanding) MicroStation dialog boxes on cursor flyover....  See documentation.


Developed by New York State DOT to modify selected text to current settings. Load the program with the key-in mdl load modtext. It includes a series of key-ins:
  • ny text align - to align selected text elements to current view
  • ny text resize - resize selected text elements to the current text size
  • ny text rotate - rotate selected text elements by the active angle
  • ny text scale - scale selected text elements by the active scale


Dialog for modifying elevation of elements by single, fence, or all.  More information...


Plotting utility allows plotting of plot files (.000, .001 etc.).  More information...


Renumber the resource IDs for customizations.  See documentation.


Rotate cells, text, and text nodes about their origin. 


Alter elevation of single element or all elements.  See documentation.


Quick and easy revision cloud line generator.


Updated steel section placement utility.  See documentation.


Bulk loads single lines of text and converts them to multiline (textnode) text.  See documentation.

Related Pages

MicroStation v8 Programs

MX Add-In Index

MX Macro Index

MX Wizard Index


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