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NHDOT Style Sets & Feature Sets (v8i)

A style set is a collection of styles which is used to draw a complete model or a selected part of it in plan.  Individual style sets are specific to certain model types.  Feature sets are a means of grouping strings and identifying them with a description. 

Style sets have the file extension '.pss'.  Feature sets have the file extension '.fns'.

Since all MX to MicroStation mapping is controlled in the style sets, it is mandatory to draw MX models with the proper model default for transfer between packages.


Assigning Style and Feature Sets

A default style and feature set can be assigned to any of the models in the model file.  From the Tools menu, select Model Defaults....  From the Model Defaults panel, select the model name you wish to address.  The Model Details section reports the current Style Set Name and Feature Set Name.  Select the Edit button to assign new model defaults.  Select OK  to exit the Model Defaults panel.



For transfer between MicroStation v8i drawings and MX v8i

MX Style Sets

Style Sets

Feature Sets

Description

air8.pss air8.fns Discontinued 04-2005, Use exd.pss for aerial detail.
ali8.pss ali8.fns Discontinued 04-2006, Use mxroad.pss to transfer non-survey alignments.
brd8.pss brd8.fns Used to transfer proposed bridge structure strings between MX and MS.
catchment.pss catchment.fns Used to transfer drainage catchment models.
ctr8.pss ctr8.fns Used to draw both 50 and 20 scale contours.
env8.pss env8.fns Used to draw environmental features.
erl.pss erl.pss Used to draw existing Right-of-Way detail.
erw8.pss erw8.fns Discontinued 03-2007, Use erl.pss for Right-of-Way detail.
exd.pss exd.fns Used to draw existing detail.
mxroad.pss mxroad.fns Used for MX design options.  Used to transfer alignments.
ply8.pss ply8.fns Used to draw proposed roadway detail.
prw8.pss prw8.fns Used to transfer proposed Right-of-Way strings between MX and MS.
pvm8.pss pvm8.fns Discontinued 06-2010
trav.pss trav.fns Used to draw both 50 and 20 scale survey traverses.
xsu.pss xsu.fns To be set as the model default for cross section models.  Cross sections to be transferred to MicroStation are drawn with the XS-MS macro.

20 scale versions, see above for Descriptions

 

Style Sets

Feature Sets

ENV twenty.pss ENV twenty.fns
ERL twenty.pss ERL twenty.fns
EXD twenty.pss EXD twenty.fns
MXROAD twenty.pss MXROAD twenty.fns
PLY twenty.pss PLY twenty.fns
PRW twenty.pss PRW twenty.fns
   

MX Style Sets

Other Style and Feature Sets

 

Style Sets

Feature Sets

Description

elevation.pss elevation.fns Used to draw survey shot elevations.
Mfw Triangulation.pts Mfw Triangulation.fns Used to draw triangulation.
psdr.pss psdr.fns Used to draw survey shot numbers.
topo.pss topo.fns Used to draw existing survey detail for use by the plan prep section.
TOPO Twenty.pss Topo Twenty.fns 20 scale version, see above for Description
trav.pss trav.fns Used to draw survey traverses.





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