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Sign Footing

This VBA macro can be used to draft sign footing structures in MicroStation v8.

Before You Begin

  • Open Level Manager.
  • Select Levels > Library > Attach...
  • When the level library dialog box opens, select BRC.CSV.
  • Select OK.  The levels needed to run the program are now loaded.

Running the Program

  • Run the VBA macro modSignFoot.main in nhdot.mvba. For more details about VBA programs, see MicroStation and Visual Basic.
    sign footing dialog box
  • A panel will be displayed to enter parameters defining the sign footing to be drawn.
  • If it has previously been run on this project, the last saved values will be displayed.
  • Note that there are four tabs:
    • Footing - general details of the footing
    • Bolts - bolt sizes and quantities
    • Reinforcing bars - bar size details
    • Pay Limit Details - information about ground slope
  • If the Restore button is disabled, then no saved values are available.
  • Use the Clear Form button to clear all values.
  • The Do It button will begin creating the drawing.
  • When the drawing is complete, use the Exit button to end the program. At this time you will be prompted to save the current settings.
  • Settings are stored in signfoot.ini in the directory defined by the MS_DEF configuration variable.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483  |  7 Hazen Drive  |  
Concord, NH  |  03302-0483
Tel: 603.271.3734  |  Fax: 603.271.3914