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Highlighting, in color, an area on a Map...

Highlighting, in color, an area on a Map...

Highlighting, in color, an area on a Map...

I am a software developer who was asked to make a change to a microstation file two weeks ago and found it to be very powerful, but a (seemingly)simple thing like Highlighting an area on a map has eluded me (there's that learning curve).  Is there a trick to this, or perhaps a site with some tutorial information you could point me to?

RE: Highlighting, in color, an area on a Map...

In any search engine, fire the query "complete+idiot+guide+microstation". You will find a few sites which are apparently helpful for the biginners.

RE: Highlighting, in color, an area on a Map...

There's definitely a learning curve!

I suggest using a filled shape to "highlight" the region of the map you want (try different colors to see what works best for you). To see the map over the filled shape, you may need to change the order in which the file visually updates. One way to do this is to use the "wset add" and "wset drop" commands (adding items as you want them to appear and then dropping them all). For reference files, I believe you can change the update sequence in the "reference" window.

Hope this helps...

RE: Highlighting, in color, an area on a Map...

Thank you, Thank you..."wset add" & "wset drop" worked great!

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