Bentley View CONNECT Edition Help

Models Dialog

Used to switch between models in the open DGN file.

You can access this dialog from the following:

  • Ribbon: View > Home > Primary
  • Toolbox: Primary Tools
  • Default Function key menu: <Ctrl+F1>

You can dock the Models dialog to the top or bottom edge of the application window.

Each DGN file contains one or more models, each of which has its own set of eight views.

Edit Model Properties

Opens the Properties dialog in which you can view the properties of the selected model in the list box.
List Filter

If on displays a filter row in the list box that lets you define a filter for any of the list columns.

To define a filter, click on the required filter field and enter the filter parameters.

  • 2D/3D
    • 0 - 2D
    • 1 - 3D
  • is Cell
    • 0 - Model cannot be placed as a cell
    • 1 - Model can be placed as a cell
  • Cell Type
    • 0 - Graphic
    • 1 - Point
  • Is Annotation Cell
    • 0 - Model is not an Annotation cell
    • 1 - Model is an Annotation cell

When you click the filter field in the Type column, a drop-down opens that contains the filter options None, Design, Drawing, and Sheet.

Models List box Lists the models in the open DGN file. An icon displays next to the model name indicating whether the model is 2D or 3D. Double-clicking a model here makes it the active model.

You can customize the columns displayed in the list box by right-clicking in the title row of the list box and using the menu to select which options are displayed. Items that can be displayed are:

  • Type — Icon signifying a Sheet, Design, or Drawing model.
  • 2D/3D — Icon signifying a 2D or 3D model.
  • Name — Name of model.
  • Description — Description for model.
  • Is Cell — If checked, the model can be placed as a cell
  • Cell Type — If a cell, the type of cell.
  • Is Annotation Cell — If checked, model is an annotation cell.
  • Design File — Location and name of DGN file.
  • Sheet Number — Displays the sheet number, as seen in the Explorer dialog Sheet Index tab.
MODEL ACTIVE [ model_name ]
Models list box right-click menu When you right-click a model in the list box, you get the following options:
  • Properties - Opens the Properties dialog to display the selected model's properties.