MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

Pick List Manager

Used to define Pick Lists. A Pick List is a set of values associated with an item type property definition. Pick lists can have text, numbers and integers as values. For example an item type for Doors can have a Pick List named Material associated with its property definition, Type. Material pick list can have different values like Glass, Wood, Steel. A pick list named Door Number, can have values 5, 12, 20 and so on and a pick list named Weight can have values like 25.5, 50.28, 36.6 and so on.
Note: Pick Lists are supported only in V8 DGN (*.dgn) and DGN Library (*.dgnlib) files.

You can access this dialog from the following:



You can access this dialog by selecting Utilities >Edit Pick List in the Item Types Dialog

Ribbon: Drawing > Attach > Item Types > Pick List

Ribbon: Modeling > Content > Item Types > Pick List



Pick Lists with text, number and integer values

In the Item Types dialog you will now see Number and Integer options along with other options in the Property Definition pane. When you select Type as Number in the Property Definition pane, pick lists with numbers as values will be displayed in the Pick List drop-down menu. When you select Integer, pick lists with integer values will be displayed in the Pick List drop-down. When Text is selected, all pick lists are displayed in the Pick List drop-down.




When 'Integer' is selected in Type, Pick List drop-down shows only pick lists with integer values

Pick Lists

SettingDescription
Add New


Allows you to add a new pick list.
Move up


Allows you to move a pick list up in the list box.
Move down


Allows you to move a pick list down in the list box.
Rename


Allows you to rename a pick list.
Delete


Allows you to remove an already created pick list.
Export Pick Lists


Allows you to export pick lists to excel files from the active DGN.
Import Pick Lists


Allows you to import pick lists from an excel (.xls and .xlsx) file into the active DGN.
Filter PickList
Allows you to search for a pick list by name.

Values

You can add values to a pick list here.

SettingDescription
Ascending order


Allows you to sort the values alphabetically from A to Z.
Descending order
Allows you to sort the values alphabetically from Z to A.
Filter Values
Allows you to search for a value.
SettingDescription
Save Allows you to save a newly created pick list to the file.
Cancel Closes the Pick List Manger dialog. If there are any unsaved changes then it shows an alert asking you to choose to save the changes and then close the dialog or close without saving.
Note: To delete a value, select the value and press <Delete>.
Key-in: DIALOG PICKLISTS < OPEN | CLOSE | TOGGLE >
Key-in: PICKLISTS CREATE PICKLIST
Key-in: PICKLISTS CREATE VALUE [ Pick List Value ]
Key-in: PICKLISTS DELETE PICKLIST
Key-in: PICKLISTS DELETE VALUE
Key-in: PICKLISTS EDIT PICKLIST [ Pick List Name ]
Key-in: PICKLISTS EDIT VALUE [ Pick List Value Name ]
Key-in: PICKLISTS EXPORT EXCEL [ path\filename.xlsx ]
Key-in: PICKLISTS IMPORT EXCEL [ path\filename.xlsx ]
Key-in: PICKLISTS MOVEDOWN
Key-in: PICKLISTS MOVEUP
Key-in: PICKLISTS SAVE
Key-in: PICKLISTS SELECT PICKLIST [ Pick List Name ]
Key-in: PICKLISTS SELECT VALUE [ Pick List Value Name ]
Key-in: PICKLISTS SORTVALUESATOZ
Key-in: PICKLISTS SORTVALUESZTOA