MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

Clipping References

You can control the reference display more precisely by using the clipping tools:

  • The Set Reference Clip Boundary tool lets you use a boundary, such as an element, cell, or fence, to clip a reference. When a reference is clipped, the area of the reference outside the selected boundary is not displayed.
  • The Set Reference Clip Mask tool lets you use a fence to cover a portion of a reference.

To more precisely control the reference display, you can use both clipping boundaries and clipping masks on the same reference. Reference elements display only if they are inside the clipping boundary and outside all clipping masks.

Note: While a view's Boundary Display attribute is on in the View Attributes dialog, reference clip boundaries, as well as clip volume boundaries, are displayed for that view. Reference clipping is defined relative to the world coordinates, and the clipped volume will therefore remain the same in all views.
Note: The boundaries of a saved view can be used as the clipping boundary when a reference is attached (see To attach a reference using a saved view).
Note: When a saved view that has its clip boundary edit handles turned off on all four sides, is attached with the Synchronize View drop-down set to Volume Only, the clip boundary for the reference is not created. This enables the reference attachment to display new geometry created outside the saved view boundary in the reference model.