MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

Explorer Dialog Sheet Index Tab

Contains controls to manage sheet indexing.

A sheet index is an organized and named collection of sheet models from one or more design files. You may link any sheet model from any design file into a sheet index. You can then manage the properties of all the sheet models within the sheet index collectively. Sheet indexes may also be added to print organizer print sets for printing.

SettingDescription
Refresh
Refreshes the content of the sheet index. Though the sheet index automatically refreshes when you make any changes, in some cases, you may need to refresh it manually by clicking this icon.
Open Sheet Index for Edit
Allows you to make changes to the sheet index. When you click this icon, other users cannot make changes to the sheet index.
Make Sheet Index Read Only
Turns off editing options on the sheet index. When you click this icon, the changes made to the sheet index are saved and other users can make changes to the sheet index.
Manage Sheet Index
Opens the Manage Sheet Index dialog in which you can manage the sheet index and its properties.
Create Folder
Creates a new folder in the sheet index.
Add Sheet
Opens the Add Sheet dialog from where you can select the file from which you want to add sheet links.
Delete
Deletes the selected folder or sheet link from the sheet index. If the folder contains links or other folders, they are deleted as well.
Place as Table
Starts the Place Table tool to place the index sheet. An index sheet contains properties of all the sheets in the sheet index that is placed as a table. Once placed, a report definition of the index sheet is also created in the Reports dialog.
Open Print Organizer
Opens the Select Print Style dialog. Selecting the desired print style in the Select Print Style dialog and clicking OK opens the Print Organizer. The Sheet Index displays in the Print Organizer. You can compose a new print set file using the sheet index.
Reset pop-up menu for sheet index Right-clicking the sheet index opens a pop-up menu with following options:
  • Validate - Verifies that all the targets in the sheet index still exist in the locations to which the links point. If any targets do not exist, the sheet names turn red. They remain red until you revalidate and confirm that all targets in the folder exist in the specified locations.
  • Add Sheet - Opens the Add Sheet dialog from where you can select the file from which you want to add sheet links.
  • Update Sheet Model Properties - If you make changes to the properties in the sheet index, selecting this option updates those properties in the sheet model.
  • Details - Opens the Details dialog displaying the properties of the sheet index.
  • Properties - Opens the Properties dialog displaying the properties of the sheet index.
Reset pop-up menu for folders Right-clicking a folder opens a pop-up menu with following options:
  • Validate - Verifies that all the targets in the folder still exist in the locations to which the links point. If any targets do not exist, the sheet names turn red. They remain red until you revalidate and confirm that all targets in the folder exist in the specified locations.
  • Add Sheet - Opens the Add Sheet dialog from where you can select the file from which you want to add sheet links.
  • Update Sheet Model Properties - If you make changes to the properties in the sheet index, selecting this option updates those properties in the sheet model.
  • Rename - Allows you to key in a new name for the selected folder.
  • Details - Opens the Details dialog displaying the properties of the folder.
  • Properties - Opens the Properties dialog displaying the properties of the folder.
Reset pop-up menu for sheet links Right-clicking a sheet opens a pop-up menu with following options:
  • Validate - Verifies that the target sheet still exists in the locations to which the links point. If any targets do not exist, the sheet names turn red. They remain red until you revalidate and confirm that all targets in the folder exist in the specified locations.
  • Update Sheet Model Properties - If you make changes to the properties in the sheet index, selecting this option updates those properties in the sheet model.
  • Open - Opens the selected sheet.
  • Add Link to Element - Adds the sheet link to the selected element in the open DGN file.
  • Details - Opens the Details dialog displaying the properties of the sheet link.
  • Properties - Opens the Properties dialog displaying the properties of the sheet link.