Used to place or construct a line. Where a line is constrained by a snap, such as Tangent or Perpendicular, and more than one result is possible, MicroStation displays icons representing each possible result. In these cases you can use the pointer to select the required solution, or you can use the Solution setting menu to choose the required result.
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard and press the:
- <Alt> key to switch to the next solution, or key in CONSGEOM NEXTSOLUTION.
- <Ctrl> key to select the nearest (to the pointer) solution, or key in CONSGEOM NEAREST SOLUTION.
|Length|| If on, sets the length of the line in
|Angle|| If on, constrains the line to the Active Angle,
which can be keyed in here as well.
|Solution||If on, and there is more than one possibility for the next data point, lets you choose a solution from the drop-down menu.|
|Additional key-in setting|| An additional key-in can be used, also, to control
how the tool works:
CONSGEOM SET SHOWALTSOLUTIONS <OFF | ON> — If set to ON (the default), and a constraint snap is used, the tool displays all possible sizes and orientations of the element that would satisfy the snap. The proposed element nearest the pointer location is shown in normal symbology, while other possibilities are shown as dashed in muted color.