MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

Place Plan Callout

Used to place a plan callout and optionally, create a saved view and automating dynamic views. When saved views are added to a sheet, existing plan callouts that have empty field are updated with relevant information.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Drawing > Annotate > Detailing
  • Toolbox: Detailing Symbols

You can create steps or gaps in the plan callout by pressing and holding the <Ctrl> while creating the plan callout. The steps created in the callout can be merged using step handles provided on the steps.

Drawing Seed Defines the seed file from which the detailing symbol style will be used for the plan callout.
Detailing Symbol Style Defines the detailing symbol style from the drawing seed. This style will be used by the plan callout.
Show Detailing Symbol Style Settings (icon)

Opens the Detailing Symbol Styles dialog, in which you can create or edit a detailing symbol style.
Annotation Scale (icon)

Used to turn on annotation scale. When this lock is on, the annotation scale is applied to the plan callout.

By default, the annotation scale is taken from the model's Annotation Scale setting. You can change it only in the model's properties in the Properties dialog. The exception is when the model's Propagate Annotation Scale property is off. In that case, the annotation scale can be controlled independently for each element via its properties.

Create Drawing If on, the Create Drawing dialog opens after creating the plan callout. This dialog is used for automating dynamic views. This check box is dimmed if the Drawing Seed option is set to none or if you are in an overlay file.
Tolerance (Available only when a point cloud is referenced in the model) Allows you to enter the maximum distance, in working units, from each side of the cut plane to points that will be considered as part of the plane.
Project Points to Cut Plane (Available only when a point cloud is referenced in the model) If on, the points within the specified tolerance range will be projected on the cut plane. If off, the points will be displayed at their real 3D location.
Note: You can snap on the points only if they are projected.