MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

Place Block

Used to place a block (rectangular shape).

You can access this tool from the following:
  • Ribbon: Drawing > Home > Placement > Polygon Tools split button
  • Ribbon: Modeling > Home > Placement > Polygon Tools split button
  • Toolbox: Linear Elements

Method Sets how the block's orientation is determined.
  • Orthogonal — Block is orthogonal to the view in which the first data point is entered.
  • Rotated — Orientation is defined with a data point (step 3 in To Place a Rectangular Shape).
Area Active Area — Solid or Hole.
Fill Type Active Fill Type — None (no fill), Opaque (filled with Active Color), or Outlined (filled with Fill Color).
Fill Color Sets the color and optional gradient with which the block is filled.
  • If Fill Type is Opaque, the Active Color is the fill color.
  • If Fill Type is Outlined, the fill color can be different from the Active Color, and the Active Color becomes the outline color.
Note: In 3D, if the second data point is placed at a different depth than the first point, the block is rotated about the x-axis of the view such that the diagonal corner is placed at the second data point. In other words, the first data point defines the depth for one horizontal segment of the block and the second data point defines the depth for the opposite segment.
Note: MicroStation does not have a “Place Square” tool. However, any of these methods can be used to place a square: