MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

Edit Item Dialog

Used to manage properties of item type/s associated with an element (including cells).

You can access this tool from the contextual menu that is displayed on right-clicking on an element with Item Type attached.
Note: For parametric cells, Edit Item option will show in the right-click contextual menu only if item type is attached directly to the cell after placement. If Item Type is attached to the cell or its variations in the cell library, this option will not show in the contextual menu after placement."

Item Shows the list of item types attached to the selected element.
Show Allows you to select an option from the following:
  • All - Displays all the item type properties.
  • Value assigned only - Displays only those item type properties that have values associated with them.
Search Allows you to search for specific properties to display.
(Technology Preview) Display Text ON/OFF Allows you to display the Item Type Properties as Text. You can place the text for the selected element as follows:
  • Display Text ON – Will display the Item Type properties values as text when placed.
  • Display Text OFF – Will not display the Item Type properties values as text when placed.
Note: When you select the element, you can view the Item Type information and the text node as a single text node in the Properties Dialog.
Group Displays the name of the item type and it's property definitions. You can edit item type properties here.
Text Style Allows you to select a Text Style from the drop-down menu. After selecting, the selected text style is the active text style
Note: You will be able to select a Text-Style for the text in Edit Item dialog, if there is no text already placed. You can add or modify Text-Styles from the right-click Edit Textoption. The Text Editor Window opens. You can change the text style from the drop-down menu.
Update Based on the function, displays one of the following:
  • Place Text

    (Available when the Display Text ON/OFF toggle is ON) Allows you to place the Item Type properties as text in the design when there is no text placed from the selected properties
  • Update

    (Enabled when you modify the value of properties in the Edit Item dialog) Allows you to save any changes made to the item type properties.
  • Update and Place Field

    (Available when the Display Text ON/OFF toggle is ON and values of the properties are modified) – Allows you to update and place modified values as text.
Cancel Exits the dialog without saving any changes made.
Note: (Technology Preview) You can edit the value of text driven by Item Type property in the Edit Item Dialog. The dialog opens when you double click on the Text Field associated with an Item type. You can also view and edit the Item Type Text in the Edit Item dialog available in the Attach Item Dialog properties section.