MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

To Crop an Image Using an Existing Fence or Closed Element

  1. Do one of the following:

    Use the Place Fence tool ( Drawing > Home > Selection > Fence Tools split button) to place a fence defining the clipping boundary for the image.


    Place an element to define the clipping boundary.

  2. Select the Clip tool ( Drawing > Attach > Raster ).

  3. In the tool settings, set Method to Fence or Element, as appropriate, and Mode to Clip Boundary.

    Fence is an available option only if a fence is present in the design.

  4. If more than one raster image is attached, identify the image to be clipped.
  5. Do one of the following:

    Accept the fence as the clipping polygon.


    Identify the element to use as the clipping polygon and accept with a second data point.

    The image is clipped to the shape of the fence or element.

    Image with fence or element defined (left) and after clipping (right).

Using the same procedures as those above, for clipping boundaries, you can mask an area of a raster image. This can be used to place some text describing the image, for example. For these operations, you simply set Mode to Clip Mask.