MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Text Toolbox

The tools in the Text toolbox are used to place text, modify existing text elements, and fill in "enter data" fields.

All tools in a toolbox are not always visible by default. To see all tools, right-click in the toolbox and select Show All from the menu.

To Select in the Text toolbox
Place text in the design.


Fill in empty text nodes.

Place Text
Place a note.

Place Note
Edit a text or text node element to replace, add, or delete characters.

Edit Text
Review text or text node elements for spelling errors.

Spell Checker
Change the case of text or text node elements.

Change Text Case
Display the attributes of a text or text node element.

Display Text Attributes
Set the active text settings the same as the attributes of a text element.

Match Text Attributes
Change selected text-specific element attributes of a text or tag element(s).

Change Text Attributes
Place empty text nodes to be filled with text later.

Place Text Node
Used to place a table in the model.
Place Table
Copy and increment a text element that contains numbers.

Copy and Increment Text
Copy the contents of one enter data field to another.

Copy Enter Data Field
Copy and increment the contents of an enter data field that contains numbers into another enter data field.

Copy and Increment Enter Data Field
Fill in or change an enter data field.

Fill In Single Enter Data Field
Fill in all enter data fields in a view.

Automatic Fill In Enter Data Fields
Update all fields in text in the active model.

Update All Fields
Convert the text characters in a text element to the individual elements that are used to draw the characters.

Drop Text
Attach, edit, change, review, and delete element tags.

Tags toolbox
Change the justification of an enter data field. Use the JUSTIFY key-in.
Manually update fields in text. Use the FIELD UPDATE key-in.
Tip: You can define text styles that, when selected, automatically adjust the active text settings for text placement.