MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Manipulating References

You can manipulate references with the standard manipulation tools, or you can perform these tasks with tools specifically designed for reference manipulation.

Whichever method you employ, the manipulation is for the reference attachment as a whole. You cannot manipulate individual elements in a reference. In order to manipulate elements in a reference, the referenced model must be active.

Tip: When you change the active model to a referenced model by selecting File > Open, it will appear as it was saved (File > Save Settings). However, there are two simple methods to activate a reference while maintaining the current view orientation:
  • Temporarily activate the referenced model in-place. Use this method when you need to snap to elements in the active model.
  • Make the referenced model the active model by exchanging to it. Use this method when you need to focus only on that model.