MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Data Points

A data point is graphic input that, depending on the context:

  • Designates a point in a design (for element placement or selection, for example).
  • Designates the view in which it is entered (for fitting or updating, for example).
  • Accepts an operation (deleting an element, for example), rather than rejecting it.

In MicroStation PowerDraft, you do not need first to select a view to work in. You can place and manipulate elements in any open view. This aspect of MicroStation PowerDraft is so powerful that you can even begin placing an element in one view and finish placing it in another view.

Note: MicroStation PowerDraft offers a variety of more precise techniques for entering a data point: