MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Place Multi-line

Used to place a planar multi-line.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Drawing > Home > Multi-lines
  • Ribbon: Drawing > Home > Placement
  • Toolbox: Multi-lines

The active multi-line definition is set in the Multi-line Styles dialog.

Place By Then the work line is Illustration
Work Line At offset position 0,0 as defined in the active multi-line definition (in the illustrations, the position of the dashed line).

Center Adjusted to be midway between the outermost component lines. If there is a component line at the center, the work line is superimposed on it.

Maximum Adjusted to be superimposed on the component line with the maximum Offset.

Minimum Adjusted to be superimposed on the component line with the minimum Offset.

In the table, the illustrations for Maximum and Minimum show the pointer when drawing from left to right. Thus, the top component line has a positive Offset, and the bottom two component lines have negative Offsets.

Style Sets the current multi-line style from a list of all available multi-line styles.
Multi-line Styles icon Opens the Multi-line Styles dialog which is used to create and modify multi-line styles.
Length If on, sets segment length, in working units.
(Active) Angle If on, constrains the multi-line to the Active Angle, which can be keyed in here as well.
Style Scale If on, the offset distances for the component lines are scaled by the amount shown.
Place By Sets the work line's position in the multi-line when placed and how the component lines are offset (see table above). The work line's position can be changed between placements of individual segments. Placing a multi-line in this manner, however, prevents you from using Association to associate vertices with other elements.

If the Match Element Attributes tool is used to make the active multi-line definition match that of the multi-line in the design, the work line is assigned the offset 0,0.

Association If on, and Snap Lock is on, any vertex in a multi-line can be associated to another element by snapping to that element.
Close Element Connects the first point of the multi-line with the last point of the multi-line.
Note: To change a multi-line's attributes to the active multi-line definition, use the Change Multi-line tool.