MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Place Fence

Used to place a fence.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Drawing > Home > Selection > Fence Tools split button
  • Ribbon: Admin > Home > Selection > Fence Tools split button
  • Toolbox: Fence

Fence Type When the Fence Type is:
  • Block, Shape, or Circle — Sets the geometric characteristics of a fence for graphical placement.
  • Element — Lets you create a fence by selecting an element. Elements that can be used for a fence include closed planar elements (shapes, circles, ellipses, complex shapes, grouped holes), any solid (other than spheres or feature solids) or closed extrusion, or cylinders. If a planar element is used in a 3D file, then the volume is applied by sweeping the planar region through the entire model.
  • From View — Sets a fence to include the contents of the selected view.
  • From File — Sets a fence to include the contents of a DGN file. An option menu lets you choose from:
    • Active — elements in the active model from a selected view.
    • All — elements in the active model and its references, from a selected view.
    • Choose — elements from a selected reference (or the active model), which you identify by selecting an element from the required model/reference.
  • From Flood — Sets a fence to include the (minimum) area enclosed by a set of elements.
Fence Mode Sets the Fence (Selection) Mode that, in conjunction with the fence placement, defines the fence contents for manipulation .

Expands the tool settings to reveal the named fence tools.
Named fence tools Clicking the Expand arrow expands the tool settings to reveal the named fence tools.
  • Activate Named Fence — Makes the named fence (selected in the list box) the active fence.
  • Create Named Boundary from Active Fence — Creates a named boundary from the selected fence.
  • Named Boundaries — Opens the Named Boundaries dialog.
  • List box - The list box contains following columns:
    • Name - Lists the name of the named boundary.
    • Description - Allows you to enter description for the named boundary.
    • Display - Allows you to toggle on and off the display of a named boundary.
Note: Selecting Place Fence automatically disables AccuDraw if it was not already disabled. To activate AccuDraw for use with Place Fence, select the Toggle AccuDraw tool (Drawing > Drawing Aids > AccuDraw).
Tip: If, after placing a fence but before selecting another tool, you decide the fence placement is unsatisfactory, simply Reset to begin re-placing it.