MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Place Active Point

Used to place the Active Point. An active point is used as a reference or monument point in the design plane. It can consist of a cell from the attached cell library, a text character, a symbol, or a line with no (zero) length (a “point” element).

The Active Angle for placement is set in the Design File Settings dialog. The Active Scale for cell placement is also set in the Design File Settings dialog. The Active Font, Text Height, and Text Width for character placement are set in the Text Styles dialog.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Drawing > Home > Placement > Points split button
  • Toolbox: Points

Point Type Sets the Active Point type:
  • Element — A zero-length line (point element), which is displayed as a dot.
  • Character — A character in the Active Font (or a symbol if the Active Font is a symbol font).
  • Cell — A cell (the Active Point Cell).
Character If the Active Point Type is Character, the character or symbol.
Cell If the Active Point Type is Cell, the Active Point Cell. The Active Point Cell can also be set in the Cell Library dialog.
Browse Cell(s) Opens the Cell Library dialog for setting an Active Point Cell.