MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Place Shape

Used to place a polygonal shape by entering a series of data points to define the vertices.

You can access this tool from the following:
  • Ribbon: Drawing > Home > Placement > Polygon Tools split button
  • Toolbox: Linear Elements

Length If on, sets segment length, in working units.
(Active) Angle If on, constrains sides to the Active Angle, which can be keyed in.
Area Active Area — Solid or Hole.
Fill Type Active Fill Type — None (no fill), Opaque (filled with Active Color), or Outlined (filled with Fill Color).
Fill Color Sets the color and optional gradient with which the shape is filled.
  • If Fill Type is Opaque, the Active Color.
  • If Fill Type is Outlined, the fill color can be different from the Active Color.
Close Element Closes a shape by connecting the first point with the last point.
Tip: The Place SmartLine tool in the Linear Elements toolbox, particularly when used in conjunction with AccuDraw, affords more flexibility for placing polygonal shapes than Place Shape.
Note: In 3D, the Place Shape tool forces the shape vertices to be planar. If non-planar data points are entered, the vertices of the shape are forced to a plane defined by the first three non-colinear vertices.