Raster Manager Dialog
- Ribbon: dialog launcher
- Toolbox: Raster Control
- Toolbox: Primary Tools
- Default Function key menu: <Ctrl+F3>
You can dock the Raster Manager dialog to the top or bottom edge of the application window.
The dialog shows the Hierarchy pane and the Image List box, as well as a set of icons to manage file priorities, to access raster tools and to manage the display of rasters.
|Raster Control icons|
|Raster Display icons|
|Image list box|| Displays the File Name, Description, Read-Only status and Model of origin for all attached files. The Plane, Quick Info, Logical Name, Inherit GeoCS from Model, Draping, Security, Level, Display Priority, Geo Priority, Coordinate System, Display Gamma, Print Gamma, and Status fields can also be added to the menu bar by using the contextual (right-click) menu. When there is enough room, the name and path are shown. Columns can be dragged to change their order.
The Plane column allows you to select which plane (Background, Design or Foreground) the rasters will display in. It is possible to change this information when using a multiple selection. When a multiple selection is used, the value of the first raster of the list is displayed in the edit dialog. By default this column is the first to the left and is turned ON. The image list panel is now divided in three sections, that is, one section per plane.
You can change the display sequence by dragging a file to a different position in the list. The display sequence of the raster images follow these rules:
Resizing the dialog changes the size of this list box, letting you display as many image filenames as you require. When the number of files in the list exceeds the number of lines displayed, a scroll bar lets you scroll through the list.
One or more files can be selected from the list. When more than one file is selected, the information provided by the text fields, in the lower part of the dialog, applies to the first file of the list.
Double-clicking a filename opens the Properties dialog.
Right-clicking a highlighted file name opens the Raster contextual menu, which lets you perform many of the actions that are available in the Raster Manager dialog's File, Display and Utilities menus.
When right-clicking on multi-page rasters, the "Change Page" menu item is added to the contextual menu. Use to change the page of a multi-page raster attachment.
|View buttons||Numbered push buttons let you define in which view(s) to display the raster reference(s).|
|Tint icon|| For colored images, the Tint Color setting is used to add a tint to the colors in the raster image.
|Transparency icon|| For colored images, the Transparency setting is used to set a transparent color for the raster reference. The selected color in the raster image then becomes transparent, when the Transparent setting is enabled.
For monochrome images, the Background Color setting is used to set the background color of the raster file.
The chosen transparency color also is used as a fill color when clipping raster images.
|Swap Background icon|| For monochrome images, the Foreground Color setting controls the color of foreground items and the Background Color setting is used to set the background color of the raster file. Use this tool to invert the Foreground and Background colors.
The chosen background color is used as a fill color when clipping raster images.
|File > New > WMS||Opens the WMS Map Editor dialog , which lets you create a new map definition file.|
|File > New > Image Server||Opens the Image Server Settings dialog, which lets you define the new image server settings.|
|File > Attach > Raster|| Performs the same function as the
tool. Opens the
Attach Raster Reference dialog
, which lets you attach raster image files to the active DGN file.
|File > Attach > WMS||Opens the Attach Raster Reference dialog , which lets you attach WMS files to the active DGN file. The WMS is always attached as read-only and cannot be placed interactively. The Attachment Properties dialog always displays. WMS Geo Priority is always set to "Raster Header".|
|File > Attach > From Image Server||Opens the Attach Raster Reference dialog , which lets you attach raster files from the available image servers.|
|File > Attach > ECWP Image Server||Opens the Open ECWP dialog, which lets you attach ECW files from an ECWP Image Server to the active DGN file. The ECW is always attached as read-only and cannot be placed interactively. The Attachment Properties dialog always displays. The Open ECWP dialog keeps the history of the URL used to attach ECW files from ECWP Image servers.|
|File > Attach > Bing Maps||Opens the Raster Attachment Options dialog which is used to attach a layer from Bing Maps as a raster in the Raster Manager.|
|File > Detach|| Detaches the selected raster reference(s).
|File > Detach All|| Detaches all raster image files.
|File > Reload|| Refreshes the selected raster file(s), using the current data of the file(s).
|File > Save As…|| Opens the Save Raster As dialog, which lets you save the currently selected image in another format. This item is disabled if more than one raster image file is selected.
|File > Import > Raster Save Set||Opens the Import Bentley I/RAS B Raster Save Set dialog, an standard file selection dialog which is used to select a Raster Save Set to import. By default, Files of Type is set to Raster Save Set files (*.rst). The controls in this dialog are analogous to those in the Open dialog.|
|File > Batch Convert|| Opens the Raster Convert dialog, which lets you convert one or more raster files to a new format.
|Edit > Transform||Provides access to the Transform Raster tool, which lets you modify the selected raster reference.|
|Edit > Move|| Performs the same functions as the raster
tool. Lets you move an image to a new location.
|Edit > Scale|| Performs the same functions as the raster
tool. Lets you change the proportionate dimensions of an image.
|Edit > Rotate|| Performs the same functions as the raster
tool. Lets you rotate an image.
|Edit > Mirror|| Performs the same functions as the raster
tool. Lets you mirror the selected raster image file horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Additionally, you can specify the location of the axis about which the image is mirrored.
|Edit > Warp|| Performs the same functions as the raster
tool. Lets you adjust the size and shape of a raster image with a combination of move, scale, rotate, and skew options.
|Edit > Clip|| Performs the same functions as the raster
tool. Lets you crop a raster image, or define a masked area.
|Edit > Unclip||Performs the same functions as the raster Unclip tool. Lets you remove one or more clipping polygons from a raster image.|
|Edit > Modify Clip|| Performs the same functions as the
tool. Lets you modify a clipping polygon graphically.
|View > Show Hierarchy||If on, the tree view is visible.|
|View > Flat Mode||The rasters of all sub-folder will be listed.|
|View > Background Plane||If on, the image(s) in the background plane will be displayed in the list box.|
|View > Design Plane||If on, the image(s) in the design plane will be displayed in the list box.|
|View > Foreground Plane||If on, the image(s) in the foreground plane will be displayed in the list box.|
|Display > Bring to Front|| Performs the same function as the
Bring to Front
tool, with Action set to To Front. Brings the selected image(s) to the front of the display stack.
|Display > Send to Back|| Performs the same function as the
Send to Back
tool, with Action set to To Back. Sends the selected image(s) to the back of the display stack.
|Display > Bring Forward||Performs the same function as the Bring to Front tool, with Action set to One Step. Brings the selected image one step forward (up) in the display stack.|
|Display > Send Backward||Performs the same function as the Send to Back tool, with Action set to One Step. Sends the selected image one step backward (down) in the display stack.|
|Display > Fit Rasters to View|| Performs the same function as the
Fit to View
tool, with Mode set to Selected Rasters. Fits the selected images to a view, which is defined with a data point.
|Display > Fit All Rasters to View|| Performs the same function as the
Fit to View
tool, with Mode set to All Rasters. Fits all images to a view, which is defined with a data point.
|Display > Actual Resolution (1:1)|| Displays the selected image at its resolution scale (1:1). A data point defines the center point of the view. (When only one image is opened, it is selected).
Performs a similar function as the Actual Resolution 1:1 tool, which lets you select interactively the raster image to fit.
|Display > Enhance Binary||Turn on to enhance the display of binary raster attachments when the view is zoomed out and causes loss of detail in display.|
|Display > Annotations > Explore|| Display the content of annotations.
All the annotation bullets are displayed even if the "Show" toggle is off. Move the cursor of the Explore Annotation tool over the selection region of an annotation, the selection region is highlighted. The annotation content is only visible when a data point is entered into the annotation selection region.
|Display > Annotations > Show||Turn on or off the display of annotations bullets.|
|Settings > Update Sequence||Opens the Update Sequence dialog , which lets you change the display order whenever a view update is involved.|
|Settings > Cache Manager||Opens the Cache Manager dialog, which is used to manage raster image cache files generated on your hard disk.|
|Settings > Image Servers|| Opens the Image Server Settings dialog , which lets you create new server configuration files or modify existing server configuration files.
The Image Server utility requires that a Bentley publishing server be installed.
|Settings > Annotations||Opens the Annotations Settings dialog which lets you set the color to use and the percentage of transparency for the dynamic highlight of annotations.|
|Utilities > Edit WMS||Opens the WMS Map Editor dialog, which lets you create or edit a map definition file.|
|Utilities > Layers||Opens the Layer Display dialog, which lets you access the available layers.|
|Utilities > Coordinate System > Select From Library||Allows you to select a coordinate system from the predefined library supplied with the product.|
|Utilities > Coordinate System > Delete||Deletes the specified coordinate system.|
|Utilities > Transparency||Opens the Transparency dialog, which allows you to determine the transparency settings for the selected raster.|
|Utilities > File Name||Opens the File Name dialog allowing to enter or select a name for the selected raster.|
|Utilities > Contrast Brightness||Used to adjust the contrast and brightness for the display of raster image files attached to the design file.|