ProjectWise Administrator Help

Attribute Exchange for MicroStation

The attribute exchange feature of ProjectWise lets you link tags in MicroStation documents with ProjectWise properties. When you place a linked tag inside a MicroStation document, the value of the corresponding ProjectWise property is displayed. Typically attribute exchange is used for title blocks in integrated MicroStation, but you can place linked tags anywhere in your MicroStation documents. The link works in both directions, so that you can modify the value of a property in ProjectWise and then update its linked tag in integrated MicroStation, or you can modify the value of a linked tag from integrated MicroStation and then enter a key-in from MicroStation that updates the value of the corresponding property in ProjectWise.

To set up attribute exchange for MicroStation, you must:

  1. In ProjectWise Administrator, set up attribute exchange rules for MicroStation. This involves creating an attribute class and adding attributes to it.
  2. On users' computers, install ProjectWise Explorer with iDesktop Integration support for MicroStation.
  3. In integrated MicroStation, create a tag set that matches the corresponding attribute class in ProjectWise Administrator (which you set up in step 1).