Element Templates Dialog
The controls in this dialog can be used only in the open DGN file (below the blue V8 icon), unless otherwise noted. For more information, see Working with Template Groups.
|New Template Group|
|Open DGN File||
Active Element Template
icon is locked, a copy of that template is placed in the open
DGN file below the blue
The template groups and templates that you see in the left pane are available for selection in the Active Element Template icon’s drop-down list. There are some exceptions: If two template groups have the same name, or if two templates have the same name and are in template groups having the same name, the template or template group in the DGN library that is processed first will appear in the Active Element Template icon’s drop-down list. This situation will occur if you place an element using a template from a DGN library while the Active Element Template icon is locked. When you do this the DGN library template is added to the open DGN file, creating two template groups with the same name, containing two templates with identical names.
|Available DGN libraries||MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable) appear in the left pane below gray V8 icons and the names of the DGN libraries.|
|Pop-up menu for the open DGN file|| Right-clicking the open DGN file presents a list of
actions that you can perform on the open DGN file.
|Pop-up menu for template groups|| Right-clicking a template group presents a list of
actions that you can perform on the selected template group.
|Pop-up menu for templates|| Right-clicking a template presents a list of
actions that you can perform on the selected template.
|Pop-up menu for DGN library files||Right-clicking the DGN library presents the following options:|
groups and templates appear in the Properties pane when the template group or
template is selected.
Right-clicking in the gray area below the existing properties presents the Add pop-up menu, which allows you to add more properties to the selected template. This has the same effect as right-clicking a template and selecting Add from the pop-up menu.
If you add a Point Settings property to a template, you define it in the Define Active Point dialog .
Used to import data from an XML file to create templates, detailing symbol styles, custom toolboxes, custom tools, tasks, and custom menus. Data can be imported from multiple files. Opens the Import XML Data from File dialog.
Used to export template, detailing symbol style, custom toolbox, custom tool, task, and custom menu data from a DGN library to an XML file. Opens the Export XML Data dialog.
|File > <configured DGN libraries>|| If the
MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable
is defined, lists the files in the configured DGN libraries. Choosing one of
the files closes the open DGN file and opens the selected file.
If the MS_GUIDGNLIBLIST configuration variable is set differently from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable, these files are listed as well. If you have created a personal DGN library, this file is listed, too.
|Utilities > Update Templates from Library|| Used to update local templates that were copied from
DGN libraries to the open DGN file. If the corresponding template in the DGN
libraries was changed, running this menu item updates the local template and
updates all elements associated with the template in the open DGN file.
|Utilities > Update Selected Elements|| Used to update the symbology of all elements in the
active selection set that are associated with local templates. If you had used
a template while placing elements and had manually changed the elements'
symbology so that it no longer matches the template, you can use this menu item
to update the elements so that they match the template again. Running this menu
item updates only the selected elements that are associated with local
templates. If an element that is not associated with a template happens to be
selected when this menu item is run, its symbology will not change.
Used to generate an HTML report on all the template, detailing symbol style, custom toolbox, custom tool, task, and custom menu data in the open DGN file. Opens the Generate HTML Report dialog.