Task Comparison with MicroStation - SmartSketch - Help

SmartSketch Help

PPMProductFamily
Engineering and Schematics
PPMProduct
SmartSketch
PPMCategory
Help
Version_SPEM_custom
9.0.0
Version_SSK
9.0(2015)

This task and term comparison lists MicroStation tasks and terms and the equivalent functionality in the software.

MicroStation

SmartSketch

A

Active Depth

The active depth of a 3-D element is maintained through OLE servers as an attribute when a MicroStation file is embedded in a software file.

B

C

Cell

Symbols can be created with the software by allowing you to use OLE servers to embed or link a MicroStation cell or convert a cell library.

Command Window

The ribbon allows you to give and receive feedback when you are using a command.

Compress

It is not necessary to compress documents in the software.

D

Default

The Style Command allows you to pre-define the default settings of elements.

Data Point

The PinPoint Command is used to draw geometry.

Data Button

The software uses the left mouse button for providing input points.

Dimension Units

The Dimension Command allows you to specify the units you want to use when you place dimensions.

Dimension Format

The Dimension Command allows you to specify how your dimensions appear when you place them.

Drop Status

The Ungroup Command allows you to remove an element from a group.

Design ".dgn" file

Drawing sheets provide an area for creating and editing a drawing. Drawing sheets are part of the software document.

Dynamic Update

The software displays geometry as it is constructed. As you use a command, one end of a dynamic line is attached to a point in your drawing and the other end of the line is attached to the pointer.

E

Element Attributes

The Style Command allows you to define the attributes of elements.

F

Fence

The software provides group selection and manipulation using Select Tool and edit commands.

Font

Font support includes TrueType fonts

G

Graphics Cursor

The pointer is a screen display device that allows you to place graphics and annotations.

Graphics Screen / Graphics Window

The windows of the software allow you to create graphics and select commands. Drawing sheets are displayed in the window.

H

Handles

Handles and selection sets are highlighted when geometry is selected for modification.

Hatching

The Fill Command allows you to fill enclosed shapes with various colors or styles.

I

Identify

Select Tool allows you to identify elements for selection and manipulation.

J

K

L

Level

The Display Manager Command allows you to define layers and styles for layers.

Line style

The Style Command allows you to define the line styles of elements.

M

MicroCSL

The software allows you to program and customize.

Mirror

The Mirror Command allows you to move elements or sets of elements about a mirror point.

N

O

Origin

The PinPoint Command allows you to specify the coordinates of a point. The software Command (Tools Menu) allows you to locate positions and points on elements including elements on symbols.

P

Parameter

The software allows you to define user properties of elements and objects.

Pull-down Menus

The software has menus, shortcut menus, and toolbars for command selection.

Q

R

Real World Units

The PinPoint Command allows you to specify the coordinates of a point. You can draw on drawing sheets and then scale to real-world units.

Relative Coordinates

The PinPoint Command allows you to specify the coordinates of a point.

Reset Button

Reset by releasing a button or by selecting a new command.

S

Screen Menu

The software has menus, shortcut menus, and toolbars for command selection.

Seed File

Templates allow you to define variables and settings for a new drawing.

T

Tags

The software provides a mechanism for using database features.

Tentative Snap

Points on elements as you draw such as midpoints and end points.

U

The SmartSketch Command (Tools Menu) allows you to locate the key

UCS (User Coordinate System) Icon

The PinPoint Command allows you to specify the coordinates of a point.

Update

Windows are automatically refreshed as you draw.

V

View

Views are used to display the information in a window. Windows display drawings from a particular viewpoint.

W

Working Units

The software allows you to specify the working units you want to use when you draw.

X

Y

Z

Z Depth

The z value of a 3-D element is maintained as an attribute through OLE servers when a MicroStation file is embedded into a software file.

Zoom

The Zoom Out Command and Zoom Area Command allow you to increase or decrease the display of the graphics in a drawing. The Fit Command changes the display of a window to display all elements.