Getting Started with MasterPlanner

MasterPlanner™ is an AddIn or application (App) that adds functionality to Bentley Systems MicroStation® CONNECT. It's a tool for architects, landscape designers, planners and technicians.

MasterPlanner facilitates annotatation of areas

Once you've loaded MasterPlanner, key-in command MPLAN HELP DOCUMENT. That command opens your default web browser at the MasterPlanner web help page.

MasterPlanner ToolBox

After installing MasterPlanner its MicroStation toolbox becomes available. If you don't see that toolbox, consult your MicroStation administrator. You can open the toolbox using MicroStation key-in CUSTOMIZE OPEN TOOLBOX MasterPlanner …

MasterPlanner Tool Box

Each button in the toolbox starts one of MasterPlanner's more commonly-used commands. To see all the commands available with MasterPlanner, see the Command Table.

Looking at the toolbox screenshot above, here's a brief description of each tool, going from left to right.

Label Shape

Tool Box: Label Shape

Click this button to start annotating area elements. An area element is any planar (flat) closed shape. This includes MicroStation shape elements, complex shapes, ellipses and B-spline surfaces.

MasterPlanner prompts you to choose a shape. This operation is similar to other MicroStation tools that require you to identify an object. MicroStation's tool settings changes to show relevant dialog items. You can define …

Once you've adjusted the tool settings to your requirements, give a datapoint  to place the new label. This completes area annotation.

The current command remains active, waiting for you to label more areas.

Query Area Feature

Tool Box: Query Area Feature

Click this button to examine Area Features, which are annotated area elements. An Area Feature is any planar (flat) closed shape. This includes MicroStation shape elements, complex shapes, ellipses and B-spline surfaces.

This tool lets you choose only those elements that have MasterPlanner data attached.

Remove Area Feature Data

Tool Box: Delete Area Feature Data

MasterPlanner prompts you to choose an Area Feature. The shape must already be annotated with MasterPlanner data. On confirmation, MasterPlanner removes its data from the chosen element and deletes the annotation label.

Use the Label Shape command if you want to annotate that shape once again.

Create a FlexiTable Worksheet

This command starts FlexiTable™. FlexiTable shows a worksheet populated with MasterPlanner data.

Create a Report

Tool Box: Create Report

This command starts MicroStation's Report utility.

Place a Table

Tool Box: Place Table

This command starts MicroStation's Create Table from Report utility.

Settings Dialog

Tool Box: Settings Dialog

This command pops MasterPlanner's Settings dialog …

Settings Dialog

See the Settings page.

On-Line Help

Tool Box: On-Line Help

Return to the MasterPlanner main page

Return to the MasterPlanner main page.