MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition is an AddIn or App that adds functionality to Bentley Systems MicroStation® CONNECT. It's a tool for architects, planners and technicians.
MasterPlanner simplifies the task of tagging a MicroStation DGN shape element. By tagging, we mean attaching MasterPlanner data to a MicroStation DGN shape element. Once tagged, your shape becomes an Area Feature. An Area Feature has both geometry and business data relevant to a Land Parcel or Lot.
Design an annotation cell in your corporate style, and add SmartText where you want Item Type data to be substituted. The template can include graphics and text, but most importantly should contain SmartText that will be updated automatically by MasterPlanner. Use that DGN cell as an annotation template. MasterPlanner automatically connects your Area Feature data to the cell's text fields.
MasterPlanner harvests your data and presents it in a worksheet. You can sort and filter the worksheet, export it to Excel, and place it as a Table in your DGN model.
One of MasterPlanner's properties is Building Density and another is Building Count. Building Density is a number that you supply, usually depending on the nature of the land parcel (e.g. residential, commercial, industrial etc.). MasterPlanner will calculate Building Count automatically from the Building Density and the area of the tagged parcel.
MicroStation CONNECT Update 14 will enable Item Type property expressions. When that technology is implemented, MasterPlanner will be able to calculate buiding count automatically.
You can search for Area Features using MasterPlanner's Search tool. The search tool lets you find land parcels tagged with matching data.
You can categorise Land Parcels by adding them to a MicroStation Named Group. There is a number of MicroStation tools that work with Named Groups.
Read the Getting Started section for a quick introduction to MasterPlanner.
Read the Commands section to see MasterPlanner's key-in commands.
Visit the download page to register your interest in MasterPlanner CONNECT Edition and download the installer.
LA Solutions' MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition is licensed software. When you first install MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition we grant you automatically a 30-day evaluation license. To continue using MasterPlanner™ CONNECT Edition you must purchase a license. You may purchase one license, multiple licenses or a site license. Discounts are available for multiple license purchases.