PipeTagger: a MicroStation Application

PipeTagger™ CONNECT Edition is an AddIn or App that adds functionality to Bentley Systems MicroStation® CONNECT. It's a tool for architects, engineers, planners and technicians.

PipeTagger Reports & Tables

PipeTagger delegates the manufacture of its reports and tables to MicroStation. MicroStation provides an Item Types reporting tool. From the reporting tool, you can create a table for placement as a DGN graphic element.

PipeTagger Reports

PipeTagger CONNECT Edition does a very specific job, which is to monitor lines and record their lengths. It makes it easy to create Reports from those same data. When you want a report, PipeTagger sends a request to MicroStation's Reports dialog to display a report. The report is composed with a combination of PipeTagger's ID and Purpose Items and each linear element's length property.

MicroStation Reports Dialog

You can report both the measured length and a converted length, using different metrics. That is, if your DGN model master units are metres, then the reported length is metres. If you choose in addition to show an alternative length measurement, such as feet, then those values can also be added to your report.

The report illustrated below shows the formatted length and perimeter measurements in the DGN model's master units, which are metres. The report also shows alternative metrics where the alternative (alt) length is shown in yards.

PipeTagger Tables (Schedules)

MicroStation Table

PipeTagger CONNECT Edition makes it easy to create Tables from those same data. When you request a table, PipeTagger first sends a request to MicroStation's Reports dialog to create a report. Next, it requests the Reports dialog to create a MicroStation table. The table is created and you then place the table in the usual way as a DGN element.

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