AreaAnnotator: a MicroStation Application

AreaAnnotator™ CONNECT Edition is an AddIn or App that adds functionality to Bentley Systems MicroStation® CONNECT. It's a tool for Architects, Engineers and Planners.

AreaAnnotator facilitates annotatation of areas

AreaAnnotator provides its own set of key-in commands. Once AreaAnnotator is loaded, those commands can be used to start actions by AreaAnnotator.

The MicroStation key-in to start AreaAnnotator is
mdl load AreaAnnotator

When AreaAnnotator is loaded, you will see its tool box …

AreaAnnotator Tool Box

AreaAnnotator Key-In Commands

There are several types of commands provided by AreaAnnotator …

Actions

Interactive Action Commands
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR TAG SINGLE Tag a single shape Attaches Item Types data and adds a text label
ANNOTATOR TAG REMOVE Removes Item Types data and deletes label
ANNOTATOR TAG QUERY Query a shape for its data Read but don't modify AreaAnnotator data
ANNOTATOR TAG AREATYPE Modify only the AreaType value Works with Fences and Selection Sets
ANNOTATOR TAG PURPOSE Modify only the Purpose value Works with Fences and Selection Sets

Bulk Action Commands
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR TAG MULTI START Tag multiple shapes Attaches Item Types and labels to multiple shapes on a specified level

See the Advanced AreaAnnotator page for more information about Purpose, AreaType and tagging multiple shapes.

Reports & Tables

Reports & Tables
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR REPORT CREATE Start MicroStation's Report tool Uses a pre-defined report template
ANNOTATOR TABLE CREATE Start MicroStation's Table tool

Settings

Settings Dialog
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR DIALOG SETTINGS Pop the AreaAnnotator Settings dialog

AreaAnnotator Settings Dialog
Settings Commands
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR SET TEXTSTYLE Set the Text Style used to create labels
ANNOTATOR SET ACCURACY Set the decimal accuracy when composing an area label
ANNOTATOR SET PURPOSE XML Set the name of the XML file that provides a list of Purpose
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG ID Include the ID Item in a label
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG PURPOSE Include the Purpose Item in a label
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG AREA Include the area in a label
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG AREATYPE Include the AreaType in a label
ANNOTATOR SET AREATYPE XML Set the name of the XML file that provides a list of AreaType
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG ALT AREA Include the alternative area in a label
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG PERIM Include the perimeter in a label
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG ALT PERIM Include the alternative perimeter in a label
ANNOTATOR SET FLAG INCREMENT Auto-increment the ID Item
ANNOTATOR SET DELTA Set the ID increment delta (Δ) If Δ == 2 then Room 101 → Room 103
ANNOTATOR SET LEVEL Set the level name used to create labels
ANNOTATOR SET AREADECORATOR Set the units decorator used as a suffix to area measurement Units2, Square Units or Units²

Help

Help Commands
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR HELP ABOUT Pops a dialog with brief information about AreaAnnotator
ANNOTATOR HELP LICENSE Writes license information to the Message Center
ANNOTATOR HELP CFGVARS Shows the configuration variables used by AreaAnnotator
ANNOTATOR HELP DOCUMENT Shows AreaAnnotator help

HELP ABOUT pops the About AreaAnnotator dialog with brief information about the product and your license …

About AreaAnnotator Dialog

HELP DOCUMENT opens your default web browser at the AreaAnnotator web page.

File

File Commands
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR FILE EXIT Unload AreaAnnotator

License

License Dialog
Command Effect Comment
ANNOTATOR DIALOG LICENSE Pop the AreaAnnotator License dialog

AreaAnnotator License Dialog

Return to the AreaAnnotator main page

Return to the AreaAnnotator main page.