Configuration File Settings for MicroStation Translation - SmartSketch - Help

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The itmstn.ini configuration file is delivered with the Translators option. This configuration file is used by translators and provides the capability for customizing the process of translation between the software and a MicroStation document.

Most of the options found in the itmstn.ini file are accessible through the various tabs on the MicroStation Import Options Dialog Box and the MicroStation Export Options Dialog Box. It is recommended that options modified directly in the .ini file be done so only by an experienced user at his/her own risk.

The following table defines the .ini settings, along with any corresponding default values:

[Name of the Section]/ Name of the Setting

Description

Import

Export

Default

Value

1

[Options]

2

Seed File

Name of a seed file used for export

Yes

Yes

File name

3

Enable Logging

If set, a log file will be created

Yes

Yes

0

0/1

4

Read Default Units

Sets the default units for foreign format

Yes

Yes

0

59=m; 61=mm; 62=cm; 63=km; 64=in; 65=ft; 66=yd; 67=mil

5

Template File

Sets the document that will be used as a template when importing foreign data.

Yes

Yes

File name

6

Symbol Template File

Sets the symbol file that will be used as a template when importing foreign data.

Yes

N/A

File name

7

Dissolve Symbol to Groups

A flag that indicates whether or not to dissolve parametric and multi- representation symbols to groups.

Yes

Yes

0

0/1

8

Ignore Sheet Scale

If set to 1, the file translated into RAD is fit to the sheet size by adjusting the sheet scale.

Yes

N/A

1

0/1

9

Processing Batch Translation

If set, progress bar dialog boxes do not display during the translation.

Yes

Yes

0

0/1

10

Attribute Sets

Names of attributes.

Yes

Yes

String consisting of attribute names delimited by semicolons.

11

Read Cell Options

Sets how the cells in MicroStation are handled. The first option translates cells into groups, whereas the second option preserves cells.

Yes

N/A

Shared Embeds

Rigid groups/ Shared Embeds

12

Import Cells2 as Symbols

Specifies that cell headers of Type 2 should be imported from MicroStation V8 files as either groups or symbols.

Yes

N/A

0

0=Type2 cell headers are imported as groups.

1=Type2 cell headers are imported as symbols

13

Write Version

Sets what version of the foreign file format is created on export.

N/A

Yes

5.0

3.x, 4.0, 4.4, 5.0, Modeler 1.0

14

Read Reference Options

Specifies options to process reference files during translation.

Yes

N/A

Translate/ Link/ Merge

15

Read Reference Paths

Specifies the paths for reference files.

Yes

N/A

Directory Name

16

Sub Units per Master Units

Sets the values to determine the size of units for the MicroStation cell file.

Yes

N/A

10

Number

17

Pos Units per Sub Units

Sets the values to determine the size of units for the MicroStation cell file.

Yes

N/A

1000

Number

18

Max Nesting  Depth

Determines how deep the translation processes the reference files.

Yes

N/A

0

Number

19

Application Text Type

Specifies details for text placement.

Yes

Yes

8

0 = Text origin is always in the upper left corner.

1 = Origin preserved.

2 = Reserved for future use.

4 = Indicates that when the text is imported from a MicroStation file that has both horizontal and vertical mirroring, then SmartSketch adds180 degrees to the existing angle. In this case, SmartSketch does not set the mirroring properties on the text to attain WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) (Import Only).

5 = Provides a combined effect of values 1 and 4

8 = Adjusts the text size on export to attain WYSIWYG (Export Only).

20

MS Resource Files

Determines the location of MicroStation resource files.

Yes

N/A

Directory name

21

Process Non- Displayable Reference Files

Determines if non-displayable reference files are translated.

Yes

Yes

1

0/1

22

Attributes as SmartText

Determines if SmartText is created from the attributes

Yes

N/A

0

0/1

23

EDF as SmartText

Determines if Tags are processed as SmartText

Yes

N/A

0

0/1

24

Stroke Reference

Determines if attached reference files are stroked on export.

N/A

Yes

0/1

25

Stroke Text

Determines if text is stroked during export.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

26

Stroke Dimension

If set, the dimension objects are stroked on export.

N/A

Yes

0/1

27

Disk-based Symbols

When set to 1, .SYM files are created for each foreign symbol during import.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

28

Ignore Non-Displayable Symbols

When set to 1, non-displayable objects are exported.

Yes

Yes

0

0/1

29

Preserve Layers on Dissolved Symbols

If set, members or symbol are exported even if their layer is turned off.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

30

Preserve MSTN UDLS Styles

When set to 0, user-defined linestyles are stroked.

Yes

Yes

0

0/1

31

Push Owner Attributes to its Children

If set to 1, RAD dynamic attributes are moved from a group (symbol) to its members.

N/A

Yes

0/1

32

Metafile to Raster DPI Resolution

Sets the dpi resolution for raster metadata during export.

N/A

Yes

350

dpi resolution

33

Stroking Tolerance

Determines the accuracy used when objects are stroked during export.

N/A

Yes

0.1

millimeters

34

Always Shift GO to Center Drawing

In case the document ranges is not larger than the .DGN file design plane but is outside of it.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

35

No Background Color

If background is white, forces it to be black (does not apply to the printout image).

N/A

Yes

0/1

36

Hatch support complexity

Supported Hatch complexity of output format.

N/A

Yes

1 (only supports a single independent hatch line with dashes and gaps)

37

Need hatch description and stroke

If true, then stroke hatch even when hatch name and description are included in symbology.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

38

Style Resource Name

Sets the style filename to be used on export.

N/A

Yes

Filename

39

Delete Symbol Definitions

If set, symbol definitions are deleted after the translation.

Yes

N/A

1

0/1

40

[Read Default View] and [Write Default View]

Yes

Yes

41

Transformation

Sets the 4x4 matrix.

Yes

Yes

identity matrix

4x4 matrix

42

Type

Yes

Yes

0

43

Name

Yes

Yes

0

44

Reference Point

Yes

Yes

0

45

Normal

Yes

Yes

0

46

Projection Vector

Yes

Yes

0

47

Active View

Yes

Yes

1

48

[Read Text Fonts] and [Write Text Fonts]

Determines the mapping of fonts between the foreign file format and RAD.

Yes

Yes

49

[Option Forms]

The following entries determine what dialog box is opened on the Foreign Data tab (Options dialog box)

50

Dll

Yes

Yes

51

Import Entry Point

Yes

N/A

52

Export Entry Point

N/A

Yes

53

[Read Widths] and [Write Widths]

Determines the mapping of the line widths between the foreign file format and RAD.

Yes

Yes

54

[Write Layers]

Determines the mapping of RAD layers to MicroStation levels.

N/A

Yes

55

Symbol Layers

Saves the level information by pushing each symbol to the level of its first graphical element.

Yes

No

0

If set to 0, it allows setting Honor Layer Display ON for Graphic cells and OFF for Point Cells.

If set to 1, it forces the Honor Layer Display to be OFF.

If set to 2, it honors the Symbol Layers = 0 setting and pushes symbols to the same level as that of its first graphical element.

If set to 3, it forces Honor Layer display to be OFF, and pushes all the symbols to the same level as that of its first graphical element.

See Also

Accuracy of MicroStation Data During Import