Easily trim elements using the Trim Element tool.
By Bob Knepp of American Electric Power, Gahanna, Ohio
Do you have new users that don’t really get the IntelliTrim tool yet? Here is an easy way to trim several elements very quickly using the MicroStation Trim Element command along with the PowerSelector tool. [Note: You can also use the regular Element Selection tool to select multiple elements. Just hold down the <Ctrl> key while you select your elements.]
- First, pick the PowerSelector tool and select the elements you want to trim.
- Next, click on the Trim Elements tool.
You will notice that once you select the Trim Elements tool, the selected elements will no longer be “highlighted.” Don’t worry, that’s okay!
- Next, click on the portion of the element you want to trim.
Once you are done, you do not have to deselect the elements. They are automatically dropped from the selection set. That’s it!