By Larry Shields, Graphics Designer at Stanley Consultants in Muscatine, Iowa
If there is a particular area in a design file that you want so see as a reference file, then go into the file you will attach, zoom in to the area you want to see and save that view by using the key in "sv=(name of saved view)". Be sure to include the parentheses and not the quotes.
Now go into the master file you want to attach the view to. Open the "Reference Files" dialog box in MicroStation. When the "Attach Reference File" dialog box comes up, select the "Saved Views" name you gave it.
Then, place the attachment where you want it. This works great when you only want to reference a certain area of a design file and nothing else.