Good morning everyone, today we are going to learn about Micromine. On this tutorial, I am going to show you how to display string file in Micromine. After you create a new string file or import string file from other GIS formats, we can display the string file in Vizex. Vizex is the term used by Micromine which is similar to Map Window in MapInfo or Canvas in QGIS. Basically, Vizex is an area where we can display our files in graphical mode.
What will you learn?
After you complete this tutorial, you will be able to :
- Display string file on Vizex
- Color code the string file
- Change the line width and other properties
- Export string file to another GIS format
- Display label the string file
Before we go through, we recommend you to read our article below:
Display String File in Micromine
I assume you already have a string file in your Micromine project. If you are having difficulties, we recommend you to download the Micromine Example Project file. This tutorial is based on the Micromine example data. Let’s start
- Open Micromine and double-click Strings from the Vizex Forms.
- Double-click file on the Input Data tab and select NVG_TOPO string file
- Specify the east, north and Z field
- Change the color from the color coding field. This option is available on the Display options tab
- Hit OK
Its pretty easy to display a string on Micromine isn’t it? Now lets jump to the next step, color code the string file.
Color Code the String and Change the line width
In Micromine, you can easily color code and change the appearance of the string file. The following video will show you how to color code the string in Micromine. The color code is based on the Rl or the Z value in the string file (NVG_TOPO). Instead of writing the steps, it is better to watch the following video I made to color code string in Vizex.
Export String to Another GIS Format
Micromine supports various GIS formats such as DXF, SHP, Tab file and many more. You can easily export a string file to another format such as DXF. Follow these steps to export a string file to SHP (Shapefile).
- Go to File | Export | CAD/GIS
- Select the string file to export
- Specify the east, north fields
- Select “ESRI Shapefile” from the file type
- Type the name for the output file and its location
- Click Run