How to Import Macro Action Text Results?

There are many routines in TerraScan which draw features into the design file, such as Vectorize Buildings, Find Paint Lines, Road Section Parameters, Draw Slope Arrows, and Find Wires. When running these routines in a macro step the routine will instead create text files that store the drawing parameters for each feature. These text files are usually on a per block basis if one uses the appropriate variables when defining the output filenames in the macro step. These text files can then be read into MicroStation using the applicable Tools -> Read option available in the main TerraScan window.

Read / Building models

Read / Building models command reads text files that have been created in an automatic building vectorization process. It is used to draw the buildings as 3D vector models into the design file. See Vectorize buildings macro action for more information about the creation of building text files.
The building models are drawn as MicroStation cell elements into the design file. The settings in Building vectorization / Levels and Building vectorization / Model categories of TerraScan Settings determine level, color, and layout definitions of the models.

Read / Paint lines

Read / Paint lines command reads text files that have been created in an automatic vectorization process for linear paint markings on a road surface. It is used to draw the paint markings as 3D line string elements into the design file. See Find paint lines macro action for more information about the creation of paint line text files.
The line string elements are drawn on the active level using the active symbology settings of MicroStation.

Read / Section parameters

Read / Section parameters command reads text files that have been created in an automatic process for extracting road section parameters. It is used to draw the section parameter values into the design file. See Compute section parameters macro action for more information about section parameters and the creation of section parameter text files.
The section parameter values are drawn as MicroStation text and linear elements into the design file. The settings in Road section parameters category of TerraScan Settings determine level, color, text size, and unit definitions of the parameters

Read / Slope arrows

Read / Slope arrows command reads text files that have been created in an automatic process for extracting the superelevation of road lanes. It is used to draw arrows and labels into the design file. The arrows point into the direction of the slope and the labels show the gradient of the slope. See Compute slope arrows macro action for more information about slope arrows and the creation of slope arrow text files.
The slope arrows are drawn as 3D line string elements and the gradient values as text elements into the design file. The elements are drawn on the active level using the active line width, line style, and text size settings of MicroStation. The color is determined by settings in the Read slope arrows dialog.

Read / Wires

Read / Wires command reads text files that have been created in an automatic process for extracting overhead wires. See Find wires macro action for more information about automatic wire extraction in batch mode.
The wires are drawn as 3D line string elements into the design file. The line string elements are drawn on the active level using the active color, line width, and line style settings of MicroStation.

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