Before saw how a cadastral quadrant mesh is generated, now let's see how to make the coordinate grid with a CAD application ... yes, that which ArcView and Manifold make very easy. Also with AutoCAD you can To do using CivilCAD.
In this case we will see how to do it with Microstation Geographics, which many users do not know what the system does; warning, this does not normal Microstation.
1. You must have a projection system assigned.
To see how the projection is assigned or changed, you can see The previous post.
2. Defining the Quadrant
In my case I have this map, I already created the quadrant, just like analyze In the post dedicated to it.
3. The main configuration buttons
To activate the panel to configure the mesh, we select tools / coordinate system / utilities. then we activate the first icon (grid generation parameters).
Here are configured the desired characteristics, see the main buttons, these can be changed at any point in the process:
The frame. This is done with the upper icon «Neat Line» Neat line serves to frame
Ref = Lat / long. This is because in the reference coordinate system I enabled it
Ref = Master. These are the coordinates that are primary, they are also configured as we explained in that post.
Generate. This button is to generate the grid, I recommend that you use it until you have configured the characteristics.
In the section called «Components» you can activate or deactivate the labels you want to configure or deactivate
The option "Deltas" is to define if the grid will be based on a defined distance (for example a UTM mesh Of 1000 x 1000 mts.) Or a mesh every 30 seconds.
The Increments option is used to define whether the mesh will go from multiples of the grid or from the lower left corner of the quadrant (origin)
In Appearance it is possible to define if the generated elements will go by a symbology of the level or by attributes (features) of the project of Geographics.
4. The other configurations are a practical ... not by trial and error but at ease with what is to be generated in the end. In this ArcView y manifold they beat any CAD tool, but no way is what Microstation Geographics V8 does.
Cut Line. It is used to configure the frame that cuts
Grid Frame. To configure the mesh
labels. To define the texts, if you want the coordinates at the corners (NL Corner), at the edges of the grid (Grid Line), At the crosshairs of the intersections of the grid (Tick Marck), text sizes, styles, decimals , degree format ... blah, blah, blah
Neat line. To indicate the frame that defines the mesh and that contains the zone to grid: it is advisable to choose the option 4 points because It is not an exact rectangle.
The grid. These are configured with the following templates; Grid lines to define the symbology of the grid, Cross Ticks for the intersection crosshairs, Tick Marks for the border lines.
When you have everything defined, «Generate» is applied, all the elements are vector and are stored in the levels (layers) configured, if they are generated again they are replaced.
Finally the map remains so, although I admit it, there are other forms of Map with a map. The outer border is not formed in this process, it can be generated as a cell or as a layout (models)