View Full Version : Microstation V8 to V7 conversion problems
11th Oct 2010, 03:17 pm
I have some CAD files in V8. when i save these files to V7 format (to handover to a client who only has V7) it drops the reference files. is there a way i can save into v7 and keep the reference files. (these reference files will be v7 also)
any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
12th Oct 2010, 09:13 pm
Hi diarmuid, what do you mean they drop the reference files. Are the reference files not converted to v7 or are the reference file paths not found when opened in v7?
I have attached a screen shot of the additional options that can be set when saving as a v7 format.
13th Oct 2010, 07:48 am
is it possible to convert Microstation v8 cell library to V7 cell library?
13th Oct 2010, 01:37 pm
bijoyvm, sorry there is no automatic "easy button" to convert a v8 cell library back to a v7 cell. You will need to create the v7 cell library from scratch in v7. How many cells do you have to have?
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15th Nov 2010, 02:55 am
While you cannot convert a V7 library back, you can convert a file with all cells plotted in it and then with some MDL programs, write the cells back out to a cell library. There is a cellutil.ma that plots cells to a file in a booklet form, and a cellx MDL that will write out the cells to a library. You'll need the v8 version of the cellutil program and the v7 version of cellx.
15th Nov 2010, 08:31 am
form where can I download Cellutil.ma or cellx.ma
15th Nov 2010, 07:10 pm
I Googled cellutil and found a V7 version with source code and a V8i version. That's on their community pages.
CellX used to be included with the preV8 install under the MDL examples.
16th Nov 2010, 02:02 am
Is the CellUtil the same one included as a dotNET example in the Microstation SDK?
16th Nov 2010, 02:29 am
I do not know.
I've been too busy getting up to speed on my Land Desktop and AutoCAD skills to spend much time looking at MicroStation code.
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