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Converting from AutoCAD to Microstation

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Guest ryan

I am trying to convert dwgs from an AutoCAD 2000 to Microstation format. If you know how or have any sudgestions, please let me know. Thank you,

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Mr T

Probably 'save as' a lower version ie release 12 ?

 

Nick

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Guest robfowler

I don't know Microstation's capabilities but if it can import DXF files then you could do a "Save As" out of AutoCAD in DXF format and then import it into Microstation.

 

Rob.

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Guest robfowler

Beat me to it by 3 mins Nick - and that was only because I got shouted through the house to see a bit on the news!

 

Rob.

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Guest robfowler

That post is a brilliant link and the mirror material works great.

 

It's sure to get the AH kids some brownie points!

 

Thanks again for the link.

 

Rob.

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DEBRA

I get a lot of auto cad lite files and they will not open in Microstation. help

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SLW210

What types of files can you import? What version of Microstation?

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SLW210

What is the file extension?

 

We still need more information about the files.

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DEBRA

DGN and DWG are the only ones I know about

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DEBRA

I forgot to tell you the version of Micro Station 08.09.04.51 I think

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SLW210

That helps, but what are the file extensions on the files you are trying to open?

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DEBRA

Intellicad.dwg

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SLW210
Intellicad.dwg

 

Well even though it is a .dwg file if it is an intellicad .dwg i am not sure if it will open in Microstation. You might see if someone can open it in AutoCAD then save it.

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DEBRA

Thank you

So it sounds like I would be better off just when I ask for cad files I specify DGN format. But when I ask do I need to request that reference file be attached or is that only apply to Auto cad .DWG files?

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SLW210

AutoCAD can export to V8 and V7 DGN, if they are using Intellicad I have know idea what to tell you. You might try using .dxf, pretty sure Microstation can use that.

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envisioncad

Debra, the version of MicroStation you are using XM 08.09.04.51 supports DXF and DWG 11-2008. The dwg file might be 2009 or later. MicroStation can reference DWG files but if you are having difficulty opening them you will have a problem referencing them.

MS-XM_DWGversion.png

 

HTH,

Bob Mecham

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DEBRA

Thank you I will request that next time and give it a try

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Fastdraft

I convert a lot of AutoCAD drawings to Microstation V8 or higher (if that is the version you are trying to use) and i always open the drawing in AutoCAD and save it out as AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 DWF (*.dxf) file, then I open Microstation and reference that .dwf file in, then I merge the .dwf into Microstation. After that it should be a microstation file, you might have to scale the file a little but it works great (usually have to scale by a factor of 12)

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