Working with References That Will Be Saved to DWG Files
When you are working with a DGN file that will be saved to a DWG file:
- Use settings on the Save As DWG/DXF Options dialog to control how MicroStation references will be handled in the DWG file format.
- Do not attach the active model to itself as a reference (self-reference), since the DWG file format does not support this type of reference.
- Use MicroStation's Live Nesting option, since it is compatible with AutoCAD's settings.
- You can set options in MicroStation to create references that can be saved to AutoCAD overlay attachments.
To override the default insert layer for reference attachments, set the configuration variable MS_DWGINSERTLAYER to the desired layer name. For example, assigning MS_DWGINSERTLAYER to "MSINSERT" results in the assignment of inserts to the layer "MSINSERT". If this layer does not exist, it will automatically be created.
MS_DWGINSERTLAYER is used to override the default insert layer for normal (unshared) cells as well as reference attachments.