With regard to saving your work, MicroStation saves each change to the active model in the open DGN file — that is, your drawing — as it is made. You need only "manually" save changes to DGN file settings.
User preference settings are available to change MicroStation’s operation with regard to saving design changes and DGN file settings changes.
A floppy disk icon is shown in the status bar while there are unsaved changes.
is open has the same effect as choosing Save As
If the preference Automatically Save Design Changes is on (the default) in the Operation category
of the Preferences dialog, MicroStation
saves design changes automatically. You can control the frequency of automatic saves by setting the configuration variable MS_DGNAUTOSAVE
in the Configuration Variables dialog (
"Save As" and Backup
When you choose Save As from the File tab, you can save the open DGN file with a different name, in a different directory, on a different drive. MicroStation also closes the open DGN file and opens the newly saved DGN file.
You can specify a different default so that keying in BACKUP
creates a backup copy in a different directory, on a different drive, or even on a drive connected to a different system on your network. Here are some examples:
| To, by default
|| Set the configuration variable MS_BACKUP to
| Save backups in the "/temp" directory
| Give backups the extension ".tmp"
Any part of a file specification included in a BACKUP
key-in overrides the corresponding part of MS_BACKUP