To Update a Parametric Cell in a DGN with a Newer Version Having Updated Item Type and Parametric Information
In a DGN if you wish to upgrade a placed parametric cell with a newer version of it, having updated Item Types information you can do so using the Update from Library tool in the Cell Library dialog. All updated information including parametric information (variables and variations), and Item Types information, will display once the newer version of the cell is placed in the DGN. The existing older instances of the cell will also be updated to display the latest information.
- Open the Cell Library dialog ( ).
- Attach the cell library file containing the newer version of the parametric cell with updated item types information.
- Toggle on Show Shared and Parametric Cell Definitions. All the available cell definitions are populated in the dialog list box.
Select the newer version of the cell and toggle on Update from
The Upgrade Item Type Library message is displayed.
Update Parametric Cell
Note: If you select NO, the message closes and an error message will display saying that the Item Type information in the cell library for the cell does not match the version placed in the active file. If you close this message and place the cell, the older version of the cell will be placed.
All the existing instances of the parametric
cell, Frame, will be updated to the newer version, reflecting updated Item
Types and parametric information. When you place another instance of the cell,
the newer variations will be available in the Place Parametric Cell dialog:
You can view the Updated Item Types information in the Item Types dialog for the attached item types.