Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Links
Using DDE links, you can paste text into a DGN file. A linked item is automatically updated in the DGN file when the originating file is changed in the source (or server) application.
- If text is pasted with a DDE link and both the source application, such as a spreadsheet program, and MicroStation PowerDraft is running, changing the object in the source application causes the linked object in MicroStation PowerDraft to change automatically.
If you paste an object with a DDE link and if MicroStation PowerDraft displays an alert box with the message "MicroStation PowerDraft requested server is not responding," you should confirm the following: