MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

To Directly Open a File in Another Format

  1. From the File tab, choose Open.

    The File Open dialog opens.

  2. From the Files of type option menu, choose CAD Drawing Files [*.dgn] [*.dwg] [*.dxf], AutoCAD Drawing Files [*.dwg], or AutoCAD DXF Files [*.dxf], or CGM Files [*.cgm].
  3. Select the file to open and then click Open.

    The file opens.

    If you selected File > Import > CGM, a status box displays messages that describe the translation's progress and that are saved in a Log file.

    The contents of the opened file are placed in a new DGN file that is created from the Default Translation Seed File.

    The Default Translation Seed File is set by the configuration variable MS_TRANSEED.

    The settings that you used the last time you interactively opened a file of the selected file type (by choosing File > Import) control how entities are converted to elements in the DGN file.