Publish i-model(s) Dialog
Used to convert a design file into an .i.dgn file. All design files that can be opened in MicroStation PowerDraft can be converted into an i-model. Also used to combine (package) the set of published .i.dgn files and its references into a single, protected file. Publishes the master file, each of its displayed references, resulting in a corresponding .i.dgn file for each.
All options that you have selected in the Publish i-model(s) dialog can be saved as an .XML file. You can then open the saved file and use the saved settings.
|Save Settings As|
|Clear All Settings||
|Create a single package|| Creates a single package for multiple .i.dgn files.
You need to select this option to enable the rest of the controls in this
|Package||Sets the name of the packaged file. It saves the file with an .i.dgn extension. Click Browse for package location to open the Browse for Folder dialog to select a folder location for the output file. The packaged file name (including the file path and file name) cannot exceed 255 characters.|
|Protection|| Sets the type of
protection for the packaged file.
|Password||If Protection is set to Password, enter the password to open the protected i-model.|
|Show Password||If Protection is set to Password and if the option is on, displays the password. If off (the default), the password is hidden as you type and asterisks display.|
|Certificate Name||If Protection is set to Certificate, click Choose certificate to choose a certificate. Clicking Choose certificate file opens the Certificate Files dialog, which allows you to choose a certificate file.|
|Rights|| Sets the privileges for the packaged file.
|Expires|| Choose an expiration date to completely lock the
file after a certain date, regardless of the rights or protection. Click the
Choose Expiration Date icon to open the
calendar. After you select a date, click anywhere outside the calendar to close
|Remove intermediate files|| Removes the individual i-models of each file when a
package is created.
|Create an iModel (.imodel) version|| Creates an .imodel file that can be used with
The Bentley DgnDb iModel Importer converts DGN V8-format packaged i-models (.i.dgn) into DgnDb-format or BIM-format (.imodel) iModels. The .imodel is compact and optimized for mobile apps.
You can select the desired iModel version from the drop-down list adjacent to this check box. MicroStation PowerDraft installs Bentley DgnDb iModel Importers of version 1.6.x as well as 2.x, by default, which publish 1.6 and 2.0 versions of iModels respectively. If Bentley DgnDb iModel Importer version 1.5.x pre-exists on the machine, then you will also get the option to publish versions 1.5 from the drop-down.
Tip: To learn more about creating .imodels using the Bentley DgnDb iModel Importer or other supported file-formats conversions in batch mode, refer to the help in .pdf file available in its installation directory.
|Publish iModel (.imodel) to ProjectWise Share||This setting is available only when the following
conditions are met:
If on, publishes an i-model to the ProjectWise Share. The file name on ProjectWise Share will be the same as the one on the local drive. If a file with the same name already exists in the ProjectWise Share, it will be overwritten.
|Cache Visible Edges for 3D Attachments|| If on, the references that are set to Dynamic and
are valid for being converted to cached are published as Cached. The references
that are set to Cached are published as Cached and are reprocessed only if they
are out of date.
A reference is considered as valid for being converted to cache, if the following are true:
If off, and if a cache is up to date, it will be published as is. If it is out of date, it is published as Dynamic.
When on, improves the portability and display performance of the published i-models, at the cost of additional publishing time.
|Retain Cached Visible Edges Even if Out Of Date|| If on, the references that are set to Cached are
published as is, even if they are out of date.
|Include Linked Design Files|| Publishes i-models of all files linked to the
master file by links in
Explorer or links by callouts. Only publishes the design
files; non-DGN files linked to the master file are not published. For further
details, refer to the
publication settings for i-models.
|Republish All i-models|| Forces the master file and its reference files to
be republished, even if they have not been modified since the last time they
|Publish||Allows you to select the content to be published.
You can select from the following options:
The above settings can be saved and loaded from a Setting XML file as well.
|Point Cloud Settings|| Publishing options are:
|Raster Settings|| Publishing options are: