I have a bunnch of .dwg files I need to conver to .dgn (AutoCAD 2011 to Bentley View V8i SS2). I have zero experience using these programs and only need to convert these files. Right now I can open them in V8i but they open as read only which doesn't work for the other work that needs to be done.
Is there an easy way of doing this? Everything I've found online either says "pay someone to do it" or "download a program." Neither of these are options that I can use and I was hoping someone had a different way that they can put in layman's terms!
I can open them in V8i but they open as read only
You don't need to convert them in .DGN, because Microstation opens .DWG files normally, sir.
If actually they appear as "read-only", I guess you should copy 'em from CD/DVD media onto your hard disk...
Thanks for the prompt response. They are on my harddrive already, and they are only opening in read only. I'm not sure what other settings or anything need to be selected to make them editable.
And it's ma'am.
In the file open dialog in Microstation there is a toggle to open the file in Read Only mode. Make sure that toggle is off.
Sorry for the delay in answering- work got super busy! The read-only trick was what I needed. I also found out that a lot of the documents I was trying to open in MicroStation were made in AutoCAD in a way that I wouldn't have been able to do what I needed to.
Once again, thanks for all of your help!
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