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vsiefert
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dgn to dwg converter

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01-14-2005 07:15 AM
Anyone know of a free converter to change microstations dgn files to dwg's or dxf's? A contractor I'm working with says he has one but he on vacation. I'm not really into paying $2-$4K on something that I'm going to rarely use.

Thanks
*Brad Yarger
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Re: dgn to dwg converter

01-14-2005 10:23 AM in reply to: vsiefert
AutoCAD Map/Land Desktop can do the conversion. Do you have a copy of those available? If not, you can always go back to the source of the DGN and ask them to export to DWG 2000. -- Brad Yarger "vsiefert" wrote in message news:11867515.1105715767265.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > Anyone know of a free converter to change microstations dgn files to > dwg's? A contractor I'm working with says he has one but he on vacation. > I'm not really into paying $2-$4K on something that I'm going to rarely > use. > > Thanks
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: dgn to dwg converter

01-14-2005 11:28 AM in reply to: vsiefert
There is no free anything involving two very pricey software packages. Most 'dgn' converters/applications can easily save to DWG. Your choice is to buy one (start at US$399 I believe), or buy a version of AutoCAD that reads DGN (US$4000 plus). Or if you know a buddy..... . -- Dean Saadallah Add-on products for LT http://www.pendean.com/lt --
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vsiefert
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Re: dgn to dwg converter

01-17-2005 05:50 AM in reply to: vsiefert
Going back to get them exported is an option but with over 40 dwgs I don't think they would want to do that. Unless they can do it all at once.

Not a high priority job yet so I can wait to see what converter the contractor has when he gets back from vacation.

Thanks
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vsiefert
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Re: dgn to dwg converter

01-24-2005 12:55 PM in reply to: vsiefert
Well the free converter works as well as you's expect a free one would. If it does convert it everything is exploded even text and curves. So it looks like I may have to shell out some cash to get it done right.

I've been searching for about an hour and have only found 2. Both over $1000, more then ACAD LT itself. If anyone can recommend one that converts Microstation DGN files to DWG or DXF even for less then $1K hopefully no more then $500.

Still trying to find out if the guys who gave us the files have V8 of microstation and if there is a "batch save as" since there is a large qty of files.

Thanks
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