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*John Gray
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Importing Microstation V8 files

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01-24-2006 10:20 AM
Is it possible to import Microstation V8 files into Revit Building 8.1? At
first glance it is not possible. The option of saving back or working in
DWG mode in microstaion is not an option unfortuently.

Thanks,
John Gray
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Re: Importing Microstation V8 files

01-24-2006 09:58 PM in reply to: *John Gray
Since Bentley put so much marketing and engineering effort into making Microstation able to read dwg files "natively" I'm afraid support for dgn past Version J "died". Since Autodesk has owned Revit I'm not aware of any additional support for dgn and I've never heard a peep, rumors or otherwise, about reviving support for newer versions of dgn.

Sorry, the only route available to you IS to SaveAS to version 7/J or SaveAS to dwg/dxf...or possibly IFC. I don't know what Bentley is up to with IFC though.
*E L S
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Re: Importing Microstation V8 files

01-25-2006 05:14 AM in reply to: *John Gray
How much work do you want to do?

If you are willing to take a few steps, install some software, keep
reading. Otherwise, disregard this message.

First, install Bentley's DGN viewer. Available as a free download from
their website (www.bentley.com)

Open the file and print to PDF.

You can use Ghostscript/Ghostview/pstoedit to convert PDF files

Download Ghostscript, GhostView and pstoedit all available here.
(http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/) Follow the directions for
installation for each program.


Then in GhostView open the PDF and convert it to DXF
(http://www.stillhq.com/ctpfaq/2002/03/c727.html#AEN914)

HTH

John Gray wrote:
> Is it possible to import Microstation V8 files into Revit Building 8.1? At
> first glance it is not possible. The option of saving back or working in
> DWG mode in microstaion is not an option unfortuently.
>
> Thanks,
> John Gray

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