AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion

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Underlay issue with MicroStation files- ACA 2011

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10-12-2011 09:04 AM

Hello Everyone-  I'm supporting a project team that is working with MicroStation V8 and ACA 2011 on the same project.  In the past there have been some inconsistencies with translating from one to the other then back I've suggested that they use underlay’s of the MS information in their ACA files.  Sounds like an okay workflow given the situation, here's the issue.


What I'm noticing is that the MS file has some references in it, once this file is brought into an ACA file it shows up as expected, but it also creates a .DWG file for each of the references in the MS file.  I can't find any information in the help documentation about why this is taking place.  In the XREF manager the MS file shows as a single XREF file with no nested references.  What concerns me is if ACA is using these created .DWG files for some sort of place holder for reference information, the info really should be coming from the MS files and not any .DWG files that are being created from ACA.


Any insight is appreciated,


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