Original Article Date: September 2001
Updated: April 2003, February 2004, March 2006
Below is a summary of the element types found in the MicroStation Design file format. This overview is gathered from several MS and IDGS manuals and files. Please note that the ISFF column (Intergraph Standard File Format) indicates whether this format has been published and copyrighted by Intergraph.
Intergraph's Projection Manager stores the projection parameters in a Type 56 element.
Element Types 49 through 127(with the exception of Type 126) can used by Intergraph applications.
Element Type 126 is reserved for use by Intergraph customers.
Element Types 61 and 62 are used as application headers for saving parameters between design sessions, EWS, Schematic Design product (Type 61) and the EWS Panel Design product (Type 62).
Element Type 57 is for the storage of setup parameters for stereoplotters.
Element Type 66 is for the storage of some parameters, which were active during a design session with MicroStation.
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