• how to determine the version of an autocad DWG file

    This may prove very helpful as time goes by....

    To view the codes of a particular DWG file, open it within Notepad or other text editor program. The first text in the file is the code. 

    MC0.0 - DWG Release 1.1 
    AC1.2 - DWG Release 1.2 
    AC1.4 - DWG Release 1.4 

  • Window 10 - Delivered but uninstalled Fonts

    For those interested in fonts I've been looking at what is available in Windows 10.  One font that is delivered with Window10 is the Verdana Pro family.  This is rebuild of Verdana that has a range of 5 weights  - Light thru Bold/Black in normal, condensed…

  • RE: CONNECT - Fly outs required

    Because the more people that request an Enhancement has the more likely it is to be added.
  • RE: CONNECT - Fly outs required

    stuartw said:
    Why would I need to if Enhancement Request # 290544 has been lodged?

    As well as David's comment:  Because unless you submit an SR the enhancement is not linked to you.  If it's not linked to you, you won't be notified.  It also gives…

  • Place cells in specific location using the cell name and coordinates given by a txt file.

     

     

     

     Background

     

    If you have a text file with cell name, x coordinate, y coordinate, z coordinates like for example the one displayed in this screen shot:

    Steps to Accomplish

     

    1. Use the xyz tool

    2. Import coordinates tool

    3. Fill in all the details…

  • How to license V8 2004 and earlier products

       
      Applies To 
       
      Product(s): SELECTserver Gateway
      Version(s): 09.01.00.31
      Environment:  N/A
      Area:  Installation / Configuration
      Subarea:  N/A
      Original Author: Jeremy Hoesly, Bentley Technical Support Group
       

    I…

  • Crash after Internet Explorer 10 install or update

      Product: MicroStation
      Version: 08.11.09.357
      Environment: Windows 7
      Area: Text
      Subarea: Word Processor

    Problem Description

    MicroStation crashing when Create or Edit Text tools used after install or update of Internet Explorer 10…

  • RE: Google Earth Integration Problem

    Defect 205129

    There have been some recent service requests filed with MicroStation, PowerInRoads, PowerGEOPAK, and PowerCivil regarding Geographics tools not working correctly with Google Earth.  This is a known issue and the two known commands affected…

  • How to Create a Windows System Information File

      Product: All products
      Version: V8, XM, V8i, CONNECT
      Environment: Windows
      Area: Hardware / Software
      Subarea: General

    Background

    Windows System Information file can be useful for troubleshooting an issue that occurs when working…

  • Batch Convert Utility

      Product: MicroStation
      Version: V8, XM, V8i, CONNECT
      Environment: N\A
      Area: Administration
      Subarea: N/A

    Background

    Batch Convert is a utility delivered as part of MicroStation V8. The Batch Convert application is used to convert…

  • Error 1603 during install

      Product: MicroStation
      Version: V8i (SELECTseries)
      Environment: N\A
      Area: Installation
      Subarea: General

    Error or Warning Message

    While attempting to install or upgrade MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries), the error code 1603 is displayed…

  • Keyin to encrypt dgn files

       
      Applies To 
       
      Product(s): MicroStation
      Version(s): 08.09.04.88
      Environment:  N/A
      Area:  Security
      Subarea:  Digital Rights
      Original Author: RenZhi Hong, Bentley Technical…
  • Smart Solids turn into Mesh when saving as DWG

      Product: MicroStation
      Version: 08.11.09.459
      Environment: N\A
      Area: DWG
      Subarea: Save

    Background

    When saving a DGN as a DWG, Smart Solids converts into Mesh. In some cases, it might be needed to save Smart Solids as Solids when saving…