I just tried to export a view window with a dynamic section of a building into a DWG file. I went about with a fence and then tried to export as a DWG file carefully getting all references merged into one. What I got was a floor plan fragment with only the elements visible from my section view. Useless.
So I tried printing my view. That worked out. I now have a PDF file of my section which I am going to convert into DWG using an old version of Adobe Illustrator that I still happen to have. Needless to point out, that there will be some drawbacks on accuracy and coordinates.
I remember that there is a DWG-Printer driver for Nemetschek Allplan and a DXB-Printer for AutoCAD. Where is the Microstation DWG-Printer?
Oh, the version in question here is Microstation V8i (SELECTseries 4) using Speedikon M Industrial (Ss5).
You have to use File > Export > Dwg...
In the export options, you need to go to the 'References' tab, and check the 'Merge Visible Edges of 3D Attachments'.
That way you can export your dgn (with a dynamic view in it) to dwg.
Windows 10 pro
OpenBuildings Designer Connect Edition Update 8 -version 10.08.00.44
this gives me a 3d-stacked version of 2d-Lines, which looks alright when viewed from the correct angle. However it not really a 2d version drawn flatly on the zero plane. So if someone uses the export to draw detailing the users end up drawing diagonal lines in space without realising it and the object snaps bahaving funny.
I enclose some screen shots that should illustrate my problem.
My initial question was not yet answered - as I still don't know whether there is a print-to-dxf-driver for Microstation.
If I'm correct you make this export from the 3D file, where you applied a section to the 3D elements.
My advice would be to create a Saved View from that section in the right oriëntation, and reference this to a Drawing.
If you'll export that Drawing, the resulting dwg should be what you ask for (ofcourse with the option 'Merge Visible Edges of 3D Attachments' checkd, as mentioned previously).
thank you, this is of course a possible solution. In my opinion it is a case of the user aiding the computer rather than the other way around. I suppose it will work. Making a work around structure is about as comfortable as opening the pdf file with Illustrator or Freehand and saving/exporting it as DWG. Only that way does not clatter my dgn file with even more model spaces and saved views.
My original post however expected an answer like, "No, there is not." or "Yes, try the driver from 'ftp.bentley.com/.../dxfprinter.pltcfg'".