How can I create a DGN from a hydraulic model file, with color coding and/or annotation not showing? For example to reference water model piping with other linework in regular MicroStation (not integrated with the OpenFlows product.)
In some cases you may have a need to reference in a hydraulic model file in MicroStation. For example you may have a sewer and water system and would like to see both at the same time, or want to have a final figure to print, with all types of networks.
There are a few different possible ways to accomplish this.
Use the "Element Levels" tool in the MicroStation integrated version of the OpenFlows product (such as "WaterGEMS for MicroStation") to assign all annotations to a separate level, then turn off that level before saving/exporting the DGN. Note that this needs to have been configured before the model was attached to the DGN or before the annotations were created. See more:
Assign elements and annotations to specific levels when a project is attached to a DGN in MicroStation
So, if this was not already done, you could configure the "Element Levels" to put all annotations on a separate level, then delete and recreate the annotations, then hide the respective level in the level display manager.
In the MicroStation integrated version of the OpenFlows product, uncheck the annotations/labels in Element Symbology, choose "File" from the OpenFlows product's menu, select "Save Symbology to Drawing", save the file, then reference it as needed.
Open the hydraulic model in the Standalone version of the OpenFlows product, turn off (uncheck) the annotations in element symbology, export to DXF via File > Export > DXF (Which also has options as to how to export the layers), then add as a reference in MicroStation.
How to detach / disassociate a model file from the Microstation DGN file