Creating a DGN file from a hydraulic model, with annotations hidden

Product(s): WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, HAMMER, StormCAD, SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, PondPack
Version(s): V8i, CONNECT Edition
Area: Output and Reporting

Problem

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.)

Solution

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.

Option 1

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.

Option 2

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.

Option 3

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.

See Also

Assign elements and annotations to specific levels when a project is attached to a DGN in MicroStation

How to detach / disassociate a model file from the Microstation DGN file

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