In MicroStation V8i an enhancement was made for setting the global origin (GO=) and also a change in how the current origin is reported.
For more information regarding the change in how the global origin is reported there is a good blog by Tim Hickman that covers this in detail - “It aint the same old origin”.
With regards to changing the origin in MicroStation V8i, when you key-in “GO=” or “Active Origin”…
You get a Global Origin dialog
There are two modes:
Monument Point (as shown above)
Center (as shown below)
More information on the dialog and settings can be found in the help contents under Global Origin Enhancements.