I am actually using Open Roads Designer 2018 R3. Today a user had a DWG file that could not open. Our users are still in MicroStation Ss3. So I opened it in ORD and then saved it as a DGN so she could decide what her next step was. I had not checked on the release number, so I re-opened the file and while I could now see the release number, the sheet layout and its viewports were gone. I had to delete the file and re-export it from ProjectWise to restore the file, which I am now opening as read-only.
Can anyone explain why this particular workflow was necessary?
I also am not a fan of the Open Read Only method. I much preferred the check box approach. This new method, as soon as you change it from Open to Open Read Only the selected file opens.
What do you mean by release number? Is the issue the fact that ProjectWise updated your file even though you selected to free the file?
OpenRoads Designer 2022 R1 (10.11) | Microstation CE Update 17.2 | ProjectWise CE 3.4
I am mainly in support, but for PW, I have two ID's. One as a regular user and one as an Admin. I try to only use the Admin ID for Admin tasks, so I could not open the file except as read only anyway. But since we are not anywhere near ready to actually use connect in production, it is not my default file open program for CAD files.
And since it only was available as open read only, I cannot use the Open With option. So I had to actually export it to a folder and opened it there, outside of PW. And the Open Read Only option in ORD, is not as easy to default to as V8i. So I accidentally opened it for read/write. Once I saw its contents, I figured the easiest way to offer something my user could view, was to save as a DGN, which I did and all of the references and veiwports were preserved in the DGN.
It was at this point I thought I really need to see what version of DWG the file was, so I reopened the DWG, only to find the viewport missing and as a result, the reference files were also missing that I should have seen in the viewport's list of reference files.
I tested it again today.Here is the DGN after conversion.
Here is the original DWG:
Here is the file after I open it not read only:
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration
I'm getting the same result as you, just opening them locally. No effect Saving settings, changing DWG save settings, etc.
Definitely a bug i'd say - would love to hear back how you (if you) resolve it as it looks very dangerous in a live production environment.
Answer Verified By: caddcop
The user is asking for the originator to try the export to DGN options of AutoCAD Civil 3D. I have not heard back from them.
This is pretty critical, if you ask me. It be nice to hear something from a "Bentley Colleague"!
As far as I can tell, both of your DWG files contain the same set of xRef's and the viewports look the same. These xRef's are not available so they are not displayed, but that does seem like the issue you have.