I have same problem as few months ago....
I draw big 3d model - all is ok and when i rotate wine shelf Microstation crash.
I reopen the file and the file is empty ! I made verify dgn ( it shows about 1600 elements ) but nothing happend.
It's my second time with this crash "bug" . Maybe it something with memory ? But my computer have 8 GB and file 150 mb
Here is the file http://www.speedyshare.com/8nbks/dap-piwnica-sala2.dgn ( CLICK ON SLOW DOWNLOAD )
I Hope This Helps Someone Reading This! (Intergraph>PseudoStation>MicroStation user since 1980's)
Once again !!! SS3 Urgent project day before deadline and the all file is gone 600 mb
when attach some Shared content - ( add some trees and cars ) Microstation closed and after open the file is empty
- WHY IT"S HAPPEND ?
- HOW CAN BENTLEY RESOLVE THIS PROBLEMS ( I know i can make a backup but i want to have option to recover before last open - Is design history help with this or it goes away too ? )
This is a broken file with nothing inside - but its show 600 mb > http://speedy.sh/TtUqG/UR-MODEL-FINAL.dgn
As this seems to keep happening to you and it would seem the same file or type of files and I think the amount of problems and time lost and grief you've had that I think you should invest in a license for Axiom tools File Fixer .. I think you can still buy just that tool and keep paying the annual subscription fee as well as tech support..
I used it a lot in my last job and it pays for itself first time.. especially if you run it over all your files to prevent future crashes ...
Take a look at their web site www.axiom.com
I think you can even do a try before you buy as well as send them a file and see if they can fix it.. sounds to me like your files are ticking time bombs waiting to fail..
My main source of problems came from users ref attaching acad files and copying in direct from ref acad files data like acad patterns and acad shared cells...then detaching the dwg refs...
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