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I am very new to the microstation previouly i am autocad user.My doubt is can we open multiple dgn files in microstation v8i ss2 because i studied in help it not possible and you are trying to another file first file closes.I observed that opening another dgn file through open option in file menu, it is opening and also other file which i am currently working is not closing but if i opens another file through direct clicking on it then it is opening in new microstation application.
Chaitanya Velivela said:Can we open multiple dgn files in MicroStation?
No version of MicroStation can open multiple files for editing. I believe that it was a deliberate decision by Bentley Systems to avoid the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) approach. Neither does the latest version, MicroStation CONNECT, provide an MDI.
As you have observed, you can start several instances of MicroStation, each handling a different file.
MicroStation's reference attachment capability is especially useful. Often, we want to view one DGN model in the context of another DGN model. Referencing implements that wish.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
See the attached file, it contains file name at the top P1.dgn and at view group its showing two more files open i.e. learn.dgn & P2.dgn.
Chaitanya Velivela said:...file name at the top P1.dgn and at view group its showing two more files open i.e. learn.dgn & P2.dgn
You have opened file P1.dgn. You have previously opened files learn.dgn and P2.dgn and added them to a View Group.
You can read more about View Groups in MicroStation help:
Used to manipulate view groups and view windows and to navigate between models that have been active at some point during the current design session.
A view group is a named collection of eight view windows that allows you to set up your desktop to display your preferences, including number of open view windows, window size, and view orientation. Most commonly, each view group is associated with a model, making it easy to access and navigate through different models in the active DGN file, via the View Group drop-down menu
If you have questions about View Groups, please start a new thread.
you can also make multiple model spaces in your active file and ref attach the other files into these separate submodels, then jump from model to model like acad does even merge them if you want to easily edit them or leave them as ref files and use activate command from the ref manager and similar to acad swapping from view port into the modelspace you are now in the ref file without leaving the the model session and can edit the ref file directly .. ( I prefer to merge it so I can use all the level manager features) but you can do most edit feature tools....later you can delete the sub models and all the refs if you used activate ref will have had changes made in them as if you had multisessions or multiple files open like acad does...
microstation multi modelspace single sheet model ( I think) in same file and one file per session
acad single modelspace multi sheet model in same file and many files / models
I have been able to have 2 or 3 files open at the same time and jump between them without closing but they are all separate sessions of mnst so you can run out of memory and performance depending on file contents and pc power...
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