Hello everyone,

I'm asked directly Bentley for this question and they told me to ask the community because they don't know the answer O_O

I have some user that want to view Microstation files (DGN). I'm looking for an offline viewer that can be installed through SCCM. Is there such a thing? All I can find is Bentley View, that is huge, require online licence, is an online download/install and can't be package properly.

Thank you

  • Hello,

    Right now, the installer is an online installer. It's a 2 mb download and when I launch it, it download everything while installing. That's my first show stopper, I don't want that, I want a full offline.

    2nd, when I launch the product, it requested a cloud licence to start the product. Let it be free or not, I don't want that, I don't want to create/manage 20 000 users account that move nearly every day.

    All I need is the ability to view DGN file. I'm open to any other product, as long as I can push the installation offline without any internet access requirement. A simply viewer like any other viewer in this world that require nothing else then having it installed on it.

    And yes, as Jan said, an offline product is a product that never required any online connection for anything, let it be installation, configuration, activation, etc.

    Thank you

  • There is also the Bentley DGN/iModel1.0 previewer that was available, I can find it on the downloads any longer but it may be there. This installs into windows and allows Windows Explorer to show DGN's in the preview window. It has several limitations (no reference file support, or configuration) but it may help if all you need to do is see the DGN file.




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  • I can't find it on the downloads any longer but it may be there.

    From Software Downloads, Clear All and then seach for "dgn reader" to find Bentley DGN Reader for Windows 7

    Adding to John's post, it is under 90MB in size and works fine under Windows 10 as well.

    From the download description:

    It will provide the ability to view, pan, zoom, and rotate 2D and 3D DGNs and i-models from within Windows Explorer and any Windows 7 application, such as Microsoft Outlook, that uses Window preview capability.