I am exporting my DGN Drawing models to DWG with a standard Wireframe Display Style and noticing this is the Visual Style that is set in AutoCAD. Unfortunately this does not display certain elements and I require to switch the DWG to the "2D Wireframe" Visual Style in AutoCAD.
Exporting a 2D Model successfully comes into acad with the 2D Wireframe Visual Style, however everything else comes in as the 3d variant - 3d models I can understand, but why Drawings (as they are 2D)?
Does anyone know how I can get my DGN Drawing models to export to DWG with a "2D Wireframe" Visual Style? I'm using Microstation CE U12 and OpenRoads Designer U7.
Note: This was previously posted on the now closed FileFormats forum here: https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/f/fileformats-forum/178953/export-dgn-drawing-to-dwg-with-2d-wireframe-autocad-visual-style
I have found a little difficulty with this also, mainly I think due to the drawing model being seen as a non default model in terms of the dwg export.
I use a macro to get round this, that changes the model type from drawing to model, exports the dwg and then returns the model to a drawing.
Now that would be a really useful macro ... dont suppose you could share it here?
Currently Using V8iss10 (8.11.09.919)
and dabbling in CE update 16 (10.16.00.80)
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Zip file attached with 3 vba routines for design to sheet, sheet to design and drawing to design. (the original was provided by Bentley in response to an SR which I have amended to suit)
I have written these into a series of key-strings, such as the below, to activate and associated with menu drop downs for easy access
the routine below does a few things
1. turns update fields off so that filed values are not lost when merging refs
2. places a fence around all elements
3. turns the sheet in this case, into a 2d design model,
4. exports the dwg
5. turns the original back to a sheet
6. turns filed update back on.
expand set ms_auto_update_fields = never; place fence allfiles; POINT ABSOLUTE; macro play SheetToDesign; export dwg; point absolute; macro play DesignToSheet; expand set ms_auto_update_fields = always
these can be expanded also, I have a series of these that will, for example, do batch dgn/dwg/pdf into folder paths set by project variable
Of course, if microstations export tools would actually just work like they should then none of this would be required.