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I posted this over on the Visualization forum, but realize that it's a more generic Microstation question and likely to get an answer here;
When we export DGN>DWG files, Microstation presents a progress bar and information stating "Merging Reference....", and when complete; "Merge of 1 Reference(s) Complete" What is the relevance of both the words Reference and Merge? My files have no References attached - all I'm doing is exporting from one format to another. Why not simply "Exporting File: Filename.dgn > DWG"? and "Export to DWG Complete"? Just curious, Max
Connect - 10.12.00.
I just tried in CE U12 with a very simple file and didn't get the merging references message (Settings are to merge refs). Could the file have a self reference?
Thanks for your reply, Duncan.
I've made a simple version of one of my files and the issue persists. There are no references shown in the References dialog, and just one Model (Default Model) in the file.
When I export to DWG, Message Center reports "Merging References C:TEST\test.dgn:Default into C:\TEST\test.dgn:2019_FIELDS_16d Jan"
"2019_FIELDS_16d Jan" is an old filename for this file - but why is there any reference to it?
This happens to all my exported DGN>DWG exports - so something about them keeps remembering their original filenames.
Attached is my test file.
I get the same with your file. Compress doesn't seem to help.
Yes, I tried Compress too - usually shakes off unwanted detritus... but not old filenames it seems.
One for Bentley I think.
ok look at the settings option for DWG ... turn off merge references and try again.
Try to export from DGN to DGN and set omit refs etc then try reexport the result to acad with merge refs needed for sheet models
see if that gets rid of detritus... BTW what version we talking here...
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