Is someone here pro in MicroStation can someone help please when I go to copy a cell in microstation from one drawing to a different drawing it disappears after I accept the placement.
So for example I have a cell for a normally open relay contact. I want to steal it from another drawing, so select it from that drawing, control-C to copy to clipboard, go to the new drawing, control V to paste it into the drawing.
So far so good, I can see it and it moves around as I decide where to insert the pasted object. Then I make my selection and, Poof, its gone. However I have discovered that if I first drop the cell to geometry before pasting it, then it always works fine. But I really dont want to drop big complex cells to geometry, it effectively breaks them in my opinion.
I tried an experiment where I created a new blank drawing from the default 2D seed file. I then tried pasting various blocks into that new blank drawing. I discovered that certain ones will paste in fine and others will promptly disappear unless dropped to geometry first.
I have verified its not pasting into a level that is turned off.
So what is causing this odd behavior? How can I make paste work without dropping the object? And why does it only disappear some times but not others?
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Trying a long shot here, have you check construction class of the faulty elements?
The cell's that you want to copy are made inside Microstation or other software?
The more information you give us, the more we can help you. For example a screenshot and a small sample file where the issue appear.
Thanks for answering me i use MicroStation v8i what is the construction class ? Actually i have converted autoCAD files to MicroStation as i need to work in MicroStation v8i software today i am not in office tomorrow i can send you files right now when i work on those files i need to drop all shared cells which i dont like can anyone help to come out of this
Answer Verified By: King Khan
King Khan said:Thanks for answering me i use MicroStation v8i
That's vital information for anyone attempting to answer your question.
King Khan said:Actually i have converted autoCAD files to MicroStation
Also vital, because of your issues with shared cells.
AutoCAD has blocks; MicroStation has shared cells as well as normal cells. When you open a DWG file in MicroStation it will have a set of shared cells created from the DWG blocks. A MicroStation shared cell may be placed multiple times. Each shared cell instance references a shared cell definition. A shared cell definition is a set of invisible elements stored in the DGN file.
When you attempt to use copy-and-paste with a shared cell, it fails because the destination file doesn't have a shared cell definition. You must have an existing shared cell definition in that destination file for the copy to work.
Perhaps others can suggest better ways to achieve your goal. What I would do is to save your DGN file, copied from DWG, as a cell library: that is...
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Jon summers : sorry i didn't get you can you please explain me very clearly in points.
can it be cannot be simple keyin shortcut or something so i can use that in all files i have nearly 500 files with that same shared cells
King Khan said:can you please explain me very clearly in points
Do File|Save As and assign the new file a .cel extension
From AutoCAD file or MicroStation ?