I often get an external dwg file with misconfigured units. Some autocad users have the units set in inches and actually use them as if they are meters and it doesn’t bother them. When I attach such a dwg Microstation recalculates the units and more attachment does not fall in the right place nor is it the right size. How can I fix a dwg using a microstation so that its dimensions do not change when changing units? For now, we are making this change in ZW CAD, but we only have one ZW CAD license in the company, so it is a hassle for us.
AutoCAD users do get pretty cavalier with their units...I ran into the "we used whatever" problem on a drawing the other day.
1 inch is .0254 meter, and so 1 meter is 39.37007874 inches. You *should* be able to use whichever scale factor suits your situation to scale your drawing around xy=0,0,0 to get it into the correct position.
You can also turn OFF the "True Scale" setting when attaching the drawing. In theory, that should prevent MicroStation from calculating between units (although sometimes it doesn't always work, so something else may be happening).
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In my insert options in the PowerView I have not find TRUE UNITS option, no matter it is present in the help. I have changed scale but unofrtunatly there is around 4cm of mismatch. I guess it is accuracy problem because our geodetic coordinates are large numbers.
Very large numbers could indeed introduce a small error like that (4 cm over a dozen km is small, relatively).
I'm not familiar with "PowerView" so I can't guess at those options.
You could always send the drawings back and request that the provider clean them up.