V8i Compatibility

My company is going through a revamp of our guideline on how we recieve drawings and models from our vendors.  As of right now we are using V8i SS3.  I have been searching all over to find out how far back someone can create a dgn that will work seemlessly with SS3.  Right now our guide say 95 but I am certain that won't work.  Does anyone know?  Thanks in advance.

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  • zero3ree said:

    My company is going through a revamp of our guideline on how we recieve drawings and models from our vendors.  As of right now we are using V8i SS3.  I have been searching all over to find out how far back someone can create a dgn that will work seemlessly with SS3.  Right now our guide say 95 but I am certain that won't work.  Does anyone know?  Thanks in advance.

    Because its not autocad you can open all and any stored old dgn files irrespective of the version  with the current version of microstation..

    The only exception is a VAX or Unix format storage material ie formated disc with unix dgn needs to be converted to MS dos format but the dgn is still dgn

    just MS dos cant read the disc physical format not the data... I used to do this alot  in late 80s export VAX main frame unix dgn files to pc msdos  floppies all the time....

    those exported floppy 5.25" disks  would still be dgns that mstn could read today only problem is those old disks probably badly deteriated after 25-30 years and where you going to get a 5.25 " drive to load on these days? that works on modern pc hardware....

    Lorys

    Currently Using V8iss10 (8.11.09.919)

    and dabbling in CE  update 16 (10.16.00.80)

    and  now

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  • zero3ree said:

    My company is going through a revamp of our guideline on how we recieve drawings and models from our vendors.  As of right now we are using V8i SS3.  I have been searching all over to find out how far back someone can create a dgn that will work seemlessly with SS3.  Right now our guide say 95 but I am certain that won't work.  Does anyone know?  Thanks in advance.

    Because its not autocad you can open all and any stored old dgn files irrespective of the version  with the current version of microstation..

    The only exception is a VAX or Unix format storage material ie formated disc with unix dgn needs to be converted to MS dos format but the dgn is still dgn

    just MS dos cant read the disc physical format not the data... I used to do this alot  in late 80s export VAX main frame unix dgn files to pc msdos  floppies all the time....

    those exported floppy 5.25" disks  would still be dgns that mstn could read today only problem is those old disks probably badly deteriated after 25-30 years and where you going to get a 5.25 " drive to load on these days? that works on modern pc hardware....

    Lorys

    Currently Using V8iss10 (8.11.09.919)

    and dabbling in CE  update 16 (10.16.00.80)

    and  now

    Pwise Administrator ( yeah I passed the training course!)

    MicroStation user since 1990 Melbourne Australia.
    click link to PM me 

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