I am trying to export my linework to a KML file for Google Earth, but I have not been able to find where I can set my coordinate system. Does anyone know how to do this the V8.
as far as I remember Google Earth integration was introduced in MicroStation V8 XM Edition (I hope it is correct), there was no such tool in V8 2004 Edition. Can you confirm the version and if you are using V8 2004 Edition to provide more details how you export KML?
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The support of coordinate system directly in MicroStation begins with MicroStation V8i (Tools->Geographic->Select Geographic Coordinate System).
In MicroStation V8 2004 you can use Geographics to specify a geographic coordinate system for your model.
In MicroStaiton V8 XM you should use Bentley Map XM instead.
One more thing: In the most simple case you don't have to define the coordinate system. In Google Earth you can place several "pushpins" to places you can identify both in Google Earth and in your model and to save them as kml files. After that in MicroStation you can use Define Placemark Monument to import kml files into your file. When the model will be exported to kml, it is projected from its coordinates to Google Eart coordinates.
In V8 I have two ways to export a KML file. One is from the Google Earth toolbar found under the Tool menu, and the other is File/Export/Google Earth KML File. When I export or click the button to create the KML, a window pops up that says "Geographic Location Not Specified."
I wish I could upgrade to XM, but the terrain addon software is only meant for 2004 at this time.
I understand it now - you use MicroStation V8 2004 Edition with Google Earth add-on, isn't it? I will have to check it, will try to find a time tomorrow (late night now here in Prague :-), not sure why this message pop-ups.