I've finally started using the connect edition of Microstation and am getting some very odd behaviour with material assignments etc. This is an old model (from V8i) but I have converted all solids to Parametric.
Please see the video that I think shows what's happening. MS_Material_issue.mp4
Open standard palette.
Assign a material.
Assign a second material - Alter rotation of pattern map - 90 degrees
First material disappears even though still assigned - Reassign material
Open second palette - assign material
Open third Palette - assign material
delete assignment - all materials disappear even though assignments are still there?
Any ideas?? I can attach the dgn if this helps.
Try this select the geometry with the selector tool, open a key in dialog and key in "convert brep" then enter a data point.
Let me know if that works I am a bit rusty ;-) You can attach the file if you want and I can look.
I did that and it converted all geometry to smart solids (assume that is correct?)
The issue still exists. Materials are disappearing as soon as another material is assigned (to another geometry/distinct level)
I also did a test - assign a single material. close the file and reopen - the material is un-assigned??...its as if its not writing the material assignments to memory?
I have files on Onedrive but always work from the local copy on my hard-drive.
Link to file 0197_3D_Detail_Model.dgn
I am able to reproduce this thanks for file I am investigating the cause.
Thanks - FYI - I am using Version 10.17.02.61
I have the same version, I am not sure what is going on but if you need this file you can create a clean file from 3D Metric Design.dgn reference this file and use a fence to copy it into the new file and then detach the reference. You will then be able to make assignments in the new file. I showed this to Paul Chater and he will try and figure out what's up with your file.
BTW the fence copy to a new file has come to the rescue for me many times over the years when I see weird stuff like this that doesn't make any sense. I did see that the geometry is far away from the global origin and I thought that could be it but moving the geometry did not help. I also see the solid working area is very large and this might explain what is happening copying the contents into a new file would fix that.
Answer Verified By: Stephen L