When copying information from a file into a current DGN file. Information gets placed on the "default" level.
When copying information from a file into a current DGN file. Information can become placed on the "default" level.
There are a number of methods to copy the information to ensure it is placed on the correct level:
Tools > Merge into Master.
Ensure that there are no scale or rotation factors turned on. This should merge all graphics.
In MicroStation 08.11.09.459, the Change Attributes toolbox now contains an option to "Make Copy".
Information on this can be found in the Help under index "Change Attributes" / "Change Element Attributes"
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