This Client Server article is republished in its entirety from 2004 for reference purposes.
By Bentley Technical Support Group02 January 2004 Modified: 12 January 2005
Have you ever had trouble re-mapping ByLevel color when saving to DWG? If so, this article will guide you through that task.
Whenever the Levels Mapping table is used for ByLevel color, the mapping of the color will come from the original file.
For example, look at the process of saving a DGN file to a DWG file. If the ByLevel color of Level 1 is set to "3" in the DGN file, and the ByLevel color in the Level Mapping table is set to "1", the color will be re-mapped to blue (MicroStation Color 1)- not to the red (AutoCAD Color 1) that was expected. The blue color is coming from the active MicroStation Color table, which was used in the DGN file.
In the .csv file you will need to use two of the eight tabs: Levels and Colors. Here are the steps for setting up the .csv file:
By using the re-mapping qualifiers, we are able to assign an AutoCAD color to the Mapping table and have it map to the correct AutoCAD color. We do this by selecting a color using a specific Level name and an element type to be mapped to an AutoCAD color.