I am trying to reference AutoCAD DWG files into MicroStation. Unfortunately, elements are not being properly displayed in my MicroStation 2D files. The elements from AutoCAD files do not appeared that they are drawn at Z=0 coordinates, so I think I have a view depth issue.
How can I change the depth of the AutoCAD references to display all the elements I need to see?
By default, all AutoCAD DWG files are 3D therefore when export or convert them to a MicroStation design file, they will end up being 3D.
To avoid this you, prior to attaching the DWG reference, you should find the "Options" button listed under the Cancel button in the "Attach Reference dialog box. This will open the "DWG Open Options" setting dialog box. You will turn on "Create 2D Models for Model Space" as well as "Create 2D Sheets for Paper Space" from MicroStation V8's DWG Open Options box.