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 the AutoCAD files that do not appear that they not drawn at Z=0 coordinates.
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 you export or convert them to a MicroStation design file, or attach them as reference attachment, they will end up being 3D.
To avoid this, when you first attach a DWG file as a reference you will find the "Options" button listed under the Cancel button in the "Attach Reference dialog" This will appear after you have selected the (File Type) DWG that you are about to attach.
Once you click on the Options button, the "DWG Open Options" dialog will appear showing these 2D options for Model Space and Paper Space.
You need to 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.