Issue converting a master file (with references) to a single merged DWG file. Microstation SS2 freezes and has to be closed.
Reference files need to be 'Merged into Master' prior to saving master file as DWG.
Open Reference manager and select reference file. Select 'Merge into Master'
Select File> Save as DWG
Additional Information on this issue:
When a file is saved as (DGN, DWG, V7, etc), the ‘Merge the Reference File’ application starts first, andcompletes the selected reference file merge options.This merging process is all done in memory, no temp files are created.
Once the merge is done, the actual save application starts up. It takes in the memory data, and saves that to the destination.
It could also be recommended to manually merge reference files prior to saving as a DWG file so thatthe user can have a chance to inspect the merged result that will be convertedto a new format. This helps diagnose problems should there be any.
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