Does anyone have a good way to separate ORD sections from the ORD model? The issues I am having are:
1. Fatal error when I try to export to DWG
2. Replacement of text values with hashes (#) when I open them in Microstation CONNECT
3. Replacement of point labels to "NONE" if I export the section sheets only to V8 DGN
Ideally it'd be great to get the last method to work.
can you provide your dgn to try it here? are you using update 2?
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A solution I have found is to:
1. In ORD, drop the text (using Complex) to remove their annotation group properties, making them normal text
2. Ensure "Merge Visible Edges of 3D Attachments" in References of DWG Export options is ticked (and all are set to "Merge")
3. It now successfully exports to a DWG
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Please note this is a solution to cross sections, but long sections does not export text values or dynamic section lines
Yes. I can reproduce this and I filed a defect. thanks
I'm also playing with exporting ORD sections and was quite successful with long section (I was exporting selection set and went smoothly) but was stuck with cross section. Below is an result of export to dwg - it looks like complete 3D model is merged rather than section cut only. Any idea? My settings are as per your suggestion, I'm exporting to dwg 2013-2017. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks.
I get the same result. Mark Shamoun can you advise how to get 2D drawing visible edges only? J have that setting checked in but get the same results as Krzysztof.
Apologies for the delay, I haven't had a chance to have another look at cross sections for a while as I was exhausted from trying to get them converted. I think the Dynamic nature of these is absolutely fantastic, but unfortunately we need an easy way to get static versions dumped out for those of us who have drafting done in other platforms.
It seems that the source of the issues is the Reference Visible Edges being set to "Dynamic". This issue can be resolved if the reference setting is set to "Cached" (doesn't seem to matter what Cache Sync mode is set).
Now as long as "Merge Visible Edges of 3D Attachments" is set in Export options the surfaces seem to come out okay.
The Steps that work for me for Cross sections are:
1. Change Reference Visible Edges to "Cached"
2. Select all Text Nodes and drop Complex (& Application Elements?)
3. Export to DWG with all Reference settings set to Merge and "Merge Visible Edges of 3D Attachments" turned on
Hope this works for you guys...
Thanks Mark. Very helpful tips you shared. I wish it would better, static XS are still needed, especially when sharing them with third parties.
I finally managed to export XS with Microstation CE Update 7.
Also with ORD CE Updt 2 I can not display settings for Visible Edges of 3D attachments. It works in MS CE updt 7 but nothing pop-ups in ORD.
It's actually in the references dialog to the right.
Regarding the settings, i haven' t really played with them but seem to just be for symbology.
In MS are you getting the point label "NONE" change for the cross sections as well?
I had no annotations on this XS. However you will get them to "none" on export. In MSTN CE updt 7 there was no need to set the Visible Edges to Cached in Reference Dialog. Note, I exported XS to dgn and not dwg.
Every XS drawing's coordinates are set in the way that CL is at X=0.0 (Offset 0.0) and at Y=CL elevation so you can annotate this with normal XYZ tools. I will play with text favs maybe there is a way and we can avoid dropping the labels. Contractor requires all XS in a single drawing model and layput Top to Bottom - agian paingul to achieve with ORD.
Here is an explanation of Reference Visible Edge Display:
Also a configuration variable can be set here: