Since Bentley began including MAP with InRoads, I am looking for some assistance as a complete Novice to Bentley Map, so I really want to post here, as others may have had a similar need. When I looked in the Map Newsgroup, the answers seemed to expect a certain level of expertise that I do not have.
Our Mapping unit converted to using ESRI to create our Highway maps. It has been so long ago that they no longer have anyone on staff that is familiar with MicroStation. Since we have lost our source of DGN based vicinity maps, we need to access the ESRI Maps more directly. But these are now in a GEODATABASE format and not SHP files.
So my questions are:
IMHO Bentley Map (SS4 ??!!) do support (read) esri "file geo databases" FGDB! Did you searched through the Map wiki?
since 1985: CAD/GIS : [Esri ArcMap , Bentley MS V4 - V8i, GeoGraphics, Map, InRoads ; AutoCAD , HHK Geograf , IBr DAVID, AED-SICAD ] Dev: [C, C++, Basic , Java, SQL, FORTRAN, UML][direct quote by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Schmidt]: "Wer Kritik übel nimmt, hat etwas zu verbergen"
Bentley Map does support the File Geodatabase, through the Interoperability tools. It uses a Connect & Query approach - connect to the database & query the features you want to see. It is not a file-based reference, you can either review or edit the feature and Post it back to the database if necessary.
As Frank mentioned, there are articles available, such as these:
The Bentley Map HELP file lists some considerations to be aware of: Bentley Map Help.
That's the Bentley Map Connect Help!
What has changed since IRSS4 (Map -Version). I read some new terms like "Live DGN", right?
And BTW why is this docs.bentley.com and the help documents so awful slow?