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Just found out it is possible to convert Microstation DGN files to dwg files using the free ODA Teigha viewer. Maybe some of you know, but if you don't and need to get a Microstation drawing into Vectorworks this might be useful. 1. Get the free Teigha viewer from ODA at https://www.opendesign.com/guestfiles/teigha_viewer 2. Open the viewer and select File>New which will create an empty file 3. then use Tools>Registered Commands>TD_DgnDbModule>dgnimport to import the drawing 4. You should now have the DGN file in the viewer 5. File>Save As to save the drawing as a dwg file 6. Import the dwg file into Vectorworks Do not open the DGN file into the viewer as that way you cannot save it as a dwg file, you have to use the import route as described above. (This might change with future updates of the viewer so feel free to try at times by opening the DGN file instead of importing) This works with the Teigha viewer but not with the Teigha converter as that can only use DWG/DXF files as input for conversion and not DGN files.
Still no DGN import Even though it is really nice that Landmark can also import Revit files, Microstation is still quite often used in civil engineering related fields (not just road design etc. but also landscape and GIS) so being able to import DGN files would be really useful. At the moment probable even more-so than Revit import. So please please add DGN import to at least Landmark, though VW Architect could probably use it as well as Microstation does have a BIM module as well.
Will there be Microstation DGN file import in VW 2017? I know it was put in the wish list and submitted to the software engineers but that is no guarantee it will be implemented. I noticed some ODA/dwg based software is now starting the include this in their programs after the updated ODA libraries were released earlier this year and was wondering if Vectorworks would do the same. It would save me a few software/file format detours which is always welcome.