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Importing Microstation 3d files

Eric Milberger
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I am having difficulty importing a Microstation file

Could not find a way to import directly into the Archicad file

 

And tried to open the 3d Mstation file and it opened a 2d document I can only see in the floor plan

Eric Milberger, Architect | Master Planner
Archicad 25
AecoSim
Microstation
Windows 10 64bit

Remote - i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core

Office - Processor i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 6 Core
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

So I assume you are importing a DGN file.

Unfortunately, that file import process has the limitation of only importing the 2D part of it.

You can make a wish for this feature, we can vote on it (with LIKES at the moment) and if it gets enough support, we can submit it to GRAPHISOFT for consideration.

If you do make a wish, please post its link in this thread.

 

As a suggestion, you can try exporting an IFC file from Microstation and open that in Archicad. 

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Eric Milberger
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I tried the incorrect and can't get that to work.   Can I import dwg into Arcicad?

Eric Milberger, Architect | Master Planner
Archicad 25
AecoSim
Microstation
Windows 10 64bit

Remote - i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core

Office - Processor i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 6 Core

For 3D import DWG is probably not ideal.

 

I would try 3DS or sketchup format if microstation can export that. You could try opening the exported IFC in something like BIMcollab Zoom to see if the file is correct. IFC should really be the safest option, so it is strange it doesn't give good results.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

Will keep trying,  Leaving Microstation for BIM and years of data to be translated.

Hit and miss

Eric Milberger, Architect | Master Planner
Archicad 25
AecoSim
Microstation
Windows 10 64bit

Remote - i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core

Office - Processor i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 6 Core

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