MX to MicroStation FAQ
This section of the documentation is created from user questions and problems. It should be consulted before calling with a problem.
Note: This data has not yet been updated for MX v8i.
I received a prompt for selecting seed
files and cell files.
I received error messages about cells not being found.
My linestyles or macros in MicroStation are too big/small.
Items are not landing on the correct levels in MicroStation
Select the "browse" button
next to the "Model" and "Drawing" panels. Navigate to
the N:\cadd\cadd\workspace\standards\seed\ directory and select nhseedm.dgn for
metric projects or nhseedft.dgn for Imperial projects. The cell library to
be used is N:\cadd\cadd\workspace\standards\cell\exist-in.cel/. Make sure to check
"Use common cell library" box.
This is usually caused when MX is looking for the wrong cell file to select the MicroStation cells. In MicroStation, select Cells from the Element menu. The correct cell file should be N:\cadd\cadd\v8i_workspace\standards\cell\exist-in.cel.
If this is not correct, it needs to be modified. See the notes above for selecting the seed and cell files.
This may have been caused by the styles being scaled when they were transferred to MicroStation. This is a setting in MX that needs to be changed.
While MX in MicroStation is running, select View
from the MX menu. Then select Configuration, then MX to
MicroStation. On the panel that appears, select the Macro Line Styles
or Macro Symbols... button. Look for the check-box labeled Ignore MX Macro Scaling.
Make sure this box is checked. Also, check to make sure the cell file setting is
correct (see question above). Delete the DGN that was created by MX and
re-create the drawing.
This usually means that the MX model defaults for the model being drawn need to be adjusted. If the style and feature sets listed in the model defaults do not match the data in the dpw/dpf, then the elements will not be placed on the correct MicroStation level.
While in MX select Model Defaults... from the Tools menu. The style set should be set to the one used to create the drawing (or xsu.pss for section drawings). The feature set should be NHDOT.fns for plan drawings and xsu.fns for cross-sections.
If this does not resolve the problem, contact the
CAD/D support staff. Ii is possible that there is a discrepancy between
level information in the style and feature sets.
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