QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Assigned   Reopened
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
  • Assigned To
  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.0.0
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 1
    • -- (02.08.2012)
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Andrew - 01.08.2012
Last edited by Andrew - 18.04.2013

FS#661 - Add support for the DGN format

See OpenDesign news:
“ODA consolidates support for .dgn and .dwg file formats in Teigha”

-- commented on 02.08.2012 09:50

This is very interesting news,the majority of staff and students work with Microstation for their designs etc. before bringing them to me for laser cutting and so on - so to add support in QCAD for the .dgn format could prove to be quite useful.

-- commented on 02.08.2012 09:52

How long would something like this take to implement?

Andrew commented on 02.08.2012 14:31

I need to look at the new OpenDesign library version first. In the best case, DGN import is identical to DWG import, in the worst, it requires some data conversion for entity data, layer data, etc. All I've seen so far is a press release.

-- commented on 02.08.2012 14:58

Thanks - It will interesting to see how things pan out with this.

Andrew commented on 08.08.2012 14:06

I've managed to import my first DGN file into QCAD 3.

Clive: do you happen to have any real-life DGN files I could use for testing? They are much harder to come by than DWG/DXF files... Thanks!

-- commented on 10.08.2012 11:28

See attached - a couple of .dgn files and a couple of snap shots of what they should look like.
Hope this helps.

-- commented on 10.08.2012 11:31

.dgn file -Drawing 1 test

-- commented on 10.08.2012 11:33

hmmm -its not letting me upload the .dgn files here, I`ll try and send them via a pm on the forum.

-- commented on 10.08.2012 12:01

lets try a zipped file instead!

   Samples.zip (216.7 KiB)
-- commented on 10.08.2012 12:04

Thats got it ;) - I think the extension .dgn is the problem here.

-- commented on 10.08.2012 12:24

Same samples but hopefully unprotected, so you test for editing etc...

Andrew commented on 10.08.2012 14:54

Thanks. The import is not perfect, but I didn't expect that either. It looks good enough to be included in the next QCAD 3.x release.

-- commented on 10.08.2012 15:16

Not bad at all, please put me on the list for the next release testing.

Talking about releases - please take a look at the latest post here regarding CamExpert:

Andrew commented on 18.04.2013 12:25

DGN import has been disabled for now since it crashes with the new Teigha 3.8.2 release.


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