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cmdrico7812

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I have (what appears to be) an old ArcView Design file or DGN. I looked it up on www.filext.com and that's what it said it was but didn't recommend a program to us to open it and I can't open it in ArcMap, ArcReader, or ArcView 3.3. Has anyone had experience with these files or know how to view them? Thanks.

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DGN is generally Microstation Designfile. You can open it natively in Microstation, but I supposed most CAD packages and GIS convertors know the format. If you email it to me (hans@redgeographics.com), I can convert it to Shapefiles for you...
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DGN can be opened in Manifold directly, or converted using the Import from CAD conversion tool in ArcGIS. ArcInfo license might be required though, but I'm not sure.

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Perhaps you have problems because Esri soft doesn?t work if you are using Microstation V8 files. A good solution could be convert v8---->v7.
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MAPublisher now imports DGN files as well.




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