View Full Version : Need Help...how To Import Microstation File?

08-04-2003, 07:23 AM
I am trying to get a model that is currently in microstation into LW. The DXF export came out looking bad...about 1/4 of the polys showed up...nothing that was lathed or extruded, etc... Is there a way to do this?
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08-05-2003, 10:56 AM
Hi Eke,

The best way (for the moment) that I ve found of getting from Microstation to Lightwave is via VRML

its not perfect by any means, but beats the pants off .dxf

in ustation:

make sure all elements which require different surfaces in lightwave are a different colour in microstation

export vrml - decimal precision controls accuracy and tolerance refers to current view (the more zoomed in you are, the more detailed your model will be).

use a converter (I find accutrans 3D to be the best - http://www.micromouse.ca/

use edit>merge layers with same materials to consolidate the model then save to .lwo (note there is an option for .lwo huge objects which does as the name implies for those larger models)

Hope this helps