Bentley DGN reader for Windows 7

Published on May 7, 2012

Save time finding the right files using Bentley DGN reader for Windows 7

With the release of MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) we now have the ability to preview MicroStation design files in Windows Explorer and other Windows Applications.  Options include panning and rotating DGN files right from the preview pane in Windows Explorer.  Searching text inside the MicroStation DGN document can also be accomplished using the Windows Explorer search box.

Preview Pane – Windows Explorer

  1. From the Window Explorer dialog toggle ON the Preview Pane.
  2.  Select a MicroStation DGN file.  The Preview Pane will show the view navigation tools along with any additional models that exist as tabs.

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Search Box – Text Search inside DGN files

  1. In the Windows Explorer dialog path to the directory to be searched
  2. From the Window Explorer dialog type the keyword in the Search Box.
  3. In the list of search results select a file to locate the text within the MicroStation file.

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