AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Convert a Single DWG to DGN

1. In AutoCAD Civil 3D, open a DWG drawing file to convert to MicroStation DGN.
2. From the Application Menu select Export > Export Civil 3D Drawing


3. The “Export AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing” dialog will appear.
4. Click the “Export Settings…” button.

5. The “Export Settings” dialog will appear.
6. Select “MicroStation DGN” as the “Export file type:”
7. Set the “DGN file version:” and “Conversion units:” as desired.
8. Select a “Seed file:” and click OK

9. Set “Export to file type:” to MicroStation DGN
10. Set “External DWG references:” to the desired setting.
11. Set “Files to export:” to “Current drawing only”
12. Set the “Destination folder:” and a file prefix or suffix if desired.
13. When completed, click Export

14. When the “Export Status” dialog is finished, click OK


15. The Civil 3D DWG has been exported to a MicroStation DGN

Bryan Sullivan

Bryan Sullivan

Bryan joined the EnvisionCAD team in October 2013. He provides a variety of CAD Management services. As a CAD Technician, he provides expertise in AutoCAD and Civil 3D production, support and development services. He has been using AutoCAD and Autodesk products since 1998 and has used his knowledge of CAD software and internet technology to provide drafting and design support and CAD management services for engineering firms and design-build contractors. Bryan has training in mechanical design and has gained experience in the civil, environmental, and structural engineering fields while working on a variety of projects for state, municipal, and private clients. His project history includes 2D and 3D CAD modeling of waterworks and wastewater systems, transportation systems, floodplain and stormwater management design, landfill design and operation, earth retention design, deep foundation systems and much more. He is skilled in creating plans and documentation for the entire engineering process as it evolves from the initial survey and design, on to the permit process, through the creation of engineering plan sets, cycling through changes made during bid preparation and review, and finally ending with construction and as-built drawings. He is an avid researcher and has never been reluctant to leverage a new technology or evaluate a new solution in order to solve an engineering or production issue.


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