MicroStation Tip: Import Linestyles into a DGN Library

Published on November 10, 2014

Written by: Bob Mecham

Linestyles can be delivered in the workspace two ways.  One option is to point to the Linestyle resource file (RSC) using the variable MS_SYMBRSRC.   The second options is to import a MicroStation linestyle resource file (RSC) into the DGN Library file and then use the MS_DGNLIBLIST variable.

To import a linestyle into a DGN file use the Linestyle Editor dialog box.

1. From the MicroStation pull down menu Element > Line Styles > Edit. The Line Style Editor dialog will appear.

2. From the Line Style Editor dialog pull down menu File > Import > MicroStation Resource File (RSC).

3. Path to the file and click the Open button. The Select Linestyles to Import dialog will appear.

dialog to import linestyle library

4. Select the linestyles in the list and click the Import button.  The linestyles will be imported into the file.

Note: if you want to delete a linestyle name use the keyin “delete unused linestyles [name]”

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4 Responses to “MicroStation Tip: Import Linestyles into a DGN Library”

  1. Kae Calloway Says:

    November 19th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks Bob!

  2. David Renaud - MWU Says:

    May 25th, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Is there a way to print a list of the line styles? Ideally, it would be with the graphical representation of each line style, but a list of just names would be useful.

  3. Bob Mecham Says:

    May 25th, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Hi David, yes we have a macro that will draw a line for each linestyle in the drawing.

    Bob Mecham

  4. robert hart Says:

    September 14th, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    what is the name of that macro (to draw a line for each linestyle)? is that a free macro?

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