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Export to 3D DGN files

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

Export to 3D DGN files

Export to 3D DGN files

You can export selected parts or the whole model to 3D DGN.

  1. Open a Tekla Structures model.
  2. On the File menu, click Export > 3D DGN .

    The Export 3D DGN dialog box opens.

  3. In the Output file box, enter the name of the export file.

    If you want to replace an already existing file, click the ... button and browse for the file.

  4. In the Export list, select All objects , or Selected objects and select the parts to export.
  5. Click Create.

    Tekla Structures creates the <name>.dgn file in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

    The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

    folder.

    If you have tubular parts in your model and you want to reduce the size of the DGN files or the complex display in the rendered views, you can use the following advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

    In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

    In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

    to control this:

    XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_SMALL_TUBE_SEGMENTS

    XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_TUBE_SEGMENTS

    You can also use the following advanced options to control DGN exports:

    XS_EXPORT_DGN_COORDINATE_SCALE

    XS_EXPORT_DGN_FILENAME

    XS_EXPORT_DGN_INCLUDE_CUTS

    XS_EXPORT_DGN_INCLUDE_INNER_CONTOUR

    XS_EXPORT_DGN_USE_CLASS_AS_COLOR

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