MXDs created with ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1 containing DGN feature layers do not display in ArcMap 10.2.2 and later if the DGN file contains external references to other DGN files. Layer files (.lyr) pointing to DGN files created in 10.1 SP1 also fail when added to ArcMap 10.3.1.
Last Published: March 13, 2015ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number
February 3, 2015
March 30, 2022
ArcGIS for Desktop
Operating System Version
The bug has been fixed. See the Version Fixed and Additional Information, if applicable, for more information.
Remove the external references from the Microstation file, and save the map documents in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1.