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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, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000082604
SubmittedFebruary 3, 2015
Last ModifiedMarch 30, 2022
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2.2
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7
Version Fixed10.3.1


Remove the external references from the Microstation file, and save the map documents in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000082604


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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