Bug Number NIM094291
Submitted Aug 23, 2013
Modified Nov 24, 2020
Severity Critical
Applies To ArcGIS for Desktop
Version Found 10.2
Prog Language N/A
Server Platform
Client Platform
Database N/A
Locale N/A
Status Implemented
Version Fixed 10.3.0
SP Fixed 10.3 Approved and 10.2.2 Approved

Bug NIM094291


The extent of data created in the MicroStation DGN files are not correctly calculated in ArcMap 10.2, causing the data to be displayed in the wrong location.

Additional Information


Alternate Solution

1. If accessible in ArcMap 10.1, import the DGN file into a file geodatabase, creating a new feature class. Using the Export to CAD tool in ArcToolbox, export the new feature class to a new V8 DGN file. The new feature class and DGN file can be opened in ArcMap 10.2 with the correct extents intact.

2. In MicroStation copy the existing DGN to another blank DGN. Open the new DGN in ArcMap 10.2.

3. Modifying the projection file by renaming the file, and subtracting the Global Origin offset values from the existing false easting and false northing allows the data to display in the correct location in version 10.2.

4. In Microststation, save the DGN file in AutoCAD DWG format. The drawing file draws in the correct location in ArcMap.