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Import Microstation DGN formatted map into a Nautical chart

With ActiveXperts Hydromagic, you can import a Microstation DGN background map into a nautical chart. Amongst the other supported backround map types are: AutoCAD DXF and GeoTIFF.

Microstation DGN

DGN is a file format is a format similar to AutoCAD DXF. It is designed for two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD (computer-aided design) drafting.

DGN was developed by Bentley Systems' MicroStation and it also supported by Intergraph's Interactive Graphics Design SystemCAD programs.

There are two diffferent formats of GGN:

  • ISFF - published in 1980 by Intergraph. It is also known as DGN v7, or Intergraph DGN
  • DGN v.8 - superset of the original DGN capabilities, introduced in 2000 by Bentley Systems