8 February 2022
Conversions Between DGN and DWG: From Xanadu to Reality, with Translation Manager
Perhaps it begins with the spark of an idea, initially without dimension. That first line edges its way across the “page.” The idea arrives in two dimensions and is more fully realized. It explodes into three dimensions and almost breathes. You consider the fourth dimension and can potentially see how it might live into the future. Your design hasn’t even left the environment of the design program yet, but already seems alive.
At some point, the design will evolve past the conceptual into something that is tangible and real in the world. Do you have all your ducks in a row? A building starts a long time before that first brick is laid. You may be working from a hard-won commission with several contstraints, or you may have been given free rein and conjured Xanadu from nothing. It’s all about translation: bringing that idea from one state to another.
Your fonts don’t map correctly, and maybe your element or entity symbology hasn’t survived. This can cost you a lot of time: time that you are unlikely to have towards the end of a project, with the deadline looming.
You don’t want your translation to end up like the Xanadu dreamed up by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, half-finished because of an interruption. Potentially one of the great masterpieces of western literature was lost because of a knock at the door. While this is unlikely to trouble your conversion of files from DWG to DGN (or vice versa), there are plenty of things that can occur to prevent you from getting a perfect translation.
You may look at your files at the end of the translation and find that they are barely recognizable because one or two things have not rendered correctly. Your fonts don’t map correctly, and maybe your element or entity symbology hasn’t survived. This can cost you a lot of time: time that you are unlikely to have towards the end of a project, with the deadline looming. You don’t want to look bad because the design that you envisioned is literally a mess, following the translation of your original files.
Translation Manager™ will ensure that you get the translation right, the first time. You can convert batches of files between DWG and DGN by the hundreds or thousands, meaning you’ll save a ton of man-hours. All your CAD standards will be copied across, and you aren’t going to have spend time correcting and recreating your drawings. Contact a Service Consultant today to find out more about how Translation Manager can help you.