Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures


The DGN format has been used especially for data transfer between plant design programs. It was developed by MicroStation. It is similar to DWG in that it is only a graphical data format. It contains unique part IDs in the given model. It is possible to check for clashes between the Tekla Structures model and a DGN reference model.

This format has the following limitations:

  • GUID is not supported.

  • DGN reference model import does not support change management or UDAs.

  • 3D DGN export supports parts only.

See also

Reference models and compatible formats

Insert DGN files

Insert a reference model

Export in 3D DGN format

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