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I'm a student engineer and I'm preparing my final project study about the problems of exchanging Data between CAD and Gis in general - particularly Microstation and ArcGIS - and the changes that affect the files during their transfer: color's changing, thickness, position...

Moreover, the causes of these changes and how we can proceed to reduce the loss of information when transferring files.

Have you any information about this?

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    FME Desktop does not have any issues converting DGN to ArcGIS shapefile or geodatabase and vice versa - have you considered that? We have project critical data that requires conversion daily. – Mapperz Mar 14 '16 at 14:25
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    Welcome to GIS SE. Unlike discussion sites, our purpose is to catalog focused questions with specific answers; as such, this is not a good source of primary/initial research (unless you want to mine the Q&A database looking for CAD/GIS issues). – Vince Mar 14 '16 at 14:33
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    I second the FME solution. Of course, I stopped looking once I discovered it a few years ago, but it's the only solution I found to batch convert multiple formats (including CAD) cleanly. – MaryBeth Mar 14 '16 at 14:51
  • Thank you, yes actually I heard good things about FME desktop, I'll use it to solve my exchanging problems :) – K.mouna Mar 15 '16 at 14:09
  • @Vince Yes vince, I'm searching exactly the most common problems that affects files during transfer – K.mouna Mar 15 '16 at 14:13