I have the SnakeGrid projector so can convert coordinate systems but can't seem to carry the attributes over (I have tried AttribueManager and AttributeCopier).

Also, can I input several .shp and run a batch to export as .dgn with attributes carried over?

  • Would like to help but I suck at DGN. For a quick response ask the question at the safe software forum (knowledge.safe.com/questions/index.html). Lots of active FME compared to SE. Nov 6 '18 at 10:07
  • We need more information to help you. Wich writer format are you using? Wich kind of database are you using (access, oracle..)? Nov 6 '18 at 10:53
  • @cag - I am using a DGNV8 writer with an esri Shapefile reader. Thank you.
    – Oli2wd
    Nov 6 '18 at 11:02

In the FME DGN writer ensure that the option to write tags is set to on:

add tags to DGN

Attribute information can then be written as tags (see this document). Note in Bentley Microstation Connect that tags are deprecated and you may need to upgrade to item types (search ribbon>item types>Utilities>Upgrade Tag Sets).

Regarding batch processing - use a workspace runner.

  • Thank you @JimT. I have set this up using a batch process so it reads all .shp in an input folder by using '*/shp@ in the reader. This works but carries over all attributes from all .shp, regardless of whether they exist in a individual .shp. Do you know a way to only carry over the specific attributes from each individual .shp into the output .dgn?
    – Oli2wd
    Nov 6 '18 at 13:59
  • It sounds like you need dynamic schema reading - though I suggest you start a new question (showing your current workflow/method in some detail) rather than asking new ones in the comments.
    – JimT
    Nov 6 '18 at 16:24

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