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RE: Compatibility of AutoCad with Microstation J

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Our firm uses both Microstation (SE) and Autocad (R14 & 2000).  We do most
of our civil work in Microstation and most of our structural work in
AutoCad; however, we have a large retail client that requires all of our
structural to be in Microstation.

Depending on what your client wants to do with the files, you will have to
work very hard to make the translation between the two.  I would highly
suggest purchasing the book Microstation for AutoCAD users, A Bi-directional
Guide by Conforti and Grabowski.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please email privately or

Brian K. Smith, P.E.
Smith Engineering Co., Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vince Yu [mailto:v.yu(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 12:23 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: Compatibility of AutoCad with Microstation J
> Our firm has a new client that requires us to work in Microstation J.
> We have only AutoCAD in our officeR14 and 2000.  We really don't want to
> spend $4000 per station and to be re-trained in Microstation J for one
> or two jobs unless we have to.  Does anyone know if AutoCAD can read
> Microstation J files and output back to Microstation?  Thanks in advance
> for any help.
> Vince Yu
> Pickard Architects