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The itmstn.ini configuration file is delivered with the Translators option. This configuration file is used by translators and provides the capability for customizing the process of translation between the software and a MicroStation document.

Many of the options found in the itmstn.ini file are accessible through the various tabs on the MicroStation Import Options Dialog Box and the MicroStation Export Options Dialog Box. It is recommended that options modified directly in the .ini file be done so only by an experienced user at his/her own risk.

The following table defines the .ini settings, along with any corresponding default values:

[Name of the Section]/ Name of the Setting

Description

Import

Export

Default

Value

[Options]

Seed File

Name of a seed file used for export.

N/A

Yes

Seed2d.dgn

.dgn file name

Enable Logging

If set, a log file will be created.

Yes

Yes

0

0/1

Read Default Units

Sets the default units used when importing foreign data.

Yes

N/A

64

59=m; 61=mm; 62=cm; 63=km; 64=in; 65=ft; 66=yd; 67=mil

Template File

Sets the document that will be used as a template when importing foreign data.

Yes

N/A

TransMstn.igr or TransMstn.sha

.igr file name
.sha file name (SmartSketch Drawing Editor)

Symbol Template File

Sets the symbol file that will be used as a template when importing foreign data.

Yes

N/A

File name

Dissolve Symbol to Groups

A flag that indicates whether or not to dissolve parametric and multi-representation symbols to groups.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

Ignore Sheet Scale

If set to 1, the translated file fits to the sheet size by adjusting the sheet scale.

Yes

N/A

1

0/1

Processing Batch Translation

If set, progress bar dialog boxes do not display during the translation.

Yes

Yes

1

0/1

Attribute Sets

Names of attribute sets.

Yes

Yes

_SymInst

String consisting of attribute set names delimited by semicolons.

Read Cell Options

Specifies how shared cells in MicroStation are handled. The first option translates cells into groups, whereas the second option translates cells into symbols.

Yes

N/A

Shared embeds

Rigid groups/ Shared embeds

Import Cells2 as Symbols

Specifies that Type 2 cells should be imported from MicroStation V8 files as either groups or symbols.

Yes

N/A

0

0=Type2 cells are imported as groups.

1=Type2 cells are imported as symbols.

Write Version

Sets what version of the foreign file format is created on export when you invoke the Save As method from the API, or when you save to DGN from a Smart 3D task.

N/A

Yes

8

7, 8

Read Reference Options

Specifies options to process reference files during translation.

Yes

N/A

Translate/ Link/ Merge

Read Reference Paths

Specifies the paths for reference files.

Yes

N/A

Folder Name

Sub Units Per Master Units

Sets the value to determine the sub units used for importing MicroStation cell files.

Yes

N/A

10

Number

Pos Units Per Sub Units

Sets the value to determine the positional units used for importing MicroStation cell files.

Yes

N/A

1000

Number

Max. Nesting  Depth

Determines how deep the translation processes the nested reference files.

Yes

N/A

0

Number

Application Text Type

Specifies details for text translation.

Yes

Yes

0

0 = Text origin is always in the upper left corner.

1 = Origin preserved.

2 = Reserved for future use.

4 = Indicates that when the text is imported from a MicroStation file that has both horizontal and vertical mirroring, then SmartSketch adds180 degrees to the existing angle. In this case, SmartSketch does not set the mirroring properties on the text to attain WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) (Import Only).

5 = Provides a combined effect of values 1 and 4.

MS Resource Files

Determines the location of MicroStation resource files.

Yes

N/A

Folder name

Process Non- Displayable Reference Files

Determines if non-displayable reference files are translated.

Yes

Yes

1

0/1

Attributes as Smart Text

Determines if SmartText is created from MicroStation tag data.

Yes

N/A

0

0 = Translates tag data as SmartText.

1 = Translates tag data as text boxes.

EDF as Smart Text

Determines if tags are processed as SmartText.

Yes

N/A

0

0/1

Stroke Reference

Determines if attached reference files are stroked on export.

N/A

Yes

0/1

Stroke Text

Determines if text is stroked during export.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

Stroke Dimension

If set, the dimension objects are stroked on export.

N/A

Yes

0/1

Disk-based Symbols

When set to 1, .sym files are created for each cell in a .dgn file during import.

Yes

N/A

0

0/1

Ignore Non-Displayable Symbols

When set to 1, non-displayable objects are exported.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

Preserve Layers on Dissolved Symbols

If set, members of symbols are exported even if their layer is turned off.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

Preserve MSTN UDLS styles

When set to 0, user-defined linestyles are stroked.

Yes

Yes

1

0/1

Push Owner Attributes to its Children

If set to 1, dynamic attributes are moved from a group (symbol) to its members.

N/A

Yes

1

0/1

Metafile to Raster DPI resolution

Sets the dpi resolution for raster metadata during export.

N/A

Yes

350

DPI resolution

Stroking Tolerance

Determines the accuracy used when objects are stroked during export.

N/A

Yes

0.1

millimeters

Always Shift GO to Center Drawing

In case the document range is not larger than the .dgn file design plane but is outside of it.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

No Background Color

If background is white, forces it to be black (does not apply to the printout image).

N/A

Yes

0/1

Hatch supported complexity

Supported hatch complexity of output format.

N/A

Yes

1 (only supports a single independent hatch line with dashes and gaps)

Need hatch description and stroke

If true, then stroke hatch even when hatch name and description are included in symbology.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

Style Resource Name

Sets the style filename to be used on export.

N/A

Yes

Filename

Delete Symbol Definitions

If set, symbol definitions are deleted after the translation.

Yes

N/A

1

0/1

Symbol Layers

Saves the level information by pushing each symbol to the level of its first graphical element.

Yes

N/A

0

If set to 0, it allows setting Honor Layer Display ON for Graphic cells and OFF for Point Cells.

If set to 1, it forces the Honor Layer Display to be OFF.

If set to 2, it honors the Symbol Layers = 0 setting and pushes symbols to the same level as that of its first graphical element.

If set to 3, it forces Honor Layer display to be OFF, and pushes all the symbols to the same level as that of its first graphical element.

Export Transparency Threshold

Specifies how objects with transparency are translated. Any object with a transparency that is less than or equal to the Export Transparency Threshold is translated. Otherwise, the object is not translated.

If you open the DGN file in MicroStation, then any translated objects display with no transparency. For example, if the Export Transparency Threshold is 60, and the object transparency is 55, the object is translated, but displays with 0 transparency.

N/A

Yes

100

0-100.

If set to 0, objects with transparency are not translated.

If set to 100, all objects with transparency are translated.

Merge References

If set to 1, linked and embedded reference files are merged into a single master file. Image references are also merged. If set to 0, the software does not merge the referenced files into the master file.

The Merge References setting applies only when saving to the MicroStation V8 format. This setting does not apply to MicroStation V7 files.

N/A

Yes

0

0 = No merge

1 = Merge into master file

EnableExRGBColor

Specifies whether or not the software saves extended colors to the color table.

This setting applies only when saving to the MicroStation V8 format.

N/A

Yes

1

0 = The extended colors are not saved to the color table. The software selects a color for the graphic entity that is closest to an existing color in the color table.

1 = The extended colors are saved to the color table.

Process Construction Elements

Determines if construction class elements are translated.

Yes

N/A

0

0 = The software does not translate construction class elements.

1 = The software translates construction class elements.

[Read Default View] and [Write Default View]

Transformation

Sets the 4x4 matrix.

Yes

Yes

identity matrix

4x4 matrix

Type

Yes

Yes

Standard

Name

Yes

N/A

Top

Reference Point

Yes

Yes

Normal

Yes

Yes

Projection Vector

Yes

Yes

1

Active View

Yes

N/A

1

[Read Linestyles] and [Write Linestyles]

Determines the mapping of linestyles between the foreign file format and RAD.

Yes

Yes

[Read Text Fonts] and [Write Text Fonts]

FontNameOriginal=
FontNameMapped: LangId

Translator configuration files can optionally store the language identifier of the translated font in the Read Text Fonts section. If no identifier exists in the configuration file, RAD uses the identifier set under the regional settings of the control panel.

Yes

Yes

[Read Widths] and [Write Widths]

Determines the mapping of the line widths between the foreign file format and RAD.

Yes

Yes

[Write Layers]

Determines the mapping of RAD layers to MicroStation levels.

N/A

Yes

Process Groups and Symbols for SmartFrames

Determines if SmartFrames present in groups and symbols are translated on export.

N/A

Yes

0

0/1

0 = Turns off the setting.

1 = Allows the translation of SmartFrames in groups and symbols for export, however, be aware that the setting decreases performance. It is recommended to turn on this setting (1) only when required.

See Also

Accuracy of MicroStation Data During Import