Microstation via Internet

Discussion in 'Microstation' started by karo, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. karo

    karo Guest


    I want to illustrate my microstation (dgn) design-files on my
    homepage. In addition I want to make it possible to do some
    interactivities like zoom in/out or paning. For me it doesn't look
    good, to export vectorgraphic to rastergraphic like GIF or JPG.
    I tried to export the dgns to svg-files, it was okay, but the
    loadingtime was worse to the browser.
    Now, I seek for a freeware of a non commercially mapserver or do
    anybody know how can I fix my problem.

    Kind regards

    Karsten Rode
    karo, Oct 5, 2003
  2. Karsten,

    The problem here is free.
    Unlike autocad, there are few free DGN web viewers. There are numerous
    ways to get Microstation graphics on the web for free, but won't give
    you the interaction you want.
    Here are a links to a couple of companies that sell less expensive
    viewers that will provide the interaction you want.
    Look at their WebDGN


    Neither of those are free and are really intended for developers, but
    are the best low cost solutions I can think of at the moment.

    Awesome solutions are available from Bentley and others, my company
    develops enterprise class viewers as well. But unless you have LOTS of
    money set aside, they are far too expensive.

    Hope this helps a little.

    Gerald Hernandez, Oct 5, 2003
  3. karo

    DJ Guest

    The example web sites you gave all uses Java for web viewing which by nature
    is quite slow. A web based commercial software using ActiveX control would
    be much faster and can easily provide real time view/editing capability.

    Check out ActiveSolid at:
    It already can be hosted by Internet Explorer and only a simple wrapper
    (under development) is required to make it a real-time web based dynamic

    DJ, Oct 7, 2003
  4. Chris Zakrewsky, Oct 7, 2003
  5. karo

    Dennis Guest

    Dennis, Oct 10, 2003
  6. karo

    karsten Guest

    Hi Karsten,

    Use the free PDF plot driver from www.pfd995.com to create pdf plots or buy
    asobe pdf writer or use

    PDF's are bog std and nearly everyone has acrobat reader
    That will allow them to zoom pan and print...


    karsten, Oct 12, 2003
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