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Commandline version of -MAPIMPORT does not offer DGN format.

A - answer The non-dialog (line) version of the MAPIMPORT command for importing GIS data from foreign formats offers only these options (file types): FDO_SDF, ARCINFO, E00, SHP, FDO_GEN, GML, MIF, MAPINFO, IGDS, DNF, SDTS, VPF.

If you miss the DGN format - it is hidden under the name "IGDS" (Interactive Graphics Design Software). This is the original file format which was used to define the ISFF (Intergraph Standard File Format), and DGN is based if ISFF.

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31.1.2008    5510×  
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applies to: AutoCAD Map · AutoCAD Civil 3D ·

See also:
Tip 10636:The entity isn't planar to the World Coordinate System and can't be converted.
Tip 9862:How to import a DGN 3D model into Autodesk Inventor?
Tip 9739:Size of a saved DWG file grows unexpectedly.
Tip 9698:Data formats supported in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.
Tip 9553:Complete thorough PURGE on a single click.

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