Let's see the case:
I have an ArcView layer that contains the jurisdictions of the villages of an area in shape format, and I want to import it into Microstation Geographics. Let's see how to do it:
It is necessary for this to open a project in Microstation Geographics, in this case I have one connected to an Access base through ODBC.
Select "File / import / shp, mif, e00 ..." and a control panel is displayed, where the file to be imported is selected using "file / select import file".
Not only can data be imported in .shp format but also from Mapinfo (.mif) and old-style Arcinfo (format .E00).
Once the format has been selected, the attribute that the imported vectors to be imported will receive must be chosen, so the attribute is chosen for boundary and centroid as the case may be. You must also choose the type of data. point, line, or area and the source and destination unit format.
If you do not want to import the database import is extremely fast, you can also choose only one zone by means of a fence.
Another option available is the possibility that the import performs topological cleaning so that it does not bring me shapes but linestrings with the dirty nodes ... a good alternative if we remember that ArcView did not handle topology so the data used to be dirty product of the maintenance to the chilazo.
You must select the option "import attribute table", then indicate what name the table will have in the Access database and what columns we want to import. In some cases I have seen that named .dbf files that contain spaces or weird characters cause problem.
In case of many data to be imported you can select a tile step, such that when indicating rows and columns the system will perform the process under a spatial index and can improve the performance of the equipment.
Once the data is imported, the centroids and shapes are linked to the database, such that when consulting them with the "data review" button, the existing attribute table is lifted. To activate this icon do "tools / geographics / geographics"
Label the data
Once the data has been imported, the information can be extracted from the Access database by "Database / anotation", which raises a panel in which the query builder can be opened, choose the table and column from where we want to bring the text.
Additionally you can choose the text format, type of element (cell, text, point), offset and if you want to concatenate data.
Any data extracted to the map is brought the link, so that you can do "data review" of this.
And ready gentlemen,