Let's see the case:
I have an ArcView layer that contains the jurisdictions of the villages in an area in shape format, and I want to import it to 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 imported import vectors will receive must be chosen, so the attribute for boundary and centroid is chosen, as the case may be. The type of data must also be chosen. point, line or area and the format of origin and destination units.
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 perform 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 chilazo
You must select the option "import attribute table", then indicate what name the table will carry in the Access database and what columns you want to import. In some cases I have seen that .dbf files with names containing spaces or rare characters generates 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 has been imported, the centroids and shapes have a link to the database, so that by consulting them with the "data review" button, the existing attribute table is lifted. To activate this icon is done "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, period), 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,