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File TypeMicroStation Design File

DeveloperBentley Systems
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CategoryCAD Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


2D/3D drawing format used by MicroStation construction design software; based on either the Intergraph Standard File Format (ISFF) or the newer V8 DGN standard; can be converted to the more universal .DWG format by AutoCAD LDT.

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DGN files can be opened by Bentley Systems MicroStation or the free Bentley View program. The DGN format is also supported by several other third-party programs.

The DGN extension is short for "design."

Program(s) that open .DGN files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Bentley Systems Bentley View
Bentley Systems MicroStation
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
AutoDWG DGN to DWG Converter
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 2015
Oracle AutoVue
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Mac OS X LogoMac
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8
Updated 1/16/2013