Import DGN does not Import the Materials


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Problem Description:

I assign materials to surfaces in MicroStation, import the dgn into Conce
ptStation, The surfaces appear and are located properly but no material assignments are maintained.


In Microstation, turn on your Material property as displayed in level manager (rt-click on columns, image below).

The way to set the property is to do rt-click Properties of the specific material and set its ByLevel settings.

Also, keep in mind that the level names need to be new/unique during the import, as the very first time a level is imported, it is forever held to that material.