Need a set of standalone sheet files for your project?

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RefMerge will do the job fast and accurately.

Clearwater, Florida, USA — Let’s face it, whenever CAD files leave the CAD department or project design environment, there is no telling how they might ultimately look when opened or plotted by the people who need them for the construction or engineering information they contain. A single missing reference file – or worse, the wrong version of a reference file – can completely destroy the intended concept of the design or resulting plot.

You’ll love how fast and accurate RefMerge is at creating standalone design files that are not reference file-dependent.

RefMerge was designed to quickly create a new set of standalone design files that are not reference file-dependent. This new set of project files can be sent to clients as submittals, to service bureaus for plotting, to non-CAD personnel for viewing or for inclusion into document management systems that do not support MicroStation reference files as links.

But what if I have special needs?
If you have special needs, then you are really going to love RefMerge. RefMerge has a vast set of options that let you control the whole merging process from top to bottom. With RefMerge settings, you can control how the levels from reference files are added to the output file. You can also control what level, color, weight and style are given to each element as it is merged into the new output file. For example, you can use the element’s original symbology or change it to the level symbology setting of the level it is on. As another example, RefMerge has settings that allow you to control the name of the new output file and which folder you want it to be placed in.

You can even control whether or not to include non-displayed elements in the output merge file. Limiting the merge to only include displayed elements helps keep output file size as small as possible, particularly when only a small quantity of the complete reference file is displayed in each master file. If you are so inclined, RefMerge can also keep specified references attached while merging others and has several options for controlling raster reference files. The above are just a few of the 16 categories of settings available to customize the way RefMerge handles your file merging needs.

RefMerge’s settings dialog box has 16 categories for you to customize the merging of your files.

RefMerge’s out-of-the-box default settings are those settings best suited to produce a standalone, WYSIWYG (“What you see is what you get”) output file with the smallest possible file size for each given merge. RefMerge is always safe to use because it never alters your original source design files. All element modifications are made only in the output file it creates. If the output is not exactly what you want, it is a simple matter of adjusting settings and running it again.

All the tough stuff handled smoothly
RefMerge smoothly handles reference file clipping boundaries and masks, nested reference files, view rotations, tags, dimensions, shared cells, graphic groups, pattern scaling, custom line style scaling, clipped elements that are patterned or have fill and other MicroStation complexities to ensure your merged files display and plot exactly like your originals or in any other manner you want.

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