Support for Windows XP expired over a year ago, rendering any applications running on the operating system essentially unusable. The process of updating supporting software might be described as nightmarish; however, those using the outdated systems can be unaware of the inefficiency nightmare they are experiencing as they use multiple programs, taking multiple steps, to create one file.

The Phocaz Group helped a transportation agency in the state of Georgia upgrade their system from MicroStation J to Microstation V8i; working with them to write new programs and upgrade dozens more – along the way eliminating many of the steps needed to create DGN files. “Once data is put in to design the new feature, the user simply presses a little green button and the file is created in a matter of seconds using the latest available software to perform the complicated task,” the client describes.

Here is a short video highlighting the conversion of just one of these drawing programs.