Is there an equivalent command in microstation for the copyclip with basepoint from autocad to copy an element from one dgn to another dgn?
I tried attaching a reference and copying it that way, but then I can not detach that reference.
I get an error message about not being able to detach a model from a managed model.
Well, have you considered using the FF (FILEFENCE) command?
As you can see from the help topic it can be used in batch processing.
In short, you place a fence around the content to be saved to another file and then in the command window:
Then, once you have your file, open the other DGN, and attach this new file as a reference.
Now go into the reference manager and right-click the attachment. Choose Merge to Master
Now the contents will be part of your DGN file.