AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Automatic Figure And Line Creation Using CSV / Text File Format Data

Jun 18, 2012

how I can go about automatic creation of figures and existing alignment (i.e. Centerline and edges) using csv/txt file data format. Currently I have to snap each line to create Centerline, edge, figures etc. a headache of work! I am using Autocad civil 3D 2012.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Automatic Layer Creation

Jan 2, 2014

I am trying to get civil 3D to automatically create layers similar to ones already created. For example-

Using Description keys I am inserting survey points which automatically create layers for each type of point. e.g. p_building. I would also like a second layer to be created called l_building (for building lines) when the p_building layer is created. 

I realize I can create the layers and save as the drawing template but this is not a neat solution as you have to add every possible line layer (l_??) and then you will have a lot of empty layers as not all points are collected on each job.

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Aug 7, 2013

I attached 3 pictures describing my problem.

On the first one you can see the feature lines i'm about to grade. The closed line is a pond and the two lines on the right is a riverbed. The area between them is just land.

On the second picture you can see a part of the surface i need to get by grading. I need the pond, riverbed and land to be one surface.

On the third picture you can see what happens, when i try to grade the riverbed under the same grading group. The pond surface disappears while the grading stays.

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May 29, 2012

Why are figure line styles and feature line styles not shared, or a parent / child relationship?  Also, should match properties change the style of a feature line to appear to be the same style as the figure line?  The style only exists in as a figure line style. 

If we offset a Figure line (feature line stepped offset) we get feature line, then we match properties to a figure line that has the correct style.  The prospector says the Feature line has the style of the figure line; however, if we edit the feature line properties the style is set to none.

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Oct 29, 2013

I am using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011.  I am wondering if there is a way to assign an mline to a figure style in the Figure Prefix Database.  Ultimately I am trying to create storm drains that have a width automatically (ex. 12" SD would come in at 12").  Right now I have a single center line that comes in and I manually offset the line to create a width or I place an mline over the center line. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Import Survey Data Using TXT File - Comment Line Out

Aug 20, 2012

I am importing survey data using a .txt file. In that file there are a few lines that I don't want C3D to read. Is there some character I can put at the beginning of the line so that it won't read or give me an error? In some other programs I have seen # or : used to do this.

C3D 2012 sp1
W7Pro 64bit
HP Z400 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU W3565@3.20GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 4000

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Field Data For Surface Creation

Feb 1, 2013

I have a 1 mile road topo coming up for design purposes.  The curb is standard, but there is full curb & depressed curb.  If you had your way from the CAD seat, what shots do you prefer?

Most accurate I've seen iis Centerline, Edge Pavement/Edge Concrete Gutter, Flowline Gutter, Face Curb, Back Curb.  More fieldwork, but made a good product. 

What I have seen is CL, EP, BC, then "let them just use a template" and several variations thereof.  

I have never seen a good way to automatically offset from say BC only and  handle depressed curb by field coding.

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Mar 20, 2013

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Sep 12, 2013

I have a client who uses Bently MX Roads for road design and requires that survey data be supplied in GENIO format. I realise that there are many possible options to get Civil3D survey data into MX, but I am trying to explore the use of the Subscription Extension to Import/Export GENIO.

Surfaces - no problem. Points - I see how I can get that to work. But the only linework that can be exported is Feature Lines, and it is also important that the feature lines have a name (likely related to the layer it is on).

I can convert survey figures to feature lines and name them one by one but would be very time consuming for a whole survey. Is there any way of doing all figures at once?

I'm guessing not and that it is probably easier to do the Genio creation from dwg in MX itself.

Civil3D 2014 - Windows7 64bit

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Automatic Update Of Block With Alignment Data

Apr 27, 2012

Is there a way to have a block (called test, for arguments sake) within this block we have text (attribute / fiield or whatever).

Now I have an alignment that has stations set every 10 units and on those stations I have inserted the block "test" as part of the alignment label style.

I can get the block inserting correctly, rotation the direction I require etc but what I need is for this block to report the station number.. ie 10, for the first 20 for the second and so on.

Is this possible?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Automatic Drawing Creation

Mar 13, 2013

I've been making iLogic assemblies with hints of VB for about 6 months now. My Boss has asked me if I can write code that will effectively create drawings automatically.

What we would like to create is a rule, which when run, creates a new drawing file, places the active assembly in a base view, then place a Left, Right and Top view of the assembly and place a parts list in the top corner. Dimensions are not really important at the moment, as the sizes of the parts are in the description field and the drawings are used for assembling the product only.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Export Offset / Elevation Data From Cross Sections To Text File / Excel

Jun 9, 2010

I am using Civil3D 2010. I am trying to export the offset/elevation data from my cross sections to a text file or excel file so i can paste the info into another program. so far i've been labeling the offset/elevation info on the section and typing it into excel by hand.

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Turn Off Automatic Creation Of Log Files?

Sep 26, 2012

how to turn off the automatic creation of log files in my drawing folder?

I have unchecked the <Options> <Open and Save> <Maintain a log file> but they just keep on appearing and manually cleaning them out is a real pain...

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Disabling Automatic Contour Creation On New Sketch

May 23, 2013

I'm currently working on a model and it annoys me a bit that whenever i create a new Sketch a Center Point is created automatically (okay thats quite useful for the first sketch) and when I create a sketch on a face of an extrusion, the shape of that face is automatically projected as lines in my new sketch.

Usually I don't need that "projection" - is there a way to disable this feature?

I'm using Inventor Professional 2014 Student edition.

PS: I just noticed that I can't snap to center and corner points after deleting the projected shape.

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AutoCad :: Plotting Survey Drawing With Field Data In Text Format

Feb 13, 2012

How to plot a survey drawing with field data in text format, (using Autocad 2008, so that the point number and XYZ coordinates appear on the drawing.

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AutoCad :: Convert Drawing Which Indicates Water Depth Data As Text Into Txt Format?

Jun 18, 2012

i want to convert autocad drawing which indicates water depth data as text into txt format...x reference and y reference and the digital value indicated at the reference in xyz format...

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May 21, 2004

I am running photoshop CS on my laptop which is a Compaq presario 1503 AP.

I have had this problem since I used Photoshop 7 and now Photoshop CS. When I want to go to a new paragraph or the next line using the enter key, it just doesnt work.

When I hit enter, the text just exits the text entry/edit mode.

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May 8, 2012

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Combining Feature Data (Adding Data To Shape File)

Apr 24, 2012

I have a master shape file that contains parcel ID, owner, tax info., etc. I have another file ( access 2003 -open to better file format suggestions-) which contains parcel ID and a "yes" or " no" entry for whether or not the parcel needs a new water meter. All I want to do is add the water meter information into the other shape file. This would create one shape file with one table with all the information that I need.

Ultimately I will use the information to do a map query and find out spatially where i need new water meters.

Right now i have the master shape file connected though the “Connect to Data” feature. I also have the new data added to the drawing though the Data sources------>attach under the “Map Explorer” Task pane. I attached access file (ver. 2003 .mdb) which has two columns “Parcel ID” and “Meter”.

I right click on the shape file under the display manager and select”Create a Join;” however my water meter table is not listed as an option. Will this not work?

Plan B - I tried to Create and connect to the access file as an ODBC connection. Followed this guy’s directions to a T [URL]. But when i populate my table under the fdo connection the column headings exist ( “parcel ID” and “Meter”) but the actual data is missing. Am I missing something important?

Note: I am running c3d 2012 on a  Win 7 64 Bit machine. I also removed office 32 bit apps and installed 64 bit apps to see if that would solve the problem. No go. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: 2014 Migrating Data Shortcuts - Will Be Saved In 2009 Format

Nov 14, 2013

We've recently upgraded a large project from Civil 3D 2012 to Civil 3D 2014 and for the most part things have migrated well.

On this project as well as others that have been migrated, I've been noticing this and similar messages re: modified in a previous version when the dref's synchronize:

"FG-STREET A was modified in a previous version of the software. Changes in the current were overwritten when the data reference was synchronized."

The steps we used for converting this project in order are:

Set Data shortcuts working folder.
Migrate Survey Database.
Open/save base drawing containing survey & EG surface.
Open/save all C3d source dwgs before opening any plan sheets.
Open/save all C3d plan sheets.

Because of the warning message I thought I'd try the "Migrating Data Shortcuts" following the instructions.

Use the stand-alone Data Shortcuts Editor to save one or more data shortcuts to a specified folder. If the shortcuts were created with a previous version of AutoCAD Civil 3D, they will be updated to the current format in this process.

When following the steps in the Data Shortcuts Editor, when I get to step 5, select the folder & choose Saveas, I see the following message that they will be saved in 2009 format?

Isn't that a downgrade? How these modified in a previous version messages?

I'm still trying to figure out if they are a benign message or if they are something I should be concerned with. 95% of the shortcuts on the project sync normally & seem to work fine other than an occasional disappearing profile in the sheet profiles.

C3D 2012 SP3 & C3D 2014 SP1
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Dec 7, 2012

I am having an issue copy and pasting text. Whenever I copy text from a source (word, another dwg) and paste it into a new dwg, it all comes in uppercase. Also everything i type in a new MTEXT is all caps.I do not have caps lock on.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Text And Line Work In Model Space Turns Gray When Reopen File?

Sep 27, 2012

For some reason when I place new text or line work in a file it is fine, but when I save the drawing, close it and re-open it all of the text and line work found in model space goes gray. Yet if I place new text and use the match property command on text placed previously, that is now gray, and use it on new text, the new text recieves the attributes of what the previously placed text has minus the appearance of being gray. In my drawing I am using a shape file and a data connect image through planning and analysis.

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Sep 24, 2013

I am trying to create a lisp file to automate the placing of angular dimensions at all of the vertex's along a very long polyline. There are 500-600 nodes at least and we need the angle between the incoming and outgoing lines at every node.

Is there a way to automate this with a lisp file, or am i relegated to clicking 1800 times and waste 3-4 hours doing this?

We get these files quite often and this will be a huge benefit to us.

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Apr 3, 2013

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Civil 3D 2012 SP4.0 Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
C3D 2014 SP1
Dell M6600, Core i7 @ 2.3GHz, 16 GB ram
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Mar 4, 2012

I have been outputting surfaces from Civil 3D 2012 using the LandXML export function. Some of the XML files that are output the data is on a single line and some of the outputs are on multiple lines.

Not a major issue as they both import back into C3D ok but within my office we edit the XML file slightly inorder to get it into another software package and require the multi line format.

The only difference I can see is the size of the data used to create the surface! All drawings have the same LandXML export settings..All surfaces have been created using a combination of point groups, breaklines etc..

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Jul 2, 2012

GIMP script/plugin for detection of object boundaries in a raster image and automatic creation of corresponding paths?

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Nov 26, 2013

InDesign has a great feature where the filename can be inserted as variable text which will automatically update whenever the filename is changed. Is there a plug-in for Illustrator which can do the same thing?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Polyline To Feature Line Interpolates Wrong Data

Aug 29, 2013

I have created a feture line from a 2d polyline. 

I have NO weed appplied and as you can see there are two errors :

- some points on original surface (used to get Z) are not interpolated.

- the quick profile shows error : in addition to lacking points, others are bad interpolated.

(the image show both)

The surface used behaves rightly with feature lines created from aligments 

(I have created an aligment from polyline and then a fetaure line from that and the Z interpolation are ok )

Civil 3D (2013)

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Dec 17, 2013

I have found some great LiDAR information but it is in a compressed LAS file so the extension is LAZ. How to decompress these files so they can be used.  The point cloud will only accept the las format.

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May 14, 2013

How can I know that the AGS file is complied the AGS 3.1. or 4? I have a AGS file that it can't to be imported to Civil 3D 2014 - Geotechnical Modules. Is there any tool for doing clarification?

The error is "Pick list item 'FILL' under header GEOL_LEG does not exist in the ABBR table" ...etc...

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Sep 15, 2013

i  have an issue in with my created sheets that does not show vertical alignment data. everything on the bands shows up nicely but the lines, curves and labels profile are missin.

see the attached image. you can notice from the image that there is no a signle data..

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