AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Blocks Don't Show When Importing Points?

Jul 11, 2013

Our Surveyor created the Point Styles and description keys for processing our field work. These were incorporated in our template. Yesterday he brought in field work an noticed that only a few of the symbols incorporated into the markers came in.

The blocks exist in the drawing but when you go to edit the point marker only 8 out of 152 blocks show in the window below "Use AutoCAD BLOCK symbol for marker". I tried a backup of that template from 5 months ago and got the same results. I've verified that the blocks still exist in the drawing both by listing them and exploring them in Design Center. If I try other templates the window shows all the blocks.

I have tried Audit and Recover with no improvement. Thirteen errors fixed but the blocks still don't show. Additionally I found a backup of the template from Feb., 2013 and get the same problem but the lack of blocks only just occurred.

This is an example showing the depleted block list:

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May 14, 2012

We have a points file to create a "bottom of peat level" surface.  The only problem is, along with the X and Y, it only gives us the distance from OGL, not the actual Z Elevation at each point.  How do we import these into C3D to create a surface?  We have a topo survey for the whole site, so we have and EG surface.

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Jul 13, 2012

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Jan 4, 2013

We're moving [slowly, painfully] from LDD to Civil 2012. When importing a survey fieldbook in LDD, my method has always been to "clean up" the fieldbook during the import. Rather than search through the fieldbook text file manually, I'll let the import process find the duplicate, overwritten points, or errant linecodes, and then exclamate them or change them in the fieldbook and, if necessary, reimport the fieldbook. Figures and breaklines use the initial coordinate, for instance, so sometimes a reimport is (was) necessary.

So our survey crews "overwrite" points in the field for bad rod heights, angles, descriptions, etc... During the LDD import process that point number is flagged and I am given the option to overwrite/average/etc.... In Civil 3D I seem to be stuck with an average of the two observations, and I'm not even alerted about which point numbers come from these "multiple observations." So I've no idea without sifting through the often substantial list of point numbers which points have duplicate data connected to them.

I've combed through the import options and I just don't see what I'm looking for, which, in a phrase, is to be alerted when there are duplicate numbers in the fieldbook.

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Aug 9, 2012

I have a .dwg file with an AT-LCC projection assigned to it. There are some .shp files connected to it.

Can I choose the projection of to-be-imported-points when I import some laserscan-files in ASCII format? So I can tell AutoCAD: these points are in MGI-AT.AUT-Central/GK projection, please convert them to my desired projection.

There is a method which takes much too long:

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May 23, 2013

Sometimes when i import points Civil 3d creates a Point group in the drawing with the name of the point file, sometime it does not. I prefer when it does create this point group. It always seems to create a Survey Point Group. How do i control wether or not a point group is created in the import?

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How do you all deal with cleaning up the elevations?  Is there a way to match proprties as far as the rotatiion of the points? or do you Create blocks from Cogo points?

So, I starting playing with the Creating Blocks from Cogo Points. This creates a block with attributes similar to the way Softdesk treated points back in the day. I ran into a couple of issues. 1 being, it rounds the elevation to 3 decimals places.

When it creates blocks from the Cogo Points some of the blocks are giving me 0.000 elevations for points that had actual elevations.

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May 9, 2013

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Apr 8, 2012

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Example height is H =198.36 after H=198.360.

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Nov 3, 2012

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I use AutoCADCivil 2013 64 bit in Windows 7 64 bit!

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Feb 7, 2013

I’ve run into an issue with importing survey data using field books. 

I started by importing my primary control using a field book.  There were no issues with importing these points.  I then proceeded to import subsequent field books with additional control and then topographic mapping.  In the last field book some points were accidentally overwritten due to an error in the field collection.  No error message was given to let me know the survey points were in use and being overwritten.  Luckily I caught the error before I proceeded to the next field book. 

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I then proceeded to reimport all the field books in order, starting with the primary control.  I got through several of field books before C3D again told me the point being occupied did not exist.  This despite the fact that this same point was occupied in previous field books.  After trying once again I was able to get through the field books.

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Is there any way to change multiple splines all at once?

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and i have over 1.5 million points to do.

how can i speed this up.

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Oct 9, 2012

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Sitka 1/3 arc-second DEM is the page for the source of the .asc file.

I downloaded the rather large (190 mb) zipped file of a large ASCII file with a few extra things (readme, metadata, report)

I followed this how-to document.

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And I'l attach a photo of the 'preview' screen before I get before the error message.

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I want to take the original points and put them into a group of their own, but I don't know if that will affect anything or not?  I have several wetlands already designed on that surface with volume calcs already done too. 

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