AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Importing Points Under Prospector Or Survey Tab

Apr 12, 2012

I was wondering what is the difference between importing points under the Prospector tab versus importing points under the Suvey tab? And how either of the two methods relate to using Data Shortcut?

I would like to create a survey topo drawing that contains points and surface information which other Design drawings that are attached to the Data Shortcut project can access but not be able to make any changes to the original points and existing surface information.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Point Group When Importing Survey Points?

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?

Civil 3D 2013
HP Z400 Workstation
6GB of RAM
ATI FirePro V5700(FireGL)
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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Points Disappear After Importing Field Books

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. 

I tried to reimport the field book that originally created the points that were overwritten.  At that point C3D told me that the points being occupied in the field book did not exist.  I checked the point list for the primary control field book under the "Import Events" in the Survey Tab of the Toolspace and indeed the points in question were no longer listed.

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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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Figures Don't Match Survey Points

May 3, 2012

here's my process:

1- Import the asc file into my drawing.

2- Convert the asc file to a FBK file

3- Import my FBK file.  The survey figure linework generated doesn't overlay my previously imported asc file.  I checked the FBK file and the coord's match the asc file.  I'm confused as to why the survey figures don't overlay the survey points from the asc file, since the coords match in both?  The survey figures are all shifted .7' and 54deg. from the points.  The elevations are all good on the survey figures, as they match the survey points.

So my quick fix is to explode the survey figures, since I don't really need them for what I'm doing, and then select all the 3d polylines and move them to them to an appropriate survey point.  Everything then looks fine and I can get the job done.

However, I would like some insight as to why this might be happening.  It's strange that the FBK and asc coordinates match, but the survey figures aren't lying over them.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: 2010 Cogo Points Not In Prospector

May 18, 2012

I have an existing drawing that I have picked cogo points for survey layout about 3 weeks ago.  Now when I open the drawing the points show up on the screen, but they are not in the prospector. Where did they go?  What do I need to do to get them back in the prospector?

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May 3, 2012

How can I import survey points in AutoCAD Map. The points are stuctured like this (point number, easting, northing, altitude).

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Rotating Survey Points

Jul 25, 2013

I had an issue where I dropped points into my drawing for a survey and they weren't at the distance compared to recorded plat. I have checked the points mathematically, and they were dead on. A coworker suggested that I WBLOCK the points I was working with that way I don't move single points out of place. I disagreed, because the way i move points is I use the TOOLSPACE and move them as a group. So what I did was to drop the points again and now they were dead on the second time. I don't like turning points into a block due to the fact that it messes up my drawing.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Rotate Points In DWG To Match Another Survey

Aug 14, 2006

My field crew assumed a coordinate system and surveyed a job. I need to rotate the points in my dwg to match another survey. I have not found a rotate points command. Other LDT type commands have been replaced by standard ACAD commands by adding the transparent commands to them. I tried to use the ACAD rotate command and the transparent commands to rotate my points, but there is no transparent command to find multiple points. I need to select the points by point number range if possible.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Update Survey Points In Drawing

Jun 27, 2012

Here is my procedure.

1. Import survey point via ascii file into a new drawing call it Field-dwg.
2, Create a survey data base
3. Import all points in the the data base under import event.
4. open existing drawing, work-dwg, import points as needed from the Survey Data Base.

Problem : Survey points needs be renumber. 

I goto field-dwg, and fix the points (renumber).

open survey data base for edit, and import Event, field-dwg/points/update :  nothing happen

also try Import Event, field-dwg, survey points, update : nothing happen

so I re-import the points, all is good.

Then I goto work-dwg, and  try to update the point, nothing happen.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Removing Points From The Survey Database?

Jan 2, 2014

I would like to remove certain points from my survey database. I have all the points that i want to remove queried into a point group. Is there a quick way to delete these from the database?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Figures From Non-consecutive Points

Apr 11, 2012

what if i have points that are non-consecutive? the survey crew is new at this so i'm getting some higher number points that line work wise appear in the middle of lower number points. the figure seems to draw numerically. is there a way to do a figure by proximity?

Dell Studio XPS 9100
Intel Core i7 CPU 930 @ 2.8GHz
12GB Ram
64 bit
C3D 2012 SP3.0

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Importing Survey Data

Oct 21, 2012

I am bringing in the points by importing survey data because I don't want anyone to be able to edit the point data.

Vive noticed that they can be erased and that you can explode them.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Add Design Cogo Points To Survey Database

Jun 7, 2013

I have created cogo points for field staking. I'd like to share them through the survey database.Can I add the points to the Survey Database without first having to export them to a file?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Unable To Delete Points From A Survey Database

Jan 2, 2014

I am unable to delete points from my survey database. What could be preventing me from performing this task?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Combining New Survey Points Into An Existing Surface

Aug 28, 2013

Every week I recieve new survey data (typically around 20 points) to insert onto an existing surface of our local landfill.

The surface is displayed as minor and major contours.  The new survey data typically always has higher elevations then the exist surface and shot roughly 2 meters apart.

Here's my issue...when the survey data is inserted and the surface is rebuilt, the contours seem to turn into little cones at each new point.  see attached...

how to eliminate these 'cones' so the surface contours seem more relistic?

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May 7, 2012

How to set stakeout points on a pipe network? I have an alignment from the engineer that also has a pipe network associated with it that I would like to automatically set points vertically and horizontally on (like I can do with a regular alignment/profile). 

C3D - 2014

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Apr 9, 2013

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Feb 20, 2013

We need to remove multiple survey database points from a drawing but not all, due to construction on a site previously surveyed.  What is the best method for this? 

C3D 2013 (latest updates)
Win 7 Pro, 64-bit

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Apr 4, 2012

While adding a vertex to a survey figure, if I click too near (like within 0.5') a survey point, the new vertex snaps to the survey point and uses its point number as the new vertex. Is there a setting for this snap feature to turn it off or change the tolerance?

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Jul 27, 2012

I am new to Civil 3D upgrading from LDD2009.  I am trying to edit some point descriptions brought in through a fieldbook import through my survey database.  Under my survey database in Survey Points I hit EDIT POINTS and it brings up the SURVEY POINTS EDITOR.  My points are listed as white observed points but when I click on the description cell it won't allow me to change anything. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database Insert Points In Specific Area

Sep 23, 2013

I remember in LDD you could insert points in an area, Is that possible in civil 3d. I have a small area of an big project that i want to review all the points. This project has 517000 points in it so it takes to long to insert all of the points.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Moving Survey Points (nodes) Generated By TXT File

Jul 27, 2012

My surveyor gave me a topo survey done in no particular coordinate system. He set up his total station on a PK nail and gave it a coordiante of (5000, 5000, 100).  I used this survey to generate a surface.

I also have a site survey of the same site, done in state plane coordinate system. the two surveys have mulitple common points; pk nails, iron pins ect.

What i need to do is move the points for the topo survey over to the survey that is in state plane. A simple move command will not do this.

How do i go about moving these points to thier correct location without having to manually edit the .txt file?

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Dec 5, 2012

In 2012, the survey cogo points no longer seem to update after browsing to the observation data, making an edit and then saving. It worked fine in 2010.

(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)

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Sep 5, 2013

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Re-import Event Deletes Control Points From Survey Database

Jan 13, 2012

Running C3d 2012 here, but haven't used prior versions.  I'm using fieldbooks to import survey data.  If there is an error of some kind and I "Re-import event" for the fieldbook, then the occupied points from the field book are deleted out of the survey database and I get the resulting error of "point invalid" during the import.  My fix is to go into my control drawing and import the control points from the drawing into the survey database then run the "re-import" again.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database - Imported Points Being Assigned Very High Point Number

Feb 12, 2013

When I import points from a survey database there is a very large new number being assigned to points that have overlap/numbering conflicts.

I had some survey from one source that was in the 1000 pt # range & additional survey that was in same numbering sequence.

When importing the points I chose "Resolve all" it is renumbering the Point number value to the 5xxxxxxxx range?

Is there some setting where I can change this to a lower # or how/why this is happening?

Next Point Number value @ Settings Tab>Point>Commands>CreatePoints>Point Identity>Next Point Number = 3.

I've attached a couple of captions illustrating the issue.

2012 Civil 3D SP 2.1

Win 7

C3D 2012 SP3 & C3D 2014 SP1
Win 7 Professional 64 Bit

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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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May 1, 2013

When I import points from an external project point database (LDD) which I do quite often to import points from 2008 to Civil 3d it works fine for me, but when a co-worker tries doing it from the same exact drawing just a different computer it does not work. Whe he tries to do it, a red "X" appears telling him there is some kind of error. VERY strange and I have no clue why????

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Jun 14, 2013

When i import points (csv) from my excel sheet into Civil 3D, i can't see the actual points on the display frame, but i can see that the points have been imported by looking at the prospector tab > Points.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Overwriting Points Importing Fieldbook

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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