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Terrain elevation lines from PDF map

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Hi all,

 

My first post here. I want to read the terrain elevation data from a SOSI fil. This is the official (and only) file type the Norwegian Mapping Authority supports. Since Chief Architect doesn't read this file type, I need to convert this to DXF or DWG. But I have so far not succeeded.

 

Then I stumbled over a video that showed how to import a terrain map from pdf. It explained how to import, how to cut unnecessary areas, then resize it to the correct scale, set a North marker, and finally add the elevation to the lines on the drawing.

 

All very exciting ... but then I can't remember the URL of the video :(:(:(

 

Is there anybody that could point me in the right direction, either the video, or another tutorial that covers this? Many thanks in advance.

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Here are two terrain video's that are hard to find :

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/1056/import-a-surveyor-dwg-file-for-a-site-plan-or-terrain-perimeter.html?playlist=127

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/6082/grandview-how-we-modified-the-terrain.html?playlist=127

 

If you can't convert the SOSI to .DWG it might be possible to get a .PDF and convert to .DWG or .DXF

 

If you have to work from PDF you will need to manually trace over it.

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