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i have been through all the instructions to import a DWG survey. 

 

survey has been patience resending me files with no frozen layer. 

 

I wonder if someone could tell me if there is something wrong with the survey info?  I look for 3d information on the cad file and it only has x and y.   

 

Thanks 

 

Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy Architect PC

 

 

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You didn't attach anything.

 

I did a video with D. Scott Hall, he tried posting it, but it didn't work.  Wonder if he could try again...it might help you here.

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rats..it wont let me attach the DWG.    i think its attached the chief file though!    I will look for the video..thanks Jonathan. 

 

should I see a 3d dimension, meaning a z value when i click an entity in the imported DWG?  none of the entities have a z dimension...

sitey plany.plan

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Here's the ChiefTalk thread:

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/6510-import-topo-surveyterrain-question/?hl=terrain

 

Without having the actual .dwg file it's hard to say which layer has the elevation data on it.  The elevation points are blocks, and I believe at the UGM they mentioned that you can't have blocks with elevation data.

 

If I were to guess though, I would say the CG_Main_Contour layer could have some elevation data on it.

 

Try zipping the .dwg file and attaching it here.

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You didn't attach anything.

 

I did a video with D. Scott Hall, he tried posting it, but it didn't work.  Wonder if he could try again...it might help you here.

 

That was  a real good video Jon-a-Thank,  maybe we could do it again.  I think the problem was i am back limited to a 10 minute video.  

 

At one time I think the guys over at YouTube thought I was an important person and allowed me to have longer videos,  but someone exposed me and that relegated me back to 10 minute videos.

 

Let me know if you are interested.

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Here is the plan with the imported elevation data.  It seems  like the DWG has (2) identical surveys of the same lot.   You can move the terrain perimeter to either the one on the right or left of the plan.   If the DWG Elevation Data is correct it seems like a very complex lot !

CT - Survey.plan

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holy cow thank you..I want to buy you a coffee!   its very hilly and complex!  dont want to take more of your time but  what was wrong with it if anything!

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Nothing wrong from what I could tell.  The survey on the right side seemed to have more contour lines (smoother) that would make the terrain seem more "life like".    Your surveyor had the right data embedded in the file to make the terrain come to life !

 

When you import the DWG into the plan just change the layers that are associated with the contours to "terrain data" when the layer option box pops up.

 

Glad I could help - Have a great weekend.

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Sorry I bailed on helping you out!

 

Glad to see this got resolved...

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Hey guys,  I think I need some help here.  I have a dxf file that supposedly has a z value associated with the contour lines and spot elevations.  However,  when I import,  they do not have a z value.  would one of you guys....  JK or Mark mind doing a GOTOMEETING with me when you have a chance to go through this with me?  I have everything,  should take less than ten minutes and would be greatly appreciated.

 

Maybe after the GTM I will do a vid to share what I learned.  Thanks guys.

 

Just email me with a good time for you and I will try to make it work on my end.

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Some good insight came out of our phone call...can't wait for Scott to post his findings :)

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Thanks Jonathon,  I will do a vid before the end of the day to share with others.

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The  Jona-Thank import terrain video....  a minor little vid that is not important unless you need to import terrain.

 

https://youtu.be/40GU596Sf3U

 

Thank You Jonathan Kaski for the help.

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