Working with a Civil 3D Surface in Carlson/IntelliCAD

What CAD software features matter to Surveyors?

In this post I want to show you that exchanging data between Civil 3D and Carlson Survey is relatively easy.  I made two posts today about transferring data using LandXML.  Additionally, in this blog post at Carlson Connection  you will find that working with Civil 3D data in Carlson/IntelliCAD is not such an impossible chore.  Carlson Survey for example has a command to convert a Civil 3D or Land Desktop surface to a Carlson TIN file.

LandXML from Carlson Survey to Civil 3D

A quick presentation of transferring points and a surface model from Carlson Survey to Civil 3D using LandXML.

Note: In the last part of the video the presenter edits an existing surface style making it look harder that it actually is.  A style to display contours is already defined in Civil 3D’s drawing template you simply change the style from a drop-down list in the surface properties instead of digging into the guts of an existing style to change settings.

MrSID images in Civil 3D 2011

Using FDO to display MrSID and ECW image file formats in Civil 3D 2011.

Those who use Civil 3D without Raster Design can get the Raster Design Object enabler to enable you to insert MrSID and ECW image file formats using the MAPIINSERT command. This command inserts an image as a Raster Object. There is another way to display images in Civil 3D. Continue reading “MrSID images in Civil 3D 2011”

Point Label Style in Civil 3D – Leader on wrong side

Point Label Style Dragged State with the leader attached to the wrong side of the label.

 

You are working in Civil 3D.  You grip a point, drag the label, get a leader, it all looks good until you drag the label to the left side of the point. In this post we will follow the steps necessary to edit the point label style to get the leader to look right on both sides of the point marker.

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Civil 3D Survey Field Codes Help on your Mobile Phone

Civil 3D 2010 Survey Field Codes Help on your Mobile Phone.

Civil 3D Survey Field Codes Help on your Mobile Phone (3min youtube video)

Your in the field collecting data.  You want to use a linework code compatible with Civil 3D 2010.  Now there’s help right on your Mobile Phone, where you need it,   when you need it.  Click HERE to go to the Field Codes mobile page.

Civil 3D 2010 Service Pack? How do you tell what version?

Updated 2010-01-02.  As I was browsing the Civil 3D Reminders blog searching for another solution I happened to glance at the Civil 3D 2010 Version post.  After checkin my version after installing the Advantage Pack it seems this Version thing is still a moving target. Continue reading “Civil 3D 2010 Service Pack? How do you tell what version?”