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.