Allows the user to select a Civilcad ASCII 5 file (AS5) to be imported into the drawing, creating a point group called CIVILCAD_ and a surface, also called CIVILCAD_. The point group is created with all points, and then excludes the points flagged in the CivilCad file as non-Contourable. This point group is associated with the new surface, which also has thebreaklines added. The result is a surface that reflects the build information in the as5 file.
Stringer Topo has a function which enables CivilCAD AS5 Files to be imported into the drawing. When importing into your drawing it will be very important to have your DWT (Drawing Template) setup (or for AutoCAD/BricsCAD users, your Stringer Settings setup) the same as the codes used in CivilCAD. It will then have COGO points with line work from CivilCAD in the drawing as it was in your CivilCAD software.
Allows the user to import a GEOCOMP file (PTS and STR) into AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and BricsCAD, bringing in points and strings.
Stringer Topo has a function that has been around for awhile now which enables GeocompFiles (PTS & STR) to be imported into AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and BricsCAD. When importing it will be very important to have your setup in oder. For Civil 3D, that means your DWT (Drawing Template) setup has to be the same as the codes used in Geocomp. For AutoCAD and BricsCAD platforms, that means the Stringer Settings must have the same codes and layers as used in Geocomp. It will then have COGO points with line work from Geocomp on the layer from the other software.
On the Civil Survey Solutions website we have Civil 3D templates that have already been setup with Alpha & Numeric code list which you can download. For AutoCAD and BricsCAD platform customers, Stringer Settings has a numeric coding settings file to get you started.
In Civil 3D, you can have a look at the Description Key Set in the Toolspace - Settings Tab - Points - Description Key Set.
Excluding -9999's from your Surface
One of the main things from Geocomp that causes alot of trouble are the points that have -9999 on them, which are then not excluded from the surface when it is created
If you were to go to:
The Surface Properties-Definition Tab and expand out Build.
You can Exclude elevations less than, make it YES and the give it a value of say 0.001m. Save this in your DWT and every time you bring the data into AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and BricsCAD
and create your surface with these levels NOT getting used in the surface.
LandMark files can be imported into youu drawing. This function will be of benefit to users migrating from LandMark, who want to import and use legacy data.
The LandMark importer was created with the help of key survey companies in NSW who have moved to AutoCAD Civil 3D or an AutoCAD/BricsCAD based solution.
To access the command in Stringer Topo, use the command in the Export dropdown, or type "INLM" at the command line. Then select your c6 file to import. You will need to have all the other associated LandMark files (C6D, C6J, C6X, L6, W6) in same folder.
The LandMark Importer will:
Import all COGO points into the drawing
Generate linework on the same layers names as used in LandMark
In the Commandline type in STR and click on the Transfer Tab
Second one down from the top is the command Convert CivilCAD Correlation (OUT File)
An OUT file for the older versions and an REP file for the Newer Versions
Allows the users to select a CivilCad Correlation file (OUT/REP) to be imported into Civil 3D Key Description file with associated Point Styles. Shown below is a sample of the required format for the file.
CIVILCAD 5 Job JOB1091 Date 11/03/04 12:15:02
Job details 11/03/04 BLACK WEIR PARK DETAIL SURVEY
Code Description Layer Symbol 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
. . . . . . . . . .
BB BOTTOM OF BANK BANK none 3 2 P S C B Y Y Y
BDY BOUNDARY LINES BDY $CIR1 1 0 P S C Y Y Y
BIN PERM BIN BASE $CIR2 15 0 P S C Y Y Y
BLD BUILDING BUILD none 2 0 P S C B Y Y
BM BENCH MARK SURMK $CIR1 14 0 P S C Y Y Y
BU BUILDING BUILD none 2 0 P S C Y Y Y
BUS BUS SHELTER FEAT none 12 0 P S C Y Y Y
CG CHANGE GRADE LEVEL none 15 0 P S C B Y Y Y Y
Must run the Switch CivilCAD Coding command before trying to string everything.
Many existing data sets have the string number precede the description code to suit requirements of different software packages. Stringer requires the numeric String number to be after the code. This function will swap the code with the string number. Note that it is only applicable with alpha codes as Stringer will string any numeric code with a minimum of 4 digits by default or one more digit than the number referenced in the Numeric.dat file.
Example 01EB becomes EB01 or, for numeric coding, 01102 becomes 10201