DotSoft
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The Leading Developer of Add-on
Utilities for AutoCAD® & Compatibles
C3DTools 
 

 CAD Productivity

AEC/Civil/Survey

 ▪ Civil3D Tools
 ▪ MapWorks Suite
 ▪ C3D Parcels
 ▪ C3D Points
 ▪ C3D Surfaces
 ▪ GeoLocation+
 ▪ PointCore

DWG Compatibles

 ▪ Excel2DWG
 ▪ Word2DWG
 ▪ PDF2DWG

Mechanical

 ▪ MechanicalLite
 

 Introduction

C3DTools is a collection of Civil/Survey Mapping & GIS tools specifically for Civil3D (2015 & Higher).  It is a modular system covering the major areas of alignments, design, geotech, parcels, points, sections, surfaces, and more.

Easy Installation:  The install program adds the application so that it is automatically loaded with Civil3D.  Control the application with your choice of command line entry, pulldown menu, or ribbon interface.

C3DTools Menu Example   3d Alignment Tools Ribbon 3dFeatureLines Tools Ribbon 3dParcel Tools Ribbon 3dPipe Tools Ribbon

3dPoint Tools Ribbon

3dSurface Tools Ribbon

Compatible With:

Civil3D 2015 Compatible Civil3D 2015 Compatible
2015-2017 2018
 
     

Base

Extended Data
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Draw: Draw geometry (hatches, mtext, inserts) based on values in extended data.
Edit: Edits the MapWorks extended entity data on a single object.  Dockable palette automatically shows extended data when one object is selected.
Manager: Allows xdata management operations across a selection set of objects.

Image Process
MapWorks Image Symbols Video Symbols: Go straight from your GPS enabled camera to CAD!  Locates symbols representing GPS Photos (with EXIF data) directly from images.  Creates a hyperlink to the image, projects to drawing system, rotates to view (if bearing data exists), and more.
Web Image TMS Video TMS Images: Builds insertable images from TMS (Tile Map Service) servers.  Produce plan view maps, satellite imagery or terrain images.
Image Inspect Video Link Inspect: Shows linked images in a resizable preview window as you move the crosshair over objects (such as polyline house outlines) containing links.
  GPS Update: Select inserts with hyperlinks and updates the GPS Exif (geotagging information) in source images.  Adds GPS properties to images that never had geotag information.
  World: Inserts multiple TIF/JPG/PNG/SID images based on world files or creates a World TFW/JGW/PGW/SDW file from a selected image (even rotated).

Projections
Systems: Includes support for all the systems included in the AutoCAD/Civil3D Projections engine.
  Alt Coords: A system allowing entry and labeling of a second system.  For example if your current drawing is in state plane, you can easily enter values in lat/long or place updatable labels displaying the alternate system.  You can even copy the labels and the alternate coordinates update on demand.

Set the current alternate coordinate system system code.
Enter an alternate coordinate any time CAD is prompting for a point using the transparent 'AC command.
Add an alternative coordinate label at multiple pick points with update options.
Generate a report of selected objects with drawing and alternate coordinates (with or without elevations).
Convert Lat/Long: Reads lat/long text files (DD/DMS), projects to designated coordinate system and writes to point file.
Coord Entry: Enter or pick coordinates which are projected and listed.  Convert between any two systems, even data shifts of NAD27 <> NAD83.
Cursor Tracker: Tracks the coordinates of the CAD cursor in multiple coordinate systems.  Optionally outputs coordinates on ID command ending.
DMS <> DD: Convert numeric values between degrees, minutes and seconds to degree decimal.
Excel Parse: Projects coordinates in an Excel spreadsheet and writes the projected values to adjacent columns.
GNIS Query: Uses the internet to query the Geographic Names Information System with plotting options.
GPS Track: Real time GPS tracking with marker and track data collection, voice guidance, alignment and surface information.
  Open Street Maps:
Import: Imports OpenStreetMap geometry by simply windowing an area inside the drawing.
Set View: Displays OpenStreetMap in your browser with the current drawings viewport..
Set System: Sets and stores the coordinate system for the current drawing.  An intuitive alternative to the confusing AutoCAD set location method.  Optionally zoom to system extents, turn on GEOMARKERVISIBILITY, and set the drawing units (feet/meters) to match the selected system.  Does not require logging into Autodesk 360!
Transform: Projects a selection set of geometry from one coordinate system to another in the current drawing.
MapWorks Web Image (TMS/WMS) Video Web Image: Builds insertable images from web sources such as TMS (Tile Map Service) and WMS (Web Map Service) servers.  In TMS mode you can produce plan view maps, satellite imagery or terrain images.  In WMS mode you can specify any server, get its capabilities and generate an image of a specified pixel size from selected layers.

Other Tools
 

 

Curves:
Calculator: Dialog based tool to calculate all curve parameters based on two known values.
  Complement: Generates the complement for a selected arc.

Controlled Fit: Generates a fit arc or circles through multiple points.  Toggle or control weights with interactive feedback of the curve results.
  Pnt, Pnt, Pnt: Draws an arc object though three picked points in any direction.
Pnt, Tan, Tan: Draws an arc through a point with two selected tangent segments.
  Quick Fit: Draws a fit arc through multiple picked points along path.
Rad, Pnt, Pnt: Generates an arc object from known endpoints and radius.
  Radius, Direction: Generates an arc object based on known Radius, Direction In/Out.
  Tangent: Draws a tangent arc from the endpoint of a selected line/polyline segment.
Draw:
Map Grid: Draws a map grid with optional lines/tics and labels.
Network Buffer: Creates buffer polylines around line network.
  Point File: Draws the contents of an X,Y,Z ascii file as points.
  Polyline Midway: Generates a polyline midway between two selected polylines.
Slope Lines: Draws three dimensional slope lines between two linear objects with optional slope arrows.
  Traverse: Draw polylines by distances and numerous angle options.
Layer Order: Reorder objects by layer with simple move up/down buttons, settings saved in the drawing for next use.
Linetypes: Quickly create symbolic linetypes (arrows, bullets, numbers, shapes, etc) or text based linetypes based on characters you enter.
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Map Export: Export drawing geometry to several formats.
• Autodesk Breakline File (*.flt)
• Carlson SurvCADD Polyline File (*.pln)
• ESRI Generate Polyline File (*.gen)
• ESRI Shape File (*.shp)
• Golden Software Blanking/Boundary (*.bln)
  • GPS Exchange Format (*.gpx)
• MapInfo Data Interchange Format (*.mif/mid)
• Moss/MX Genio String Files (*.mos)
• OpenGIS Simple Features Text (*.txt)
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Map Import: Import major formats produced by ESRI, civil applications and government agencies. This tool allows you to select multiple files and quickly import mapping information directly into your CAD drawing.  Our Import tool has been tested with massive files, including a 3GB SHP/DBF from a major city.
 
• Autodesk Breakline File (*.flt)
• Carlson SurvCADD Polyline File (*.pln)
• ContourGPS Export Files (*.csv)
• ESRI Generate Polyline File (*.gen;*.ung)
• ESRI Shape File (*.shp)
• Geography Markup Language (*.gml)
• Golden Software Blanking/Boundary (*.bln)
• Google Earth KMZ/KML Files (*.kmz,*.kml)
  • GPS Exchange Format (*.gpx)
• LandXML Industry Consortium (*.xml)
• MapInfo Data Interchange Format (*.mif)
• Moss/MX Genio String Files (*.mos;*.inp)
• Open Street Map Files (*.osm)
• Ordnance Survey MasterMap GZip (*.gz)
• USGS Digital Line Graph (*.dlg;*.opt)

The import tool can do a coordinate projection during import.  Simply assign source systems for each file (some autodetected) and a target system.  If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.

Map Publish: Publish your drawing to KML (Google Earth) or HTM file using Google Maps or Leaflet to display the drawing in a browser.  Push the html file to your web server and anyone (with an internet connection) can view the map using any type of device or browser.
Parking: Draw parking lot lines in rapid automation (see flash demo at left).
  PolyContour:
Deed Reader Assign Elev: Assigns elevations to polyline contours by simply striking a line across the polylines.  Turn a large flat topo drawing into a workable 3D contour drawing in a matter of minutes!
Delete Int: Deletes intermediate polyline contours.  Reduce a dataset for quicker processing when intermediate contours are not important.
Elevations: Edit the elevations of polylines in a table with sorting and factor application commands.
Label: Label polyline contours using CAD text linetypes.  As the polyline is edited, the label moves with the changes.
Layer Index: Assigns polyline contours to specific layers based on its elevation value.  Useful for layerizing a contour map with no (or improper) layer assignments.

Volumes: Displays average contour area volumes from selected polylines.
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Symbols: A tool for managing both the symbols provided in MapWorks and your own user symbols.

Previews: You can assign a scale factor from 10% to 200% to resize the DWG preview bitmaps.
Details: A single click gives you operating system file details along with properties embedded in the drawing, as accessed from the DWGPROPS command.
Symbols: A large collection of symbols in the areas of arrows, mining, points, road plan, shapes, trees, utility, and vehicles can be downloaded with a single click inside the symbol manager.
 
     

Alignments

Block Place: Places user blocks at station/offset positions with ability to populate attribute from source data.
Label Edges: Add string template based station/offset labels to alignment/sheet edges.
  Offsets: Label station/offsets values of individual points or a selection set of linear objects using a block or mleaderr.  Labels are linked to the alignment so they update if moved or copied.
Point Add: Add cogo points based on stations and offsets with optional offset point connection.
Point Import: Import points from text files containg station/offset information.
  Point Rotate: Rotates a selection set of survey points to match the direction of the alignment segment (at it's station).
Report: Generates a detailed report with alignment information with option to include ROW points with calculated station/offset and description.
Sample: Scans left/right at specified stations for intersection of relative figures.
  Snap Points: Pick an alignment, select CogoPoints, specify an offset (default is 0.0) and the CogoPoints snap to the alignment, even in curves.
Zoom: Zooms to a specified station on a selected alignment.
 
     

Figures

  Audit: Audits a selection set of figures for problems such as self intersection, etc.
Break: Breaks a selection set of figures at specified distances, elevations, a surface, vertices, etc.
  Clockwise: Set the direction of a selection set of figures to Clockwise or Counterclockwise.
Close: Closes a selection set of figures by standard close or building close (adding the back corner).
Connect: Automatically connect points to form new figures.  Specify description matches (like EP,BC,TC) to form multiples in a single process.
Convert: Converts a selection set of figures to a designated type (such 2dPolylines with arcs, 3dPolylines, Splines, etc).
  Densify: Densify figures by specifying distance along segments.  Converts lines/arcs to polylines.
  Elevations: Raise, lower or flatten a selection set of figures.
  Fillet3d: Fillets a selection set of figures with corner rounding options.
Grade: Applies grading to any portion of a 3D figure, adjusts elevations based on various parameters such as elevations entered, grade, plane, or projection method.
  Label: When toggled on, displays tics & elevations at vertices, slopes and distance along segments.  Aids all built-in editing by showing changes from any tool used.  High/Low points are marked with suffixes like 123.45 HP and downhill is marked with arrows.
Mark: Place a point object or temporary marker at the centroid, common points, elevations, origin, surface, or vertices of figures.
  Mirror: Mirrors a FeatureLine object with prompts like AutoCAD.
Figure Linked Offsets Video Offsets:
Linked: Multiple horizontal and vertical offsets created and linked to a figure.  If the figure changes by any operation (such as grip editing) the offsets are updated as well.
Standard: Unlinked offsets of multiple figures using horz/vert distance, flow direction.
  Origin: Changes the origin point of a selected closed figure.
  Output: Output the name, northing, easting, elevation and radius values of a selection set to various targets (Excel, Word, files).
Figure Linked Offsets Video Project: Project from a figure on a specified slope intersecting a surface.  Simply move around the figure picking points to generate featurelines.
  Remove: Convert arcs to multi-chord approximations in a selections set.
Report: Displays coordinates, direction/distance and curve details along with summary information.
  Scale: Tools to scale figures to specified area, length, etc.
  Select: Build a selection set of figures by area, length, elevation range and other parameters.
Segment:
Adjust: Adjusts one end of a figure segment to a specified slope distance, specified elevation, or intersection of a selected surface.
Reverse: Reverses all segments of a selection set of figures.
Straighten: Straightens segments between two picked points (by removing intermediate vertices).
  Site: Backup stores the current site information so that the site can be restored at any time after being moved to another site.  Unlike Civil3D's built in commands, the move/copy work when multiple site figures are selected.
(Requires Civil3D 2015 or higher)
  Snap: Snaps the vertices of a selection set of figures to nearby CogoPoint locations (with specified horz distance tolerance).
Subdivide: Subdivides a four point figure, useful in PLSS systems.
  Tags: Unique method to edit figure vertex elevations by changing temporary text tags.
  Traverse: Quickly draw figures primarily by distances using numerous angle options.   Very useful for house perimeters.
  Weed: Weed (remove) unnecessary vertices in a selection set of figures.
 
     

Geotech

Bore Editor: The borehole editor is designed for quick entry. Using short lithology codes and thickness, you can rapidly enter borehole information.  There is no limit to additional attributes you can enter.  Add (or insert) a column for entry of any type of field, text or numeric.  Use column ordering tools to move fields left/right to match supplied drillers data or lab results.  There is no limit to the number of rows, allowing detailed breakdowns of strata.

Along with the borehole data, you can also store any number of header fields, such as county, quad, driller, etc.  Block attributes matching header fields are automatically populated on symbol placement.

Bore Import: Used to import boreholes from external files and supported databases.
• AGS Geology Projects (*.ags)
• Comma Separated Ascii (*.csv)
• CorePro Hole Files (*.hol)
  • Kentucky Geological Survey (*.kgs)
• gINT Project Databases (*.gpj)

If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.

Bore Export: Used to export boreholes in the drawing to Excel or external files.

Columns: This key visualization tool generates geologic columns inside the current drawing.  Simple select the boreholes to process and add them to a sequence list. Control the offset (position from left) by a default offset or by station.  This works by picking two points, the program calculates the stations and populates the grid.

The results (DWF Example) are highly detailed labeled graphics. Each column is bound as a block for easy movement in the drawing.


Cylinders: Generate 3D Cylinders at the real world coordinates representing the core data. Each cylinder is at the proper elevation with the thickness from the core data.
Data Points: Generate contourable points (CAD Point Objects) on separate layers from data with strata identifiers. This points can be modeled by any DTM software running inside CAD. When strata consists of multiple rows, the weighted average is calculated and used.
Strata Edit: Used to establish your strata lookup table. Consisting of the codes and corresponding long descriptions, along with default values for generated CAD graphics. A complete Ferm code file is supplied with the software.
Zoom: Quickly zooms to a selected borehole in the drawing.
 
     

 Parcels

Breakup: Breaks linear geometry (including polylines) and removes duplicate segments.
  Convert: Converts a selection set of linear objects (and hatches) to parcels, obtains parcel name from contained text.
Deed Input Input: Allows the input of deed calls (bearing/distance) along with curve options.  All input is on the number pad for fast entry and the results are drawn as each segment is completed.  You can save your input at any time, make changes and replay the script in case of bad input.
Details: Detailed report about a single parcel.  Includes point number and description (found at parcel point), bearings, distances, and all curve data.  When an alignment is selected the station/offset can even be included.
  Label: Select multiple (or all) parcels and label bearings, distances and curve data.
Deed Reader Reader: Open a file containing a legal description (or paste text from clipboard) and with a single click, the bearings & distances are parsed to a grid with coordinates and closure calculated.  Most curves are detected, including support for radial-in, radial-out.  Includes built in curve calculator for stubborn segments.  Once closure is acceptable another click draws the boundary in CAD.
  Rename: Rename a selection set of parcels by specifying a find/replace string.
  Select: Select parcels by area range, name or site (with wildcards).
Summary: Includes basics such as parcel properties (like area) as reported by Civil3D but also has the ability to collect the parcel bearing/distance and curve labels and do a true map check.  Can even obtain the data from line/curve tables when tags (such as L1, C1) exist.
Writer: Creates highly customizable Legal Descriptions directly from C3D Parcels or CAD geometry.  Contains a capable word processor, or you can export the description to Microsoft Word in a single click.
 
Alignment References: Fields are included allowing corners to reference a designated alignment.  You can include the alignment name, the side (left/right) and the station and offset in the description.
Instant Results: Immediately upon selecting objects or a defined parcel, the results are shown to the right in our editor.
Real Closure: As each description is being generated, the calls created are collected to calculate closure. These calls are re-traversed, as if the calls were manually entered into a traverse routine to check closure.
Objects Support: For quick legals, you can simply select a closed polyline or a collection of lines and arcs to form the boundary.
Commencement Paths: When you need to describe how to get to the beginning of the description, you can choose a multi-segment polyline or a collection of lines and arcs.
Acquire Descriptions: Collects all the potential descriptions from the drawing, text and mtext objects, along with description attributes from AECC points or point blocks.  When the legal is being created it looks through the potential description collection for the closest description found.  If it's within the designated distance, it is placed in the body of the legal (using the [PntDesc] field).
Expression Fields: Dozens of fields are defined to use as placeholders for everything from ArcLength to Time.
Number Words: Instead of using digits for the results, you can choose to use number words.
 
     

 Pipes

  Connect Feature: Creates a 3d FeatureLine through a selection set of pipes.
  Network Import: Import pipe networks from external file formats.
Pipe Quick Edit Quick Edit: Hover over pipe networks for information and make quick changes.  Works in plan or profile view.
  Segment Props: Edits various properties of the pipe segments in a pipe network.
Set References: Sets the referenced alignment and/or surface for a selection set of pipes and structures along with associated labels (in 2013 or higher). Pipe network objects can be selected in plan or profile view.
 
     

 Points

Auto Draw: Automatically connects field points with 2D or 3D linework and symbols.  Generates 2DPoly, 2DPolyFit, 3DPoly, Spline or C3D feature objects as controlled by the user for each code.

● Supports Autodesk Fieldbook, Carlson FTF, Eagle Point Coding, Trimble TGO, AASHTO SDMS Figure Code or Generic Connect methods.
● Works straight from selected point objects in the drawing or an external point file.
● Handles curve codes to form arc segments on 2DPolys or automatically graded segmented 3DPolys.
● Establish reusable definition files for different projects or clients.

  Average: Averages selected points with analysis allowing creation of average point.
  Centroids: Creates a point at the centroid of a selection set of objects with numerous centroid options.
Compare: Compare designated points with all points that reside within a specified search radius.
  Convert:
These tools convert other geometry into CogoPoints.
Blocks: Converts blocks in the current drawing to application points.
  Nodes: Converts nodal objects (like circles, inserts, points) to CogoPoints.
Text: Converts text objects in the drawing to application points with the ability to obtain the coordinates from adjacent geometry such as points, inserts, circles or even crossing lines.
  Labels: Converts surface elevation labels to Cogo points.
These tools convert CogoPoints into other geometry.
Blocks: Create inserts easily using (likely auto-detected) mapping of point UDP to attributes.  Optionally use a UDP to further scale the geometry (but not the attributes) which is great for trees, etc.
  Difference: Calculates & places points with calculated elevation difference between point and a surface.
  Duplicates: Deletes duplicates points based on same or close coordinates.
  Elevations: Sets the elevation of selected points to absolute, relative values or acquired elev from objects or a surface.
Export: Exports designated points to supported file formats.
  File:
Combine: Combines multiple point files into a single target file.
Compare: Compares two point files with detailed comparison report.
Convert Multiple: Converts multiple point files to a designated target format.
Convert Text: Converts a single text file (space, comma, tab delimited) to defined format.
View/Print: Quickly view point files with details as file is clicked.
Grid: Add multiple points evenly spaced on a rectangular grid.
Groups: Manage point groups including adding, deleting, renaming and more.  Quickly add/remove points by description match, elevation range, inside linear object or window, number range, etc.
Harvest: Harvests all points from a folder (and subfolders) or selected files. The source files can be CAD drawing files or any point database format the application can read.  Output to CSV, KML for Google Earth or HTM reports including used/unused ranges and duplicate reports.
(KML option requires Civil3D 2015+)
  Hyperlink: Generates hyperlinks on the point to image files referenced in the description.
Import: Imports points from multiple point database formats into the current drawing.  On 2013 or higher, extended fields become point user defined properties (automatically created using file headings).
  Interpolated: Creates all qualifying points on line using two points, beginning elevation and increment.
  Intersect: Intersection of Bearing-Bearing, Bearing-Distance, Distance-Distance, 4 Points.
  Inverse: Inverses between points (pick or number), echoes coordinates, azimuths, bearings, horz/vert distance and slope.

Arc: Specify a hub point, two target points (clockwise), also returns included angle.
Normal: Simply specify two points for each inverse.
Radial: Specify a hub point and a point range to inverse.
Sequential: Continuously enter point numbers, returns total distance at end.
Leaders: Automatically extends the labels of selected CogoPoints using various methods, including radial for clusters.
  Line: Add multiple points (with interpolated elevation) between two points.
  List: Quick command line table layout listing of selected points.
Offsets: Add multiple points that are offsets of a line defined by two points.
Objects: Add points at the vertices or specified intervals along a selection set of objects.
Radial: Add multiple points at a specified distance around a point.
  Renumber: Renumber using one of four methods.  Use All (Civil3D CogoPoint order), Database (order created), Increment (add/subtract to a selection) or Sequential (sequentially number a selection).
Report: Generates detailed point reports with user controlled columns.  Includes Lat/Lon and alignment station/offset fields.
  Scale: Scales points from a picked point with optional preservation of elevations.
  Select: Select points by number range, raw or full description, or elevation range.
  Set Next: Set the point number to use for the next CogoPoint added (using any process).
Single: Add single points based on known or picked coordinates.
  Slope: Add a point at a picked location with elevation calculated at designated slope.
  Snap: Moves points perpendicular to designated linear segments, toward center on curves, snapping the point to the segment.
Spreadsheet: Allows single or mass changes to point data in a spreadsheet grid.
Stakeout: Generates a customizable report based on a specified setup and backsight point.
  Status: Returns used and free (available) point numbers in the drawing.
ShapeFile: Import points from a shapefile to the current drawing.
Export points in a point group to a ESRI shapefile, including extended fields like lat/long and even include UDPs).
Transform: Performs rotation, scale and translate based on relationships between points.
Traverse: Allows typed entry of raw traverse data and importing from multiple formats.  User configurable editor allows quick and easy entry of traverses in angle right, azimuth, deflection, bearing & distance and more.  Define loops and calculate closure.  Plots resulting points and optional traverse and sideshot lines.  Imports raw data files.
 
• DotSoft Raw Data (*.drd)
• AASHTO SDMS Project (*.prj)
• Autodesk Fieldbook (*.fbk)
• Leica GSI Raw Data (*.gsi)
  • MinePro Loop (*.lup)
• Sokkia SDR (*.sdr)
• Topcon FC-6/GTS-7 (*.gts7)
• Tripod Data Systems (*.rw5)
  Wrap: Draws a shrinkwrap boundary around a selection set of points.
  Zoom: Zooms (center) to entered point numbers and echoes coordinates.
  Formats:
Load Formats   Save Formats
• AGT ProCogo Files (*.cgo;*.cgx)
• AASHTO SDMS Calculated File (*.cal)
• Autodesk Land Desktop (*.mdb)
• Autodesk Uploadable File (*.auf)
• C&G Survey Coordinates (*.crd)
• Carlson Survey/SurvCADD (*.crd)
• CivilSoft Coordinates (*.pro)
• Comma Separated Ascii (*.csv)
• LandXML Industry Consortium (*.xml)
• Leica GSI Coordinate Extraction (*.gsi)
• Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (*.xls)
• Simplicity Point File (*.zak)
• TDS Binary Coordinate Files (*.cr5)
• TDS Binary JOB File (*.job)
• Trimble JOB XML File (*.jxl)
  • AASHTO SDMS Calculated File (*.cal)
• ASCII Text File (*.txt)
• Autodesk Uploadable File (*.auf)
• Carlson Survey/SurvCADD (*.crd)
• CivilSoft Coordinates (*.pro)
• Comma Separated Ascii (*.csv)
• dBase Database File (*.dbf)
• Drawing Exchange File (*.dxf)
• Drawing Script File (*.scr)
• ESRI Shape File (*.shp)
• LandXML Industry Consortium (*.xml)
• Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (*.xls)
• TDS (Tripod Data Systems) (*.cr5)

If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.

 
     

 Surfaces

Convert Sections: Converts cross sections to plan view 3dPolys along an alignment. Requires a centerline alignment and sections (as polylines).
  Convert Type: Convert a TinSurface to a GridSurface and vice-versa.  The original surface remains and can optionally be removed by the user.
Draw Mesh: Draws a mesh object draped on an existing surface with labeling options.
  Elevation Labels:
Add: Adds labels at the vertices or specified intervals along a selection set of objects.
Convert: Convert a selection set of inserts, points, text/mtext or AeccPoints to surface elevation labels.
Export: Export a selection set of elevation labels to a comma separated values (CSV) file.
Import: Import comma or space delimited ascii files, creating elevation labels at designated locations.
High/Low: Adds labels at the high and low points of a selected surface.
Extract: Quickly extract borders, contours (major & minor), faces, or points from multiple selected surfaces.
  Face Tools: Tools to manipulate 3dFaces, including surface area, set direction, normals, offsets and more.
Grade Path: Generate a FeatureLine along a surface at a given design slope.  This interactive tool allows you to specify directions to handle switchbacks and more.
  Grid Reconstruct: Recreate a grid file from ortho drawing geometry such as points, lines, or 3dfaces.
Lidar Tile: Quickly draw and label the 3D bounding box of a selection of binary Lidar LAS files.
Make Solid: Creates a 3dSolid using relative depth, absolute elevation, or a second surface.
Mass Points: Creates a TinSurface from desired portions of mass points files like Lidar, etc (see below).  Projects points between coordinate systems (not available on Civil3D 2013/2014).
Pond Design: Design a pond using a starting featureline, specified side slopes and desired volume.  Creates the other featureline, two TinSurfaces and a VolumeSurface.
  Slope Labels:
Add: Adds labels at the vertices or specified intervals along a selection set of objects.
Convert: Convert a selection set of inserts, leaders (from LDT), points, text or AeccPoints to slope labels.
Export: Export a selection set of slope labels to a comma separated values (CSV) file.
Import: Import comma or space delimited ascii files, creating slope labels at designated locations.
High/Low: Adds slope labels at the high and low points of a selected surface.
Offset: Add slope labels along a selected linear object.  Options for begin/ending stations, interval and left/right offsets.
Style: Assign styles to a selection set of slope labels by designated ranges.
  Statistics: Collects statistics on selected surface (including extended info like plane/surface area) with numerous outputs (file save, list, mtext, table, etc).
  Style Visibility: Toggles all surfaces between currently assigned style and no display.
  TIN Reconstruct: Recreates a TIN file from drawing geometry such as PolyMeshes or 3dFaces.
Trim: Trims a Tin or Grid surface to a linear object boundary.  Actually reduces (trims) the data from the surface, not just a mask.
Web Elev: Creates a surface (or insert/export points) on a grid interval with the elevations returned by the Bing, Google, or the USGS Elevation Service.
  Formats:
Load Cloud Formats   Save Cloud Formats
• ASTM E57 Point Cloud (*.e57)
• Autodesk Point Cloud File (*.pcg)
• Comma Separated X,Y,Z Values (*.csv)
• Generic XYZ Mass Points (*.xyz)
• Generic XYZI Mass Points (*.xyzi)
• Leica Cyclone Point Scan (*.pts)
• Lidar Light Detection And Ranging (*.las)
• LasZip Compressed Lidar (*.laz)
• Point Cloud Data Ascii (*.pcd)
• Topcon Point Cloud File (*.cl3)
  • Comma Separated X,Y,Z Values (*.csv)
• Generic XYZ Mass Points (*.xyz)
• Generic XYZI Mass Points (*.xyzi)
• Leica Cyclone Point Scan (*.pts)
• Lidar Light Detection And Ranging (*.las)
• LasZip Compressed Lidar (*.laz)
• Point Cloud Data Ascii (*.pcd)
• Topcon Point Cloud File (*.cl3)
Load Grid Formats   Save Grid Formats
• Carlson SurvCADD Grid (*.grd)
• ESRI ArcView Ascii Grid (*.agr)
• ESRI ArcView Binary Grid (*.flt)
• GeoReferenced Tagged Image Format (*.tif)
• Grid Exchange File (*.gxf)
• MapWorks Surface Grid (*.msg)
• NGA Digital Terrain Elev Data Level 0-2 (*.dt#)
• Surfer Ascii/Binary Grid (*.grd)
• VTP Binary Terrain (*.bt)
  • Carlson SurvCADD Grid (*.grd)
• Comma Separated Values XYZ (*.csv)
• Drawing Exchange File (*.dxf)
• ESRI ArcView Ascii Grid (*.agr)
• ESRI ArcView Binary Grid (*.flt)
• Grid Exchange File (*.gxf)
• MapWorks Surface Grid (*.msg)
• Surfer Ascii Grid (*.grd)
• Surfer Binary Grid (*.grd)
• VTP Binary Terrain (*.bt)
Load TIN Formats   Save TIN Formats
• Autodesk Binary TIN/PNT (*.tin)
• Carlson Binary TIN (*.tin)
• ESRI ArcInfo UnGenTin (*.net)
• GoCAD Tsurf Format (*.ts)
• LandXML Single Surface (*.xml)
• MapWorks Surface Tin (*.mst)
• Topcon Surface Ascii Tin (*.tn3)
• Trimble Tin Model (*.ttm)
  • Comma Separated Values XYZ (*.csv)
• Drawing Exchange File (*.dxf)
• ESRI ArcInfo UnGenTin (*.net)
• GoCAD Tsurf Format (*.ts)
• LandXML Single Surface (*.xml)
• MapWorks Surface Tin (*.mst)
• Topcon Surface Ascii Tin (*.tn3)

If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.

 
     

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• Autodesk Civil3D 2018

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