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#1 Derk Burgers

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 04:01 PM

Hi all,

 

As a lumber yard draftsman in NW Iowa (flat ground for the most part) I don't often get involved in site plans. Typically the builder and foundation contractor go out with a transit and figure out elevations themselves. On this project, though, they hired a survey done and would like me to import the survey into the model -- what file type should I have the surveyor export to me?

 

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#2 MARK PETRI

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 04:36 PM

I've never had great success getting more than the 2D line work from surveys (usually DWG). But, I think there is a way to import and retain the grade lines for 3D. I've had better success importing to SketchUp and creating a draped surface on the grade lines there. Then, I export as a symbol to SP. I think someone will have a better way though.


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#3 Rannie Kean

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 04:37 PM

Derk, 

 

Use the File Menu at the top left corner of the screen. Select the Import/Export command and choose the Import .dwg feature. Import the file onto your drawing. It should display in a cyan color. Use the color that you normally use for drawing.

 

You will have to trace your site drawing over the imported file to produce your SP drawing.

 

Good luck.



#4 David Zawadzki

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 11:37 PM

https://youtu.be/_tIPLflhkoo

See if this video works for you...
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#5 David Zawadzki

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 12:55 PM

Here is another tutorial I found for you:

 

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#6 Brian Berzinskis

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:29 AM

I usually get the survey files sent over to me as DWG but I must admit I usually have to do a decent amount of clean up.

 

Some guys send me files that have other surveys in it off to the sides. Not sure what their file management techniques are.







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