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#1 Mike Adams

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 03:58 AM

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I imported a survey in dxf format and converted it to a Softplan drawing.  What would be the best way to dimension the converted survey.  My customer wants to build right up to the building restriction line.  I have "known" dimensions on the survey, but don't know how to measure other areas once it becomes a SP drawing.

 

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#2 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 10:53 AM

In the Site Plan Drawing, click on Tools - Convert Shape to Site Line- Then click on Edit on the tool bar- click on Form Polygon and click on each Property Line to form a Polygon. Make sure your polygon is shaded, if not one or more of your property lines do not intersect. Under Mode Visibilities make sure Show Polygon Shading is checked

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#3 Mike Adams

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 04:08 AM

Thanks Richard I will give it a try.  I have done very little with site plans and especially converting dxf / dwg files.  

 

...I posted this under the wrong version obviously...for the SP purist I apoligize.

 

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#4 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 05:24 AM

I would rather draw the site plan. Go to the website they have some good tutorials

https://softplantuts...l-category/Site

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 12:16 PM

ok thanks...

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#6 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 02:12 PM

I should say unless you have a pdf of the lot that has a lot of grade lines to import with it. Also I have attached a Direction North tutorial from SoftPlanTuts that makes it a lot easier to position the Lot so that you don't have to rotate the house. You can also find it on the website under Site Tutorials.

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