Stringer - Survey Solutions for Civil3d


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Convert LDD Key File

Allows the user to select a Key Description file created in Land Desktop to be imported into Civil 3D.  For future convenience this process should be carried out on a new drawing after which the imported file information can be saved to a drawing template.

Convert Civil Cad Correlation

Allows the users to select a CivilCad Correlation file (OUT) 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
File  C:\CCAD572\TEMP\JOB1091.OUT
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 

Switch Civil Cad Coding

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

Import CivilCad AS5

Allows the user to select a Civilcad ASCII 5 file (AS5) to be imported into Civil 3D, creating a point group called CIVILCAD_<filename> and a surface, also called CIVILCAD_<filename>. 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 the breaklines added. The result is a surface that reflects the build information in the as5 file.

Import Geocomp File

Allows the user to import a GEOCOMP file (PTS and STR) into Civil 3D, bringing in points and strings


Export Breaklines to Fault File

Creates a fault file (*.flt) of the breaklines that are in the selected Surface. If only one surface exists then the surface selection is automatic

#Stringer Fault file from Surface SURVEY
S1110.895320 1830.728095 101.064928 BB1
1110.718403 1826.122919 101.076466
1110.541485 1821.517742 101.088004
1110.364568 1816.912565 101.099543
1107.200061 1816.301136 101.067110
S1122.320525 1833.967723 98.623125 BB11
1126.068717 1829.919841 98.794631

Replace AEC Points


Replaces all of the Points in the Civil 3D drawing with either an attributed block called POINT or with plain TEXT. The point block has 3 attributes:

DESC    for the Full Description, taken from the Key Description Table
ELEV    for the elevation
POINT    for the point number

Each of the point markers assigned from the Point Styles are also inserted, with the programme attempting to emulate the scale and rotation of the symbols. The layer for the symbol is also used.

Replace Carlson Points

Replaces all Carlson points with Civil3D points

Export Block

Exports all Blocks in the current drawing to individual drawing files. It is effectively an automated wblock.

Import/Export Layers


Exports all of the layers in the current drawing to a CSV file, which can then be imported into a new drawing, or, more likely, a drawing file from a client that does not use your layer structure.