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windycityengineer
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CSV File Converted to CAD file

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12-01-2012 09:11 AM

A CSV (comma separated value) file was converted into a topo CAD file. But when I try to xref or insert it into my base drawing, it is showing up really small. The scale is obviously wrong. Does anybody know how to fix this problem?

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antoniovinci
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Re: CSV File Converted to CAD file

12-01-2012 11:54 AM in reply to: windycityengineer

windycityengineer wrote:

it is showing up really small


I bet it's small, 'cause the CSV was in Lat/Long coordinates, while your base drawing is in UTM...

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windycityengineer
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Re: CSV File Converted to CAD file

12-01-2012 12:44 PM in reply to: antoniovinci

I'm sorry. But what is UTM?

 

And is there a way I can redo the CSV file so that it comes out UTM?

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

WindyCityEngineer

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antoniovinci
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Re: CSV File Converted to CAD file

12-01-2012 02:07 PM in reply to: windycityengineer

windycityengineer wrote:

what is UTM?


Well, mr.Engineer, in your Chicago University didn't you study cartography..?

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sboon
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Re: CSV File Converted to CAD file

12-01-2012 02:57 PM in reply to: windycityengineer

There are several possible reasons why your csv data appears wrong in CAD.  If you can post the file, or at least a sample of it then we may be able to comment further.

 

Any data file that you receive from an outside source should include metadata, or at least a covering letter explaining what it is.  You should probably ask the data provider if you didn't receive this information.

 

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