Greetings! In Civil3d 2011, I started to play with the point cloud to take the ddf files to create surface. What I am curious to know is that the DEMs are in meters and I am looking to work in US feet...it would appear that if I have my drawing setup for the same zone and projection and I specify that the ddf are to be in the same format, does that mean that point clouding converts the meters into feet and places the file into the proper coordinate system? I am not sure if I need to make any adjustments or where to begin to verify that the information is good and viable to use for preliminary project work. Thanks! PS I did go through the tutorial and this was not addressed.
I wrote a blog post on this topic a while back and I remember coming across an issue something like this. I believe the solution was to create a regular surface and add the DEM file to it. If you create a surface from a DEM file, things acted weird.
just a thought, what happens when i bring in the DEM in one dwg, then insert that dwg into a new dwg as a BLOCK, with a Z scale of 3.2808?
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