Hello,I am new to Civil 3d how can I draw points in Civil 3d using GPS coordinates?
Is it any way to input the coordinates manually if i have only a few key points, and then superimpose my topography or other objects? or should I insert a data file to get the points first? How can I upload the data file from my GPS tool, and how to figure out in which format to insert it?
I would like to draw with using the GPS coordinates itself, NOT the northing and easting( X,Y,) is it possible?
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When you say "GPS Coordinates" do you mean Latitude/Longitude?
What I do is use the CREATEPOINTMANUAL command, and at the command line, the prompt says "please specify a location for the new point"; type 'LL which is the traanparent command for lat and long; then type in your lat and long. Make sure you follow the correct format, including the N and W; type d after the degrees, ' after the minutes and " after the seconds (including decimal portion).
Works for me; I gave up trying to transfer garmin data to autocad; for a dozen or so points this way is just fine.
If you are inputing points manually and want to enter them by the northing and easting, use the transparent command 'NE. Don't forget the apostrophe ' .
yes, I mean GPS coordinates which you can get from a GPS device, such as garmin, for example. I am not sure about professional devices for this purpose, and not sure in which format they store the data....
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