I have an interesting problem. I have imported a shp file from a state agency. This file contains contours for an area. When I tag the pline, it shows a "zero" elevation, but shows a numeric elevation within the DXF_ELEV feature. Please see the attached image. I am needing to convert these to pline with elevation to work on in autocad. Can someone tell me how to get polyline w/ elevations to export from c3d? Thanks for any help you can give.
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See if you can follow using the import & change properties by drawing query - I put a document together & posted in the following thread:
That query workflow is no longer required. Civil 3D has a tool built in for that now. Import Tab, Insert Panel.
sorry, it was data specific for that user - I think I have the original document on my PC at home, but not sure.
In general, the idea was to mapimport the gis data into a drawing & create object data. The we were transforming from the drawing with the imported data (contours at 0 elevation) and using a "alter properties during drawing query" to force the contours to the correct elevation.
I'm sitting in on a webinar today, so if you have specific questions, or want me to look at what you're wanting to do, I'll be happy to do what I can so I don't die of boredom here
Create a new drawing & assign the coordinate system to match the .prj file from the shapefile.
Mapimport & create object data. Make sure the object data includes the elevation assigned to the line in the shp file (shape files are 2.5D - elevation is an attribute).
then attach this drawing to your design/destination drawing in your design coordinate system. - from the "map explorer tab" of mapwspace, right click on drawings & follow the dialog to attach.
then query the drawing and use "alter properties" to assign the object data of the elevation from the shp to the z values of the resulting polylines.
detach the intermediate drawing & ignore the warning message.
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