Our site data is NAD83, coordinate system is 3tm centered on 114west (from Map's coordinate system library). There's a scale factor (each survey monument has it's own value, example 0.99973) to bring teh mapping data to ground rather than working on the mapping grid.
To share the coordinate system from civil 3d to revit, is the scale factor used in this or is the building placed on the mapping grid coordinate system?
The tool works only for fully cartesian mapped systems in both products (ie current UCS in Acad and Shared Coords in Revit) - nothing to do with GIS systems.
I suspect you may be trying to use it on 2013 (or 2011) products rather than 2012? Otherwise, nobody else had any similar problems apart from the non-ENU Civil3D Toolbox issue resolved in another thread above.
The only other thing may be Windows user privileges - shouldn't really matter, but if you ensure that you have admin rights when installing the tool, it would at least eleimnate any remote possibility on that being the problem...
Pls try these 2 suggestions and let us know if it helps.
I have not actually tried this, this is more theory and a process to bring our site mapping and new building together. As described our site (intn'l airport) is captured on a mapping plane. To fit the building, we'd take the site, a portion with the building on it, use one monument's scale factor, scale that to ground, then use those as our ground coordinates to fit the building. Yes should work. Those however would be ground values, not the mapping grid value we'd see with a GPS. I'll speak to our survey team see what they are using. Cheers and thanks.
Can we use this tool to locate muliple buildings together in Revit? We hoped to do that, but are hitting a wall.
We have multiple firms working on mulitple buildings on a site. The coordinates are all driven by a survey file supplied by the client. We located our buildilng on the site using this plugin by snapping to grid points that are present in all of our files. The buildings were located properly when we exported to Civil 3D, but when we try to link them together we get the "The document and imported instance do not share the same coordinate system. Default center-to-center positioning will be used" error. We used the same shared coordinate file created by this plugin for both models...so it should be using the same coordinate system correct?
Are we missing something? Or trying to do the impossible?
This tool looks to be excellent but unfortunately I cant use it because it's for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and not 2013... I read on another forum that it would be released for 2013 "in coming weeks" but that was back in March.
Does anyone have an idea of when the release will happen for Civil 3D 2013?
As far as I know, the team collected the feedback that they needed from the 2012 technology preview. I don’t have any additional technology previews for this technology on my Autodesk Labs road map.
Used this to link a Civil 3D file into Revit. Using osnaps in AutoCAD to make sure the points were selected accurately, in the resulting XML file, my origin points were off by a few 10ths and my angle to true north was off by 2 degrees. When I linked the drawing file of course its location reflected this. Tried it over a few times with same results. Quit when I was approaching the definition of insanity.
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