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How to Import shape files in MAP3D (with an import profile template)

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05-27-2013 02:22 AM

Greetings everyone,

I am a new member of this forum, however I have been reading the posts for some time.

I am an archaeologist working with survey equipment and Map3D for a few years but now I have the following problem.

When I import the shapefiles created in my leica/topcon equipment into Map3D (mapimport) there is the possibility to select which attributes are going to be imported with an import profile file (.ipf).

How do I create the above and save it so that I do not have to go through the same process again?

Thank you for your help and I hope you can help me

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05-27-2013 02:46 AM in reply to: archaeoman

I understand you want to save the .ipf file.  correct?  If not details.

 

In the mapimport settings window lower left there are save and load buttons for that purpose.

 

dave

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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05-27-2013 02:47 AM in reply to: archaeoman

Hi,

 

>> How do I create the above and save it

May be I don't understand all correct, but in the same dialog (MAPIMPORT ==> second tab) you have the choice of saving the settings into a profile (IPF) and left besided of that button you can load these settings from a saved file.

As you have found how to save the settings to IPF I'm just wondering that you have not found the load-button ... or I misunderstood something.

 

If the question is how to write an IPF-file without using the MAPIMPORT-dialog ==> create one sample file during one start of MAPIMPORT-command and do some settings to get a master-/sample-file, and then open it with an ASCII-editor like notepad, it's just a XML-like file (but I don't know any documenation on that, and to be honest, not searched for that).

 

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Re: How to Import shape files in MAP3D (with an import profile template)

05-27-2013 03:17 AM in reply to: parkr4st

Thank you for the quick reply.

 

I think my eye has been ignoring the save button. The above solutions work for the imported shape files into map3d.

 

If I want to amend an existng .ipf file can I do it through the same process. There is a load, save button but not an apend button.

 

In effect I want to add the selected attributes to my existing ipf profile when I import a new shape file and not start from scratch.

 

Can this be done?

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Re: How to Import shape files in MAP3D (with an import profile template)

05-27-2013 03:44 AM in reply to: archaeoman

Hi,

 

>> There is a load, save button but not an apend button.

Start the _MAPIMPORT command, then use the load button to get the existing profile loaded. Now you can select additional attributes (or remove some of the ones you used previously) by selecting/unselecting them in the data-column. After you have done that changes ... click onto the save button and create a new IPF for the future.

 

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Re: How to Import shape files in MAP3D (with an import profile template)

05-27-2013 07:24 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Excellent and thank you for your help. It was amazing how quickly everyone responded.

 

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