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samfisher12
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Adding contour lines to CAD

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10-09-2012 07:51 PM

Hi, I'm pretty new to AutoCAD, and I was wondering how I would go about adding contour lines to a map? I entered roughly 200 points (x, y, and z values) into an x-y plane on AutoCAD and figured that if I were to add contour lines (1' elevation difference), it would rely on the z axis. In short: how do I add contour lines if the points are all plotted? Thanks in advance!

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paulgian_01
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Re: Adding contour lines to CAD

10-09-2012 09:02 PM in reply to: samfisher12

plain autocad cant do that, but i am sure there are some lisp routines that can create contours (sorry but i dont have one). the best program to use is land desktop or civil3d.

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samfisher12
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Re: Adding contour lines to CAD

10-09-2012 09:23 PM in reply to: samfisher12

Thank you for that information... is it possible to somehow open the current .dwg file in Civil 3D? If so, then where would I have to go from there? Thanks again.

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Patchy
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Re: Adding contour lines to CAD

10-10-2012 04:23 AM in reply to: samfisher12

is it possible to somehow open the current .dwg file in Civil 3D? If so, then where would I have to go from there?

 


Possible, Yes.

Get trial for a month and go to Youtube to find a tutorial how to import points, TIN, add breaklines then contours.

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