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Registered: ‎10-09-2012
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Adding contour lines to CAD

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10-09-2012 07:49 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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Re: Adding contour lines to CAD

10-10-2012 04:50 AM in reply to: samfisher12

You posted in the vanilla AutoCAD group, so I guess you are using this and not AutoCAD Map or Civil 3D, right?

You'll need some sort of add-on program like this unless you want to manually triangulate those points and then connect like elevations to make the contours yourself.

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