Hello,I am new to Civil 3d how can I draw points in Civil 3d using GPS coordinates?
Is it any way to input the coordinates manually if i have only a few key points, and then superimpose my topography or other objects? or should I insert a data file to get the points first? How can I upload the data file from my GPS tool, and how to figure out in which format to insert it?
I would like to draw with using the GPS coordinates itself, NOT the northing and easting( X,Y,) is it possible?
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Solved! by antoniovinci. See the answer in context.
Dear Olga, I agree completely with Steve.
In XXI century you shall NOT enter anything by keyboard, but automatically by software: quicker and, above all, human error free.
Read carefully your GPS instructions, and export your data in .GPX format, then convert it to shapefile, e.g. here.
Solved! by stewarteng. See the answer in context.
In a blank drawing, Type
Now the command line will prompt "Please specify a location for the new point:"
Type in 'LL (enter) (apostropheLL- this is a so-called Transparent Command)
The command prompt will say "Enter Latitude <N0° 00' 00.00">:
Type in N45d26'32.3" (enter)
The command prompt will say "Enter longitude <E0° 00' 00.00">:
Type in W067d52'36.8" (enter)
The command prompt will ask for a description
Type in description, hit (enter)
The command prompt will ask for an elevation
Type in elevation, hit (enter)
The command prompt will start again for the next point. When you are done entering, escape out of the transparent command and out of the point creation command. zoom extents and your points should appear.
Note that your ambient settings for latitiude and longitude could cause the prompts to have different looking formats.
FYI, I use a Garmin GPSMap 60CSX, and this method is only something I use to bring in a few points from a local survey traverse so that I can coordinate approximately with open source GIS mapping images. I know that the data can be transferred directly, but for me it is not worth all of the steps required to make it work.
Hope this helps.
When you say "GPS Coordinates" do you mean Latitude/Longitude?
What I do is use the CREATEPOINTMANUAL command, and at the command line, the prompt says "please specify a location for the new point"; type 'LL which is the traanparent command for lat and long; then type in your lat and long. Make sure you follow the correct format, including the N and W; type d after the degrees, ' after the minutes and " after the seconds (including decimal portion).
Works for me; I gave up trying to transfer garmin data to autocad; for a dozen or so points this way is just fine.
If you are inputing points manually and want to enter them by the northing and easting, use the transparent command 'NE. Don't forget the apostrophe ' .
yes, I mean GPS coordinates which you can get from a GPS device, such as garmin, for example. I am not sure about professional devices for this purpose, and not sure in which format they store the data....