AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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no point file format match found

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06-06-2012 12:38 PM

english is not my first language, so i wil ltry to explain the best i can my problem.


i made a survey, about 2000 points with my TSC3\R6. I exported my CSV file to a PNEZD file with comma seperated. When i try ti import the file (CSV then i made a .txt), C3D tells me "no point file format match found". Then I opened the txt file, searched for any error that would not let me import my points. The only thing i have found would be the description of my points that sometimes had a space between 2 words (ex: bt balast and ht balast) so i changed it to bt-balast and ht-balast. i looked further and didnt found anything else. heres a sample of my txt file:





Now i have to draw something but i cant even find why importing points fails in C3D.


some usefull informations maybe:

windows 7 32bits SP1

autocad civil 3d 2013 (not yet activated, next week)





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Re: no point file format match found

06-06-2012 12:40 PM in reply to: simonproulx

Is your CSV file open in Excel...?  That will cause the failure you're describing.  Pretty annoying, especially since the error message is so vague, but that's how I hit that message.

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Re: no point file format match found

06-06-2012 02:10 PM in reply to: simonproulx

Please attach here your .CSV file, so we may run through it.

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Re: no point file format match found

06-06-2012 04:03 PM in reply to: simonproulx

I would leave it as a .csv file to import it. Also I would ensure there are no column headers in the file.

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Re: no point file format match found

09-19-2012 08:30 AM in reply to: Sinc

Simple, yet outstanding answer.  You just saved me a silly waste of time.  Thanks for the post!

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