i am rarely new to map 3d. What I would like to do is to export 3 dem surface in any kind of format, so that I could open it in 3d max.
I know how to generate Contours, but when I export them to dwg and later open in autocad architecture there are missing info on z coordinate - so everything is flat.
Is there some way to make .3ds file or .dwg file so that would really look like a 3d terrain in ACAD architecture or 3d max?
Thank you very much!!
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There are a few ways the easiest is with Civil3D, however if all you have is Map3D then aftyer you create the Contour layer as a SDFfile open a new dwg and import that SDF file. When you import be sure to create object data fron the attributes, Save and close that dwg, then open another blank dwg. Use the map attach tools "ADEDRAWINGS" to attach then do a property query for the elevations. It's a long process for a beginner so post back when you need help and read the help files,
Thank you, but I would realy need more like step by step guide
I am good with first step - to safe contours as .sdf and later import to a blank one. However something happens there, but I dont see anything in the model window. Also dont know how to make query properly.
until now I have managed to make all the steps, but at the end there are stil just polylines all on same z coordinate...
I don't see really a point here. probaly I have done smth wrong....
I would need 3d shape of terrain...
sorry for beeing such a beginner!
When you do the query you need to run an alterproperty query. When I get to the house I'll help more, don't hsve Autocad at this job site.
I would realy need more like step by step guide
Thank you very much! It works! At least I get contours in right position, now it will be easy to make a terrain in 3d max...