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GeoTools - General purpose every day tools for the geo-DATA .dwg CAD user

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06-10-2012 06:04 AM

Many of you in this forum have heard about and used GeoTools add-on software for AutoCAD, which has been in use since 1999.


Recently, we split GeoTools into CADPower and GeoTools.


GeoTools V13 now has only pure-GEO CAD functions, costs only USD 129 and offers the best value for money today.


You can download a fully functional evaluation version at this URL:


We can guarantee that this is the one of the highest value any add-on to AutoCAD can add. Experience it NOW!



Polyline Tools

GT_3DJ                                   Join 3D Polylines
GT_PLJOIN                             Automated Join - 2D polylines

Change 2d3d2d
GT_CH2D3D                          2D-to-3D
GT_CH3D2D                          3D-to-2D

Vertex Management
GT_FIXCLOSED                      Add / Remove redundant closing vertex in polylines
GT_DELSVP                            Delete single vertex polylines

GT_DENSIFY                           Densify vertices
GT_DISTANGWEED               Weed (remove) vertices based on distance and angle
GT_REM_LINVERTS               Weed (remove) collinear vertices from polyline

GT_INTERSECT                       Mark intersection points along lines,polylines,arcs..
GT_JUNCTION                       Mark junction points in a network of linear objects
GT_PL_0                                 Identify Zero elevation Vertex^C^CGT_PL_0;
GT_VXDROP                          Highlight elevation differences in polylines

GT_PL_INTER                         Assign Interpolated Z values to vertices
GT_MERGEPOLY                    Merge adjacent closed polylines
GT_GT_INOUTOFFSET          Offset closed polylines INwards/OUTwards

Inquiry & Statistics
GT_PL_STAT                           Compute detailed polyline statistics
GT_LAYERAREA                      Compute summed polyline areas from selected layers
GT_LENGTH                            Compute lengths
GT_BULGE                              Display info. about polyline bulge (arc segments)

More editing
GT_GT_MPEDIT                     Multiple Pedit
GT_CHW                                Change Widths
GT_XP_WPL                           Explode Polylines with width

Direction Control
GT_FLIP                                  Flip (Reverse) direction
GT_PLARCMIRROR               Flip (mirror) arc segments of polylines
GT_PL_DIR                             Find out direction of polyline vertices

GT_AUTOPAN                        Draw 2d/3d polylines with auto-edge panning
GT_LINPOLY                           Draw linear polylines from arced polylines
GT_XV                                     Express Pedit
GT_SEGLENSET                      Specify segment lengths in polylines

GT_PL_PLACE                         Place Points/Blocks along vertices

GT_FILLETPOLY                      Enhanced fillet command
GT_MFILLET                           Fillet multiple polylines

GT_XPSPL                               Explode Splined
GT_FLOW_LT                         Control polyline linetypes
GT_ZPOLY                              Zoom to Polyline
GT_FIXUCS                             Fix line/polylines with different UCS


GT_PLARC2PL                        Convert Arc Polylines to linear segment polyline
GT_PL23DFACE                     Convert polylines to 3dface
GT_BLKSHP2P                       Convert Blocks/Shapes/Text/Circle to Points
GT_P2BLKSHP                       Convert Points/Text/Circles to Blocks/Shapes
GT_SPL2PL                             Convert Splines to polylines
GT_0LEN2PNT                       Convert 0 Lengths to POINTs
GT_3DF2PL                            3DFaces to polylines
GT_PFACE2PL                        Polyface mesh to polylines
GT_LINE2PL                           Convert lines and arcs to polylines
GT_SCALE_Z                           Scale Z values
GT_ASN_PROP                      Assign Properties
GT_ASS_EL                             Automatically Assign contour elevations
GT_ASS_EL_TEXT                   Assign contour elevations from text objects
GT_FLATTEN                           Flatten - Convert to 0.0 elevation
GT_ATT2XD                            Attributes to Xdata
GT_CH_H2L                            Heavy-Weight to Light-Weight
GT_CH_L2H                            Light-Weight to Heavy-Weight


GT_IMPEX                              Import/Export points and lines
GT_VIEWLINKED                   View handles-linked ASCII data
GT_READDEM                        Import(read) ARC ASCII DEM files
GT_WRITEDEM                     Export (write) ARC ASCII DEM files
GT_MULTEXPORT Multiple drawing export in various formats
GT_NIKON2DWG                  Import NIKON survey raw data
GT_IMPORTSDR                    Import Sokkia SDR raw data format

Drawing Cleanup

GT_ZTREND                            Analyze and fix polyline elevation trends
GT_OVERLAP                         Remove overlapping segments from a lines selection
GT_DELDUP                           Delete Duplicate Objects
GT_NODELINESNAP              Linear and Node Snap (MAGNET)
GT_KINK                                 Identify intersecting segments (kinks) in polylines
GT_BREAKX                            Break crossing objects at ends
GT_INTEX                               Lineworks Intersections Processor
GT_DANGLECHECK                Detect free ends (dangles) of lines,polylines and arcs
GT_HSQUARE                        Create right angle corners
GT_POINTWEED                   Weed points based on spacing
GT_ENDELEVCHECK              Check for coincident (XY) endpoints with varying Z
GT_SET_Z_PL                         Set out-of-range elevation values to nearest valid elevation values
GT_PLANARPOLY                   Make polylines/3dfaces planar


GT_EASY3DPOINT Easy 3dpoint
GT_EMBHATCH                     Draw Embankment hatch slopes pattern
GT_VEGLINE                           Draw vegetation cover symbols
GT_SORTEDPOLY                  Draw a polyline by joining points in sorted order


GT_ROWMAKER                   Make Right-of-Way/Pavements/Ramps
GT_CENTLINE                         Draw Center-Lines from road R-O-W
GT_3DOFFSET                       Offset 3d polylines
GT_CREATECENT                   Create centroid marks inside closed polygons
GT_MVMEASURE                  Multi-Variable Measure
GT_JNE                                   Join nearest ends of lines, polylines
GT_EDGEBUILDER Build common edges along closed, adjacent polygons
GT_PTINTERMANUAL           Interpolate point elevation from neighboring polylines - manual pick
GT_PTINTERAUTOMATIC     Interpolate point elevation from neighboring polylines - automatic
GT_CCPOLY                            Create closed polylines from a mass of networked polylines
GT_CONTOUROFFSET          Create mathematical offsets between two contour polylines
GT_NETNODES                      Place points along linear network
GT_DRAPEPOLY                     Drape a 3D polyline across a set of intersecting linear objects


GT_VXLABEL                           Label polyline vertices
GT_PL_DATALBL                    Label polylines with attached data
GT_SEGLABEL                         Label polyline segments
GT_CONTLABEL                     Label contour polylines
GT_IDXYZ                               Label points
GT_ANNOTPOINTS               Annotate points, based on layer names
GT_LENTEXT                           Create/update length annotation
GT_CREATEANNOT                Create annotations at intersections


GT_ATTEDIT                           Global Attribute Editor
GT_ZOOMTXT                       Search and replace text/attributes
GT_ATTEXT                             Extract Block attributes to file
GT_ATTXFER                          Transfer Attributes between blocks
GT_TXT2ATT                          Transfer Text strings to Block attributes
GT_PROP2ATT                       Transfer AutoCAD properties to Blocks Attributes
GT_TAGREN                           Rename block attribute tags, prompts and defaults
GT_TAGDEL                            Delete block attribute tags from block definition
GT_UPDATEPOINTBLK          Update 'Coordinates Block' attributes


GT_TC                                     Draw Quick Text (running numbers)
GT_UNCLUTTER                     Unclutter text objects

AutoCAD Map Tools

Data Convert/Transfer
GT_XFER_OD_XD                  Transfer Object Data / Xdata between two objects
GT_OD2ATT                           Transfer Object Table Data to Block Attributes
GT_ATT2OD                           Transfer Block Attributes to Object Table Data
GT_DB2OD                            Transfer database linked data to object data
GT_PROP2OD                       Transfer AutoCAD properties to Object Data
GT_OD2XD                            Convert Object Table Data to Xdata

GT_OD_EXTRACT                  Export Object Table Data to ASCII files
GT_OD_STRUCEXT                Export Object Table Field Structure to ASCII files

GT_AUTOINCROD Create auto-incrementing object table data
GT_OD_XD_LABEL Create text labels from Object data / extended entity data

Object Data
GT_OD_EDIT                          Global Object Data Editor
GT_GT_EASYOD                     Multiple-Choice Object data editor
GT_GT_EASYOD_SETUP        Multiple-Choice Object data editor Setup
GT_MERGETBL                       Merge two object tables
GT_REM_DUP_RECS             Remove duplicate object data records within objects
GT_REN_OD_FLDS                Rename Object Data Fields
GT_TXT2OD                           Transfer text strings to Object Data
GT_OD_LIST                           List Object Data
GT_OD_SEARCH                    Search and replace Object table data
GT_NODATA                          Check for no Xdata / Object Data
GT_OD2ELEV                         Assign elevations from object data
GT_AMAPBREAK                   Break object but retain object data in both broken parts
GT_COPYODTABDEF             Copy Object Table definition
GT_DEFATTOD                       Define Object Table from block attributes
GT_DEFDBOD                        Define object table from linked database table

Bricscad / plain AutoCAD compatibility tools
GT_BC_OD2XD                      Convert Object Table Data to Xdata (for Bricscad / plain AutoCAD use only)
GT_BC_ODEDIT                     Edit object data from AutoCAD Map
GT_BC_XD2OD                      Transfer Xdata to Object data (for use after Bricscad / plain AutoCAD editing only)

AutoCAD Map
GT_ADEDEFDATA                  Define object data
GT_ADEATTACHDATA           Attach/Detach object data
GT_ADEEDITDATA Edit object data
GT_QUERYPROC                   Format text labels queried with 'Alter properties'
GT_TOPOSELECT                   Select Topology objects graphically

Extended Entity Data

GT_REMXD                            Remove Xdata
GT_XD_SEARCH                     Search and replace extended entity data
GT_SHOWXD                         Display extended entity data from picked object
GT_XD_EXTRACT                   Extract extended entity data to ASCII files

Civil Tools

GT_TRIANGULATE Create TIN (Delauney triangulation)
GT_CONTOURBUILDER        Create contours from TIN model
GT_CHAINAGE                       Annotate chainages along a route
GT_GT_PROFILE                    Draw cross-sectional profile from 3D Polyline
GT_ADJUSTLEVELS Adjust cross-section elevations
GT_DRAWGRADE                  Draw Graded polylines
GT_TRAVADJ                          Perform traverse error adjustment
GT_CROSSSECT                     Multiple Cross Section Tools
GT_SHEETINS                         Create and Place Map Sheet Index Block
GT_ANNOGRID                      Create Map Grid
GT_BEARINGDIST                  Bearing and Distance


GT_GEO_INS                          Insert a geo-referenced image
GT_IMAGESCAN                    Scan selected image files and build image boundary list
GT_IMAGESEARCH                Insert geo-referenced image corresponding to selected AOI
GT_MINEX2DWG                  Import (read) a MINEX coal reserves data file
GT_ROUGHEN                       Roughen a Line
GT_SURFAREA                       Compute Surface Area of 3DFACEs
GT_XP_RETDAT                     Explode objects - Retain Object Table and extended entity data
GT_HATCHAREA                    Report on areas covered by HATCH objects
GT_CONTBREAK                    Break(Split) objects along a polyline
GT_GEO                                  Enter geographical coordinates-Latitude,Longitude,Height
GT_CONTCLASS                     Classify Elevation Contours
GT_DELETELAYOUTS             Delete paper-space layouts
GT_CONTDIST                       Contour Spacing Distance Tool


GT_PLFILTER                          Polylines based on properties
GT_3DFFILTER                       3DFaces based on properties
GT_ESELECT                           Enhanced Entity Selector
GT_MAKESEL                         Build Selection Set
GT_FINDZRNG                       Find objects in selected Z range
GT_SL                                      Select Current Layer
GT_SS                                     Select Current Style
GT_LASTSEL                            Put last GeoTools selection in "previous" sel.set


GT_CGRAV                             Compute Center of Gravity
GT_DWG_STAT                      Display Drawing Statistics
GT_CALCAREA                        Compute summed areas of closed polylines
GT_DXY                                  Enhanced DIST command



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