Revit Architecture

Reply
*Alain Martini
Message 1 of 3 (157 Views)

X Y Z !

157 Views, 2 Replies
05-19-2004 01:09 PM
Hello, I have an excel file containing X Y Z coords of points (issued from a survey). these points are describing 3d open polilines. What is the best way to import those points for using in a topo surface? (obviously without using other external tools) If external tools are needed what tools you suggest? specify if these are free. I have read the good toposurface tutorial, but the tutorial dont specify if there is a way to set x y precisely but only the elevation. Thank you in advance! --- Alain Martini http://www.inalto.com
*Aaron Rumple
Message 2 of 3 (157 Views)

Re: X Y Z !

05-19-2004 03:31 PM in reply to: *Alain Martini
Not easy in anything but civil software. With the software I have I would use a script to import the points into AutoCAD. Import the 3D point cloud into Viz. Make a mesh of this. Slice the mesh at my contour intervals. Export the generated plines as AutoCAD DWG. Import the DWG into AutoCAD and Revit will make my topo from that. I think I could make a journal file that would create the topo surface, but wouldn't be a simple thing.... Have to give it some thought. "Alain Martini" wrote in message news:40abbf23_3@newsprd01... > Hello, > > I have an excel file containing X Y Z coords of points (issued from a > survey). > these points are describing 3d open polilines. > > What is the best way to import those points for using in a topo surface? > (obviously without using other external tools) > > If external tools are needed what tools you suggest? specify if these are > free. > > I have read the good toposurface tutorial, but the tutorial dont specify if > there is a way to set x y precisely but only the elevation. > > Thank you in advance! > --- > Alain Martini > http://www.inalto.com
*A.Seven
Message 3 of 3 (157 Views)

Re: X Y Z !

05-19-2004 03:38 PM in reply to: *Alain Martini
this might be it: http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/charts/3d_surface/index.html "Alain Martini" escreveu na mensagem news:40abbf23_3@newsprd01... > Hello, > > I have an excel file containing X Y Z coords of points (issued from a > survey). > these points are describing 3d open polilines. > > What is the best way to import those points for using in a topo surface? > (obviously without using other external tools) > > If external tools are needed what tools you suggest? specify if these are > free. > > I have read the good toposurface tutorial, but the tutorial dont specify if > there is a way to set x y precisely but only the elevation. > > Thank you in advance! > --- > Alain Martini > http://www.inalto.com
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? The Autodesk Community Team is revamping our site ranking system and we want your feedback! Please click here to launch the 5 question survey. As always your input is greatly appreciated.