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Importing KMZ files into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

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Message 1 of 15
mramseur
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Importing KMZ files into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

Hello,

 

Can I import KMZ files into AutoCAD Civil 3D R.2013, or do I need to purchase an add-on package that will make it work?  Does it work with just AutoCAD Map 3D?

 

If not, how do you import KMZ files into AutoCAd Civil 3D?

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Message 2 of 15
TerryDotson
in reply to: mramseur

If you do consider an add-on, take a look at MapWorks Base which will import KML and a lot more.  We have a 21-day evaluation so you can see how it works for you.

Message 3 of 15
antoniovinci
in reply to: mramseur

You can also convert KML => DXF by means of the free Qgis, sir.

Message 4 of 15
neilyj666
in reply to: mramseur

although this should be a standard option ootb

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Message 5 of 15
Murph_Map
in reply to: mramseur

Don't know if it works in 2013 but its free. http://www.sl-king.com/fdokml/fdokml.html

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Message 6 of 15
antoniovinci
in reply to: Murph_Map

Thx, Murph: the FDO2FDO stand-alone tool allows a brilliant bidirectional conversion SDF <=> GIS.

As far as you know, does a SDF free viewer exist?  I've googled half an hour, without success.

Message 7 of 15
Murph_Map
in reply to: antoniovinci


@antoniovinci wrote:

Thx, Murph: the FDO2FDO stand-alone tool allows a brilliant bidirectional conversion SDF <=> GIS.

As far as you know, does a SDF free viewer exist?  I've googled half an hour, without success.


Not that I'm aware of, I know a lot  of people on the Open Source sites have been wanting one but so far nothing out there that I know of.

Murph
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Message 8 of 15
tcorey
in reply to: antoniovinci

SDF Draw is a free SDF Viewer:

 

http://www.furix.com/products/sdfdraw

 

Tim



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Message 9 of 15
Murph_Map
in reply to: tcorey

Tim,

I can't get that to open any of my SDF from the Samples folders. Have you used it?


@tcorey wrote:

SDF Draw is a free SDF Viewer:

 

http://www.furix.com/products/sdfdraw

 

Tim


 

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Message 10 of 15
Murph_Map
in reply to: Murph_Map

Maybe this is why? 

From that site:

 

  • Autodesk Mapguide SDF Component Toolkit must be installed
    It comes with Autodesk MapGuide
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Message 11 of 15
antoniovinci
in reply to: tcorey

Well done, Tim, but it works only under the 2 following conditions:

  1. as noticed by Murph, you gotta install this small free plugin:
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=2525719&linkID=9242099

  2. SDFdraw supports the SDF/SIF pair created by the _MAP2SDF command, while FDO2FDO generates an incompatible SDF3 version (single file)

I attached a little example of what I'm talkin' about...

Message 12 of 15
tcorey
in reply to: antoniovinci

That's good info. Thanks,

 

Tim

 



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Message 13 of 15
Anonymous
in reply to: antoniovinci

Hi, antoniovinci.

Imported KMZ file into Qgis.

Coordinate system - WGS84.

KMZ file has Latitude\Longitude degrees format.

I view point's coordinate in Latitude\Longitude degrees format in coordinate bar into Qgis.

After Export DXF instead of, for example, 26°47'S I have 26.7833 (meter).

What did I wrong?

 

Thanks!

 

 

Message 14 of 15
antoniovinci
in reply to: Anonymous


d.kraynov wrote:
What did I wrong?

Nothing, sir: 26°47' is the DDMMSS format of the decimal 26.783333333333335 lat/long number.

Upon exporting to DXF, you surely forgot to declare the output CRS, e.g. an UTM one.

Message 15 of 15
Anonymous
in reply to: antoniovinci

I didn't find were I must set output CRS.

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