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Toolbar : Export   
      Menu : GeoTools Export Import/Export points and lines.
Command line : GT_IMPEX 
 

The GT_IMPEX command allows point and linear objects to be exported to a variety of ASCII Text formats or imported from ASCII files. You need to specify before-hand whether you are exporting or importing linear features or point features. These two feature types cannot be mixed during an import or export operation.

A point feature includes points, blocks, shapes and text. A linear feature includes lines, polylines and splines. Curve-fitted polylines will be processed with only their defining control points. In other words, the curve-fit points will be ignored.

General Options: The General options section covers parameters like file name / format etc which are applicable for both import and export operations.

ASCII file Format: The data format to be used can be selected from the drop-down list box. This can be either of the following formats:

  • NE
  • NEZ
  • NEZD
  • PEN
  • PNE
  • PENZ
  • PNEZ
  • PNEZD
  • EN
  • ENZ
  • ENZD
  • PENZD
  • DNEZ
  • Other

where,
 P - Point Number
 N - Northing (X coordinate of the point)
 E - Easting (Y coordinate of the point)
 Z - Elevation (Z coordinate of the point)
 D - Description (A short text attribute describing the point)
 Other - This will allow user defined object formats to be used. This is not yet operational and will be available in a future version.

Stacked fields (one per line): Selecting this box allows P, E, N, Z and D to be on separate lines one below the other instead of being on one single line separated by a delimiter. 

During Import operations, a comment character can be specified to enable lines starting with that character to be ignored. Exporting of data can be done based on delimited fields or column-wise. Accordingly, you can set a delimiter character or specify the start column positions in the ‘Column widths’ dialog.

Import / Export Column width dialog

Export Options: These settings relate to exporting of data from AutoCAD / BricsCAD.



Object descriptions to use: This section specifies the object description that can be used by each of the object types. The basic properties of objects like layer-name, block/shape name, attribute values (for blocks) or object data (if AutoCAD Map is running) can be specified. This will go into the Description field.

Import Options: These settings relate to import of ASCII data into AutoCAD / BricsCAD.

Create point features as: Point features can be created as points, blocks or text objects. The descriptions of incoming point features can be used as layer names, point numbers or stored as block attributes / object data as applicable.

Multiple description import: makes possible for text files containing additional description data to be imported into the drawing as attributes, object data or plain text. Until now, only one description field was possible via the format descriptor PENZD,.. etc. Now, you can bring in as many and all of the descriptions into the DWG

Toolbar : Export
      Menu : GeoTools Export View handle-Linked Objects
Command line : GT_VIEWLINKED
Using the GT_VIEWLINKED command, you can view and correlate information between an ASCII / CSV file and its drawing by selecting a record and have the command zoom to the corresponding object in the drawing. The handle of the object is used as a key to make this connection.

Using the GT_IMPEX command, you can export the object handle into an export file. When used in conjunction with GT_IMPEX command, this provides a useful debugging tool to view and check output records.

 


Toolbar : Export 
 
      Menu : GeoTools Export  Import (read) ARC ASCII DEM files
Command line : GT_READDEM



Toolbar : Export   
      Menu : GeoTools Export Export (write) ARC ASCII DEM files
Command line : GT_WRITEDEM


Toolbar : Export 
 
      Menu : GeoTools Export  Multiple drawings export in various formats
Command line : GT_MULTEXPORT

The GT_MULTEXPORT command allows you to select multiple DWG files and export them in various formats. The following formats are supported in different versions of AutoCAD / BricsCAD as listed below :

AutoCAD 2004, 2005, 2006
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3D Studio (3DS)
Metafile (WMF)
ACIS (SAT)
Bitmap (BMP)
Lithography (STL)
Encapsulated PS (EPS)

AutoCAD 2007
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3D DWF (DWF)
Metafile (WMF)
ACIS (SAT)
Bitmap (BMP)
Lithography (STL)
Encapsulated PS (EPS)

AutoCAD 2008
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3D DWF (DWF)
Metafile (WMF)
ACIS (SAT)
Bitmap (BMP)
Lithography (STL)
Encapsulated PS (EPS)
V8 DGN (DGN)

AutoCAD 2009
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3D DWF (DWF)
3D DWFx (DWFx)
Metafile (WMF)
ACIS (SAT)
Bitmap (BMP)
Lithography (STL)
Encapsulated PS (EPS)
V7 DGN (DGN)
V8 DGN (DGN)

 

 

 

Toolbar : Export 
      Menu : GeoTools Export  Import a NIKON survey device raw file
Command line : GT_NIKON2DWG

This command has been created based on a sample data from a NIKON device that we received. This is still a work-in-progress command. If you encounter difficulties, do please get in touch with us for support and help.

 

 

 

 

Toolbar : Export
      Menu : GeoTools Export  Import Sokkia SDR  raw data fromat
Command line : GT_IMPORTSDR

 

 

 

 

Toolbar : Export 
      Menu : GeoTools Export  Extract individual GML features from GML file
Command line : GT_EXTRACTGMLFEATURES
The GT_EXTACTGMLFEATURES command takes the master GML file and splits it into individual GML files - one per feature. This makes managing GML data easier, which are often hundreds of megabytes in size. The splitted GML files will be automatically stored in a sub-folder and have a name beginning with the feature name, and a .GML extension.

 

 

 

Toolbar : Export 
      Menu : GeoTools Export  Import a single GML feature from file
Command line : GT_
READGMLFEATURES
The GT_READGMLFEATURES command works on splitted GML files created by the GT_EXTRACTGMLFEATURES command, and import them into CAD creating point, line and polygon objects. The attribute data is atached as XDATA. There are options to read a single file, all files in the folder or read data feature-wise.

Note: Best practice for GML import: First, run the GT_EXTRACTGMLFEATURES command and split your master GML file into individual feature files. Next, run the GT_READGMLFEATURES command and import each feature into CAD.



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