Summary

  1. Import a DXF file from the Layers menu. 
  2. Open the DXF file from the Layers menu and tick on the relevant layers within the DXF to show them on the map.
  3. Create measurements from the DXF by converting to measurements or using drawing tools with snapping enabled.

Upload a DXF file to your site

  • To upload a file, select Layers → Import a Layer
  • The file appears in the Layers menu and can be toggled on and off.  

Working with DXF files

Once imported, a number of features are available to help customize, visualize and compare your site against the design file:

  • Archive and rename individual layers within a DXF file.
  • Clamp linework to the ground.
  • Use volume compare to measure the volume between your latest survey data and the design surface. 
  • Enable overlay of terrain against a 3D surface.
  • Enable snapping to vertices to measure against linework.
  • Convert your DXF to measurements

There are two ways to do this: 

  1. Convert the entire DXF surface at once

When you upload a DXF surface we auto-generate a polygon boundary that outlines your DXF surface. To convert this to a measurement simply right-click on the dashed yellow line. 


2. Convert single or multiple elements within the DXF file 

To convert a single element within the DXF simply right-click and select Convert to Measurement. 

If you wish to convert multiple elements at once, for example, if you want to convert several cross-sections at stations or chainage positions along your road alignment, then simply hold down the shift key to bulk select elements you wish to convert.

Export a measurement as DXF 

Measurements created on your site can also be exported in DXF format:

  • Export the outline of a polygon or polyline measurement.   
  • Extract a section of your surface as a TIN surface model (3DFACE).

Learn more about custom exports here.

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