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batence1986

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Hi! I'd like to know how to import digitized contours (in AutoCAD) into Surfer? I want to view how the terrain will look in 3D.

Thanks in advance!

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Here's one way to do it:

- export your contours as dxf
- download a free app called "DXF to XYZ"
- 'Points' should be checked in the 'Entities' dialog
- save as xyz file
- in Surfer, choose Grid | Data.
- choose "all files", specify the xyz file, and click Open

It's been a while since I've done this, but it worked at the time (2-3 years ago). Good luck!

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Here's one way to do it:

- export your contours as dxf
- download a free app called "DXF to XYZ"
- 'Points' should be checked in the 'Entities' dialog
- save as xyz file
- in Surfer, choose Grid | Data.
- choose "all files", specify the xyz file, and click Open

It's been a while since I've done this, but it worked at the time (2-3 years ago). Good luck!

Charles Syrett
Map Graphics
http://www.mapgraphics.com


It works! Thank you very much!

But do you know how to define the boundary of an irregular area, where the site is located. I want to see only this specific area in 3D.

Thanks in advance again!

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But do you know how to define the boundary of an irregular area, where the site is located. I want to see only this specific area in 3D.

Thanks in advance again!


If you mean define it in AutoCAD -- can't help you; I never use it (only VectorWorks). If you mean Surfer, you could try their online support -- they reply very quickly.

Charles Syrett
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But do you know how to define the boundary of an irregular area, where the site is located. I want to see only this specific area in 3D.

Thanks in advance again!


If you mean define it in AutoCAD -- can't help you; I never use it (only VectorWorks). If you mean Surfer, you could try their online support -- they reply very quickly.

Charles Syrett
Map Graphics
http://www.mapgraphics.com


Thank you for your attention! I'm going to try online support for Surfer.




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