Topography in AutoCAD
TRIANGULATION for AutoCAD + DWG to Google Earth – 2.1
Loading XYZ files, triangulation, isolines, sections, KML creator
An add-on for AUTOCAD, which makes the triangulation (TIN surfaces) of a set of POINT entities, the intersection curves (isolines) between a set of 3DFACE entities and a set of equidistance plans, horizontally or vertically and calculates the volume (of soil excavation, for example) and center of gravity of a set of bodies or between surfaces composed of 3DFACE entities. The program adds new commands in AutoCAD, useful for design engineers and surveyors.
The triangulation is performed on a convex hull of a set of points. You can triangulate million of points in a few minutes!
The isolines can be interpolated and their colors are according to a drawn legend. The isolines having Z a multiple of a value will be drawn thickened. You can define a clipping parallelepiped for isolines.
You can load and draw a XYZ file of points having the format: Number X Y Z Code. The drawing is made with POINT, 3DPOLY, SPLINE or BLOCK entities, according to a modifiable library of codes.
You can also make the projection over a triangulation of a 2D POLYLINE and generate cross sections and a longitudinal profile corresponding at projection. The POLYLINE may contain arcs.
Color-filled contour maps can be also generated.
In addition, you can draw a DWG file in Google Earth, by generating a KML file type. The DWG file may be in STEREO 70 or in any other projected coordinate system and from any part of the globe. It will make the projection of the DWG entities, on the WGS84 ellipsoid, along its normals.
You can also import and export LandXML file type! So you have an interface to other programs for surveying or civil engineering (eg Advanced Road Design (Civil Site Design) and AutoCAD Civil 3D).
You can call the functions of the software, in add-ons created by you!
Price: 79EUR/84$ – license 1, 39EUR/42$ – license 2, 3 and so on.
If the price seems high to you, you have a much cheaper option!
You can also try our RTOPO program, running under Windows 98/XP/VISTA/7/8/10 ! This program has many other functions (for example: several formats for loading of points, the intersection of two triangulations, the interactive modification of the points (modify, delete or add); you can modify the coordinates, the code and the position (in 3DPOLY or SPLINE), the interpolation of a set of 3DFACE entities, using quartic triangular patches with G1 continuity, its own CAD kernel, motion path animation).
Often it is necessary to edit interactive the points and the curves (3DPOLY or SPLINE). This editing can not be done in TRIANGULATION for AutoCAD, but can be done in RTOPO! Therefore we recommend the purchasing of both programs.
Topography in AutoCAD, examples:
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