Importing Survey Data

After creating a survey database to receive the data, the next step is to transfer the raw data into Civil 3D so that the analysis and mapping can begin. There are several ways to accomplish this, but in this chapter, you're going to do it the way a surveyor would do it. The process of importing data requires some important questions to be answered, but for your first try, you're going to accept all the defaults and see what happens. To import survey data into a drawing, follow these steps (Note: the previous exercise must be completed for this exercise to work properly):

  1. Open the drawing named Import Survey Data.dwg located in the Chapter 03 class data folder.
  2. On the Home tab of the ribbon, click Import Survey Data. ...

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