Overview of Working with Survey Data

 
 
 

You can manage survey data on the Survey tab of the Task Pane

AutoCAD Map 3D allows you to manage survey point data.

Note

Survey data is a particular type of geospatial data. You cannot use survey functionality for drawing objects.

You can do the following with survey data:

Survey data is kept in a dedicated SDF data store. You can add new properties and classes to the survey data store schema, but be careful not to alter or remove the existing properties and classes.

Points in a survey data store are in read-only mode until you click Edit at the top of the Task Pane. Clicking Edit puts AutoCAD Map 3D into direct edit mode, which means that any changes you make to the points in AutoCAD Map 3D are immediately applied to the data store. You can reorganize survey points without entering Edit mode (for example, you can move points between point groups).

When working with survey data, you must work online. If you work offline, AutoCAD Map 3D disconnects from the survey data store, and the survey tree disappears.

Note

Survey data is a particular type of geospatial data. You cannot use survey functionality for drawing objects.

Use the following methods to work with survey data.

To do this... Use this method...
Create or connect to a new survey data store.
Bring in survey point data.
Manage survey point data.
Create geospatial features from survey points. Create Geospatial Features from Survey Points
Export survey point data to LandXML. Export Survey Points to LandXML