Bringing In AutoCAD Civil 3D Data
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 

To export features from AutoCAD Civil 3D to SDF

  1. Open the project in AutoCAD Civil 3D. In AutoCAD Civil 3D, export the project to SDF.
  2. In the Export To SDF dialog box, specify a name for the SDF file.
  3. Specify the coordinate system.
    NoteIf the drawing already has a coordinate system specified, it is used automatically and the Select Coordinate System controls in the Export To SDF dialog box are shaded.
  4. Click OK to export the file.

To access the SDF file from a map

  1. In Display Manager, click Data Connect To Data.
  2. In the Data Connect window, under Data Connections By Provider, select Add SDF Connection.
  3. Specify information to connect to the SDF file. For more information, see To bring in features from SDF.

To export surfaces from AutoCAD Civil 3D to DEM

  1. Open the project in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  2. In AutoCAD Civil 3D, export the surface as a DEM file.

To access the DEM from a map

  1. In Display Manager, click Data Connect To Data.
  2. In the Data Connect window, under Data Connections By Provider, select Add Raster Image Or Surface Connection.
  3. Specify information to connect to the DEM file. For more information, see To add a raster-based surface to your map.