Import .DWG survey Plot file for terrain


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Morning all.

 

How can I import a complete plot plan, including contours?  Current file is a .DWG file from my Civil Engineer.  I want to import it as my lot perimeter and terrain contours. 

 

Dave 

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Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

 
Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
 
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25 minutes ago, Motherslawn said:

How can I import a complete plot plan, including contours?

 

You import the .dwg using the "File - Import - DWG command" dialog. Once imported, I recommend you move the import away from your structure and terrain plane. Then you rotate the imported dwg so it properly is orientated to your existing structure. Once that is done you can then you can sketch over the imported contour lines with HD Pro elevation objects (lines, splines) then once created you assign a value relative to the stated values, one at a time until you are finished bottom to top with in the area of your HD Pro Terrain Plane. It is a process of transference from the imported dwg as a guide that you trace over within HD Pro to eventually obtain the desired 3D product.

 

I do not believe such a tutorial exists just for Home Designer Pro use (only Chief Architect Premier which has many more abilities and tools than does HD Pro.)

 

DJP

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Eric,  I updated my signature.  I hope you can see it now.  yes I have searched the help files,  but as far a terrain you can only create import using a TXT file.

 

DJP.  I will try what you recommend.  I was hoping for a easier answer......

 

Dave 

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