MAGNET Construct: Importing data from Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D (iOS)

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Exporting data from AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Create your linework and point information in AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Use Civil 3D COGO-points instead of ACAD-points
  • Assign a Description to each point

Note:

Unlike standard ACAD-points COGO-points host attributes, for instance, point number and description

  • Go to the Output tab and hit Export Points in the Export group
  • Set Format to PENZD (comma delimited)
  • Specify the path for the Destination TXT-File
  • Hit OK
  • Freeze your Points layer(s)
  • Purge the drawing
  • Click the C3D Menu browser and choose Save As / Drawing
  • Define a Path, assign a File name and choose AutoCAD 2010 DXF or lower as Files of type
  • Hit Save

Note:

It might be necessary to explode certain objects to be displayed in MAGNET Construct

  • Email the exported DXF-file and the TXT-file to your field person

Importing data into MAGNET Construct (iOS)

  • Start MAGNET Construct on your iOS device
  • Click on Jobs
  • Click on New
  • Assign a job Name
  • Hit the green checkmark
  • Click on Configure
  • Click on Units
  • Specify Distance units
  • Open Mail and open the email containing the files
  • Tap and hold the DXF-File attachment until further options appear
  • Click on Import with MAGNET Construct
  • MAGNET Construct will open and detect the file type
  • Hit Next
  • Hit Done
  • Open Mail again and open the email containing the files
  • Tap and hold the TXT-File attachment until further options appear
  • Click on Import with MAGNET Construct
  • MAGNET Construct will open and detect the file type
  • Hit Next
  • Hit Done
  • Go back to the Home screen of MAGNET Construct
  • Hit on Home to show the Map