RevitCity.com Logo

Home  |  Forums  |  Downloads  |  Gallery  |  News & Articles  |  Resources  |  Jobs  |  FAQ  |  SearchSearch  |  Join  |  LoginLogin

Welcome !

239 Users Online (71 Members): Show Users Online - Most ever was 626 - Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00:17 PM

 

Forums

Forums >> Revit Building >> Technical Support >> Toposurface Using Imported Instance

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |

Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 1:00:52 PM | Toposurface Using Imported Instance

#1

Dav1


active

Joined: Wed, Jun 20, 2007
3 Posts
No Rating


I am having trouble creating a toposurface by using the imported instance. The dxf is from a company called Promap who provide OS Maps and also DSM (Digital Surface Modelling) Height data in dxf format. When I click on the imported dxf, the add points from selected layers dialogue box appears with only two layers: 0 & Height Point. This seems a little strange as normally there are numerous layers. So i click OK and finish surface, but no surface is generated. I've tried to explode the dxf to see if the block is separated into various points and a warning comes up saying import contained 3D date or points which cant be exploded. Only 2D data was exploded. Ive also tried to use a dwg instead of a dxf and this does the same. I am really struggling with this one and any assistance available will be much appreciated. I've attached the dxf's for reference.

This user is offline

 

Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 1:55:07 PM | Toposurface Using Imported Instance

#2

robinballew


active
robinballew Avatar

Joined: Sun, Nov 27, 2005
298 Posts
3 Stars: 4 Votes


Bummer.. The points are made out of "Nodes". Revit is not able to read it. I tried a few things and the best I can figure is to connect the dots with lines. I set the osnap to "Nodes" and just click from node to node. Then the import will work. It will take a few minutes to do it. 1073 points.

The only other thing that you might try is to contact the company that did the Point drawgin in cad and see if they can give you point file. x,y,z points just listed in a text file.

Let me know how it goes..



-----------------------------------
BallewDesigns.com

This user is offline

View Website

Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 2:21:47 PM | Toposurface Using Imported Instance

#3

Dav1


active

Joined: Wed, Jun 20, 2007
3 Posts
No Rating


Thanks for that robinballew. Just tried it out and that looks fab! the only other problem i have now is that I dont have autocad on my computer do be able to connect the dots with lines. Im using revit 9.1 so it didnt come with it! Nightmare!

In response to your other suggestion, I thought of getting the data as a points file, however the company who supply the height data to promap are an american company who are apparently difficult to contact. I had a look on their website and they dont have any contact information on there.

Sad

 


This user is offline

 

Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 6:14:01 PM | Toposurface Using Imported Instance

#4

Typhoon


site moderator|||
Typhoon Avatar

Joined: Tue, May 22, 2007
5921 Posts
4 Stars: 200 Votes


Take....

 


-----------------------------------

I Hope and I Wish to LEARN  more, and more, and more.... REVIT

This user is offline

 

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |



Similar Threads

Thread/Thread Starter

Forum

Last Post

Replies

Toposurface - selecting imported instance

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Tue, Sep 4, 2007 at 5:20:56 AM

1

Toposurface

Community >> Newbies

Thu, May 3, 2007 at 7:50:42 PM

1

toposurface problem!!!

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:40:03 PM

7

Imported Toposurface

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Sat, May 5, 2007 at 8:39:33 PM

1

toposurface

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Tue, Dec 6, 2005 at 9:49:57 PM

4

Site Stats

Members:

1668401

Objects:

22121

Forum Posts:

151721

Job Listings:

3

Sponsored Ads

Home | Forums | Downloads | Gallery | News & Articles | Resources | Jobs | Search | Advertise | About RevitCity.com | Link To Us | Site Map | Member List | Firm List | Contact Us

Copyright 2003-2010 Pierced Media LC, a design company. All Rights Reserved.

Page generation time: 0.2580

Login

User Name:

Password:

Remember Me  

Forgot Password?

Search Forums

Advanced Search

Search Forums

Advanced Search


Clear Highlights


Clear Highlights