Sharing data is a common practice between architects and surveyors. In this article we are going to explain how to create a mesh in ARCHICAD with an AutoCAD file that can come from surveyors.
This article is based on Creating Topography in ARCHICAD from AutoCAD Survey Data written by Chidambaram, Chidambaram.
After you open the surveyors dwg file, you can check if it
is in local standards. It is important to have correct units (meters) and
correct coordinates. To do that:
Now we should have a *.txt file that looks like this:
Importing *.txt file into ARCHICAD is relatively easier than exporting *.txt file from AutoCAD as you read in previous headline.
Now, we have a beautiful mesh in our ARCHICAD file!
To see more about Mesh Tool, check Mesh Tool Settings .