Monday, 18 June 2012

Importing and Exporting to 12D

I have been working on a project with a surveyor who uses 12D so have been playing around with the import utility available under subscription described here and the export utility from Survey Solutions that you can download here.
The export process is two steps first you have to export to Landxml and the then fire up the Civil Survey Solution tool that gets installed here.

Then you have to select the landxml file previously created.
Hopefully every thing goes ok and the 12d file is generated and it is what the client is after.

Note as of 2014 there is a new extension that is pack of the 2014 producitivity package that can be downloaded from subscription centre once downloaded you can find the launch button under Subscription Extension Manager
Once launched you have a load more options to configure the data and style that data is exported to 12d.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Oh the Dilemma’s


Add Autocad Drawing Properties to Windows Explorer

Interesting  utility to add drawing properties to windows explorer

I have been trying to do this manually with no luck so far.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

How Steep can a Driveway Practically Be

Most New Zealand councils compare the grade of driveways on submission documents to the guidelines to gradients in their standards or the national standards typically 1in5 or 1in6. However you may encounter sites that due to the topography cannot be accessed with driveways at these grades.

Raising the question what is the maximum grade a driveway can be constructed at to provide access to a property? To answer this I have measured the grade of a few driveways around town that people seem to be quite happily using. Here are some pictures to assist you with making the extreme happen when you need too. Note Drainage and surface finish are two areas that care need to be taken in as well as ice and snow if this is applicable.

31.3 % (1V:3.19H)

34.8% (1V:2.87H)

31.3% (1V:3.19H)

31.9% (1V:3.13H)
33.5% (1V:2.98H)
and a couple of local public roads for good measure
30.4% (1V:3.29H)
29.1% (1V:3.44H)

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