XYZtoCAD, work coordinates with AutoCAD

AutoCAD alone does not bring many features for handling coordinates or creating tables from points. Civil 3D does it, but the basic version does not, and therefore when we are going to work coordinates generated by a total station, GPS or stake out we have to resort to macros watered there.

But XYZtoCAD is not a simple macro, it is a tool built on the basis of work logic, with the option to update online. What happens is that because it is free, someone could underestimate its potential, in these times that opensource being better than the brand, it is difficult to position it.

Install XYZtoCAD

The executable is downloaded from programacionautocad.com, then executed and the assistant is followed. At the end, it asks us about which AutoCAD installation we want to activate. In some cases, the final step does not happen, and is usually due to having a badly instanced license in the system registry -or pirate, as you want to call it

xyztocad autocad 2012

In case of installation problems, CADnet friends have suggested the following:

1 Open AutoCAD

2. You type in the command line: netload and then you enter

For AutoCAD 2010 -2011 select the file

c: \ cadnet \ xyztocad \ app \ R18 \ xyztocad.dll

For AutoCAD 2007-2008 -2009 select the file

c: \ cadnet \ xyztocad \ app \ R17 \ xyztocad.dll

As we see, this tool runs in versions from 2007 up to AutoCAD 2011 and because it is built with .net we can consider that it will also run on AutoCAD 2012 that in a couple of months will be being released.

Take this opportunity to tell you that you can download AutoCAD 2012 for free, from this link, for now in beta for testing purposes, you just have to register.

Activate the XYZtoCAD menu

xyztocad autocad 2012 Once installed, it is activated at the command line by entering

zxc

When you enter, a new menu like the one shown in the image should appear in the top bar.

In case we no longer want to see the menu, it is inactive with the command

zxdel

It is probable that when installing the version already exists a new one, it can be updated using the command

zxu

xyztocad autocad 2012 Import Excel points

In this this application works wonders in a simple panel. The txt file is chosen, the order in which the data is, if you want to place points or blocks. Point size, layer where they will be saved and ready.

My respects for the friends of CADnet.es that with this toy have been raffled.

There are buttons that do not appear to be there, such as viewing data, which allows you to preview the table that is being imported. Also the option to select the point format from an existing one.

And once you have drawn the points, a button is activated to generate the table. It requires to indicate the location of the upper left corner, accepts table style, generates several if there are many (100 points per page) and with a click generates a table that includes the ID, X coordinate, Y coordinate, elevation and angle at next point. Great for rethinking, although I have reservations about the usefulness of that angle data.

xyztocad autocad 2012

Export points to txt

xyztocad autocad 2012 In the opposite direction, it is the same. It can be selected from blocks or points, from a layer or a selection of entities. Then tell them how we want them to be numbered, number of decimal places, where the txt file will be stored and ready.

Of course, a txt file can be opened with Excel, nothing more than not from the browser, but entering Excel and choosing the option all files. Then the assistant takes us step by step until it is displayed as a table. Like a table can be saved as a text separated by commas or tabulations, with the care that is on the first sheet and does not have combined cells or such half-rare things.

I was struck by a button that allows to stop the process, action that may be necessary if you will work with a very large number of points or if you hang the routine.

Well, there it is. The best I've seen in free applications for surveying using AutoCAD.

Here you can see a video loaded in Youtube working.

8 Replies to "XYZtoCAD, work coordinates with AutoCAD"

  1. I have installed AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, followed the tutorial but I did not have good results. I would appreciate if you can tell me how I can make the XyzToCad work. Thank you

  2. GOOD NIGHT
    THE PROGRAM IS EXCELLENT VERY GOOD CONGRATULATIONS IT IS A VERY USEFUL TOOL, BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM I WANT TO EXPORT SOME BLOCKS WITH ATTRIBUTES AND THIS ERROR LEAVES OUT OF ME, WHERE IT COULD CORRECTION
    THANKS FOR THE CONTRIBUTION

  3. Hello friends

    Now you can download the new version of XyzToCad v.2a

    List of Improvements

    01-Application Exports the Data to an Excel, Txt, Xml, Html File.

    02-Application Imports Data from an Excel or Txt file.

    03-It is not necessary to have Excel installed on the user's machine.

    04-Allows you to Export all Blocks together with their attribute list.

    05-Allows to import a greater number of attributes (ID, Description, Z, etc.)

    06-Indicate Field Scale for Block Option.

    07-Generates stakeout table with block image.

    +Info

    http://www.programacionautocad.com/pXyztocad.aspx

    http://www.blog.programacionautocad.com/post/Exportar-Coordenadas-Excel-Autocad-Importar-Exportar-Coordenadas.aspx

    + Videos XyztoCad v.2a

    http://www.youtube.com/user/CadNet2010#p/c/29DEE2AD079FA88D

    a greeting

  4. Excellent. Thank you for the clarification regarding the installation.

    I think a great contribution to future improvements.

    It would not be bad if they considered the option of building polygonal. It means, add the pline command, which creates a polyline in the order of the points. It is a very felt need, although it does not apply when what you have is a cloud of internal points but yes, in the use that some people will give to this application to draw the perimeter of a polygonal.

  5. Hello

    If there is a problem with the installation wizard, it can be done manually, the following POST is indicated as

    http://www.blog.programacionautocad.com/post/Exportar-Coordenadas-Excel-Autocad-Importar-Exportar-Coordenadas.aspx

    Regarding the angle, in the point stakeout table, it is true
    which is unnecessary, the data is valid for blocks. (It will be modified in the next version).

    Regarding the improvements for the next version are as follows.

    -Import Data from Excel Sheet Directly (No need to have Excel installed on the computer)

    -Export to Excel and HTML

    -Improved in Data Import form.

    Greetings and thank you!!! by the article.

    CADnet

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