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AutoCAD as well as Survey Data

There are many ways to insert data in AutoCAD. Automated scripts can be written in the language of your choice, or in LISP. You could also make use of Autodesk’s extension or programs, like Autodesk Map 3D and Civil 3D. You can also import an XML spreadsheet file or a file into AutoCAD’s table database module.

It’s not a surprise that AutoCAD requires information from third party or other sources to be entered into it. These challenges have been solved by Autodesk which is not surprising. We’ll make use of real-world examples to show you how to input data. This tutorial differs from the others. We’ll be using AutoCAD to enter survey data.

The first thing

Understanding AutoCAD’s nature, and how it refers to its components, is vital to understand the tutorial. Humans can visually perceive straight lines and curves. AutoCAD, like all computer systems, utilizes points and coordinates. These coordinates will be expanded with processing functions and procedures. This data is required to show these elements on the canvas. Each sub-topic will detail the impact of this on data entry. A good general rule of thumb is to use your revit training every time you do this.

Line Segments

Each line segment is composed of the coordinate map. It specifies the distance and degree of incline from the origin for humans. The bend of horizontal lines will be 90° (anticlockwise) at the point at which it crosses the ground. The line segment will remain for the length of the distance you specify.

“@” + length + ” + Northing/Easting coordinates

This illustration illustrates the concept


Use the LINE command to enter this information and draw a segment of line that is drawn following it. Commands automate the manual process of committed and permit you to adjust your elements to a certain set of requirements. Entering the coordinates mentioned above will result in the LINE command.


Curves are curved, no pun intended. Also, you must remember the orientation of line segments. If you need to, you may rotate the line from the point of origin, or from an established origin.

Non-tangent Curves

You could use a radial bearing method to begin drawing with curving elements, or if your curving element is not extended from the drawn element before it.

To draw an outline of a line, utilize the Line command. To draw a line, utilize the Line command. The ending point, or any other location you decide to use, will serve as the curve’s end point. Then, you’ll be asked to enter the radius. After entering the radius, an arc will be drawn from the straight line you’ve drawn.

Tangent Curves

Based on the meaning of your tangent curve, they can be more difficult or simpler to draw. The concept of an origin point is an additional advantage of the tangent curves. This means you can draw the curve beginning at the end of the element which makes the process much more simple. However the process of making AutoCad  an tangent curve is not without additional steps. After drawing the element that the curve must be extended, draw a segment of line beginning at the point where the tangent’s origin is. This line should be parallel to the element you have just drawn.


Survey data entry requires creating lines. These commands are the foundation of any additional functionality. It is possible to use huge quantities of data, such as an Excel sheet or an XML/JSON database making use of an import parameter or one of the parsers that are available.