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How to use 3DFACEs as a definition for terrain surface?

A - answer If you need to create a terrain model (DTM) from a source drawing containing 3DFACE entities, you may need to first convert these entities to another object type.

With the LISP utility 3DF2L (see you can convert (explode) 3D faces to 3D lines (LINE), which can be used as definition data for computing or analysis of terrain surfaces.

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13.2.2010    8751×  
applies to: Civil 3D 2010 · Civil 3D 2009 · AutoCAD ·

See also:
Tip 12129:Atypical use of meshing for tiling a closed shape.
Tip 11311:Importing STL files directly into AutoCAD - STLin.
Tip 11072:How to make an interference line from 3D Faces?
Tip 11054:Difference volume (3D solid) between two TIN surfaces (sets of coordinates)
Tip 10682:Automatic classification of drawing objects by their properties.

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