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Import a XYZ-coordinate file as AutoCAD points with labels.

A - answer With the enhanced version of the free LISP utility ASCPOINT - see Download - you can import CDF/SDF text files into 2D or 3D points, polylines and block references.

The ASCPOINT command reads selected file (comma- or space-delimited, e.g. from Excel, CSV) and inserts points, vertices or blocks on the specified coordinates. The option "Insert" allows to select a predefined block with any number of attributes. The input file can then contain the values of these attributes which will be filled in on import - e.g.:

12.3 4.56 7.8 MyAtt1 MyAtt2

For a single label you can use e.g. the block AttPoint (download and insert the DWG) and an input file in the format:

X,Y,Z,Label

Sample video:

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See also:
Tip 14093:3D terrain model of any place in Czechia - elevation data by the Czech Land Survey Office (CUZK) into Civil 3D.
Tip 14059:Import coordinates from CSV files into Fusion profiles.
Tip 13333:"Zero length line" warnings or misplaced vertices when importing vertex coordinates from scripts.
Tip 13296:How to correctly load a KML/KMZ file into Civil or Map 3D?
Tip 12926:How to import point coordinates from Excel to AutoCAD?


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