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importing DWG 3d symbol text

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My surveyor sent me a DWG file which I've imported into VW12 however it does not import the topo line elevation text and all the text associated with the survey points. I see in the VW online manual that Vectorworks deletes text associated with 3d Symbols when translating DWG files. How can I work around this? Is there any setting I can use to preserve the text? Is there a way to have the surveyor prep the file before he emails it so it will work?

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Sue

I'm using MacOS10.4, MacG5 2.3mhz duo w/4GB ram

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We have this same problem and I believe it was around in VW 11 also. Our workaround is to call them, the surveyor, and have them 'explode' all the blocks, this way we have the text associated. I think you also keep the 3d information as a polygon. They then do not come in as a 3d symbol, but usually separate as a 3d polygon and text.

I am unsure as to a way we can import the block as a 3d symbol and have the text show. Is it a conflict with a 3d symbol and 2d text. I have tried the three different import options, 2d only, 2d and 3d, and 3d only, same result.

This is how we get around it...

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My surveyor also resent it with the text exploded which worked.

I wish that Vectorworks would find a way in the next update to handle the text associated with 3d symbols in a DXF/DWG file though as there are times when I can't get the file resent easily or quickly.

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You can get the surveyor to provide a text file of the survey points then "Import Survey File" under AEC menu, Survey Data. This creates a "Stake Object" in the VectorWorks file which is the best way to represent survey point data. A text file is readily available from the surveyor as it is created from point data file downloaded from the Total Station.

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Thanks for the idea. I will ask for that next time so I at least get the survey point info into the document correctly.

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