3D CAD Point Import Option
Finally, users can import 3-dimensional CAD point data in DXF format. Most
modern CAD packages have the ability to export data in the industry standard DXF
format. Selecting the 3D CAD Point (DXF) button (Figure 8-9) on the Data Import
dialog opens a file dialog box (Figure 8-12).
Figure 8-12. Import DXF file dialog
From here, the user can browse and select any available 3D CAD Point (DXF)
data. Once selected, the 3D CAD Point (DXF) data are imported and the user is
given the option to create themes (Grid and/or Point) from the data (Figure 8-7
above). Similar to the ASCII file import process, the final step defines the cell size
and extent of the resulting grid. This grid will be added to the current view and
available for use.
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