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Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

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Does anyone have a simple method of converting a LIDAR file, typically a *.las file into a file that can be loaded in AutoCAD?

Dik

RE: Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

AutoCAD generally maintains exclusivity with their file format, in both directions. Have they changed that stance with the Cloud? The Cloud supposed to enhance interoperability.

RE: Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

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Peter... I'll check to see if someone in the office has access to this program; we likely do.

Thanks, Dik

RE: Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

We use Global Mapper for a lot of our point cloud conversions (to xyz, dxf, dwg, etc.) as well as aerial imagery and .shp files. The cost is more reasonable than Civil 3D if you do not already have the software. Depending on the file size, I have not had much luck with AutoCAD handling LiDAR files. Microstation has given much better results.

RE: Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

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Thanks, TLines... will pass this on to IT dept for future info...

Dik

RE: Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

You can also use plain AutoCAD (I think back to version 2014 and higher) - use ReCap to index the point cloud and then load the result into AutoCAD.

Vladimir Michl, www.cadstudio.cz www.cadforum.cz

RE: Conversion of *.las file to a *.dwf or *.dwg file

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Thanks VM...

Dik

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