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Points file format

Points file format

Points file format

ok, this is a basic question but I don't have a lot of experience in surveying.  What is the difference between a .crd file and an .asc (ASCI?) file? Is it just formatting?  Is there a way to convert between the two?
The situation I'm in, is that I've always used Microstation and EaglePoint software to create a points file (which is exported as a .txt file).  A contractor on a job I'm working on has requested a .crd file though and I'm unsure how to get him that.
Thanks for the help.

RE: Points file format

I don't work with these files but I believe crd is a binary format, created by certain software such as Carlson. There's a utiltty to convert between some formats at http://www.dotsoft.com/pointconvert.htm

RE: Points file format

Thanks for the link - it appears to be a quite useful utility.  

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