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Post by wfd144 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:57 pm

Our office used to use Autodesk Land Desktop. We have a large amount of jobs in this format. How do i import the contours. We are using Microsurvey 2009. When I open an old file with Microsurvey I just get a series of rectangles.

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Post by Brian Sloman » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:16 pm


It sounds like the contours are Proxy Objects (not standard CAD entities). Try typing PROXYSHOW and make sure it is set to 1, then do a regen. (1 means display the proxy objects, 0 means don't display them, and 2 means display a bounding box in place of the proxy object.) If it still doesn't display when PROXYSHOW is set to 1 then it means that MicroSurvey CAD 2009 isn't able to interpret these specific objects, in which case you would need to explode or otherwise convert them into standard CAD entities (like Lines, Arcs, Polylines) in LDD.

Even if you can see them, proxy objects are currently used for display purposes only, you can't edit them.

There's more detailed information in our helpdesk here: ... ticleid=46
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