Autodesk Civil Engineering Data Translator

February 26, 2019 Joe Hedrick

Right before the Christmas holiday, Autodesk quietly released the Civil Engineering Data Translator for Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.

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Getting it installed was the easy part…   finding it was another story!  Once I installed it, I went to the usual location within Civil 3D in Toolbox but it wasn’t there.  To make a long story short, this cloud-based extension now runs outside of Civil 3D.  You can find it in the Autodesk folder of your start menu:

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Upon launching the extension, you are immediately prompted to log in with your Autodesk account:

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The interface is fairly simple.  Pick the input file, data translation type and select the upload button.  Supported file types are .dwg, .dtm, .alg, .tin, and .gpk.  Once uploaded, the files begin processing.

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Once the translation is completed, the resulting files can be downloaded

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This is a very useful tool when having to translate data between Autodesk and Bentley products.  Hopefully, this will save you some time finding it!

About the Author

Joe Hedrick

Civil Solutions Team Manager

As a manager for IMAGINiT’s Infrastructure Solutions team, Joe manages the civil and survey application engineers across most of the US and provides Autodesk civil engineering and survey implementation consulting services.
With years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering, Joe has hands-on skills with field data collection, site design and layout, residential subdivision design, secondary roadway design, and land planning.

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