Import/Export Surface Analysis

Import/Export Surface Analysis

Win32 and 64, English

Red Transit Consultants, LLC
Exports surface analysis and corresponding properties to an *.anl text file. Imports text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to selected surface.

General Usage Instructions

Exporting Surface Analysis:

1. Begin with a surface that has an analysis applied to it.

2. Once the analysis is setup the desired way, run the export command associated with the analysis type. 3. When prompted, save the *anl file (text file) to a desired location. 4. Export is complete. You may modify this file's settings prior to importing if you'd like. Just be sure to use the exact format explained in the export file.

Importing Surface Analysis:

1. Open the drawing that contains the surface to apply an analysis to.

2. Run the associated analysis import command.

3. Select the surface and browse to the *anl text file, exported earlier.

4. The application will build the surface analysis in a similar fashion as exported.

5. It will then check to see if your current style has the appropriate settings for viewing the analysis, if not you will be prompted to find a style that is setup for viewing the analysis and applying that style to the surface. 6. If a surface style set for viewing that type of analysis is not found, you will then be prompted to modify the current surface style settings to make it capable of viewing that analysis.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

RTCL_EXPORTSLOPEARROWANAL

Exports selected surface's slope arrow analysis properties to a text file.

RTCL_IMPORTDIRECTIONANAL

Imports directional analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.

RTCL_EXPORTSLOPEANAL

Exports selected surface's slope analysis properties to a text file.

RTCL_IMPORTSLOPEANAL

Imports slope analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.

RTCL_EXPORTELEVANAL

Exports selected surface's elevation analysis properties to a text file.

RTCL_EXPORTDIRECTIONANAL

Exports selected surface's directional analysis properties to a text file.

RTCL_ImportSlopeArrowAnal

Imports slope arrow analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.

RTCL_IMPORTELEVANAL

Imports elevation analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.

RTCL_IMPORTCONTANAL

Imports contour analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.

RTCL_EXPORTCONTANAL

Exports selected surface's contour analysis properties to a text file.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

This product has been tested for both Windows 32bit and 64bit systems.

Known Issues

The importing contour analysis portion will not correctly set colors, linetypes, or lineweights to the major contours. This is an issue within the API as when performing this task in the out of the box software, it also will not set these values correctly.


If you have previously saved exported analysis files from prior to version 2.0.0.2, they will no longer import with this upgrade as the import format has changed. You will need to re-export analysis prior to running import.

Contact

Company Name: Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Author/Company Information

Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Support Information

At any time, simply email steve@redtransitconsultants.com, and provide the application plugin name or command name and a detailed description of the error that occurred. We will get back with you as soon as possible and determine a solution to the issue.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.0.2

Upgraded for 2019 product (No change in version number). Upgraded for 2018 product support (No change in version number).
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