A useful collection of tools to make it easier to work with Lidar files in Autodesk® Civil 3D®. 


The primary tool (LidarTin) creates a Civil 3D TinSurface directly from multiple LAS/LAZ files while allowing the use of classes like (2 = Ground) to filter out irrelevant points. A good collection of companion tools help in managing and preprocessing Lidar files.

About This Version

Version 1.0.4, 8/16/2023
Initial version for the Autodesk App Store. Revision to include support for Civil3D 2022 Revision to include support for Civil3D 2023 Revision to include support for Civil3D 2024 Revised LidarProj command to replace “/” with “-” on coordinate systems having that special character which caused problems with the target file name.

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  • Muy sencilla y muy practica
    Carlos Primo | June 08, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Para cuando la actualización a 2024?  Es muy práctica

  • Will you be making this compatible with Civil 3D 2025? This is an awesome tool!
    Mary Bellone | December 02, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    What a time saver. This tool is quick and easy. I love that I can clip around only the contours needed even if it overlaps multiple tiles. 

    Terry Dotson (Publisher) | July 11, 2024

    There are NO plans to port this tool to future versions. For 2025 compatibility you will need to look into our low cost C3DTools product. https://www.dotsoft.com/MapWorks.htm

  • Amazing set of tools
    Allen Jessup | August 09, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    They work quickly. The process of creating a Surface from LAS or LAZ files is greatly reduced.

    The ability to reproject the LAS files to another coordinate system is very valuable.

    Amelia Abella | July 18, 2023

    Hi, Allen! Do I still need to convert the LAS file to an LAZ file before I can use LiDAR Tool? Thanks.

    Terry Dotson (Publisher) | July 19, 2023

    The tools will work directly with LAS -or- LAZ, you do not need to convert. If you do convert it's a good idea to keep the original LAS (compressed) in ZIP files.

  • A life saver
    Fernando Arzadun | July 20, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you

  • WOW!!
    Danick Lagacé | June 15, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It's really fast and easy to treat Lidar tiles with this add-in. Really nice!

  • User friendly and a time saver
    Jeff Lambert | February 22, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app is very user-friendly and simplifies the process to get a good lidar surface. Huge time saver!


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