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Exporting Location Surface to LandXML

Updated July 30, 2019

This article applies to:
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry

You can export a Location module surface directly to LandXML. This format is created by choosing menu File - Save As and selecting Landxml (*.XML) in the Save file as type combo box (as shown in the figure below). 

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Figure1 - Save As | Save as Type Drop-down

The LandXML Export options as shown below will appear.

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LandXML Export Options

Starting in Version 9, the Location module now exports surfaces directly to LandXML.

  • Within this dialog, select the surface layer which you would like to export (eg. SG – Subgrade material). 

This will produce a landxmL file with CL alignment (horizontal and vertical) and subgrade surface.

  • Press OK to continue.


Additional LandXML Export Options

  • Alignment checkbox - If selected, the current horizontal and associated vertical alignment will be included.
  • Surface checkbox - If selected, a LandXML TIN surface of the selected layer will be included.
  • Sections checkbox - If selected, cross sections will be included.
  • Station Range Allows you to select the range of stations to output. This only applies to and Surface and Sections (not the horizontal and vertical alignment).
  • Layers combobox - allows you to choose the template surface.
  • Offset - is used to control the section width. The offset can be measured from C/L (centerline) or from SS (Slope stake).

The following options are only available if "Sections" is selected.

  • Alignment point types - allows you to choose which type of points are included in Section output. See also Alignment Point Types for more infomation.
  • Include alignment attachment point layer - if selected a single point representing the alignment attachment is included in each cross section.
  • Point Codes - if points codes are selected then only those points will be included in the cross section.
  • Auto identify critical points - if checked, colinear points are removed (unless they are explicitely selected by code) and non colinear segments are always included.
  • Always include C/L point - if checked, a C/L point will be included corresponding to the selected layer(s).
  • Single polyline output - if checked, points will be assembled into a single polyline feature and in left to right order.