Export Trimble .SVL, .SVD & .DSZ file types
Like the title says I’m needing to export Trimble .SVL, .SVD & .DSZ file types from AutoCAD Civil 3D drawings. I have a license of Trimble Access 2017 on a data collector with Trimble Link as an additive module tab on my Civil 3D ribbon. But I don’t believe either of these programs will allow me to export the file types I mentioned above? Correct me if I’m wrong however. I won’t be doing this that often but one particular client is running Trimble machine control on his equipment & needs these files for his dozers & excavator. However the company I work for has always exclusively run Topcon GPS equipment & I’ve built Topcon GPS terrain models & linework files for our sites for years. Just wanting to try to keep this client happy and the business all under one roof if possible. Thanks guys
Those extensions are typically associated with Trimble Business Center, in particular the Construction module. In Survey version of TBC you can export a .svl and maybe a couple others?? I doubt the C3D ribbon can output those extensions.
If your client has Trimble machine control their office tech should be able to use their office software to make those conversions if you supply the CAD file and surface XML.
As noted above you need a licensed version of TBC and some education on the setup & procedure. TBC workflow is certainly not intuitive.
File Flipper and Siteworks both by Trimble can also do sone convertions.
I can convert for you. Send me the surface and linework files.
Don't go buying the full version of Trimble Business Centre, there is a version called the Heavy Civil Edition, (HCE), this is free and will convert all the files you need. Machine files for Trimble equipment is usually .SVD .SVL and .CAL/CFG, you will need to do the calibration calculations in TBC but the others are just straight imports of the designs from Civil 3D.
You will need to export a LandXML file with the terrain model from Civil 3D and I would suggest all your linework exported in 2D as a DXF from Civil 3D, this will help keep the file size down and more responsive for the machine. Once you have these imported you have whats needed for the SVD/SVL files, the CAL file is for the calibration/localization.