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James R. (J.R.) Smith
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Hi,

I'm trying to import an old SMI "asc" file into Topcon Magnet 5.0. I get to the point where I select the file on the thumb drive and I have selected 12d ASCII as the file type. Nothing shows up on my thumb drive. When I select "all files" I see my file as 88001.01.asc.  I pick it and I import Error file format is incorrect. I can see that Magnet wants a 12d ASCII file and I am working with a asc file. Can I change the extension somewhere along the line or do I need to convert the file some how? 

Many thanks in advance

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russ455
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Can you convert that to any other file types?

also updating to 5.2 whould be benifical

 

 

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Stacy Carroll
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JR, 

How are you! Try renaming the file to a .txt. Also, maybe take the . out of the middle of the filename.

Stacy

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zammo
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Hey mate,

              Magnet recognises an asc file as a CivilCAD 4 file, not 12D. Try selecting the "Customizable ASCII Point Files" instead and see if that works. to import 12D files they need to have the 12da file extension. 

 

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linebender
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Here is an example of 3 lines from an old SMI asc file

3,     4979.9335633,     5524.3759575,        0.0000000,
4,     5352.5254588,     5669.8932394,       0.0000000,RP
5,     4983.4204811,     5824.0409459,       0.0000000,PT

In Magnet Field I use Topcon Text Custom (*.txt) as a import format 

When you select your asc file use the All Files (*.*) Type

The custom text file format delimiter set to Comma

The File style set to Name,N,E,Elev,Codes

Works for me. 

 

 

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James R. (J.R.) Smith
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@linebender

Thanks Linebender . I was stalled on this. I got your instructions to work. Also it put some insight on dealing with other format incompatibility problems

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