Importing Attributes into TBC
I am trying to figure out if there is a way to import attributes back into TBC.
I exported all the point attributes out as a .csv file and brought them into AutoCAD Civil 3D to draft. As I was drafting I made revision to my points and I would like to bring them back into TBC so it is up to date and the data will match.
I have my points in CAD, ESRI and a MDB database. Is there a way to import attributes into TBC from any of those sources?
Someone may know more about it, I do know you can re-import your points from CAD which will of course add the new attributes, but it will lose your vectors to the points because you either have to first delete the points with the changed attributes in TBC or override them.
We use a coding system and to avoid the problem you are discussing, we first change the code for the point in TBC then send it to CAD. There are always issues with points in CAD matching up with TBC, we use a point system that mimics DOT so 200-500 are calculated points, there is a constant battle between TBC and CAD to keep those organized. Delete a calculated point in CAD to clean up the drawing, be sure to delete it in TBC or it will come back to haunt you. Same with feature codes, change it in CAD, change it in TBC. But as far as keeping the same point with the same name and importing only the changed attribute,,,,,I don't know how that is done, there is probably a way.
I had the same question wheb test driving TBC, We still didn't switch.
Would it be possible to export points with attributes in csv format from CAD and make a custom import to import them back in TBC, perhaps as Control points to add more weight to these observations
I know I tried a custom import with pointnrs and attributes only (no E,N,El) but these were not added to the points already present in TBC.
Another option could be to import the new csv in a new project, that should work.
Then you could try to merge both projects to 1 TBC projects.
please keep us posted,
TBC will not allow attributes to be imported at this time. If you want the attributes in TBC to be consistent with the edits you made in CAD or elsewhere all you can do is go back to the same project you started with and make the same edits there.