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Import and export of map files in AutoCAD

Transform your DWG drawings into high-quality map files with Automapki Application for AutoCAD, BricsCAD and ZWCAD. The latest version of our application supports a variety of map file formats, including SHP (ESRI Shapefile), KML (Keyhole Markup Language), KMZ (Google Earth Placemark), GPX (GPS Exchange) and GeoJSON (GeoJSON Features Collection). And with your valuable input and feedback, we are continually looking to extend the list of supported map file formats in the next releases.

Nurbs surface reconstruction from triangle mesh or point cloud data

Surface reconstruction from point cloud data is a reverse engineering process required for example in post production analysis. If you need to bring your scanned model back to your DWG editor then our new Autoshaper software can help you in converting your point cloud data into a free form solid shape. That new shape generated from triangle mesh or point cloud data can be exported for further editing to any file format supporting nurbs surfaces, either STEP, IGES or Rhino 3DM. In the next Autoshaper updates we will also add support for spatial SAT file format.

Polyface mesh or surface to manifold faceted 3D solid conversion

Automesher application for AutoCAD, BricsCAD and ZWCAD version 1.7.5 allows to convert any polyface mesh or surface entity into a valid manifold 3D solid object. In many cases, due to small gaps present in the source mesh or other geometry related errors, it is not possible to convert directly into a 3D solid, and instead an open surface is created.