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Creating Toposurface through points file (CSV) [SOLVED]

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Stevery

Hi all,

 

I am trying to create a toposurface within Revit 2019 using a points file

What I have done is extracted the X Y and Value data from a 3d autocad topo, following the youtube guide below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2nQwSfQ1YQ

 

I have the extracted info (below) which looks OK - similar form to the one in the youtube tutorial

It's once I select this file to import into Revit, that I get the prompt "Failed to open file"

 

ExtractedPoints.jpg

 

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong? The file is saved as CSV and the information only contains X Y and Z value.

SOLVED

There is 2 CSV files to save as, highlighted in image below.

The highlighted in red, does not work for me.

The green one (UTF-8) does work.

 

Not sure what the difference is between the two, but changing it has now solved my issue.

 

Thank in advance for any help

~Steve
 


 

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SLW210

It may help to post the actual .dwg and the CSV.

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Stevery

Solved - see first post.

 

 

 

Edited by Stevery

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Rickbuch

I had the same problem (failed to open). Created the Excel file, followed the X,Y,Z format, then saved. In Revit, I would Create Topo surface by Specifying the Points file.

 

When I downloaded sample files it worked, but when I opened the sample file and saved it to duplicate the format it didn't work in Revit. Then I realized the new file was open in Excel. Closed it and tried again in Revit. It worked.

 

After several attempts at different files and types I have found if the file is open in Excel it will not open in Revit. Having text (point identifiers) in column "A" and/or "E" has no effect on whether the file works. 

 

Solution - Close the Excel file

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