Setting units for data import and export (LandXML, Inroads, etc)

  Applies To 
  Product(s): StormCAD, SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, HAMMER
  Version(s): 08.11.05.58 +, 10.XX.XX.XX
  Original Author: Jesse Dringoli, Bentley Technical Support Group

Problem

How can I ensure that the correct units are used and the elements are in the correct spatial location when exporting and importing LandXML and Inroads SDB?

For example, I'm using US Survey feet but my exported Inroads SDB file is offset slightly in Inroads.

Solution

Ensure that the correct units are being used in StormCAD, under Tools > Options > Units. First, make sure that the "default unit system for new projects" is correct and ensure that the correct units are used for the "Coordinate" unit. For example, if you're using US Survey feet, select US Survey Ft. as the unit.

If you will be importing a LandXML file, making some changes, then exporting to Inroads format, first set the appropriate unit per above, then import LandXML, and export to Inroads.

In the application that you use to open the resulting exported file (Inroads, MicroStation, etc) also ensure that the correct unit is set.

See Also

StormCAD SS5 - Scaling issue when opening and viewing drainage exported to InRoads SDB

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