Blog : Import

Command-line Importing. Scripts

From version 4, ‘Spatial Manager for AutoCAD/BricsCAD’ includes the command “-SPMIMPORT” (notice the hyphen), which is a “command line” version of the “SPMIMPORT” command designed to allow the executing of Tasks from the command line, Scripts, VBA, LISP, etc.... more

Enhanced ASCII data provider (CSV, TXT, ASC, XYZ, …)

The ASCII data files (often named “Comma-separated values” CSV), are one of the most common types of files to store Points tabular data. They are plain-text ASCII files, without binary numbers or any other data type that has to be... more

Improve performance when importing from OpenStreetMap

As was said in another post from this Blog, the display of the Import parameters window is often delayed when importing some “heavy” data sources in AutoCAD or BricsCAD... more

Little-known options when importing from OpenStreetMap

The project OpenStreetMap is considered a prominent example of volunteered geographic information and has become the “Wikipedia” of spatial and territorial information. It gives you free access to tons of geo-spatial data, and ‘Spatial Manager’ allows you to import... more

Graphic Filter while Importing in CAD

Do you only need to import some objects? Surely, you have often come across the need to limit to an area of your drawings the import of a very “heavy” data source. See how you can solve it using ‘Spatial... more

Labeling Polylines too. ‘Smart’ labels and …

If you are working with ‘Spatial Manager’ v.3.3 or a later version, you can Label while importing linear elements (Polylines), just like you could with points elements (Points, Blocks, Polygon Centroids …) in previous versions of the application... more