Autocad Civil 3D Import points and Create contours / surface


Better Version of the Tutorial :

Another video : (How to create your own Point Style) :

my point file:

I will show you how to create contours from the points stored in your .txt or .csv or any excel file.

First of all , you need to create a surface.


Now you will see ‘+’ sign beside SURFACE. Expand it.

Specify point file format.
E=Easting P=Point Number
N=Northing D=Description

Note down, theres “comma delimited” and “space delimited” in brackets for each option.
It simply means how your datas are separated.(here i have used comma)

My point file format is ENZ(comma delimited)

By now, your points are successfully imported.
You need to ZOOM.
Press ESC, then type z on your command line,hit enter, then type e ,hit enter.

You can add smoothness for better presentation.
Smoothing contour lines may be a bad idea as it doesnt give you accurate results.
You may get problems like i got in mine, those intersecting lines.


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  1. Parvaneh Hatami 30 July, 2020 at 13:50 Reply

    Sumeet! YOU ARE FANTASTIC! you dont know how long i was searching to find out how i can import points from the first stage! THANK YOU! 🙂

  2. Aziz Alshehri 30 July, 2020 at 13:50 Reply

    Hi guys, I want to create a contour map for existing land, I have only elevation point. how I can do that. Thanks

  3. Talwara Forest 30 July, 2020 at 13:50 Reply

    Very nice and complete steps in a single video. Plz do add yr voice also. no need to explain every step.

  4. Benjamin Protsman 30 July, 2020 at 13:50 Reply

    on the Create Surface page, for the surface layer tab my default seems to be C-SURFACE not C-TOPO, not sure why this is. And also, my style is showing EG 2' & 10', not Contour. Help would be great.

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