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(From NovapointDCM Base Version 19.2x.FP6)

With FP6 we launched the ability to insert tasks for a given classification. The purpose of these tasks is to connect objects and processes in the model that maintains various considerations and purposes.

In example one classification theme can be separated by drawing key, phase division, or in example classifications acc. processes and objects in accordance with a given spesification

The individual class assignments in a classification can be linked to objects in the model. One can thus, for example, connect the objects belonging to the tasks of moving cables, demolishing houses, add a tarmac. Another example is eg. link objects belonging to one field and the person/company responsible for this field. This way you can connect information in the model with different classifications depending on the purpose you have with the classification.

In the insert menu a new button has been added for classification, this includes the ability to insert two new task types;


Classification is a task that contains classes put into one system and a structure to satisfy a particular purpose.

The classification task must contain a name and a description of the standard.


A class task can not exist without a classification task. A class consists of a code and a description .

With V770 classification we get process codes, and with the class tool you can connect objects .

To connect classes with process tags to objects use the class tool. Here you can select specific objects or if you want as automatic as possible use the dynamic query dialog .

Installed templates

In the international version there are no installed templates

Input of a classification structure from text file.
If you have your own classifications you can read these into Novapoint.

What is required is that you have a Tab-delimited file with a minimum of 2 columns. One column for class code and one column for class description.

Choose the template: Import from text file

The dialogue that comes up lets you open a text file, and you get a preview of what the class tasks will look like. In the dialogue, one can decide from which line classes are defined and you can load one delimiter; a specific character that indicates that there is a new class . Otherwise there is an alphanumeric sorting, and it pays to have done this sort of text file before reading the file.

if it looks OK click Finish and type a help text for this classification in the menu.

known error: There is a limit of 255 characters in the code and desrciption field. If you have more the program will stop reading the file.

Export of objects with classification codes
When objects in a model is connected to its respective process codes you can use these when exporting to DWG and LandXML. One can for these formats set up combinations of classification and description, so that eg. DWG layer names and LandXML object name is named acc. classifications.

Export to DWG.
To produce a DWG file with with process codes in the layer name, you must start the function export to DWG on the delivery menu. This functionality is only available here .

The following menu bar appears

In order to set up the classifications to be generated in the layer name you must choose the option “Use field codes” in dropdown list below layer standard assignment and then press Settings (sprocket). Then you get the following dialogue :

In this dialogue, you must add the codes and descriptions that should be used to generate the layer name.

Furthermore it is possible to create a separate string to the layes name description. See the next dialogue that is an example of the setup of layer names, with drawing key and object code in the layer name and description in column layer descrition.

By pressing “Add”, you get access to the classifications placed in the model. And you can then select each one as parts of a layer name .

In setup for export to DWG, the layer name of the string “ FIELDCODE_1 » and layer name description of string ” FIELDCODE_2 .“ ” FIELDCODE_1 » is string created.

Once you are ready save your setup to the task by pressing finish to produce DWG drawing.

In the open drawing setup as shown above have a layer structure that looks as follows; (depending on which objects you have chosen to send to DWG )

LandXML export

In the same way as for DWG export, in LandXML export you must also set up how the string to be sent to LandXML should look as to code and description.

In the export choose LandXML as format and then press the sprocket which provides access to a setting dialogue.

The following picture shows one example of how code and description are combined . This string is later sent to the object name of the object in LandXML file.

When the string is set up as you want it to, press the “Save to task” and then “Choose a rule” in the export menu. It is important that you choose the conversion rule «Roadmodelsurfaces with fieldcode name»

Press Select and then OK, so the file will be added in the conversion field export menu.

Press OK in the menu for export. The LandXML file is produced. If one reads the file in another application. Eg. Civil3D then objects from the LandXML file come up with names such as those configured in string field codes. See the following pictures.

From import;

Done uploaded;

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