Topcon & Autodesk integration creates seamless workflows

Topcon Positioning Group has released a new software add-on that enables seamless workflow between Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D engineering software and Topcon software solutions including MAGNET.

Topcon eXchange is a software add-on designed to save time and eliminate re-work by converting AutoCAD Civil 3D design data into files compatible with Topcon 3D construction solutions as well as MAGNET Office, Field and Exchange platforms.

The Topcon eXchange add-on is designed to provide a workflow for office staff to export original 3D design data for use in field applications including survey and earthworks.

“Topcon eXchange enables civil engineers and CAD experts to send their Autodesk designs direct to the survey team for use in setout and machine control applications, with no re-work or file conversion required,” said Harry Katsanevas, Business Area Manager of Site Solutions at Position Partners, Topcon’s Australian distributor.

“Once design data is ready to be sent to an active project site, Topcon eXchange simply converts the Civil 3D design information — even complex road designs with defined corridors — into Topcon standard file formats, such asMFJ (MAGNET Field job) for land surveying and construction layout, and TP3 (3D Topcon Project File) for machine control systems,” he added.

Position Partners recently announced its partnership with Autodesk, having become a Silver Partner specialising in Civil Infrastructure solutions. “We are pleased to be able to offer the Australian civil construction industry complete end-to-end solutions that include civil engineering software platforms, survey instruments and machine control systems, along with the knowledge and expertise to support these technologies nationwide,” Mr Katsanevas added.

After installation of Topcon eXchange, users are offered the ability to log in to their own private and secure cloud-based company account from within Civil 3D, providing access to all of the project-related data that they have stored in MAGNET Enterprise.

For more information about Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, MAGNET software or Topcon machine control systems, contact Position Partners on 1300 867 266 or visit

About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA ( Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, The Netherlands ( Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, 2LS and MAGNET. Topcon Corporation (, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).


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