Outputs

CityCAD models are saved in an open, unencrypted XML format called 'URB'. An option to save in compressed URB (CURB) format is also available - this is a GZip compression that usually offers substantial reductions in file size.

  • Images can be exported from CityCAD in PNG, JPG, BMP, TIFF and GIF format, or exported to the clipboard.
  • Plan diagrams can be exported or printed to scale as images. The shading of blocks, city items and routes is customizeable, and there are options for including or excluding a legend, scale bar, north marker, any imported images, a scale grid, imported DXF base maps and other graphic options. Lines can be anti-aliased and blocks in hidden groups or phases can be indicated with a dotted line.
  • Sections through the massing of blocks and routes can be taken and exported as an image.
  • The 3D model can be exported as a KML file, with customizeable options for location (WGS84 latitude and longitude) and placemarks.
  • The 3D model can be exported as a 3D DXF CAD model, with building floors and routes organized into DXF blocks.
  • The 3D model can be exported as a 2D DXF plan, with an option to flatten the model, moving all geometry to the XY plane.
  • A simplified '3D Outline Export' option is available to export only block outlines and route centrelines, which can be then imported into civil engineering CAD applications for detailed earthworks and road corridor design.
  • Data in the model can be output to a multi-sheet Excel spreadsheet file, or to individual CSV files.
  • Data can also be visualized in the 3D model using the customized shading features. For example, you can set the model to highlight blocks where the average unit size is below a certain quantity, or where the costs are above a certain level.