Once a new file has been created by clicking 'Start New Design,' data can then be imported in several different ways. To do so, click on 'Project' in the menu bar and selected your desired data import.


Once the appropriate DXF file has been selected, you will see the above page. From here, you will see information about your data file such as the number of layers, the size of the area it is modelling and the coordinates associated. 

The checkboxes provide you with the ability to select which layers you want to bring in (provided that type of data is contained):


Specify the layer that contains terrain data in this section.  Power Lines Pro will try to automatically find the terrain information if no layer is specifiedFor complex DXF files, it is best to specified the layer the terrain data is contained in.


The DXF can be converted to an image for the purpose of being a ground overlay.

This is useful where clearances to existing proposed obstructions, land features property lines need to be met and is shown on a DXF file.


Further specify the pole layer that the poles sit on.

Once you've finished, click apply to bring in the specified data and the model will load. To apply the google maps overlay, click the survey tool and add in your appropriate EPSG.