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I am having issues loading the Ortho into civil 3d.  The above error pops up like there is something corrupted with the file.  I have tried multiple times to recreate the Ortho and it always gives me this error.  I’ve uploaded Ortho’s into CAD from other softwares like ContextCapture with no problem.  I was wondering if someone else has run into this.  I am using the mapinsert and I have tried with coordinate system on and off.



Hello Anthony,


Which version of the software are you using? 
Did you try to import the non transparent geotiff file? 

You can check this article on how to import the non transparent geoTIFF file in AutoCAD Civil 3D:

Best Regards, 



Same problem.  I found that the ortho file is compressed.  If I open it with Irfanview, then I can save it with the same name.  The bigger file can now be opened by Civil 3D.  But sometimes Irfanview cannot save the file without an error.  I have not tried the not transparent method mentioned above but will try that next.


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