Hi Sean, The core of the problem lies with XML parsers and is not specific to LandXML, Bentley or Autodesk code. The problem and it is related to extra carriage return characters and spaces in the TIN face data. Typically LandXML apps use the following syntax: <F>2785 2784 1616</F> Inroads uses a more human readable syntax: <F> 2785 2784 1616 </F> While this is perfectly valid XML syntax, depending on the XML parser being used by the application, the extra character causes an error reading the 3 numeric values. I will send you a corrected LandXMLImport.dvb later today that will fix the problem. Regards, Nathan -----Original Message----- From: landxml-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Richard.Bradshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Mon 12/12/2005 1:13 PM To: ericx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; stwomey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx; landxml@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: Subject: [LandXML] Re: LandXML - Bentley/In Roads to Land Desktop 2006 The file validates in XML Spy, so it should be readable by LDD. R. W. Bradshaw Bentley Civil -----Original Message----- From: landxml-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:landxml-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eric Rohlfs Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 1:31 PM To: stwomey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx; landxml@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [LandXML] Re: LandXML - Bentley/In Roads to Land Desktop 2006 A quick test is: Run the landxml reporting toolkit, open your bently document and try to run some style sheets against in (creat reports.) If it works in the AutoCAD LandXML reporting toolkit, then... If it does not work open it in Altova XML Spy Home edition and see if it is valid xml. -----Original Message----- From: Sean Twomey [mailto:stwomey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 11:20 AM To: landxml@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [LandXML] LandXML - Bentley/In Roads to Land Desktop 2006 Hi, I am trying to figure out how to import an XML file into Land Desktop 2006 (all patches). It's a real struggle on the user level to actually get XML to work properly. It seems like a pretty straight forward concept but I can not get it to work properly from a Bentley product to Land Desktop. As I understand it, Land Desktop is pretty much the instigators of the LandXML format. I know XML is a loose set of data coding/formatting and that LandXML is trying to tighten this up with a set of standards. Is this an issue between Bentley and AutoDesk? I emailed a Bentley official once and he seemed to indicate that Bentley's thoughts on XML was that it is a way to get raw data to another computer/cad platform as opposed to a finished surface or complete alignment etc... Does this ring true? If anyone has any help on this I would appreciate it, or at least some sort of steer in the correct direction! To recap I just want help in importing an XML file (a 26 mb file) purportedly from Bentley Inroads into Land Desktop 2006 format. Thanks! Sean Twomey Dibble & Associates Survey Technician, LSIT 2633 E Indian School Rd Suite 401 Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone 602.957.1155 Mobile 602.540.7301 Fax 602.957.2838 Dibble & Associates Inc.