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kevin.barnett
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Registered: ‎08-13-2007
Message 1 of 6 (301 Views)

C3D 2012 Import Styles does not support Label Expressions

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02-14-2012 08:30 PM

Greetings,

Is this statement correct? :-

The C3D 2012 Import Styles function does not support Label Expressions

(command: importstylesandsettings)

 

When I tested 2012 in May last year I was pretty sure this statement was incorrect. But now, at implementation time (yes - I know 2013 is about to be released - dont ask - its a long story) - I find this statement to be true.

The Expressions in question are not carried through from previous versions. I make a point of starting a brand new template with every new version of C3D.

 

Have I missed an option or workaround somewhere, or is the statement correct?

 

Thx.

Kevin.

 

 

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JeffPaulsen
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Message 2 of 6 (289 Views)

Re: C3D 2012 Import Styles does not support Label Expressions

02-15-2012 05:34 AM in reply to: kevin.barnett
I just imported my parcel area label styles and the expressions were also imported.

kevin.barnett wrote:

I make a point of starting a brand new template with every new version of C3D.

 



Why do you do this? It seems like an awful lot of work. Is this standard practice for most C3D users?

 

*edit*

We created our template in the 2007 version and have caried it through to 2008, 2009 and 2012.

Jeff Paulsen
Civil 3D 2012 SP3 | Win 7 64-bit SP1
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kevin.barnett
Posts: 381
Registered: ‎08-13-2007
Message 3 of 6 (267 Views)

Re: C3D 2012 Import Styles does not support Label Expressions

02-15-2012 08:33 PM in reply to: kevin.barnett

... I did not provide enough information ...

Are you Parcel label expressions used in a Table?

The expressions I need are used in a table; after importing - the table values cannot get values from the imported expressions - the user just gets ??? in the table.

 

I make a new template every time because the Civil 3D objects change with every version. C3D is not a stable software application, this is just one other way to try to provide some stability. But the 'stability' factor probably depends on the amount of data being produced by your model. Our users are always dealing with large data sets.

 

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kevin.barnett
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Registered: ‎08-13-2007
Message 4 of 6 (260 Views)

Re: C3D 2012 Import Styles does not support Label Expressions

02-15-2012 10:29 PM in reply to: kevin.barnett

Here is the problem ..  attached ..

DWG: EXpressionTest1 was created using the ..._PROFILES.DWT file

then...

Imported all styles and settings from the _ALIGNMENTS.DWT

then..

Saved as ExpressionTest2.DWG, draw Alignment, add custom Lables, add custom Alignment Segment Table...

Result: ??? in Table values.

 

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Jeff_M
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Registered: ‎07-22-2003
Message 5 of 6 (253 Views)

Re: C3D 2012 Import Styles does not support Label Expressions

02-16-2012 06:47 AM in reply to: kevin.barnett

It appears that SOME Expressions get copied correctly, but none of the Alignment label expressions get copied. This is with the Import tool or by drag/drop. I added a new point label expression, added it to the Standard label style, and it imports correctly into the expressions2 drawing.

 

Looks like a bug to me....

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper
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Sinc
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Registered: ‎11-18-2006
Message 6 of 6 (234 Views)

Re: C3D 2012 Import Styles does not support Label Expressions

02-19-2012 03:11 PM in reply to: Jeff_M

There are definitely bugs here...  We've also had various Expressions get "broken" (turning into GUID garbage) when upgrading from 2010 and earlier to 2011, or 2010 and earlier to 2012, or even 2011 to 2012.

Sinc

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