Pieces of text are disappearing after I move them. I try to undo and they are still gone. The only thing that will bring them back is to save the drawing, close Civil 3D all together and re-open. If I only close the drawing and open it again, the text will disappear after I try to move it again. It has only happened a few time today on random pieces of text so I have not found a way to duplicated this problem.
We have Civil 3D 2012 installed on three different computers. One vista 32-bit, one vista 64-bit and one win 7 64-bit. A couple of video cards have certified drivers, one does not. It has happened at least once on all three computers today. None of our text styles are set to be annotative. Anyone?
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Don't want to be a bad mesanger. But I think you may be having a corrupted drawing. Just to try it see if you can WBLOCK everything and insert it into a new drawing. That will tell you if the issue is with drawing. Good luck!
This has happened to me in about 3 or 4 drawings today and at least 5 other drawings that my co-workers were using. I wouldn't think it would be a drawing issue since I can re-open the drawing, move the same piece of text that I had issues with before and have no problems.
I will try to WBLOCK everything out into a new drawing but it will be hard to tell if it works since it is so sporadic.
Ok, so it is not a corrupted drawing problem and I can duplicate it. If I double click on a piece of text to edit it then try to move the text immediately after it will disappear. A regen will bring it back to the original location but I am not able to move or edit the text, even by using ddedit, until I close and re-open the drawing.
I can create a new drawing with the acad.dwt, create a brand new piece of text and it will do the same thing. The problem seems to have something to do with pickfirst. If I type ddedit then select some text it will be ok. If I have text selected then type ddedit followed by a move it will disappear.
Also, if I double click edit text "A" then go on to create another entity or edit a different object then go back to move or edit text "A", no problem.
Like I mentioned before, three different computers, three different operating systems, three different video cards, all the same issue. We have two other computers running Vista 32-bit and for some reason they have no problem repeating the steps above.
Try turning on you wipeouts to see if the text is masked. Sometimes the mask gets in front of the text and wipes it out.
Type "wipeout" in the command line, then "F" for frames then "on". This will show the wipeout frame. You can delete them from here, move the text then go thru express tools to turn the mask back on if you need to.
Thanks for the reply. It's not a wipeout issue. It doesn't matter where I move the text, it disappears. Also, after the regen the text is still in it's original location before I did the move command. I am actually still able to list the text by selecting previous and the location is still the same as it was before the move.
I'm sorry, we only installed 2012 last week so this is the first I've seen or heard of this problem. Do you have any more info as to whether or not Autodesk is looking into this? I can only assume your two options are temporary solutions until this gets fixed.
My apologies to you. I know that I referenced you in my response but my response was meant for Almas and others. From the responses so far, I don't know if anyone is working on this or not.
Ok, last time I will bring this up. The problem seems to be with the in-place text editor only. If you set "dtexted" to 1, the text editor will open a separate window and the text will not disappear after you move it. Although I prefer the in-place editor, this will work for me until Autodesk gets this fixed so I will mark this as the solution.
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