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Sinc
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Re: Feature line linetype generation

05-15-2012 10:46 PM in reply to: civ_engineer

If you are on 2012 or lower, the only way to get linetypes is to explode your Featurelines/SurveyFigures into 3D polylines, then convert to 2D polylines and enable Linetype Generation.

 

This one feature alone has us tempted to upgrade to C3D 2013...  Only problem is all the other problems people have been finding with C3D 2013, as most readers of this newsgroup have seen.  So we'll probably wait until the first SP.  We're in the business of making money via production, not via being unpaid beta testers for Autodesk for their annual incompatible releases (can you tell I'm not a fan of that...?).

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NeilSpoon
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Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 05:27 AM in reply to: Sinc

I always wanted to use Featureline Styles to annotate my kerbing plan (ie. it all works automatically based on the kerb type selected). I could never do this because linetype generation was not possible and it all went **** up in curves etc.

 

Update 2.1 for Civil 3D 2012 seems to have fixed this linetype generation issue. You can see in the attached image that it now works. (ps. I made a custom kerb subassembly in the composer to enable this).

 

However, if you xref the Civil 3D drawing into standard CAD, the old issue re-appears and the lines become useless. You must open the drawing in Civil 3D and it will work fine.

 

 

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civ_engineer
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Re: Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 05:33 AM in reply to: NeilSpoon

How do your features lines look when projected to a profile?  Mine look horrible.  Not only does the linetype generation not work but it rotates the text in the linestyle.  To fix I have to explode the feature in the profile and convert it to a ployline with linetype general enabled.

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NeilSpoon
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Re: Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 06:04 AM in reply to: civ_engineer

I have never had to project a featureline in a profile before. But I have just tried it and it appears to not work in that instance.....

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civ_engineer
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Re: Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 07:48 AM in reply to: NeilSpoon

I was projecting my utilities to my profile.

Is there a better method that you use?

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 07:49 AM in reply to: civ_engineer

Turn The FL into a Pipe Network?

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Re: Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 08:03 AM in reply to: Joe-Bouza
humm.. I haven't tried pipe networks yet. Is that what you do?
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Re: Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 08:12 AM in reply to: civ_engineer

Yup. Make pipe style to show diff utils.

 

Hint   limit the number of vertices in the FL to a sensible length. Ex  when I do water pipe I have vert 10 feet aprt; about the length of the actual pipe assumed.

 

I also understand 2013 has pressur pipes. This may also be useful.

 

But for plotting crossings: a short FL dropped to utility depth, tur to pipe and done 

 

Thank you

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BrianHailey
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Message 49 of 49 (437 Views)

Re: Linetype Generation in 2012

09-27-2012 03:50 PM in reply to: civ_engineer

Here's a bunch of videos I put together for best practices for pipe networks modelint pressure systems in 2012 and earlier (2013 has pressure networks).

 

http://civil3dplus.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/water-line-best-practices/ 

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