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Getting a "Failed Point Outside Surface" Error While Building a Corridor

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11-05-2012 09:36 AM



I'm having problems with Autocad Civil 3d 2012. I'm building a corridor of a curb gutter and sidewalk with a daylight of 2:1 on top of an EG surface. The corridor works for about 3/4 of the length but the last section won't connect the daylight to the existing ground surface. There are multiple sections of the corridor with different assemblies.


Here is a more detailed error report:

Type: Error
Date: 11/5/2012
Time: 9:15:06 AM
Source: Roadway
User: engintern4
Description: 6+80.00':  Failed
Point Outside Surface.  

Offset: -7.542'
Elevation: 85.776'
Baseline: Gutter Alignment
Alignment: Gutter Alignment
Profile: Gutter Profile
Assembly Baseline:
Subassembly Group: Group - (3)
Local Subassembly Name: DaylightMaxOffset
Global Subassembly Name: DaylightMaxOffset (Left) - (50)
Assembly: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2012\enu\C3DStockSubassemblies.dll
.Net Class: Subassembly.DaylightMaxOffset
Source: AeccDbMgd

I get about 33 of these errors each time the corridor rebulds. I'm not sure whats going on, the corridor has targets set for the surface and still won't connect to it.


Has this happened to anyone else?

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Re: Getting a "Failed Point Outside Surface" Error While Building a Co

11-05-2012 10:17 AM in reply to: chris112288g

show us a picture with the ex surface contours and the prop surface contours or corridor model turned on.


my guess is that the 2:1 is landing past the outter edge of the existing surface and so it is not generating the daylight.




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Re: Getting a "Failed Point Outside Surface" Error While Building a Co

11-05-2012 10:31 AM in reply to: dgordon

I just figured it out as you replied. There was something wrong with the daylight subassembly. I tried using a different preset subassembly and it fixed the errors.


Thanks for the reply

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