How can I turn it off permanently? Or change the default to off? It's always on when I open my drawings.
I save the files with it off, but when I reopen, it's still on. A real pain in the butt when plotting since if I batch plot, all of my contours are off, which eliminates using batch plot entirely. Luckily, I only have 5 figures at the moment, but once we get to design phase I will have many more and require batch plotting.
I'm using civil3d 2013, I have never run into this before with any other versions.
The Level of Detail is only used for viewing. When you plot a drawing, the full detail of all objects is plotted no matter how they appear on the screen. Batch plotting should still work.
Yes, I agree that does turn it on and off.
However, no matter how I save the drawing, with level of display on, or off, when I open the drawing, there are no contours displayed whatsoever, no matter how close I zoom, and the level of display is always on. Then when I turn it off, the contours come on. Then if I turn the level of display back on, it works correctly. If I save at this point, close the drawing, and open it again, it all starts over with no contours displayed at all.
Sounds like there might be a problem with your installation, or maybe an error in your template drawing. I turned off this setting long ago, and never had any trouble with it after that.
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I'm still having the same issue. I think it may be due to the size of the surface, it's about 1,000,000 points. It's about 4 square miles, I didn't think that was that large, maybe I'm wrong.
Will it help to have multiple smaller surfaces instead of one big one? They will all still need to be in one base drawing. Currently, I have two surfaces (one is approx. 250,000 points, the other is approx. 750,000).