AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Pipe Label Bug

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11-07-2012 09:42 AM

I’m having a problem with my pipe labels when I xref them into other drawings. The attached file has my pipe label in it (RFE Boat-SD). The label has a block in it and all the layers within the block are on the 0 layer. When I look at the attached drawing, everything looks fine, the boat inherits the properties of the label (the label style is set to display on the C-STRM layer). However, when I xref the drawing into another drawing, the boat labels inherit the properties of whatever layer is current in that drawing. More annoyingly, each time I reload the xref the label will take on whatever new layer is current at that time, even regardless of what layer the xref is on. If anyone can shed any light on the situation or offer a solution other than creating a block for each layer I want the boat to display as (which is my current workaraound), then please let me know.




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Re: Pipe Label Bug

11-07-2012 09:47 AM in reply to: ssomers

I don't have 13, but sounds like a VISRETAIN variable change is in order.

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Re: Pipe Label Bug

11-07-2012 07:01 PM in reply to: ssomers

Excellent question that I, too, have observed. Not always, but occasionally. Sometimes it's the tic block for stationing, sometimes it's dimension arrowheads. Most of the time, everything is fine. 


My workaround, and it's not a solution, is to create a toobar icon that, when clicked, changes the current layer to zero, saves the drawing, then closes the drawing. I use that everytime I close a file. In that way, opening the file or plotting the file from the sheet set manager gets me the results I expect. 


I, too, am anxious to hear the solution to this perplexing occurance. 

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Re: Pipe Label Bug

11-07-2012 07:18 PM in reply to: ssomers
This is a known bug that has been around forever. And label style with a block embedded AND whose layer is set to 0 will exhibit this behavior. Only workaround I know is NOT to set layer 0 for that label style. Unfortunate, but true.
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