I have a recurring problem that I can't seem to figure out. I have my existing grade TIN surface as a data shortcut into my roadway design file, but it sometimes will not update when opening the drawing. The surface profile will not display until the surface is manually synced. Any labels that are associated with that surface (or other object) will just display the ??? because it can't seem to connect to the data. After a manual sync it seems to come back. This is a big problem, especially when printing from the SSM. Anyone have any ideas?
There is a pipe network source drawing attached. Is it better to just data shortcut the pipe networks in opposed to an xref? We split out everything into base files and then xref the base files in.
It's not limited to production sheets only. Our base road file also contains our production profile. We create the profile view and xref it into the sheet file.
Thanks Jay. I'll give it a try. Pipe networks really seem to be more trouble than they are worth. The pipe network in this particular drawing is 6 pipes and 8 structures. I really wouldn't think that would tax the system and cause this error, but it is the common thread. Thanks.
I really wouldn't think that would tax the system and cause this error, but it is the common thread. Thanks.
It's not taxing the system. Autodesk changed the way it looks for objects needing to be Synch'ed at drawing load starting with C3D2012 SP2 & C3D2013 SP1. It seems to act like when it finds a Pipe Network in an Xref it just stops doing any sync's after that. It's a royal PITA and I have been all over Autodesk's to get this fixed, yet it remains a year later. If you would please submit a support request on this to add one more customer to those asking for this to be corrected.
I'm pretty familiar with the pipe networks, and I think they would be awesome if they actually worked like Autodesk says they are supposed to. The import/export functions between Civil 3D and storm sewers or SSA are a joke. Even with spending the time to get your import/export settings correct, they still can't match up well. The part builder is a whole other animal as well. The display of pipe networks in plan view is also marginal at best. They also seem to cause all sorts of trouble with the drawings they are in. I'm not giving up on them yet, I just wish they were closer to what they are supposed to be. When I started, we could spit out a profile from our spreadsheet and be done with it. It's hard to justify all of the tinkering and work arounds necessary coming from that.
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