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mcloughlin
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SURFACE: points and labels invisible

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04-17-2014 06:36 AM

In Civil 3D2014, created a surface. Nice topo contours appeared, but points and their labels are invisible (see appended image)! Point and label styles are the normal styles we use, surface style is the normal style we use (both of which produce visible results in other instances).

 

What could be hiding the points?

 

Thanks!

 TOPO missing points in surface 17 Apr 2014.jpg

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rkmcswain
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 07:01 AM in reply to: mcloughlin
When you say "points and labels", are you talking about Cogo Points, surface points, spot labels, contour labels, something else?

Probably some combination of the object layer or layer inside the style being frozen, and/or the entity inside the style being turned off.
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Pointdump
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 07:01 AM in reply to: mcloughlin

McL,

I can think of a half-dozen things. Post your drawing so we can have a look-see.

Dave

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mcloughlin
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 07:27 AM in reply to: Pointdump

Responding to Pointdump, I've tried twice to attach the drawing, but sending fails.  It is a large drawing (112 MB), and data are derived from a PNEZD point file.  Perhaps it is too large to attach?  Can I send any other information?  

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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 08:34 AM in reply to: mcloughlin

The most common reasons for points to not display:

 

  • Any layers frozen or off?
  • Point styles set to not display?  It appears that you're looking at the drawing in plan view but if you've changed the viewpoint then the points may switch to their model display settings.
  • Any point groups set to no display styles?

Steve
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Pointdump
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 08:41 AM in reply to: mcloughlin

McL,

I don't know what the file size limit is on this forum. I'll investigate Google Drive and Dropbox today. I've been wanting to check them out.

Dave

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rkmcswain
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 10:03 AM in reply to: Pointdump
Pointdump wrote:

McL, I don't know what the file size limit is on this forum.

Take a look: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/FAQ-How-To-Using-Autodesk/Attachments-size-and-allowable-file-types/td...

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Pointdump
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 10:15 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Thanks RK! Now I know. I did a search, but I didn't find that one.

 

Dave

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mcloughlin
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 10:41 AM in reply to: sboon

Only one point group thus far, set to the standard point and label styles, which should be visible.  The view is plan.  

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Jeff_M
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Re: SURFACE: points and labels invisible

04-17-2014 11:46 AM in reply to: mcloughlin

mcloughlin wrote:

...data are derived from a PNEZD point file. 


Were Cogo Points created from this file or was it used strictly for building the surface? If the latter, the points will not show up in the 'normal' fashion.

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper

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