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yazzie91
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎09-14-2011
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Some Desc Keys wont work

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12-20-2011 09:13 AM

I am drawing up a topo survey and some of my DescKeys wont work. Most of them work, but some just dont. My J-BOX, PWR RISER and gate post. Attached is an image of my desckey and point. Am I doing something wrong?

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timreed1
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Registered: ‎10-15-2009
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Re: Some Desc Keys wont work

12-20-2011 11:59 AM in reply to: yazzie91

Get rid of all spaces in your raw descriptors and keys.  Replace them with underscores or dashes.

Standardize on all CAPS too.

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awood
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Registered: ‎06-24-2005
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Re: Some Desc Keys wont work

12-20-2011 12:14 PM in reply to: yazzie91

You might also look for any conflicts in your DescKeys with wildcards - say if you have a key as J* or P* those would be used first and J-BOX and PWR RISER would be ignored.

Double-checked the Point File as well to make sure it's using the right field codes.

 

HTH

AWood

 

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yazzie91
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Registered: ‎09-14-2011
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Re: Some Desc Keys wont work

12-20-2011 12:27 PM in reply to: yazzie91

Thanks! Using the under score worked. So dashes, spaces and lower case point descriptions wont work with the desckeys?

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IanMcClain
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Registered: ‎09-29-2008
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Re: Some Desc Keys wont work

12-20-2011 01:53 PM in reply to: yazzie91

The description key uses space as a delimiter between fields, there is no option to change that. Anything else is seen as a part of the description/field.

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)

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