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tadunkaroo
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎03-23-2010
Message 1 of 6 (275 Views)

Unable to rebuild surface

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03-23-2010 11:40 AM
We are trying to convert a land desk top dwg to a civil 3d drawing and are having trouble with the surface.
When we send it to the client they get an error message that reads:

unable to rebuild surface 150thXXX
couldn't find files
w:sdskprojxxxxx150th.tin
w:sdskprojxxxxx150th.pnt

We are able to see this information on our computer but once we etransmit it, it does not take the points and surface with it.

Whats going on?
*wfb
Message 2 of 6 (275 Views)

Re: Unable to rebuild surface

03-23-2010 12:44 PM in reply to: tadunkaroo
Can you just email them the files separately?

Bill


wrote in message news:6359347@discussion.autodesk.com...
We are trying to convert a land desk top dwg to a civil 3d drawing and are
having trouble with the surface.
When we send it to the client they get an error message that reads:

unable to rebuild surface 150thXXX
couldn't find files
w:sdskprojxxxxx150th.tin
w:sdskprojxxxxx150th.pnt

We are able to see this information on our computer but once we etransmit
it, it does not take the points and surface with it.

Whats going on?
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lsimms1
Posts: 201
Registered: ‎09-30-2008
Message 3 of 6 (275 Views)

Re: Unable to rebuild surface

03-23-2010 12:46 PM in reply to: tadunkaroo
We have had trouble as well. Our solution was to bring the 3d tin lines into civil and create the surface using the tin. May not be the best, but it worked for us.
*Matt Kolberg
Message 4 of 6 (275 Views)

Re: Unable to rebuild surface

03-23-2010 04:16 PM in reply to: tadunkaroo
When you create a Civil 3D surface from LDT the way you did, it woks great
on your machine because the TIN and PNT files are on your system...and Civil
3D NEEDS those to create the surface. When you send your client the DWG,
they don't have tose 2 extra files, thus Civil 3D has a problem.

Sending them the files as Bill suggested may work, but they would likely
need to repath them within the surface definition.

lsimm1's suggestion to import the TIN files is great since you have no extra
files to send. The DWG file will be larger, but you won't have that file
problem. Make sure, wen you're adding the TIN lines as data you KEEP edges,
or whatever it's called.


--
Matt Kolberg
Global CADD Systems - A division of Cansel

"tylerduncan3653" wrote in message news:6359347@discussion.autodesk.com...
> We are trying to convert a land desk top dwg to a civil 3d drawing and are
> having trouble with the surface.
> When we send it to the client they get an error message that reads:
>
> unable to rebuild surface 150thXXX
> couldn't find files
> w:sdskprojxxxxx150th.tin
> w:sdskprojxxxxx150th.pnt
>
> We are able to see this information on our computer but once we etransmit
> it, it does not take the points and surface with it.
>
> Whats going on?
*Matt.Anderson
Message 5 of 6 (275 Views)

Re: Unable to rebuild surface

03-24-2010 10:43 AM in reply to: tadunkaroo
Before you send the file, snapshot the surface. This will hold the
triangulation above that, including from LDD file. You then can remove
those files from the surface definition.

Matthew Anderson, PE



Matt Kolberg wrote:
> When you create a Civil 3D surface from LDT the way you did, it woks great
> on your machine because the TIN and PNT files are on your system...and Civil
> 3D NEEDS those to create the surface. When you send your client the DWG,
> they don't have tose 2 extra files, thus Civil 3D has a problem.
>
> Sending them the files as Bill suggested may work, but they would likely
> need to repath them within the surface definition.
>
> lsimm1's suggestion to import the TIN files is great since you have no extra
> files to send. The DWG file will be larger, but you won't have that file
> problem. Make sure, wen you're adding the TIN lines as data you KEEP edges,
> or whatever it's called.
>
>
>
*Matt Kolberg
Message 6 of 6 (275 Views)

Re: Unable to rebuild surface

03-24-2010 11:04 AM in reply to: tadunkaroo
Hopefully, the user will not remove the snapshot and rebuild. A little
dangerous. I think I prefer the 3D lines things. Bigger file, but no
worries about removing the snapshot.

--
Matt Kolberg
Global CADD Systems - A division of Cansel

"Matt.Anderson" wrote in message
news:6360134@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Before you send the file, snapshot the surface. This will hold the
> triangulation above that, including from LDD file. You then can remove
> those files from the surface definition.
>
> Matthew Anderson, PE
>
>
>
> Matt Kolberg wrote:
>> When you create a Civil 3D surface from LDT the way you did, it woks
>> great
>> on your machine because the TIN and PNT files are on your system...and
>> Civil
>> 3D NEEDS those to create the surface. When you send your client the DWG,
>> they don't have tose 2 extra files, thus Civil 3D has a problem.
>>
>> Sending them the files as Bill suggested may work, but they would likely
>> need to repath them within the surface definition.
>>
>> lsimm1's suggestion to import the TIN files is great since you have no
>> extra
>> files to send. The DWG file will be larger, but you won't have that file
>> problem. Make sure, wen you're adding the TIN lines as data you KEEP
>> edges,
>> or whatever it's called.
>>
>>
>>

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