I'm trying to use the _Wipeout_Circle block that ships with the straight-out-of-the-box NCS template (Civil 3D 2013 and Civil 3D 2014) to create a PI marker point in which the alignment is wiped out at the PI points. As you can see, the block itself works fine, but once used as a marker point it doesn't:
Does anyone know what's causing this?
Here are the settings I'm using (again, this can be recreated straight from the NCS template):
Thanks for any input you can provide!
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I've had the same problem. What I did was to embed the wipeout_circle block as part of a geometry point label.
The problem is in how Civil 3D places objects .The markers are considered part of the alignment, so they can't be moved above or below it. The labels are (alsmost) separate objects and are inserted above the alignment.
YOU ROCK! I can't believe that I didn't think of that sooner. I was so focused on making the alignment style work I completely lost focus on the label style.
Thank you for your help,
I've had uneven success with wipeouts in the past, so what I do is set one of the colors (like 255) in my CTB file as a "no plot" color by specifying 0 percent screening. Then you can use a hatch with the color set to your no plot color instead of a wipeout.
That's a viable solution as well. I triedc that, but the problem was that I tried it in the marker style rather than the label style.
Thanks for your input,
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