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disapearing contours

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10-25-2011 07:14 AM

I am a land surveyor using AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion 2009. When I make a contour map for a client using Civil 3D 2012, they are not able to see the contours.

What should I or they do for them to be see and use the contours?

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Re: disapearing contours

10-25-2011 07:16 AM in reply to: rec
Try exporting it to an older version of autocad.
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Re: disapearing contours

10-25-2011 07:17 AM in reply to: rec

Sounds like they are missing the Object enablers. 


IWhat are they using, version and product?

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Re: disapearing contours

10-25-2011 07:19 AM in reply to: rec
In the surface's properties, you should choose the proper style.
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Re: disapearing contours

10-25-2011 03:21 PM in reply to: rec

Going from 2009 version to 2012 is likey to have some issues. Try exporting the contours/surface to LandXML and have them import them.

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