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02-19-2004 03:21 PM
What's the best way to copy a surface. I need to paste surfaces and don't want to accidentally lose the edits I've already done to one surface. The help files mention checking a surface out from the associated project, but I don't find that very efficient. Why do we need to keep checking them in and out in order to do this? Why not just a right-click "Copy" like in LDT TME? -- Darron K. Agawa Civil Engineer Town of Windsor
02-20-2004 06:29 AM in reply to: *Darron Agawa
Darron, You can copy a surface but there are some sublte behaviors that are different between "Copy" and "Crtl-C/Copy Selection". The second is basically "Wblock" behavior. There is a topic in the help file called "Supported AutoCAD Commands" that you may want to take a look at. This documents the supported AutoCAD commands and some notes as to the expected behavior for all the Civil 3D Objects. If you select the surface and use "Ctrl C or Copy Selection" and then paste it to the original coordinates, you should get a copy of the surface with all your edits preserved. However, you will also get copies of the breaklines and COGO points (if they were used in the definition) - not sure if that is what you expect. I did notice some pecular behavior if you Copy the surface and transform the location of the surface. Try this and see if you get the expected surface definition (Surface->Properties). Daniel Philbrick ISD Civil Development "Darron Agawa"
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> What's the best way to copy a surface. I need to paste surfaces and don't
> want to accidentally lose the edits I've already done to one surface.
> The help files mention checking a surface out from the associated project,
> but I don't find that very efficient. Why do we need to keep checking
> in and out in order to do this? Why not just a right-click "Copy" like in
> LDT TME?
> Darron K. Agawa
> Civil Engineer
> Town of Windsor