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boyerengineering
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linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

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12-28-2012 08:19 AM

im not too hip with shapefiles/linetypes.  but here is my current situation.   everything was working fine for the past 2 weeks since our civil2013 install.  yesterday i started a new drawing with our template, and now our linetypes are just dashed lines.  its not loading the x's for fences, or  any of our other custom shapes.  i opened an old drawing which was working fine, and it now has the same issue. 

 

the support file path is pointed to a local folder which contains a customised .shx file made by a previous employee here. 

 

not sure what to check, what to fix...

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mohandis2
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Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 09:02 AM in reply to: boyerengineering

Go to Properties, Line type, Others..., Load...

If not found in the list, then continue by clicking file... And select a .lin file, if not found look for your .lin file and copy/past it in the support folder,

good luck.

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boyerengineering
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Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 09:16 AM in reply to: mohandis2

ok, if i go into layermanager, the linetype is set correctly..  supersilt fence layer should be ssf linetype.  and it is set to that.  when i click load and browse to our .lin file, it pops up a hundred errors saying.. bad definition of xxxxxx at line x of file  x.  im the only one who is using these files.  how would it have gotten messed up?  how do i repair it?

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boyerengineering
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Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 09:21 AM in reply to: boyerengineering

i opened the .lin file, and it appears the errors its giving are on linetypes referring to our customized .shx file.

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boyerengineering
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Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 12:04 PM in reply to: boyerengineering

is it likely that the .shx file has become corrupt or something?  i have the it guy getting me an old copy of it from an old backup.  that may take a while.  in the meantime, all of our drawings are unplottable, as most lines are essentially invisible, besides for tiny dots.

 

is there a better forum for this topic?

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Patchy
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Registered: ‎12-04-2012
Message 6 of 17 (429 Views)

Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 12:12 PM in reply to: boyerengineering

It depends on the annotative scale of the drawing, you set wrong scale the the X becomes a dot or a huge X.

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boyerengineering
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Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 12:21 PM in reply to: Patchy

Thanks for the suggestion, but i dont believe that is the issue.  these are drawings that i have plotted, and have worked fine, with the correct annotative scale set, and the correct linetype scale set and no changes have been made, and when i open them now, the shapes etc, are not showing.  and like i said, im getting those errors when loading the linetypes.

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boyerengineering
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Message 8 of 17 (422 Views)

Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 12:23 PM in reply to: boyerengineering

here are the files im using.  maybe thats necessary to get this figured out...

 

its a zip containing a .lin file and a .shx file

 

thanks again everyone.  i have a boss and a client breathing down my neck.

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Patchy
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Message 9 of 17 (412 Views)

Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 12:30 PM in reply to: boyerengineering

Send old drawing and new drawing after you used a new template. Erase everything but do not purge.

Maybe it's metric and standard issue.

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boyerengineering
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Message 10 of 17 (410 Views)

Re: linetypes suddenly not showing shapes/txt

12-28-2012 12:31 PM in reply to: boyerengineering

here is the .dwg with all the linework etc erased.

 

thanks again.

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