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paulgalli5397
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2014 Template Drawing Setup

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10-17-2013 10:07 AM

so, here's the deal, I have a 2011 template drawing that I've added all the information to that I know about how to survey in C3D.  I've used it for a few years now and it works great for us.  We now have to update it for used in 2014.  IT has told me that I need to create a new 2014 drawing and bring the 2011 styles, groups, etc. into it that way.  I used the management import tool to do this in 2014.  Seems like all the styles, etc. came over just fine.  Anyone know of a way to test whether or not the template drawing has any garbage in it, such as purging and auditing, so all the bad stuff is gone?  Any suggestions would be awesome.  Thanks!

C3D - 2014, Sincpac Addon
Land Surveyor

That import tool does bring in styles and some settings, but know that it misses some very important settings, such as everything in the "Object Layers" tab in Drawing settings and the Ambient settings tabs.  There are several other things, see link below.  I've had many of my default styles become not the default when attempting to use this command.

http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2014/ENU/index.html?url=filesCUG/topichead_0.htm,topicNumber=CUGd30e15206

 

Don't get me wrong, it's a great command, but it has its limitations.  RECOVERing the 2011 file using 2014 then saving as 2014 is generally all one needs to do.  True, on some ocassions, this is not without its faults, but those can generally be worked around.

 

 

I'm curious why IT is mandating how you deal with your CAD stuff.  If the DWT has been working great for you, what "bad stuff" would there be?

 

 


mathewk wrote:

I'm curious why IT is mandating how you deal with your CAD stuff.  

 


Maybe because their IT is like my IT. Don't know anything about Autodesk products and don't want to know.
 

The OP might want to read THIS post and THIS post to get an idea of what others are doing and having trouble with.

 

Allen Jessup

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-17-2013 10:21 AM in reply to: paulgalli5397
You have answered your own question. Audit and purge. You may also be aware that you can purge any style youe dont want via the ribbon
Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
HP Z210 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz
12 GB Ram


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mathewk
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-17-2013 06:34 PM in reply to: paulgalli5397

That import tool does bring in styles and some settings, but know that it misses some very important settings, such as everything in the "Object Layers" tab in Drawing settings and the Ambient settings tabs.  There are several other things, see link below.  I've had many of my default styles become not the default when attempting to use this command.

http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2014/ENU/index.html?url=filesCUG/topichead_0.htm,topicNumber=CUGd30e1...

 

Don't get me wrong, it's a great command, but it has its limitations.  RECOVERing the 2011 file using 2014 then saving as 2014 is generally all one needs to do.  True, on some ocassions, this is not without its faults, but those can generally be worked around.

 

 

I'm curious why IT is mandating how you deal with your CAD stuff.  If the DWT has been working great for you, what "bad stuff" would there be?

 

 

Matt Kolberg
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http://www.cansel.ca/
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AllenJessup
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-18-2013 05:33 AM in reply to: mathewk

mathewk wrote:

I'm curious why IT is mandating how you deal with your CAD stuff.  

 


Maybe because their IT is like my IT. Don't know anything about Autodesk products and don't want to know.
 

The OP might want to read THIS post and THIS post to get an idea of what others are doing and having trouble with.

 

Allen Jessup

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-18-2013 05:43 AM in reply to: mathewk
Hi Matt
Are there 2014 OOTB styles one may miss out on by using the recover/ save technique? Such as presssure pipes for example?
Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
HP Z210 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz
12 GB Ram


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wfberry
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-18-2013 06:18 AM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

Joseph:

 

If I can recall, when I brought my "old" template forward I was wondering the same thing.  It magically appeared anyway.

 

Bill

 

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-18-2013 06:25 AM in reply to: wfberry
Hi Bill
Thats some magic!

let me get the steps straight you recover a 2011 file that does not have pressure pipes or cant styles and maybe others I am unare of and somehow these newer version styles came to be? That sounds truly remarkable. Can you explain how that can possibly happen?
Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
HP Z210 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz
12 GB Ram


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mathewk
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-18-2013 06:27 AM in reply to: paulgalli5397
Joe, Bill is right. As you open old files in newer software, default styles get automatically created for objects you never had before, like pressure pipes. Of course, if you don't like the default styles and you oprefer the ones in the NCS DWT you can easily import those.
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wfberry
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-18-2013 06:27 AM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

Joe:

 

Let me make this perfectly clear.  I said "if I recall . . ."  It HAS been a while.  DO NOT take it to the bank.

 

:smileywink:

 

Bill

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AllenJessup
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Re: 2014 Template Drawing Setup

10-18-2013 06:27 AM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

It might be possible to insert the recovered drawing into an OOTB template.

 

Allen

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