AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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KirkNoonan
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Registered: ‎09-23-2008
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Block in Point Label in XREF color issue

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03-14-2012 12:25 PM

Here's a weird one. I have a block tha I use in a point label style. All of the block entities are on layer 0. The label style is also set to layer 0 so that it get on the same layer as the point. I've tried setting the block color in the label at by layer and by block. When a drawing that contains this label style is XREF'ed into another drawing, the block in the label always takes on the color of the current layer. Am I overlooking something?

Thanks,

Kirk

C3D 2011, Version 3

 

edit: I attached an example. The top figure is the point with the block in the label and the bottom is just the block itself.

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MarySeufert
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Registered: ‎04-19-2011
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Re: Block in Point Label in XREF color issue

03-14-2012 01:50 PM in reply to: KirkNoonan

This is a known issue...

See this thread and the others linked in it.

 

Solution in regards to plotting issues that stem from this is to make sure your current layer is set to '0' before plotting.

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mathewk
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Re: Block in Point Label in XREF color issue

03-14-2012 07:45 PM in reply to: KirkNoonan
I'd prefer not to use layer 0 within the block. Having to remember to set the current layer to 0 before printing is not as reliable especially when you have others printing your files.
Matt Kolberg
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mathewk
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Re: Block in Point Label in XREF color issue

03-14-2012 07:46 PM in reply to: KirkNoonan
Obviously neither workaround is ideal.
Matt Kolberg
Cansel - Autodesk Division
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