AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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C3D 2013 Flickering

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11-11-2013 11:54 AM

Cross hairs, view cube, x and y axis all flickering.  


The problem is specific to one drawing and goes away after closing and re-opening.  The problem is triggered by opening the "volume dashboard". 


It's worth noting that I have two volume surfaces that have cut and fill elevation analysis applied to them, displaying different levels of cut and fill.  The problem occurs both with the volume surfaces displayed or not.


This is not something we do often here, but from time to time. 


Also - just FYI - I am operating with hardware acceleration turned "off", which is how we (all of our designers) keep our workstations set.


Thanks - rsbria


C3D 2013 SP2

i7 3.4 ghz

16 gb Ram


Windows 7 Pro

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Re: C3D 2013 Flickering

11-11-2013 12:02 PM in reply to: rsBria

In the past it has been cured by turning the Hardware Acceleration OFF, then back on.  In your case perhaps turn it ON then back OFF.


It made no sense but normally worked.




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Re: C3D 2013 Flickering

11-12-2013 05:05 AM in reply to: wfberry

A couple of things that always works for me is to keep the layer palette CLOSED.  Having the layer palette running in "real time" slows things down and causes that cursor "flicker".  I prefer using the "old fashioned" layer dialog box (either use the CLASSICLAYER command, or set LAYERDLGMODE to 0)


Another trick to speed the layer manager up (eithe the tool palette OR the dialog box) is to set SHOWLAYERUSAGE to zero

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Re: C3D 2013 Flickering

11-12-2013 08:04 AM in reply to: rsBria

Close the volumes dashboard with the check button.  Not the X button. 


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David Zavislan, P.E. | Wood Rodgers, Inc.
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