Hi guys, Civil3D 2013 user here,
I was working on my topo today for a few hours when all of a sudden I can no longer snap to a node of the COGO points. By node I mean the tiny box that appears when you click on a COGO point that lets you rotate the point, move it, move the leader vertex, etc. I can still snap to the nodes of any other object in the drawing, just not the COGO points.
Also, I can no longer select any existing objects on a few layers. These objects were extracted from a surface and manipulated and are now just polylines. I can draw new objects on those layers and select them just fine but the current ones I can't select at all.
I just went to open the drawing on someone else's computer and I'm having the same problem. In fact, the objects on the layers I extracted from the surface don't even show up on the other computer.
I installed the new SP before I left last night, so I assume that might be a problem, but like I said it was working fine for the first five hours of the day and the other computer I used had not yet installed the SP. What the heck is going on?
EDIT: I should add that I'm only having problems with this one drawing. All my old drawings still work like they should.
After playing around during lunch I have a few other details.
If I use the move command and type in ALL the objects that I cannot select still move along with the rest of the drawing.
If I copy and a paste a COGO point (Ctrl V/Ctrl C) to a new drawing I can select the COGO point atttribute nodes. When I W block out the COGO point into a new drawing I still cannot select the nodes.
I just tried those and no effect. My workaround right now is doing a SELECT, ALL (only way I can select the objects on the funky layer) and then doing a Ctrl C/Ctrl V into another drawing. The new drawing works fine but the old one is still broken. The old one did work briefly after I did the steps above, but then the program crashed, as it likes to do, when I tried to exit or maybe I was saving or maybe just trying to print, and then the old drawing had the same problems again.
I dunno. You should also check if any layers are locked, or if the points are locked, but to be honest it sounds like something more serioius.
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Here's the drawing. The two funky layers are the contours. C-CONT-MJR and C-CONT-MIN.
Judging by how these things usually work I fully expect you to come back and say "Well it worked on my computer."
OK, don't ask me why because I don't have any idea, but....
Open the drawing, in layer manager save a layer state, thaw all layers, regen. The objects will now be selectable/editable. Restore the layerstate, the objects are still editable. Save and close the drawing. Reopen the drawing, once again cannot select/edit those objects. Thaw all layers, regen. You can now select/edit, save, close, open...you will still be able to select/edit the objects.
This tells me there is something odd with one of the layers which is being frozen. I don't have time to investigate what that may be, or which one(s) are causing it.
Hope that helps a bit.