AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Message 21 of 35 (1,140 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

08-16-2012 09:52 AM in reply to: 9civil3d

I've lost the ability to display NE coordinate point labels in 2013, it will show the point style but not my text label.

Did it all the time in C3D2012 but its not happening in C3D2013.

It's there in the properties dialog box with all the values but will not display on my screen.

I've check layers on, tried different fonts and sizes, made sure "true was toggle where it needed to be in the label style,

the correct coordinate system was active in drawing properties, UCS world was correct, transparency settings etc..I'm at a lost.... 


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Message 22 of 35 (1,132 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

08-16-2012 10:06 AM in reply to: Dp5150

The 3 R's ?


1.  Restart

2.  Re-Boot

3.  Repair




Re-install would be later.

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Message 23 of 35 (1,117 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

08-16-2012 03:13 PM in reply to: wfberry

There's also the usual problem...  For every bug Autodesk fixes in each release, they seem to introduce at least one more.  Very frustrating.  Especially considering every release is incompatible, and many people are forced to work in multiple releases, in order to collaborate with other companies.  It's very hard to keep track of what bugs are in what releases.

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Message 24 of 35 (1,005 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

10-07-2012 08:37 PM in reply to: admin

Add to those:


1. tilted Cube with coordinate systems assigned to the drawing. the Cube shows sometimes as bottom even if it is the top.

2. Surface Legend Tables do not update dynamically when the surface data changes.

3. Viewport Type Choice does not work. 

4. Civil 3D objects do not use transparency anymore, so no more overlays with imagery for surfaces analysis.

5. Dragged State for arrows thru the xref does not change based on the styles.


There are more, but could not think about them all at this moment of night :smileyhappy:


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Message 25 of 35 (867 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

11-16-2012 04:59 PM in reply to: 9civil3d

I have also experienced several issue listed so far. Here is another: I edit a DWT (specifically Parts Lists), save, exit. Upon reopen, all the changes have been lost. No errors or warnings were given when I closed the DWT. There seems to be a SAVE bug. Maybe related to this topic:

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Message 26 of 35 (832 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

11-19-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: mabbas

Are you talking about the pipe networks parts list?  If so, I believe that is not saved in the template, but in a separate file.


The command AECCSETNETWORKCATALOG will check which file each machine is pointed to.

Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.

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Message 27 of 35 (825 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

11-19-2012 07:25 AM in reply to: troma

Parts lists are stored in the drawing. Parts catalogs are not.

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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

02-20-2013 03:08 PM in reply to: 9civil3d

I got logitech to send an old copy of the software that includes the 'middle button' option. It works great in 2013 for panning!

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Message 29 of 35 (540 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

03-21-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: 9civil3d

I have issues with the layer properties manager. There are issues when creating new layers and renaming them in the properties manager. This worked flawlessly in C3D2010. Note that I experience this issue adding/renaming layers in a group filter view (my default work habit). I have not tried in the All Layers view.




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Message 30 of 35 (525 Views)

Re: Civil 3d 2013 Bugs / Glitches

03-21-2013 01:59 PM in reply to: JDonville1

When working with Style based pen settings, feature lines and alignments that are externally referenced take on the xrefs layer plot style instead of the objects plot style. So a design can only have one lineweight once xrefed. So far only a problem with feature lines and alignments, surface styles are fine. Also does not matter if the style properties are set to ByLayer, ByBlock or a named plot style.

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