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Civil 3D 2013 Profile View Minor grid DOT displays wierd

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11-07-2013 10:13 AM

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If you can see it in the image below, I am showing my minor grids with a dot linetype. I have a total of 6 profiles all of which appear to have the dots double up in random areas, they also print like this.

 

Any Ideas?11-7-2013 1-08-45 PM.png

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Dave

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Re: Civil 3D 2013 Profile View Minor grid DOT displays wierd

11-07-2013 10:39 AM in reply to: dmartin

Hi Dave,

 

We have a similar grid, are you by chance using 30 scale Imperial?

 

Recently we moved to 2014 from 2012. While our 30 scale dot linetype has always been a bit fickle when used in Civil 3d Profile Views, something has changed within C3d profile views compunding the issue you're describing.

 

What I ended up doing here to solve the issue was to have the linetype be slightly less than 1/6 =.16666667

that we had in our previous definition.

 

Going with .166666 is working here now.

 

We also have 20 & 50 scale Dot definitions but only the 30 causes trouble due to uneven result when dividing 50/30=1.6666667 to achieve 50' grid intervals etc.

 

Give the following linetype definition a try.

 

*DOT-30SC,30 Scale dot minor grid
A,0,-.166666 

Jay

C3D 2014 SP2
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Re: Civil 3D 2013 Profile View Minor grid DOT displays wierd

11-07-2013 10:49 AM in reply to: Jay_B

It is 30 Scale, Impressive sir.

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Re: Civil 3D 2013 Profile View Minor grid DOT displays wierd

11-07-2013 10:54 AM in reply to: dmartin

Unfortunately the linetype did not help my situation, but I certainly appreciate the advice.

 

 

Thanks,
Dave

Civil 3D 2013
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Re: Civil 3D 2013 Profile View Minor grid DOT displays wierd

11-07-2013 11:01 AM in reply to: dmartin

OK Try this.

 

Profile View Properties>Stations Tab>User Specified Range> Set values to even +00 or +50's

 

And for the ending station enter .004999 or rounded to just under 0.01 & see if that helps?

Ie: End: value  X+00.004999 or X+50.004999

Jay

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