I am a landscape architect trying to xref in civil backgrounds. I have noticed twice now from two different civil firms that some of the civil symbols (dynamic blocks) are having visibility issues in paper space. No the viewport layers are not turned off or frozen. No the views weren't placed using the sheet set manager. Yes the blocks are created on layer zero and yes the associated layer is not off or frozen. I don't believe these blocks are annotative blocks. They appear, as expected, perfectly clear in model space. I just toggel over to paper space and "poof" they've disappeared. Any one have this happen to them?
Thanks in advance.
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Are they Civil 3D labels or are they regular, dynamic blocks? Are you actually using Civil 3D, also?
Civil 3D labels are not dynamic blocks. They are their own unique entities and require the same version of C3D to view or the Civil 3D object enabler for your product.
Thanks for your reply. We are not using Civil 3D - we use AutoCAD 2012. The blocks appear to be dynamic blocks. Is there an export process that 3D users must do to share with non-3D users? I am downloading the object enabler.
The object enabler did not solve the problem, unfortunately. I also checked that showing poxy objects was enabled and it is.
Ok. These are ANNOTATIVE civil dynamic blocks. They show up when I change the cannoscale to match the civil units. It does not explain why other dynamic blocks in the same file are unaffected, however (not annotative, I guess). Or why we aren't able to explode them.
Whomever created that block made it not-explodable. BEDIT to edit the block then look in the properties palette for the explode swich.
Of course I spelled switch wrong.
I wouldn't explode them, just add the annotation scale to them that you want.
Thanks Lisa, I did check that. However, I believe that things are wonky because civil uses decimal units and we are using architectural units. We have to scale the civil background by 12 to work with it in architectural units.
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