Hoping someone has seen this before...
When assigning a coordinate system to my drawing in Civil 3D 2013, the drawing does not retain the selected system.
I choose the coord system I want in Map Setup and apply it (in this case MT83IF). After applying to the drawing I go back to verify the selected coordinate system and the dialog box indicates "N/A". The only workaround I can find is to save the drawing back to an earlier version and open it on another computer in the office that is running 2011. There I can assign my coord system and then reopen in 2013 where it now shows it properly assigned.
I have tried other coord systems to make sure it isn't isolated to just the one I am selecting - and it happens with all others I try. I have also tried a repair on my install to see if that would correct it to no avail.
I have a 64 bit system and have installed all service packs to date.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
even though civil 3D has components of map included in the package, some map functions do not work correctly. And this is one of them.
if you want to set the coordinate system in Civil 3D goto the settings tab and right click on your drawing in master view and select edit drawing settings.
from there make sure your in the units and zone tab and set the coordinate system from there.
this will not help with any map3d commands, So if you wanted to use this map funcionality you may be out of luck. It will still not show up correctly in the map commands but C3D commands and object will respond to the coordinate system.
You might try closing C3D and opening Map as C3D or Autocad as C3D which should take a C3D license but allow you to work with only Map commands and or only autocad commands.
On a side note this proceedure did work in 2011, so I guess the more map 3d and C3D get developed seperately the more functionality that continues to be incompatible.
Didn't know about this option for setting the coord system. Worked Great!!
Too bad we can't slow down the constantly evolving autodesk machine. The nice little functions that have worked for years are always getting tweaked into oblivion by this need to justify a new release.
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