Is there a way to copy a surfacce? I want to make major changes to a surface I have created but there is the possibliy of utiltiizing the existing sruface. I want to copy the surface and then make changes.
Does using the Copy method make the copied surface non dynamic to the original??
Correct. The new is not dynamically linked to the original. It is, however, dynamically linked to the data that was used to create the original at the time of the copy. If you added breaklines to the surface, copy the surface, change the breaklines, both surfaces will update. If you add additional breaklines to the original surface after the copy, only the original will change.
If you create a new surface, paste the original in it, then the original is being used as data in the new surface. If the original surface changes, the new one will change.
best options, is copy with base point in coordinate 0,0,0
Easiest way to do that is grab the surface and type CO<enter><enter><enter>
That will copy an object in place. The CO<enter> runs the copy command on the surface you have selected. The second <enter> uses the option of Displacement. The third <enter> uses the default displacement of 0,0,0. I didn't know about this little trick until I started teaching AutoCAD and Civil 3D personally.
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