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kenfindley
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Corridor Surface Contours Won't Display

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08-20-2009 03:50 PM
I am using C3D 2009. I have a drawing with several Corridors. Each corridor has a surface with the same style for 2' minor and 10' major proposed contours. When I place my crosshairs over the different surfaces, the elevations for each of the surfaces appear to be correct. The problem is that the contours only appear for 3 of the 10+ corridors. I have tried closing and re-opening the drawing. When I change the surface style on some corridors the contours will now appear. On others, it does not. I am very frustrated. Please help!!!!

Ken
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Re: Corridor Surface Contours Won't Display

08-20-2009 03:53 PM in reply to: kenfindley
Let me ask the obvious first. When you selected to generate contour labels, which method did you choose - single or multiple?

Rick
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kenfindley
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Re: Corridor Surface Contours Won't Display

08-20-2009 04:25 PM in reply to: kenfindley
Haven't got to labling contours yet. I can't get the contours themselves to display on most of my surfaces...
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Re: Corridor Surface Contours Won't Display

08-20-2009 05:53 PM in reply to: kenfindley
We found that on very flat surfaces, which have less than two contour intervals from start to finish, contours will not display at all, even though at least one of the elevations exist. If we change the intervals to something less (say, in your case, to 1' - 5' intervals, or 0.5' - 1' intervals) then contours would appear. Give that a shot, if you have a fairly flat surface. We never found a solution to that one.
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Re: Corridor Surface Contours Won't Display

08-20-2009 07:59 PM in reply to: kenfindley
That sux. Oh well, thanks for the info. These are small flat surfaces. At least I am not going crazy. Does the same thing happen with 2010? I don't normally use 2010 'cause the whole office hasn't upgraded yet.

Regardless, if I can't get contours to show up on these individual corridor surfaces, can I paste them all into one big surface and pull the contours from there? If not, then I guess I need to export the surfaces in a .xml file to LandDesktop and create contours with that software.

Ken
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Re: Corridor Surface Contours Won't Display

08-20-2009 11:56 PM in reply to: kenfindley
No, you don't need to go to LDT. If there's only 1 contour that will be
displayed, then set the Majors at 1.00, with the minors at 0.20, and turn
off the minor display.

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> That sux. Oh well, thanks for the info. These are small flat surfaces.
> At least I am not going crazy. Does the same thing happen with 2010? I
> don't normally use 2010 'cause the whole office hasn't upgraded yet.
>
> Regardless, if I can't get contours to show up on these individual
> corridor surfaces, can I paste them all into one big surface and pull the
> contours from there? If not, then I guess I need to export the surfaces
> in a .xml file to LandDesktop and create contours with that software.
>
> Ken
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