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Create feature line by snapping to cogo point "node"

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10-07-2013 02:43 PM

I think this issue started with SP2. I don't remember having these issues in SP1 and earlier.

Can anyone verify?

 

  1. Create some COGO points at varying elevations.
  2. Start a new feature line.
  3. Use "node" object snap and pick your first cogo point
  4. It does not pick up the elevation of the point (it used to)
  5. Now draw feature line segments to a few more cogo points entering the elevation each time.
  6. It does not pick up the elevation of the point (it used to)
  7. Now switch to Arc mode and snap to a few more cogo points.
  8. It does correctly picks up the elevation of the cogo points (like it used to)
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Re: Create feature line by snapping to cogo point "node"

10-07-2013 03:56 PM in reply to: rkmcswain

Randy, you're talking about Civil 3D 2013 with service pack 2? It works correclty for me.

 

Are you sure your point style has 3d geometry set to Use Point Elevation?

 

Tim

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Re: Create feature line by snapping to cogo point "node"

10-08-2013 04:13 AM in reply to: tcorey

tcorey wrote:

Randy, you're talking about Civil 3D 2013 with service pack 2? It works correclty for me.

 

Are you sure your point style has 3d geometry set to Use Point Elevation?

 

Tim


(1) Yes, might help if I were to specify the version..... (2013 SP2)

(2) Yes, the points are "at elevation"

(3) This morning, it's working as expected. I should have waited before posting. Guess it was a fluke that needed a reboot to correct...?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Create feature line by snapping to cogo point "node"

02-03-2014 08:13 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

We had the same problem.

I found out that if you pick on the center of the COGO point snapping to NODE gives you an elevation of 0 (Zero).

If you snap to the outer portion of the COGO point node (nearer to the ends of the cross or outer portion of the circle or trianlge or however the point is defined) using the NODE osnap, it will give you the elevation of the COGO point. 

So, in summary:

Snap to the middle of the COGO point yields an elevation of 0.

Snap to the outer portion of the COGO point will yield its elevation.

 

Also, for what it's worth, snapping to the INSERT of the text of the COGO point will also give the elevation, but it won't be on the X,Y point of the NODE of that point.

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Re: Create feature line by snapping to cogo point "node"

02-03-2014 02:30 PM in reply to: hardin

hardin wrote:

 

I found out that if you pick on the center of the COGO point snapping to NODE gives you an elevation of 0 (Zero).

If you snap to the outer portion of the COGO point node (nearer to the ends of the cross or outer portion of the circle or trianlge or however the point is defined) using the NODE osnap, it will give you the elevation of the COGO point. 

So, in summary:

Snap to the middle of the COGO point yields an elevation of 0.

Snap to the outer portion of the COGO point will yield its elevation.

 

 

I sure can't get that behavior. The only thing I can get is the point elevation if the point style is set to use point elevations and 0 if the point style is set to flatten to elevation 0. I would love to see a drawing in which you can get the behavior you describe...

 

Tim

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