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JOVO85
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Data Reference Alignment Stationing Differs From Original Alignment

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05-03-2012 07:44 AM

Hello-

 

I using a data reference/shortcut to properly label an alignment in paperspace. However when I reference the alignment in and apply the labels the aren't the same as the original alignment that I am referencing. Is there a setting where I am supposed to apply a new beginning station.

 

Also it seems as though the stationing(distance) isn't even matching up 1:1 with the original drawing. For example in the original base drawing my alignment starts at 10+00 with the next PI at 14+76.98, but the stationing on the reference alignment starts at 0+83.33 with the very same PI being labeled as 1+23.08. So the very same distance is 476.98' in the real design and the drawing it's being referenced in, but the stationing of the referenced alignment shows it as 39.75 Units.

 

I hope this makes sense, I've attached a screen of the beginning of the alignment.Capture.JPG

 

Civil 3D 2012

Windows 7

 

Edited to show software version

Joseph-

Civil 3D 2012
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU
16GB RAM

476.98 / 39.75 = 12

 

It appears that you have an inches to feet conversion happening somewhere.

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sboon
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Re: Data Reference Alignment Stationing Differs From Original Alignment

05-03-2012 08:03 AM in reply to: JOVO85

476.98 / 39.75 = 12

 

It appears that you have an inches to feet conversion happening somewhere.

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Re: Data Reference Alignment Stationing Differs From Original Alignment

05-03-2012 08:04 AM in reply to: JOVO85

under the properties of the referenced alignment it shows the length as being 876.65' in length when by design it is 10519.80' in length. Just for reference I went ahead and draped a pline over the referenced alignment and it checked its length and it is 10519.80' just as it is in the design. Weird.

Joseph-

Civil 3D 2012
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU
16GB RAM

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JOVO85
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Re: Data Reference Alignment Stationing Differs From Original Alignment

05-03-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: sboon

Ahhh, I was looking for some significance in those numbers. maybe I just need another cup of coffee this morning. I'm going to report back shortly after changing the units. Thanks!

Joseph-

Civil 3D 2012
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU
16GB RAM

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sboon
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Re: Data Reference Alignment Stationing Differs From Original Alignment

05-03-2012 08:06 AM in reply to: JOVO85

Check your ACad units.  Are you measuring 10519 feet or inches?

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JOVO85
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Re: Data Reference Alignment Stationing Differs From Original Alignment

05-03-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: JOVO85

Thanks Steve, 

 

Amateur error. This program has givin me a lot of headaches lately, by the time I figure something out on the design end I run into a road block in plan production, but using data references(correctly) has been a big break through for me, especially this morning. Thanks again!

Joseph-

Civil 3D 2012
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU
16GB RAM

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