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aewatson
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Description key code for all points not matching any other codes?

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08-18-2011 01:46 PM

We are using Civil 3d 2010.

 

In a description key code file, I would assume that a description key code of simply * would capture all points, but it seems this code gets ignored. How do we create a key code that captures all points?

 

For example, if I want to take advantage of the hierarchical processing of DKC files to assign layers, point styles, label styles, etc, I can theoretically create a 'design' DKC file that makes all points, regardless of their desciptions, to be sized relatively, and then move that DKC file to the top of the DKC file list.

 

I know this can be accomplished through the "_all points" point group, but I want to be able to control point layers as well, and as far as I know, neither point groups, point styles, nor label styles affect the insertion layer of a point, but DKC files do.

 

Thanks,

Andrew

We have a description key set that we use to catch non standard codes that are not picked up by our survey code keyset.

 

The code we have that catches all codes is ~?

 

We assign a label style and point style that highlights that the point has an unrecognised code.

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jonathan
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Re: Description key code for all points not matching any other codes?

04-30-2012 05:26 PM in reply to: aewatson

Good question I'd like to know also.

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sboon
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Re: Description key code for all points not matching any other codes?

04-30-2012 05:42 PM in reply to: jonathan

If I remember correctly this is actually an old bug.  A Desc Key of * doesn't seem to work.  What you can do instead is set a filter that includes everything except a nonsense code.

 

Try a Key with a code like "~xyz"  The tilde character means match anything except for the code xyz, so it should apply to everything else.

 

Another thing to consider is that point descriptions which don't match anything in the DescKey will fall to the default point settings.  In our template we have a default for point style, label style and point layer so that points with bad descriptions end up with those settings.

 

 

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andrewpuller3811
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Re: Description key code for all points not matching any other codes?

05-01-2012 04:58 AM in reply to: sboon

We have a description key set that we use to catch non standard codes that are not picked up by our survey code keyset.

 

The code we have that catches all codes is ~?

 

We assign a label style and point style that highlights that the point has an unrecognised code.

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Andrew Puller
Maitland, NSW, Australia
Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
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Civil 3d 2013 64bit
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jonathan
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Re: Description key code for all points not matching any other codes?

05-01-2012 12:44 PM in reply to: andrewpuller3811

Thanks.  The ~ character worked great.

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