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*Lance White
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Error - Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal

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02-04-2009 07:18 AM
Any idea what this error means? It appears when we attempt to open the file
then C3D crashes.

Modeling Operation error:
Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal.

One of my users got this error in a drawing with about 8-10 fairly complex
grading objects in it. I had told him not to leave them as grading objects
but he was convinced he could make it work.


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Lance White
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*Himanshu Gohel
Message 2 of 7 (638 Views)

Re: Error - Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal

02-04-2009 07:25 AM in reply to: *Lance White
Lance White wrote:
> Any idea what this error means? It appears when we attempt to open
> the file then C3D crashes.
>
> Modeling Operation error: Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero
> normal.
>
> One of my users got this error in a drawing with about 8-10 fairly
> complex grading objects in it. I had told him not to leave them as
> grading objects but he was convinced he could make it work.

Hi Lance,

Please open a support case with Autodesk and ask them to reference
defect 1152041.

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Himanshu Gohel. Civil 3D Team, Autodesk, Inc.
Autodesk Civil 3D Product Information: http://www.autodesk.com/civil3d
Civil Engineering Community Portal: http://civilcommunity.autodesk.com
*Lance White
Message 3 of 7 (638 Views)

Re: Error - Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal

02-04-2009 07:34 AM in reply to: *Lance White
thanks

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Lance White
CAD Manager

HP 4600 4 GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66
ATI FireGL V5600 (8.453.1.3000)
Windows XP PRO (SP 3)
2008; (All SP) LDT, MAP 3D
2009; Civil 3d 2009 Update 2 Version 3, Map 3D, Raster

"Himanshu Gohel" wrote in message
news:6118090@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Lance White wrote:
>> Any idea what this error means? It appears when we attempt to open
>> the file then C3D crashes.
>>
>> Modeling Operation error: Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero
>> normal.
>>
>> One of my users got this error in a drawing with about 8-10 fairly
>> complex grading objects in it. I had told him not to leave them as
>> grading objects but he was convinced he could make it work.
>
> Hi Lance,
>
> Please open a support case with Autodesk and ask them to reference
> defect 1152041.
>
> --
> Himanshu Gohel. Civil 3D Team, Autodesk, Inc.
> Autodesk Civil 3D Product Information: http://www.autodesk.com/civil3d
> Civil Engineering Community Portal: http://civilcommunity.autodesk.com
*wfb
Message 4 of 7 (638 Views)

Re: Error - Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal

02-04-2009 12:50 PM in reply to: *Lance White
Lance:

Don't forget to let us know how to "evaluate a plane with zero normal".



Bill
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mgorden
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Message 5 of 7 (638 Views)

Re: Error - Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal

02-11-2009 10:25 AM in reply to: *Lance White
Lance,







I have recently run into the same error message and have now lost days worth of work. Any luck finding a resolution to this problem. I also tried to do the same thing in 2008, and I got the same error message.







Eric



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scottlaw75
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 6 of 7 (638 Views)

Re: Error - Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal

03-24-2010 02:58 PM in reply to: *Lance White
I too have received this error just today for the first time. I cannot recover/audit to get the drawing back to a usuable form either. Kind of a bummer.
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wsargent
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Registered: ‎01-12-2007
Message 7 of 7 (103 Views)

Re: Error - Attempt to evaluate a plane with zero normal

02-19-2013 06:51 AM in reply to: scottlaw75

I just ran into this error yesterday. What I really don't understand is that when I went into our network backup files the Thursday 5pm backup did not have the error, but the Friday 7am backup file did and the drawing was not modified between the two backups...

 

I will open a support case as Himanshu Gohel suggested, but if anyone figures out what is causing this please post it. Loosing 10 hours or work sucks when you are close to a deadline.

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