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chaz
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Grading GONE.

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02-06-2014 10:10 AM

I have a large site I graded out a week ago. Working on plan elements now and start noticing several areas I previously graded (to target surface) are gone. The daylight lines are there but no contours. Now when I recreate those daylights from known feature lines I get no results, meaning no new contours.The daylight lines recreate and they look correct but I get no contours.

 

What in the heck is going on?

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Jay_B
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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:16 AM in reply to: chaz

What version or versions have been used?

Jay

C3D 2014 SP2
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chaz
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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:17 AM in reply to: Jay_B

Civil 3d 2011 exclusively.

 

I was able to grade a slope back on Wednesday without issue but more slopes are showing up blank. **** thing daylights but I get no contours.

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doni49
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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:43 AM in reply to: chaz

When you say it daylights but you get no contours, it sounds like you're saying that you see a line where your surface would tie back into the EG surface.

 

If that's the case, my first thought is that in your surface style, you have "Border" turned on and "Contours" are turned off (alternatively, the layer(s) could be off and/or frozen).

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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:47 AM in reply to: doni49

But the other contours on this same surface look normal.

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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:49 AM in reply to: chaz

Is there a boundary added somewhere (HIDE or OUTER)?

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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:50 AM in reply to: doni49

Yes, in some obscured areas where I "hand drew" the contours in. Those dont overlap any of these daylight areas however.

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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:51 AM in reply to: doni49

also -- I'd check to see if there's a wipeout over the area with no contours.

 

I've heard some horror stories along those lines where a prankster had drawn wipeouts and really frustrated the guy working on the project.

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Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 10:52 AM in reply to: chaz

can you post the file?  What version is it?

Don Ireland



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Message 10 of 10 (127 Views)

Re: Grading GONE.

02-06-2014 11:00 AM in reply to: doni49

Well I surrender. Found a backup I had of the graded surface, blocked it in and exploded it. I wish Autodesk would smooth out things in this software rather than making sure they churn out a new flavor of this every year.

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