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T3112H
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Registered: ‎06-15-2012
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Importing (Not Data Referencing) a Profile

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06-15-2012 07:50 AM

I want to create a live instance of an existing FG-Profile that I somebody else did into our master profile drawing.  Is there an easy way to do this? I don't want to data reference it in.

 

I tried exporting the FG-Profile information into a .txt file and then use the "create a profile from file", but for whatever reason C3D didn't like my profile info was giving me an error message.

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

 

 

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LisaPohlmeyer
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Re: Importing (Not Data Referencing) a Profile

06-15-2012 08:33 AM in reply to: T3112H

Create a data shortcut then instead of dreffing it, promote it into the current drawing.

Lisa Pohlmeyer

C3D 2012 SP4, C3D 2015
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T3112H
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Re: Importing (Not Data Referencing) a Profile

06-15-2012 09:31 AM in reply to: LisaPohlmeyer

Thanks! I'm still new to Civil3D and have always wondered what promoting your dref would do. Good to know

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MatthewHeal83
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Re: Importing (Not Data Referencing) a Profile

06-15-2012 01:54 PM in reply to: T3112H

You could also export the profile to a LandXML and import it into your other drawing.

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LisaPohlmeyer
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Re: Importing (Not Data Referencing) a Profile

06-16-2012 11:04 AM in reply to: T3112H

I've got to ask, why do you want the "live" profile in two different places?  Kind of defeats the purpose.

Lisa Pohlmeyer

C3D 2012 SP4, C3D 2015
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