I'm working on cross sections and ran into a problem. I had to edit my surface but it wouldn't cooperate with me. So instead, I just erased the whole surface and restarted it. After I got my surface the way I like it, I added my sample lines to where they are supposed to be. Problem is, my cross sections turned out blank.
So for now, I skipped to create a surface profile and see both of my surfaces available on the bottom. The old one I deleted and the newly created one. It won't let me go to the bottom and erase the old deleted surface. When I go into my toolspace-prospector....it only shows my newly created surface and nothing more. Is this a reason why my cross sections come up blank?
I'll show you a pic of my toolspace with just the current surface and another pic of the "create a surface profile" showing that it still has both the old and new (all in CAPS) but it won't let me delete the original.
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Solved! by KirkNoonan. See the answer in context.
Have you sampled the surfaces on the sample lines? You need to add the surfaces in the sample line group for them to show up. If you deleted the surface between specifying the surfaces and deleting the surface you will need to resample. If the original surface was ok then you would have been left with static cross section profiles which you would need to delete.
Regarding profiles, you have two profiles shown. One static (from the surface you deleted) and one dynamic from your current surface.
To delete the static, draw profile view, select and delete.
When creating a sample line, I don't have the option to choose a surface. I click on sample line icon and select range and give it a range. I've erased and retried many times with the sample line. I'm pretty much stuck on my cross sections since nothing shows up. Here is another picture in the create a cross section process. This page is blank. I'm assuming it had to at least have a surface or something to it....
I've put a lot of work into this and I don't want to have to start all over because the program is not recognizing my surface to create a cross section.
You can save this headache next time by keeping the orignal surface. If this is not a corridor or grading surface instead of deleting it, go to the surface's properties dialog, definitions tab and remove everything in the definition. Now add the data again to redefine it.
There are other ways to fix this if ur using datashortcuts (datashortcut editor) but it's best to redefine the originally created object than delete it and create a new one with the same name. Civil 3d assigns handles to each object created and typically looks for the handle to maitain links. When you erase the surface you lose the link.
This is all I needed to do to get it working correctly.
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