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morgeny
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Profile not shown properly in Xref

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01-19-2014 11:46 AM

Hello,

I have a DWG file created in Civil 3D 2011, and it is Xrefed in another file created in Civil 3D 2013. The profile in the first file shows properly when Xrefed, actually everything is fine until the 2013 version file is saved as a 2011 version. The problem is the profile does not show when Xrefed, only some rectangles appear where the profile is supposed to be. I have no idea what causes the problem, really need some help.


Thanks!
Xiangyu

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 11:59 AM in reply to: morgeny

Hi,

 

what happens if you open the 2011-DWG directly with Civil3D2013? Does the profile then look correct or also defect?

 

>> until the 2013 version file is saved as a 2011 version

I'm not sure how you mean that, the SAVEAS command can't save anything in a 2011-format, only 2010 or 2013, and even that should be avoided as all Civil3D-objects are not working when opening then in any Civil3D 2012 or earlier.

 

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 12:27 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Thank you for the reply.

 

 

The file in 2013 is saved as 2010, this file does not have any Civil 3D objects. The profile is in the 2011 file, and I did not make any changes to it.

 

I did not try opening the 2010 file in Civil 3D 2013. What does it mean  if the profile shows properly when the 2011 file is opened by Civil 3D 2013?

 

 

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 12:53 PM in reply to: morgeny

Hi,

 

wow, let's speak with names to know what you did (how I understood that) and what you can try.

 

You have a file A.DWG ... that is a drawing created by Civil3D 2011 containing a profile, if you open that in Civil3D 2011 all looks ok (I assume that you have verified that).

You have a second file B.DWG that was created in Civil 3D 2013, you referenced the A.DWG into the modelspace of this drawing

You have saved B.DWG back to 2010 format ==> let's name it B2010.DWG

You open that V2010.DWG now with what software? AutoCAD 2010, 2011 or Civil3D 2011 or 2013 or ...?


If you start now Civil3D 2011, create a new drawing and try to reference A.DWG ... do you see now the profile from the XRef`? If not I guess the A.DWG is already "infected from AEC-objects from 2013". The next step would be to open the A.DWG in Civil3D 2011 and check the drawing (including running _AUDIT command ... PLUS: select the profile and check, if Civi3D recognizes the profile as correct object.

 

Let's know how these things worked.

 

>> The file in 2013 is saved as 2010, this file does not have any Civil 3D objects.

Just for information: at the moment you open any drawing with Civil3D, it has internal CIvil3D objects and informations, even if you don't create C3D-points or C3D-surfaces or any other C3D-objects.

 

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 01:10 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

"You open that V2010.DWG now with what software? AutoCAD 2010, 2011 or Civil3D 2011 or 2013 or ...?"

 

I opened V2010.DWG with Civil 3D 2011, and the profile not shown properly.

 

"The next step would be to open the A.DWG in Civil3D 2011 and check the drawing"

 

I checked it last Friday, A.DWG shows the profile properly.

 

"If you start now Civil3D 2011, create a new drawing and try to reference A.DWG ... do you see now the profile from the XRef`?"

 

This will have to wait till tomorrow. If the new drawing shows the profile properly? What should I do next?

 

 

Thanks a lot!

 

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 01:12 PM in reply to: morgeny

Hi,

 

>> If the new drawing shows the profile properly? What should I do next?

Then take your drawing you saved from C3D2013, remove the reference and attach it again as new one.

 

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 01:18 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Just that simple? Remove and attach again. So the Xref processes in Civil 2011 and 2013 are different? and that causes the problem?

 

 

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 01:24 PM in reply to: morgeny

Hi,

 

it's one option of many, but need to be tried for going on to isolate the problem.

 

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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-19-2014 01:27 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Thank you!

I will try it on Monday and tell you if it works.

 

Thanks again,

Xiangyu

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morgeny
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Re: Profile not shown properly in Xref

01-20-2014 09:23 AM in reply to: morgeny

It does not work. The profile does not show after I detach and attach again.

 

 

Thanks,

Xiangyu

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