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mikeshick
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Style Components on alignment not showing properly

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01-08-2014 03:11 PM

I have alingment style components set to various layers, where I control their plot and view style.  After years of successful control, recently I found that I the viewports are not displaying the layers correctly pertaining to the sytle.  For example, I have line & curve components set to a layer C-Road-Cl and all properties by layer.  Then in various viewports throughout the project, I'll set viewport overrides to control color and plotsytle of those components.

 

Today, I found that the C-Road-Cl layer will not control the view of the components or the plotsytle, and that the objects are only being controlled by the layer that the object is on.  But, this does not relate to Object Layers Drawing Settings, as I have the "immediate and independent layer on/off...." box unchecked.  Further, nothing seems to affect the color of the object in the viewport.  

 

After further research, I found that the a completely different layer is controlling the viewport display of the "line & curve" components (C-Road-Stan) and the alignment object layer is controlling the plotstyle.  

 

Wow...I'm befuddled.

 

Has anyone had styles "break in this way?"  This sort of makes my template I have built on for years broken!!!

 

Any help?

 

Thanks.

Mike Shick
www.medesigns.us
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Re: Style Components on alignment not showing properly

01-09-2014 11:32 AM in reply to: mikeshick

I spent many hours reviewing this problem and I believe there is a bug.  What I discovered is that the alignment mostly works the way it should when a mask is applied to it.  Without using a mask, the alignment using various random layers for it's control.  I checked this in OTB template files, old drawing files, and new ones with almost similar results throughout.  Would love to get some feedback from the community and Autodesk on this.  

Mike Shick
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troma
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Re: Style Components on alignment not showing properly

01-13-2014 05:52 AM in reply to: mikeshick
What version are you in?
How many versions old is the template?


Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.

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Re: Style Components on alignment not showing properly

05-10-2014 03:01 PM in reply to: troma

I'm having a similar problem in C3D 2014 where my alignment centerline lines and curves would not plot in the correct color even though they were set to "bylayer" in the style control.  I could change them to specific colors instead of "bylayer" and they would show correctly but they would still plot in the wrong color.  After some experimenting, i found that instead of the color being controled by the layer they were supposed to, C-ROAD-CNTR, they were apparenlty being controled by C-ROAD-MARK.  I changed the layer color of C-ROAD-MARK to the color i wanted and now they view and plot correctly.  Looks like a bug to me.

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Re: Style Components on alignment not showing properly

05-11-2014 06:21 AM in reply to: troma

Sorry...I never noticed this post.  I am currently on C3D - 2014.  The problem happens occurs on both new and old templates.

Mike Shick
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Re: Style Components on alignment not showing properly

05-11-2014 06:22 AM in reply to: wrd_531

After having spent some significant time with our Vendor, and them with Autodesk, this was a confirmed bug.  No one ever responded again from Autodesk.  The bug continues.  I haven't had a chance to load CD-2015 yet, but I suspect the problem didn't go away.

Mike Shick
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Re: Style Components on alignment not showing properly

05-12-2014 10:15 AM in reply to: mikeshick
I just confirmed that the problem persists in 2015 on my machine.



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