I have some storm sewer alignments that I've put into profiles in C3D 2011. The pipe network that I used to create the alignments from is a reference created from a data shortcut. I've created profiles of these storm sewer alignments, and the station labels for the storm structures are displayed at question marks until I go into the structure properties for each structure and link it to the correct alignment.
The problem is that whenever I synchronize my data shortcuts because someone has updated something, all of the links in each structure to the alignments disappears and I am back to ??? for my stations in the profiles and I have to go go fix it again. I'm sure there is a better way. Anyone have any ideas on how to keep this from breaking?
I do see this recent message http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D/Sta
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This is an issue that has been around since the dawn of Dref's. Changing the referenced alignment for a structure is not retained, although I certainly wish it would. What does work is to change the reference alignment in the label...select the lable, go to the properties palette, change it there.
Thanks for your reply. I tried doing as you said. However, in the properties box for the structure profile label, the only choice I have for Reference Alignment is <default>, none of my alignments are showing up there.
CLick the little 'select' box on the right edge of the line where it says <default>. It's not obvious because the prompt is now on the command line to select the reference alignment on screen or you can hit Enter to select from a list.
Aha, that's it. You're right, I ws missing the call back to the command line for input. Thank you very much for your help!