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kettledrum
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Synchronizing data shortcuts breaks reference to alignment in profile labels

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09-06-2013 06:58 AM

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/Station-Label-update-problem/td-p/4401905  that appears to be a similar problem, but it was said in that thread that this problem was introduced with C3D 2012, but I am using C3D 2011.....

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.9-6-2013 9-49-55 AM.png

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Jeff_M
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Re: Synchronizing data shortcuts breaks reference to alignment in profile labels

09-06-2013 09:11 AM in reply to: kettledrum

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.

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kettledrum
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Re: Synchronizing data shortcuts breaks reference to alignment in profile labels

09-06-2013 09:30 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

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.

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Re: Synchronizing data shortcuts breaks reference to alignment in profile labels

09-06-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: kettledrum

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.9-6-2013 9-49-55 AM.png

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kettledrum
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Re: Synchronizing data shortcuts breaks reference to alignment in profile labels

09-06-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

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!

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