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deltacoolguy
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What is the benefit to numbering alignments?

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11-12-2012 02:00 PM

Maybe I'm missing something.  What is the benefit to numbering alignments?

 

Example:  Street CL (1), etc.

 

When I have a street centerline alignment, I am failing to see any benefit.  If I have a change, I want the change, not any old stuff.  If I have a need to different alignments for differing purposes, I'd rather give each my own unique name.  If I make a change, and I want that change easily reflected into a profile or corridor, wouldn't it be more efficient to let the name remain constant?

 

Do you allow the program to do this?

 

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You can't have two alignments with the same name so by adding a counter to the naming template, it prevents duplicate names.

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: What is the benefit to numbering alignments?

11-12-2012 02:55 PM in reply to: deltacoolguy

Alternate scenario? I know what your talking about, though

Thank you

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deltacoolguy
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Re: What is the benefit to numbering alignments?

11-12-2012 03:06 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

Joe-Bouza wrote:

Alternate scenario? I know what your talking about, though


When making changes, instead of "Street CL (1)" --> "Street CL (2)", and so on...

 

...just name it "Street CL" and allow it to overwrite.

 

I suppose there may be a benefit, but I am failing to experience a benefit so far.  Don't get me wrong, I am willing to continue this default if there is a benefit (or if allowing overwriting would cause a problem).

 

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: What is the benefit to numbering alignments?

11-12-2012 03:08 PM in reply to: deltacoolguy

You dont have to accept the default naming template. You can go an name the alignment Maple Street etc.

Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
HP Z210 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz
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BrianHailey
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Re: What is the benefit to numbering alignments?

11-12-2012 07:07 PM in reply to: deltacoolguy

You can't have two alignments with the same name so by adding a counter to the naming template, it prevents duplicate names.

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