AutoCAD Civil 3D Wishes

AutoCAD Civil 3D Wishes

Posts: 15
Registered: ‎09-15-2011
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Locking Points inserted from file

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09-17-2011 11:54 AM

In civil 3D 2011, the point locking is supposed to lock points and protect them from edits and overwrites (according to the help file).  Currently it protects from editing, but if someone chooses to overwrite locked points in a situation where duplicate points exist, the points are automatically unlocked and overwritten.  In the past (LDD), unlocked points would get overwritten but locked points would get left alone.


This is something I would like to see be fixed.  Ideally a hotfix for 2011, but even in future release would be a plus.




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Registered: ‎09-29-2008
Message 2 of 2 (96 Views)

Re: Locking Points inserted from file

09-19-2011 05:21 PM in reply to: shelmer

Have you tried using the survey database? When a point is imported it asks if you want to overwrite or ignore the point. Ignoring keeps the point that already exists in the drawing, but both are kept in the database under their respective import events (I think).

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)
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