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Connected shapefile only partially visible

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03-30-2011 05:37 AM

Hello,

 

I am having an issue that really has me stumped and I'm hopeful that some of you may be able to help. 

 

I have a shapefile containing parcel data for the local municipality that I have connected to using the data connect dialogue box.  I connected to the data the same way I always have, and all of the data was displaying correctly.  All of a sudden, wham, half of the parcels in the file won't display for me that only seconds before were just fine.  So I try disconnecting the data and reattaching, with the same result.  I have tried re-downloading the shp, and still have the same partial display.  I have started new drawings, and tried reconnecting, with still the same partial display of data.  Just for fun, I went to one of my co-workers machines and opened the exact same dwg that had the data connected but not displaying correctly on my machine, and lo and behold, it displayed it just fine on his workstation.  So back on my machine, we open the data table, and all of the parcels are listed, including the ones I can't see.  I can even select on of the parcels and zoom to it, and it is highlighted when selecting it through the table.  I can also export to dwg, and all of the parcels are included.  It is almost as if I have a filter of some sort set through my user settings, but I can't even begin to figure out how that is possible.

 

Has anyone come across this, or have any ideas what could be causing the issue?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Sincerely,

Andy

 

Windows XP/Dell T3400/3.x dual processor/Civil 3D 2011

Andy Reese
C3D 2014, SP2
Dell Precision T3500, Windows 7 64-bit

Try deleting the .idx file that is in the same folder as the shp,shx,dbf for that shape file.

Murph,

 

You are an absolute genius - that worked like a charm.  Thank you SO much for your response - I have seen quite a few solutions from you over the years and I was hoping you might have the solution for my problem as well.  Out of curiosity, what is the .idx file, and why was it only affecting me?

 

Thanks again!!

 

Andy

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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

03-30-2011 07:46 AM in reply to: areese9779

Try deleting the .idx file that is in the same folder as the shp,shx,dbf for that shape file.

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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

03-30-2011 01:52 PM in reply to: Murph

Murph,

 

You are an absolute genius - that worked like a charm.  Thank you SO much for your response - I have seen quite a few solutions from you over the years and I was hoping you might have the solution for my problem as well.  Out of curiosity, what is the .idx file, and why was it only affecting me?

 

Thanks again!!

 

Andy

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Dell Precision T3500, Windows 7 64-bit
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Murph
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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

03-30-2011 02:51 PM in reply to: areese9779

areese9779 wrote:

Murph,

 

You are an absolute genius - that worked like a charm.  Thank you SO much for your response - I have seen quite a few solutions from you over the years and I was hoping you might have the solution for my problem as well.  Out of curiosity, what is the .idx file, and why was it only affecting me?

 

Thanks again!!

 

Andy


From my understanding the idx file is a SQLlite file that gets created when you connect to data files or even with the map import to speed up the display of the geometry and attributes. What I think happens is when you edit the display a few times that it gets corrupt and not updated so the application only reads part of the file and displays only what it reads.

BTW E$RI software creates an idx file as well, just that I haven't seen any issues with it over there.

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edwa8511
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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

11-09-2011 01:32 PM in reply to: Murph

I have a problem with the same symptoms, but there is no .idx file associated with the shapefile.

 

I zoom extent and I can see all of the parcels, but as I zoom in, they start to disappear from view.

 

Do you have any suggestions?

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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

11-09-2011 02:20 PM in reply to: edwa8511

If you haven't set any scale threasholds in the style editor for that layer, try to update the map from the display manager and see if that helps them display. If not check the graphic settings, card, driver etc.

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edwa8511
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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

11-09-2011 03:30 PM in reply to: Murph

I have no thresholds set and have tried updating the data from the Display Manager, no changes.  I have a decent graphics card, NVIDIA Quadro 4000, so I wouldn't think it was the problem.  Do you know what settings might effect this?

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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

11-09-2011 10:43 PM in reply to: edwa8511

Hi,

 

just a few points:

  • what Map3D-release do you have?
  • have you tried to switch the visual style?
  • have you tried to deactivate/activate hardware acceleration?

 

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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

11-10-2011 10:44 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

I am running Map 2012 (also with Raster Design).

I have played with the visual styles and turned hardware acceleration off/on with no changes.

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Re: Connected shapefile only partially visible

11-13-2011 05:21 AM in reply to: edwa8511

Hi,

 

just one more idea that is worth to try it ==> have you seen that servicepack1 is released for Map3D2012?

>>>here<<< you can find SP + readme's

 

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