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Google Earth Update problem?

A recent discusion group post stated that after upgrading to the newer version of Google Earth, the poster could no longer import surfaces.  I wish I could test this, but I’m not neccessarily inclined to upgrade now.  If anyone has more information, please comment.

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October 27, 2008 Posted by | AutoCAD Civil 3D | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Derived Part Color

When a new Part is created it is given a ‘Default’ Material, per the Application Settings, and subsequently the Color style of that material. All the features of the part appear like the PART material.

When a Derived Component is then inserted into that PART, the Derived Body’s color is not controlled by the PART, but instead by itself. That color is a non-dependent Color Style, whose initial state is derived from the color style of the material contained in the Base Component (where it was derived from, the parent). Essentially, the Base Component hands down its Material’s color style, but not the material itself.

Once derived, the appearance is on its own, regardless of ANY OTHER MATERIALS in the equation. The Derived Body has no ties to its Base Component’s Material or color.

The Derived Body now has a mind of its own and reserves the right to be obstinant and will continue to look like the Base Component it was derived from. Continue reading

October 27, 2008 Posted by | 2009 | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment