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Civil 3D – Create Point in Gap Crash

6/12/2009

Life without strife would be boring.  It’s the occasional issues that give the good times meaning.  Civil 3 is an example of this reality.

…Its kind of like playing ball with your kids before cleaning up after the dog.  It can be really enjoyable….if you are quick footed and observant.

Point Error

This instance occurred while trying to create a point in the numbering gap left by one of my oversights.

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The result was not friendly.  As soon as I picked the location for the point placement, Civil proceeded to smack me about, and left me on the Vista desktop.

I have not had the heart to repeat this process in multiple situations, but even if this does not happen every time, I suspect it will get you eventually.

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June 12, 2009 Posted by | 2010, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Points | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D – 2010 Missing Drawing Recovery

Ah yes, Drawing Recovery.

I don’t know how you all feel about Drawing Recovery, but I hate it.  I mean I really hate it.  It’s slow, cumbersome, and annoying.  It’s up when I don’t want it, and gone when I …. Actually, I really don’t want it.  I usually navigate to my autosave location, to find it doesn’t exist.  Then go to the drawing location, and… nope.

If something in Civil just crashed you, how good are your odds that Autosave was functioning properly, Hmm?

Once in awhile I get frustrated, and just use the recovery.

I spent the first day doing this:

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Nothing!

It took me a little while to notice something at startup.

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May 8, 2009 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D – 2010 Lost Feature ?

If anyone was worried about lost features, I don’t think it’s too much of a concern.  Autodesk may have moved it, but it’s probably still in there.

Like the pleasant Crash Feature.  I used this to mark ‘Time for a Break’, and ‘Time to check my email’, as I get very preoccupied while in a design.  As you might imagine, I was really concerned the feature would be removed, and it has been very helpful in the past.

No need to worry folks, it’s still there.  Hell, I had 6 ‘breaks’ on the first day.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | 2010 | , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D – Multi-sheet Publishing

Since multisheet publishing to dwf came out, and subsequently the recent Design Review versions, I have been a big fan of multi-sheet DWF Publishing, so much so that I put links to Design Review in my emails, and promote it at every opportunity.  I even became a Beta tester for Joseph Volker’s team (hush hush and all that).

The problem I usually face is not necessarily with Design Review, but is in the AutoCAD Drivers for dwf plotting, and how that relates to Multi-sheet.  I just recently installed a service Pack, and Publish in Background defaulted again. 

As many of you are aware, many of you are not.  If you try multi-sheet publishing and if crashes, even if it is not DWF, try killing the background publishing. 

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There have been many write-ups on this, and it certainly applies to my setup.  However since I’m at work on Sunday, and it just crashed me AGAIN, I thought I’d remind the new guys. 

January 27, 2009 Posted by | 2009, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Design Review | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D – (Bug) MapExport Shape File shells out

Is seems like I wrote this bug report once before, but I can’t find it.

Attempting to export Shape File results in a CTD.  This error has been advertised, and the fix is available.

Copy the file from the following path:

(XP) -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009\R17.2\MapExport.ini
(VISTA) ->C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009\R17.2\MapExport.ini

and paste it to:

(xp) -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AutodeskC3D 2009
(VISTA) -> C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2009

If the command has been run, then a file will already exist.  OVERWRITE IT.

December 8, 2008 Posted by | AutoCAD Civil 3D | , , , , , | 2 Comments