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Civil 3D – Stop using context menu for Major Style Edits

This option costs me SOOOOO much time every day.  Well, that and not saving valuable changes to my template.  So in tune with James’ famous PLEASE STOP posts, I’ll post some of my own now and then, mostly for my own sake.  Perhaps I’ll save a few of you some frustration.

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Editing a style by selection through a Right Click Context menu is such a cool, convenient option, right. So much so, that faced with a large amount of style tuning, I’ll pick it anyhow.  JUST STOP!!  Break the habit.

Why?

Here’s the thing.  It all revolves around this magic button.

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March 1, 2010 Posted by | 2010, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk, Label Styles | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Civil 3D – Point Label block issue resolved

Civil 3D 2010 Update 1 cleared up the Point Label style block issue that had plagued many of us.  Kind of a relief, I have been hesitant to edit ANY Label Styles, since being tortured by the problem.  Just he knee jerk reaction to being pounded by the software.  All is well……I still crash, just not at that time.

September 7, 2009 Posted by | 2010, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Points | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D – 2010 Point Label style BUG REPORT

I logged a Bug Report on Civil3D.com, and you can check it out HERE.

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I wanted to thank James Wedding and the staff at EE for putting up with me, and always being willing to assist.  I always know I’ll get some relief when I call.

I want to thank my VAR, Applied Technologies Group, for some outstanding dedication and support.  The entire team was at a remote function.  I called John Sayre who was driving in a hail storm at the time.  He insisted on getting all the details and reassured me, when most would have backed out for obvious reasons. The bug confirmation came within 10 minutes, and the support case was already logged in to Autodesk by the time I got the message. Rob, you better hang on to that guy, he means business.

Thank you Dana, for always trying to help.

June 15, 2009 Posted by | 2010, Bug Report, Points | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Civil 3D – Point Drag Style Tip

I just released a Post about Drag styles for points on Civil3d.com

Check it out.

Point Style Drag Tip on Civil3D.com

February 2, 2009 Posted by | 2009, Points | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Point Arrow stop at Marker

How do you stop the Point Label Arrow at the Point Parker?

This question was posted to the Autodesk Discussion groups. Someone was kind enough to answer it there, but I thought a few screen shots would be nice for my group.  Continue reading

October 13, 2008 Posted by | Points | , , , , | Leave a comment

Part 2 of the Point Creation scenario

Point and label styles. Check out Part 1 here.

I needed a Point Style to show 2 different datas on a single location.

Hey! Isn’t that what points styles are for?

Yes sir, that’s right. In this example, I need 2 different elevations. Yeah I know, not rocket science. But for the newbies out there, it might be a bit confusing.

 Through the remainder of this discussions, we will cover the following:

  • Point Styles without blocks
  • Point Label Styles
  • Point and Point Label Display layers  

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October 9, 2008 Posted by | Points | , , , , , , | 1 Comment