AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Annotative Alignment Stationing Not Independent When Moved?
Dec 20, 2012
I have a user with an alignment that has the stationing labels in 20 and 60 scales annotative. He needs to move one of the 60 scale labels because at that scale it overlaps another label nearbye. However when he makes the 60 scale the active scale and selects the label and moves it with a grip like normal, it also modifies the positioning of the 20 scale label. Not sure if it matters, but unlike normal annotative text, it does not shadow the other scales when he selects it, though that might be an independent setting.
I using a data reference/shortcut to properly label an alignment in paperspace. However when I reference the alignment in and apply the labels the aren't the same as the original alignment that I am referencing. Is there a setting where I am supposed to apply a new beginning station.
Also it seems as though the stationing(distance) isn't even matching up 1:1 with the original drawing. For example in the original base drawing my alignment starts at 10+00 with the next PI at 14+76.98, but the stationing on the reference alignment starts at 0+83.33 with the very same PI being labeled as 1+23.08. So the very same distance is 476.98' in the real design and the drawing it's being referenced in, but the stationing of the referenced alignment shows it as 39.75 Units.
I've attached a screen of the beginning of the alignment.
Civil 3D 2012 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Intel Core i7-2600 CPU 16GB RAM
I created an alignment from an existing line and am having an issue with the stationing. The length of the original line is about 14,666 ft but when I convert it to an alignment it is 1,222 (1/12 of original).
I have completed 4 projects with Arch 10 and this is the first project with this problem. I use Space Generate to create spaces, tag the room with Room Tag, put the room tag where I want it, close the floor plan and when I open the plan back up some of the room tags have moved to a new location. This has happened 3 times now with the same floor plan. Out of the 39 rooms 22 room names have moved their location. Please see attached partial plan.
I'm having issues with annotative symbols jumping around the page. As far as I can tell, it happens on certain symbols when I add a second(or more) annotative scale to that symbol. I can reset the symbols so that they're all aligned and sitting 'on top' of each other, but when I switch to different viewports/plot or save/open the drawing again they've reverted to the position they jump too.
In the past I thought it might be something to do with where the basepoint was within the block, but having changed that, I still had the problem.
Both the blocks I've had it happen with are reasonably simple (one's an 'Auto Air Valve' symbol with a mask behind the lines, the other is a custom 'Section line' symbol although that also has some properties to allow me to extend the section line) objects. With the section line symbol I mirror it to get the second half, which is the half it's having the problem on. I wouldn't expect mirroring an object would do it though.
The odd thing is, it's only happened in some drawings that I've done, and only with some symbols (which were all created at a similar time, so should have the same issues?), so I can't think of what it could be.
When labeling pipes, the lengths and stations do not always match. this appears to be related to a rounding issue. for example, the first pipe may start at 0+00 and have a length of 50.69167397’. The reported station in the structure label (using “normal rounding”) is naturally 0+50.69, as anticipated. The upstream pipe has a length of 43.36435901’, resulting in a total length from 0+00 of 94.05603298, resulting in a station of 0+94.06. However, the rounded values of the lengths (c’mon, nobody reports lengths to the 100-millionth) labeled on the pipes (50.69’ and 43.36’) total an expected station of 0+94.05.
I have tried all manners of “rounding” in the label styles, but it always falls down in one situation or another. I have also tried setting in the network and pipe “Feature Settings” for distance to a locked accuracy of 2 decimal places, but that does nto seem to do it either.
So, the question is, is there a way to resolve this issue without having to move one of the structures 0.001’ to resolve the mathematical parallax?
We are in the market of switching software programs (from JDS Alignment-a database driven program) for stationing alignment centerlines for pipelines. We currently run Civil 3D 2009 and Map 09. Carlson claims that their software can do this, but we'd rather not spend the extra money if we already have the functionality built into our existing programs.
We are looking for a program (or a function in Civil 3D 2009 and Map 09-similar to the Fieldbook functionality) that labels interference crossings, appurtenances and other pipeline, utility and topographical features based on a shot code. I attached a DWG. that shows how we want it to look, and the types of features we want stationed.
Centerline alignments are in my BASE file.Got the station labeling to work correctly.Have the BASE file x-ref'd into a working IMP file (for plan & profile sheets). This is what I plot from, etc.The station labeling appears fine in modelspace in the IMP file.The station labeling disappears in viewports in paperspace in the IMP file. Will not appear even when I am in MS mode in paperspace and in the viewport itself.All the associated layers are turned on and thawed, even VP-specific settings. REGENALL does not work. Annotation scale is set to 1"=30' in all files.I always scale my border up to the plot scale in paperspace. This is a habit that goes back almost two decades in LDD.
Maybe a setting regarding plot/annotation scales is the culprit? By playing around with the buttons in the lower right corner of the screen I got them to show up once by accident then they disappeared again when I did a simple REDRAW. I do not remember how I got there, but the process was convoluted and probably not optimal or correct.I am using Civil 3D 2011, btw.
Any way to label the slope stationing rather than horizontal stationing? This is common when doing long pipeline projects (40 miles) or more in very steep terrain. I am doing one now that is only 1 mile and the 2D verses 3D length is a difference of 100'. 40 miles that would mean it would be off 4000'. The client uses this stationing as a guide to know how much pipe they need. If you would do that horizontally that would be way off the mark.
I am using Civil 3D 2010? Maybe its included in 2012 or could that possibly be an option for future releases since it is a 3D software.
We are doing a waterline, approximately 5 miles worth, and I was curious how to add the data bands to the minor stationing as well. We want to show EG elevations every 25' but so far I'm unable to find a way to make it show. The major stations are fine, I'm just not seeing the "switch" to get the minor ones on as well.
I need to update metric numbers on a older CAD file to imperial numbers. Right now it is all single line text. Any way to easily convert single line text to some format that could then be converted from metric to imperial? I have stationing, pipe sizes (in milimeter), inverts, etc.
I have some sample lines that highlight utilities needing a section view. I've now moved my sample line to highlight the true cross section stationing for these crossings. Why doesn't the station value update for the sample line once this is moved. For some reason I remember the station text on the sample line updating itself automatically in the past.
I have a road with storm drain and sanitary sewer. There are three alignments, one for the road centerline, one for the sanitary sewer and one for the storm drain. I would like to label the structures with the stationing from the alignment it's on but I would also like the label to include the road centerline station perpendicular to the structure.
Using Civil 3d2012, Is it possible to change the alignment label style set after the alignment has been created? For example, for an alignment that was created with alignment label set X - change the label set to alignment label set Y? It seems like this should be pretty easy, I must be missing something obvious.
I’m wondering if there is a way to launch alignment grid view/alignment entities (attached) without the need to first launching “alignment”? This dialogue box is quite essential in editing the values of radius, degree of curvature and deflection angle for the selected curve.
Can I inherit the station from one alignment as the begin station for another alignment?
For example. Alignment 1 is 1000 ft long and starts at sta 0+00.
At sta 8+01, Alignment 2 begins and goes off in another direction.
I manually enter 8+01 for begin station Alignment 2. Life is good. Still in the design stage, and customer needs to modify Alignment 1 to avoid something. Now Alignment 2 intersects Alignment 1 at sta 8+15, but same N/E coordinates.
I manually enter 8+15 for begin station Alignment 2.
It would be better if Alignment 2 could inherit the begin station based on the new stationing from Alignment 1.
I have a corridor with an associated sample line group, and I have produced some material volume tables to give me quantities for my corridor structures and cut/fill volumes. When I look at the material volume tables they are at a seemingly arbitrary stationing. The sample line group which the material volume tables are (supposedly) based on are on alignment L1000 and they run from station 1133+73 to station 1154+00 every 10 meters. The material volume tables show volumes broken down by stations starting at station 3719+58.66 and runs through to station 3786+08.92. It is sampling at a seemingly arbitrary frequency, there is absolutely no alignment in my drawing that has stations remotely resembling those numbers, and there is definitely no sample line group it could be using that samples an alignment or stationing anything like that shown in the materials volume tables. Here is a quick screenshot of what my material volumes tables look like:[URL]
I had a corridor built with a CulDeSac on a side access road. Problem I was running into was the daylighting from the assembly on curve so I finally decided that I needed to move the CulDeSac 20 feet further down the road. I deleted the CulDeSac region and when I did that the Final Grade for the EOPs profiles were deleted with it. I then moved the EOP alignments (Left & Right side) 20 feet further down the road and readjusted the start and ending of the alignments. Then went back to the existing grade profiles of the EOP alignments and redrew in the Final Grade profiles. I added back in the Regions for each Baseline and set the targets to Road CL Alignment and Final Grade Profile. These are the exact same steps I took originally to build the CulDeSac the first time and it worked great. Now it won't even build the CulDeSac.
When I deleted the region the FG of the EOP disappeared, but actually still showed in the Toolspace so the new FG profiles with same name were seconds/duplicates. Once I saw that I deleted the originals from Toospace and renamed the duplicates and used them for the Baselines.
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I have a marker on a cross section that was projected from a short feature line that I created from a 3DPolyline. If I move the cross section (they never come in correctly, right?), the feature line moves too. If I use a 3Dpoly, this doesn't happen. Only went to the feature line because for some reason, when I went to Project Multiple, the 3Dpolys weren't picked up.
Now I wondering if I've moved feature lines on other projects where I have moved the sections. Could be a real problem. Most of those, though, had a mix of feature lines and 3Dpolys, so they would only be partially messed up! Hopefully, I moved the sections before doing the projection.
I am running Autocad arch 2011 (as Autocad 2011) and a co worker is using Autocad electrical 2012 and when he works in a drawing of mine the every annotative scale that is used in the file is attached to every annotative object. Which means I have to go through every object and delete scales that should be be there....all my annotative objects appear in every view port because every annotative object has every scale..
I have a co-worker who needs to create a block where the attributes scale with the anno scale, but the block container does not. He's creating a tree block and wants the canopy and trunk attributes to scale without scaling the tree symbol.
Making an attribute annotative and applying the scales to the attributes doesn't seem to work if the block itself isn't annotative.
Are we missing something, or is this just not possible?