AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Force Corridor Rebuild Even If It Thinks It Is Current - 2014

Oct 23, 2013

How can you force the rebuild of a corridor in C3D 2014 even if the corridor thinks it is up to date? (no yellow exclamation shield icon).

We have .NET subassemblies that react to changes in the location of objects in XRef'd files.

In C3D 2012 when we changed the XRef'd objects position, we would right click the corridor and select rebuild and the subassemblies would rerun (no matter what).

In C3D 2014 if you select rebuild, the corridor does nothing if it thinks nothing has changed.

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Aug 4, 2013

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.

Windows 7 Prof w/ SP1, 64bit, Xeon 3Ghz, 16GB
Civil 3D 2013

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I have even tried using the OTB tutorial drawings. Same problem.

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Civil 3D 2014 HF1
Dell Precision T1650
i7 3770
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SSD Boot
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Autodesk, Can I get some confirmation that it is working, or not?
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i7 3770
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