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Aug 17, 2012

I've created a surface from blocks but I need to move many of the blocks to new locations/elevations but if one of the blocks that formed part of the surface build is moved or elevation adjusted the surface doesn't update. I have to reselect and add the blocks to the definition, remove the original blocks and shunt the newly added block up the definitions list.

If Civil points are moved they automatically update the surface (as expected) so is there a list anywhere or which entities/objects will cause the surface to update automatically and which ones won't??

I don't generally get data in this way hence the question so I'm thinking the best way forward would be to convert to Civil Points and make point groups??

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Nov 22, 2013

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I am trying to figure out a way to get the cut and fill lines on my sheet files to dynamically update when I update my corridor.

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Currently I have a model drawing with my corridor, which produces cut and fill feature lines.

I create a separate reference file with drefs, and then paste in cut and fill polylines (where I created from the feature lines).

Finally, I have sheet files where I xref in the reference file.

Is there a better way to deal with these cut and fill lines so they are dynamic when I change my corridor?  I don't really want to xref in my model drawing just because it has all sorts of things in there..

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