AutoCAD LT :: How To Edit Drawing Or Re-reference Image Path

May 19, 2012

I have a series of drawings created in AutoCad Electricla 2012.

Each drawing has a raster image attached with a path from a different computer.

When I try to edit the drawing or re-reference the iamge path, the program crashes.

I've tried saving the drawings down to an earlier version 2007/2010.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Change Data Reference Path In Current Drawing

Jul 12, 2012

i have this drawing which i created data reference to the wrong project in the wrong coordinate system and worked off that. then now i am trying to correct it. so i copied the dtm and did coordinate transformation and got that right. now the model drawing is still linked to the original dtm from the other project folder.

if i remember right back in 2007 version there was a completely built in shortcut editor which allows you to change the path in current drawing. now it's all greyed out. there is no access. so is there a way to bypass this? probably pretty common thing to do. say you want to try different version of the same object to try your design just swap it back and forth.

They should make a right click button on the data shorts in current drawing and says "browse data reference" not show up when only broken reference occurs.

one way i can think off now is copy the files to local. disable network drive, then let it broken reference show up then browse to desktop one then delete desktop one and hopefully it get the broken reference again and not look for the very original one. i think it's probably gonna do that, there is some "hidden" thing stored in the object to point to the original path which not available to users.

Civil 3D 2012
Work: Xeon W3503, 12GB, Quadro 2000, Dell P2211H x 2
Home: 3930k, 12GB, GTX 590, U3011, QX2710

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Jul 28, 2011

I am getting this error in my production drawings.

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- Level One.dwg has the EG surface data referenced in, and I use this to create alignments, profiles, and finish surface. All of these are turned in to data references.

- Storm Sanitary.dwg has my pipe designs. I data reference in the two surfaces, profiles, and alignments, and create pipe networks. I create references for these networks.

- Plan Profile.dwg is the production sheet I'm getting this error from. Every one of my civil objects is data referenced in to this drawing. Everything is inserted correctly, the pipes show correct FG surface elevations for their rims, etc.

BUT when I open this drawing, I get this error. I assume it's because my FG surface is not directly in the storm sanitary.dwg.

How do I get rid of this error, without combining drawings, or promoting the surface to one or more drawings? Isn't this exactly what data references is made for?

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Oct 20, 2011

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Is there a way to not let it save full path? When I copy and paste the files to the new folder I would like the x-ref's to default to the new location. If I cannot I need to detach several x-ref files and reattach them and rearrange it all again.

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Aug 26, 2013

I know this.  I am aware.  This is why I avoid changing the reference point as much as possible if I have profile views or anything else dependent on my alignment.  I also have no problem with this dialog giving me a useful reminder.

My problem is this: if I want to make my alignment longer, and I grab the grip at the end of it and drag it to a new location, the reference point moves too!  Who in their right mind would want the reference point to move when adjusting the end? Personally  I wouldn't want C3D to ever move my reference point automatically.  I can have some sympathy with moving it if I am grip-editing the start of the alignment, or the tangent on which the reference point resides.  But I'm editing at the end of the alignment, on a different tangent.  Why would you move my reference point and make me have to go back and reset it to where it was?  How dare you throw your warning message at me for moving the reference point back to where it should be when you secretly moved it to a wrong location with no warning whatsoever?

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Jun 21, 2012

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Sep 24, 2012

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Feb 2, 2013

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Dec 7, 2011

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Nov 6, 2012

I have a drawing when attached into another drawing, the coordinates have an exact 500,000 shift in the X value and an exact 200,000 shift in the Y value.  Directely in the drawing, the coords are correct.  They just won't attach correctly.

I can tell that this drawing was not created with the dwt we use (it is missing certain styles) - I wonder if the dwt could be to blame.

Also, I have been trying to figure the Map functions out with no guidance, I wonder if I somehow changed the attach settings to cause the shift.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012
Windows 7
64 bit
Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30 GHz
8.00 GB

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Mar 5, 2013

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I have all SPs installed. I tried exporting another user's profile and importing it to my CAD. Do I have to reinstall the software from scratch?

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Jul 29, 2011

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My limited CAD knowledge only gives me: edit all 1000 blocks, changing them to layer 0

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Aug 6, 2013

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Jan 8, 2013

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For example, see the 2 attached pics, Drawing A and Drawing B.  For Drawing A I had the sketch reference set as

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Drawing View 3, as it was the 3rd Drawing View in the list, and Sketch #1 within that Drawing View.  I thought this was how it worked, because it worked with my code and it hid the sketch.  However, moving on to Drawing B, I used the same code, and it does not reference that sketch at all.  It did nothing to it.  Even though the Flange_Holes sketch is in the same position.  3rd View down the list, 1st sketch.

So how does Inventor reference these views and sketches?  Is it in order of creation?  Is there a way to reference it by the what the sketch is named instead of trying to decipher the number it's assigned?  I have a lot of drawings already made, and I'm not positive the views were taken and created in the same exact order each time.

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Dec 26, 2013

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How to use those methods for a block definition stored in the same drawing.

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Apr 9, 2012

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Dec 11, 2012

How to reference the drawign sheet number using iLogic?  I see on the snippets on the side a way to reference the sheet name, but I only want the number.  To get the name it is ActiveSheet.Name, but ActiveSheet.Number does not work.  Getting the name give something like ASSM:1, so if there was a way to take that and subtract the colon and everything before it that would work also.  I am not a programmer, I've just taked some programs I found online and modified them a little to do what I want to do, but this is holding me back a bit.

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Oct 15, 2012

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Note: This drawing is not vaulted, only the cross section surface that has the final grade surface in it is vaulted.

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Jun 28, 2012

This is something that I have tried to understand and find a work around since I started working with Inventor.  Is there a way to insert a BOM into a part drawing that does not reference itself?  When we create parts they are cut or machined from a designated material (size, shape, etc) which has it's own part number, one that we have to manually enter into the drawing BOM with it's description.  Is there a way to attach this raw or base material to a part file as a subordinate part that can be seen in parent assembly's BOM's?

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IV 2012
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12 GB Ram
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I have a VB program that auto updates the size of a door and frame assembly, and in turn, updates the shop drawings to reflect this change.  I have a view on my shop drawing that I have drawn a sketch in.  I start the sketch, add my dimensions, and I use 'Project Geometry' to project the edges of the actual part around the sketch to constrain my sketch and keep it in place.  The problem is, as the program runs, and the door/frame changes height, the sketch loses it's dimensional references to the projected geometry.  When I go back and reopen the drawing after running the program, all the dimensions that went to the projected geometry are gone. 

Is there another way to anchor a sketch to a drawing view part instead of dimensioning to projected geometries?  This doesn't seem to be working, and I've tried it every which way I can think of.  Oddly enough, I have another sketch in a different view that is set up the same way, and it never misses a beat.

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