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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Data Shortcut Blues

There appears to be an issue in Civil 3D 2012, and maybe other versions of the software, where it won’t let you create data shortcuts. The prompt that comes up informs that you must save before creating data shortcuts. Unfortunately after a save one still gets the error message.

One such cause of this error is corridors doing something automagically that causes them to change there status right after a save. It doesn’t happen to all corridor objects, just some of them. To get around this error lock the layer the corridor exists on. This prevents Civil 3D from changing the corridor’s state after a save.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a known issue with using fields to label assemblies. For whatever strange reason that will cause you not to be able to share data shortcuts from the drawing. Just explode the fields and all is good. I think they might have posted a hotfix on it as well.

-Scott

Anonymous said...

I've been using fields to label my Assemblies since C3D09 and haven't seen this issue until yesterday. A second save of the drawing allowed me to create the data shortcut. This is the first and only time I've seen this. Could have been some "Mayan Code" :-)

Anonymous said...

the locking of corridor layers works. I noticed that after saving the dwg with the locked layers, I could unlock them and everything remains fine (so far) as the corridors no longer get tagged for needing a rebuild after saving.

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