Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Civil 3D 2012 Save As error

Do not use SAVE AS 2007 to save back a Civil 3D 2012 drawing and try to use it in AutoCAD or Land Desktop 2009. The drawing seems to work in 2007, but in 2009 basic editing fuctions are lost. Received erors inserting blocks, copy and paste command.

Had to Wblock the drawing to remove errors. (Recover and audit couldn't repair the problem)

Instead of SAVE AS use Export to AuotoCAD dwg.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Civil 3D 2012 Prospector LOCKING UP

Typically if Civil 3D is locking up I always encouarge users to update display drivers, but if you are using Civil 3D 2012 and it locks up while adding or editing multiple Point Groups, Point Group Styles or multiple other Civil object groups or styles in the Prospector. First try hitting the Control (CTRL) key to unlock Civil 3D. This is much better then the alternative of shuting down and re-starting.

To prevent future lock-ups review this hotfix.
Link to Civil 3D 2012 Hotfix