First I have to tell you that we don’t see many of these issues with country kits, but knowing that Being Civil is being read all over the world one would think that this may happen to many of you based outside of US of A. I was asked why the Corridor Properties dialog’s codes are written in German if the entire drawing is in fact purely American English.
Three months later…just kidding …It did not take too long to realize that German/Austrian Country kit was to blame. But besides the obvious, we needed a way how to fix it. Working for a global company such as Autodesk works well in many situations when searching for a quick answer, but these time zones are not helping at all. When we work our friends in India are mostly sleeping and those in Europe are either having dinner or getting ready to go to sleep. These guys are pros when it comes to supporting country kits, but this time we were on our own. To see how to fix this issue click on continue reading.
Sometimes out of curiosity we tend to install more than we need to and that is where this story begins. As you can see these are great tools but are not meant for everybody. So what happens is that German country kit was installed on Civil 3D which then replaced our “Specify code” entry lists in Corridor Properties. To see if this is the case, we may take a peek at C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2011\enu and see if we have file C3DStockSubassemblyScripts_de-DE.codes in there (German version will have DE for codes as internationally recognized code for “Deutschland”). Presence of any codes except for C3DStockSubassemblyScripts_en-US.codes for US indicates that country kit is installed.
If you are seeing the same issue do following to resolve it:
1. Go to C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2011\enu
2. Copy C3DStockSubassemblyScripts.codes from any working machine or from original installation DVD/deployment
2. Paste C3DStockSubassemblyScripts.codes into C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2011\enu overwriting the old one
3. Close Civil 3D 2011
4. Launch Civil 3D, open your drawing and go into Corridor properties, Surface tab
5. The codes listed are English now