Update a LandXML Built Surface with Paste

Update a LandXML Built Surface with Paste



Jeff Bartels of Autodesk explains a workflow to manage updates to a surface created from LandXML.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.


Left unsaid - Most folks want to perserve the finished DTM model of a surface and LandXML-based surfaces are a great way to do it.
We only have this Data Shortcut update problem because of the current absolute file location requirement for LandXML based surfaces which Autodesk could fix with a relative file path property but probably won't.

The real problem is a case of not building and employing a Civil 3D Project Template that copes with the issue with well-engineered placeholders that are easier to update.
See the Civil 3D Project and Setup video training page for details.