Among the myriad of other problems that I have with C3d, I've got a new parcel problem that I'm having trouble getting around. I would like to remove several parcels from my site to replace them with some parcels of a different zoning. When I select a parcel and "move to another site", the parcel itself will move with no problems, but a number of other parcels within the site disappear. They aren't being moved, they simply disappear. The parcel segments remain, but are no longer associated with anything. These are not adjacent parcels or parcels that would in any way be affected by common boundaries. I'm talking an entire block or two on the other side of the subdivision as well as randomly distributed single parcels within the subdivision. If I close the drawing and try again with the same parcel, the same "associated" parcels disappear. If I try it with a different parcel, the same thing happens except it will be an entirely different group of parcels to disappear. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for this..
I would comment on all of the other ghosts in this machine, but I'm too busy chasing them down. Civil 3d does greatly speed up certain tasks that used to take longer, but it also drags out other tasks that used to be a fairly quick fix. All in all, I would say it is a wash at best. Civil 3d is really only worthwhile for creating small pieces of a design (in which case the interconnected nature of elements, which is supposedly one of the strong points, is rendered moot) or for people who don't know LDD. While we will likely still be using C3d for producing some aspects of our drawings in the future, we will definitely not be using it to produce any type of deliverables or any drawings that we would need to rely on anymore.
On the other hand, if there is anyone that is any good at debugging that might like to take a look at my drawing file to check for errors, that would be greatly appreciated. (I would need to upload to our ftp site) I can't help but think that there must be something wrong somewhere with my drawing/db. Otherwise, if this is actually how C3d is supposed to function with a drawing that really isn't even that complicated, then I can't understand how someone could even think this is a marketable product (for what it is purportedly able to do) and I'm pretty miffed that we were conned into buying it. Thanks for listening.