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      CommentAuthoramdobritt
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2009
     
    Is there a way to prepare CC2 maps so when you convert them to CC3 maps everything is where its supposed to be? I converted a floorplan and all the furniture is now behind the floor layer. :/
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    As far as I know, CC2 didn't work with sheets like CC3.
    You probably got everything on the common sheet.
    If the layers were correct, maybe selecting everything on a layer and putting it on a coresponding sheet (to create) might help you.
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      CommentAuthoramdobritt
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2009
     
    Hmm. Wish there was a faster way to do this. Have a whole lot of maps to convert.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2009
     
    Presto !

    Well, not quite that fast.

    I used two methods to convert over 600 CC2 maps to CC3. I haven't done all of them. Just 1200 to go. Well, I am not sure how many are done, but there are slightly over 1,800 surface maps on my web site.

    Anyway, the methods.

    1) save as a bmp, import bmp into CC3. Draw. Save as often.

    2) under the File Menu, you will see a CC2 to Cc3 conversion menu selection. It creates sheets. You do have to move items, likely on layers, on the resulting map to the correct sheet. save as often.

    "Save As' filename001, work a few minutes, 'Save as' to filename002, etc. The sanity you save is your own.
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      CommentAuthoramdobritt
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2009
     
    Thanks for the tip, JimP :)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2009
     
    You're welcome !

    I came up with many of my methods late at night. I used to be active on the Yahoo CC2-l maling list via their web site. Since posts late at night didn't usually show up for me until the next afternoon, I had to figure things out without feedback from others. My previous job was 6 PM to 6 AM. 12 hours. I coudn't leave. So I asked my then boss if I could work on my web sites. He said as long as I didn't slack on my job. So, that is how I got so much done. My Crestar site was first started in 1999.
    • CommentAuthorkmunoz
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    Presumably the process could be automated via macro script. It would be a matter of setting SELBYL (select by layer) and running a series of move-to-sheet commands.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    Posted By: kmunozPresumably the process could be automated via macro script. It would be a matter of setting SELBYL (select by layer) and running a series of move-to-sheet commands.
    That's basically what the built-in converter does now. The need to move stuff manually usually occur when the entities are not on the appropriate layer, so the converter doesn't know where they should belong.
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      CommentAuthoramdobritt
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    Ok, here's a question: Does the map have to be converted from CC2 to CC3 to work on it?
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    I don't think so. I often export from FT that uses a CC2 format and work straight on it with CC3.
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      CommentAuthoramdobritt
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    KK, ty Joachim. Didn't think I had to do the conversion, but better to check than to muck something up. :) I'll just work on the maps without converting them, putting the new objects on the proper sheets, then delete the old stuff when finished. :)
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    Posted By: amdobrittKK, ty

    Eh?

    Happy mapping.
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      CommentAuthoramdobritt
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    Posted By: Joachim de Ravenbel
    Posted By: amdobrittKK, ty

    Eh?

    Happy mapping.


    Heh. "KK, ty" = Ok, thank you. :)

    I play too many mmorpgs.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
     
    I understood that... oh yeah, I play Everquest.
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    And I though it meant Kilo Kisses, Tender You. Sob...
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      CommentAuthoramdobritt
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2009
     
    ROFL!