What is it?
Selective auditing is a means of allowing ASE Civil's vertical design management system to check each drawing element's properties for accuracy against the collective databases associated with each of the subsystems.
Why do we need this?
ASE's vertical design auditor runs to ensure that object data is accurately synchronized with its related design data. Sometimes, depending on a variety of external factors (design environments, sudden power loss, system configuration changes, user-habits, AutoCAD system variable settings, windows/AutoCAD/Civil 3D user-profile corruption, memory limitations, application interference/namespace conflicts, etc.) data errors may create intermittent communication problems between the drawing objects and their data that result in unexpected results or ASE subsystem failure.
Performing an ASE "Selective Audit" at the first sign of problems that indicate they may be related to ASE Civil functionality is a good step to take towards resolving design-related issues.
Error Mitigation - Developer Recommendations
Forces ASE to compare the station values of both the database entries and the Design Markers in the drawing. Inconsistencies between the respective elements are handled according to the designer's preference specified in the last field of the 'Design Markers' section of the dialog
Forces ASE to compare the elevation values of both the database entries and the Design Markers in the drawing. Inconsistencies between the respective elements are handled according to the designer's preference specified in the last field of the 'Design Markers' section of the dialog
ASE Design Layers
Forces ASE to check that all of the required design system layers are present in the current drawing and have not been modified from their original application values.
Forces ASE to check all Links for the correct linking values (slope, grade, elevation difference).
Forces ASE to check all Connections for the correct terminal locations and elevation values.
Forces ASE to check all Flow Labels for the correct Design Marker(s) locations and elevations. The Flow Label value are updated whenever data inconsistencies are encountered.
Forces ASE to check all Pad Objects for the correct elevations and label values based on the associated curb elevations (based on the selected reference data). When data inconsistencies are encountered the Pad object elevation and the assciated label values are updated according to the pad design paramaters.
Forces ASE to check all Retaining Wall Objects (AutoCAD blocks) for the correct reference elevations based on the spatial location of the associated Pad definitions. When data inconsistencies are encountered the Retaining Wall Objects' label values are updated with respect to the associated Pad definitions.