The survey database does not exist and could not be recreated

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, Survey, Survey Database, Civil 3D, Construction, database, database does not exist, Syetem.data 0 Comment

I've seen this issue in the past (as far back as Civil 3D 2010) and had not been able to figure out the cause until recently.   A user contacted me the other day with this issue so I just had to figure it out.

The company created a project folder and a survey database to that folder, but when they attempted to create a new local database they would receive a box stating the survey database does not exist and could not be recreated and it looked like this:

Initially, I was unable to recreate the issue.  I then attempted to recreate the issue with the exact same folder structure he had but on my local drive, guess what...I got the same error.  After some testing, I was able to finally figure out that since the folder had an apostrophe in the name the error was being generated.  We removed the apostrophe and all worked fine.