I have placed a civil cell, but some of the elements are shown with a dashed line. What does this mean?
If there are any elements which are shown with a dashed line, it means that the Create Civil Cell tool does not have enough information to recreate that element when the civil cell is placed. In this case you should not accept the civil cell, but cancel instead (by clicking the Element Selection tool). You should then review the elements which are not fully defined to see why. One way to do this is to select the element and look at it in Element Information, because this shows its dependencies.