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pob.drafting
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Registered: ‎10-09-2012
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Un-deletable white dots in drawing

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02-21-2013 08:03 AM

Hi, I'm working on a set of similar drawings. 

When I copied the first drawing into the second, these un-deletable white dots have appeared and will not go away.

I have tried changing to following options with no success: Blipmode, gridmode, freezing 0/defpoints layer, regen, purge.

 

I even tried deleting the 'copied drawing' and purging/regen but those dots are still there after that.

 

Other notes:

1. If I regen the dots move around in relationship to where my zoom is at.

2. The dots are NOT selectable at all.

3. The dots do NOT appear in the layout views.

4. They don't stop me from doing my work, they are just a nuisance that I want to fix. 

5. Using Autocad 2011 (E.208.0.2 version 3), Win 7 Pro 64x  (SP1)

 

 

This has to be some sort of bug in AutoCAD. I have tried doing a Google search and tried different methods of getting rid of these dots but nothing has worked.

 

If you see my attached image, I tried to highlight where the dots are in my drawing....


I would really appreciate any help.... it seems anytime I have a problem with AutoCAD, it seem to be a problem that no one else has.

 

UPDATE: After I typed everything above I tried copying the contents of this drawing into a new drawing and the dots went away... but if someone knows how to fix the broken drawing without making a new one... I would very much still appreciate your help.

 

Thanks.

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Jay_B
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Registered: ‎09-15-2010
Message 2 of 10 (1,259 Views)

Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-21-2013 08:30 AM in reply to: pob.drafting

Try running an Audit on dwg if you haven't.

 

Also purge registry apps by old school command: -pu

 

[Blocks/Dimstyles/Groups/LAyers/LTypes/MAterials/MUltileaderstyles/Plotstyles/SH
apes/textSTyles/Mlinestyles/Tablestyles/Visualstyles/Regapps/Zero-length
geometry/Empty text objects/All]:

Jay

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pob.drafting
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Registered: ‎10-09-2012
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Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-21-2013 08:42 AM in reply to: Jay_B

Jay_B wrote:

Try running an Audit on dwg if you haven't.

 

Also purge registry apps by old school command: -pu

 

[Blocks/Dimstyles/Groups/LAyers/LTypes/MAterials/MUltileaderstyles/Plotstyles/SH
apes/textSTyles/Mlinestyles/Tablestyles/Visualstyles/Regapps/Zero-length
geometry/Empty text objects/All]:


Tried both twice. Neither worked. The -pu  deleted one zero length object but the dots are still there. The audit did not find any errors.

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hmsilva
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Registered: ‎12-17-2004
Message 4 of 10 (1,237 Views)

Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-21-2013 08:59 AM in reply to: pob.drafting

pob.drafting,
possibly copy and paste from a text application, Word, Excel ...
Text entities with nothing written.


If you are only working on the model, and have nothing in layout try:

 

all layers on and not locked

 

Command:erase "all" (enter) "remove" (select your objectes to stay in the dwg with a window) (enter)


these points should be deleted...

 

Hope that helps

Henrique

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pob.drafting
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Message 5 of 10 (1,229 Views)

Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-21-2013 09:30 AM in reply to: hmsilva

Tried the erase command and it did not work...

It seems like copying everything into a new drawing does not work after all.... the dots appeared just now...

I'm 100% sure these stupid dots are coming from the SPLINES I have in the drawing. They are the same shape.

UPDATE: So I tried closing the drawings and opening them and now they are gone again. This is frustrating... I'm just going to assume this is a visual bug in Autocad or something like that.... Thanks for the help

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hmsilva
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Registered: ‎12-17-2004
Message 6 of 10 (1,223 Views)

Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-21-2013 09:36 AM in reply to: pob.drafting

just try

 

wblock - entire drawing

 

see inn the new dwg if the dots appeared or not

 

EDITED

if possible erase all the data in the dwg and attach a sample dwg, to try to find what is

 

Henrique

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dbroad
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Registered: ‎08-16-2007
Message 7 of 10 (1,212 Views)

Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-21-2013 09:57 AM in reply to: pob.drafting

They may be points on layer defpoints that are part blocks or dimensions on layer(s)  that is/are turned off.  Freeze the layer(s) that the block(s) or dimension(s) is(are) on rather than turn it(them) off to get them to disappear.

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Nik-D
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Registered: ‎09-10-2012
Message 8 of 10 (1,104 Views)

Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-25-2013 01:16 PM in reply to: pob.drafting

Can you attach the actual drawing for us to look at? Delete anything you dont want us to see

 

Nik

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pob.drafting
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Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-27-2013 08:41 AM in reply to: pob.drafting

I have determined that the problem is a visual bug. Since my last post the problem has not appeared again so there is nothing to attach for now.

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JGerth
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Registered: ‎12-05-2005
Message 10 of 10 (961 Views)

Re: Un-deletable white dots in drawing

02-28-2013 11:04 AM in reply to: pob.drafting

video card display driver problem.  best bet is to make sure that the card is certified by autodesk, and the driver being used is _also_ certified.  the certified/tested may well not be latest one from the hardware vendor.

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