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rgard
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Registered: ‎05-13-2008
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VIEWPORT UNLOCK

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04-13-2011 11:34 AM

A consultant send me a dwg file and in layout space they have somehow manage to lock the viewport so I can't move it around the sheet.  I can double click on the data in the view port (MS) and then move that around, but the viewport is locked, I can't move it. I can't select it.  I can't get the grips to pop up to look at the properties and unlock it there.

 

Any Ideas??

 

Thanks  Ray

 

 

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jaich
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Registered: ‎10-19-2010
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Re: VIEWPORT UNLOCK

04-13-2011 12:33 PM in reply to: rgard

Is the layer that the viewport is on locked?

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Johneng
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Registered: ‎02-04-2009
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Re: VIEWPORT UNLOCK

04-13-2011 12:33 PM in reply to: rgard

Turn layer 0 (zero) back on.

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rgard
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Re: VIEWPORT UNLOCK

04-14-2011 10:57 AM in reply to: Johneng

I tried your suggestions to no avail.

 

I have since discovered that what I thought was a view port was actually an xref.  So I did a bind and I still end up with a "portal" for lack of a better term into model space.  All I want to do is delete it and put a view port in.  Any further ideas would be most helpful.

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pendean
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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
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Re: VIEWPORT UNLOCK

04-14-2011 11:04 AM in reply to: rgard

Why don't you thaw and turn on all layers, REGENALL and see if your 'portal' can be erased.

Or post the file here and point to the location.

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