Sometimes, when I copy an set of objects and paste it (usually into another session of AutoCAD),
the pasted entity becomes an image (like print-screen). Whey so and what caused that?
Have you tried "copy with base point" when this happens? I have never experienced this myself, but perhaps it helps using a command that is not also a regular windows command...?
It usually happens when I copy object(s) from one session of AutoCAD to another session. It does not happen often, very seldom. Let me explain more.
In one AutoCAD, I have, say a text or any object which I don't want to repeat in another file, so I use the AutoCAD's command "Copy", "Window" (to select the object(s) I need, then in the other opened file, I use AutoCAD's "Paste" command. What I would see in the paste area would be like coping from Microsoft Word into AutoCAD - I rectangular image of the work area with the supposed copied object(s) showing in the white copied image. So, copying with base point or otherwise does not make any difference.
Admittedly, I do not use the ribbons much, so I might be misunderstanding something, but I've never had an issue going from drawing to drawing in the same session of AutoCAD with ctl+c and ctl+v for copyclip to pasteclip. Additionally, copybase works perfectly this way too. I can also do this with two independent sessions of AutoCAD, as long as they are the same version. I did run into issues trying to go from one version to another. Usually an object will paste in as it came out of AutoCAD. Objects from other programs will even sometimes work, like text from a Word doc.
I must admit, I don't use the Ribbon. I have been very comfortable with my customized toolbars. I only use the Ribbon when creating or editig Dynamic Blocks.
As I mentioned, it does not hapeen often. I brought this up becasue one of my bosses experienced the same issue last week on one of his drawing.
If you could please do this to show you what I meant. In Word, type is two or three word, highlight them all, and copy into clipbord. Go to an opened AutoCAD workspace and past the (Word's copied text) into AutoCAD. After closing the active windows "OLE Text Size", what is left in your workspace is what am referring to - the copied text in a white rectagular box.
That's not what you were talking about in your original post. However, what you are now referring to has been the case for some time now. You can still paste from a Word doc into AutoCAD, just start a new MTEXT object, put your cursor down within it and ctl+v. This will paste the text including the formatting into your drawing. What you are doing is copying the text characters and formatting to the clipboard. This will also have issues going to different kinds of programs (excepting the Microsoft Office Suite) because the expected data type is for the formatting of Office.
We used to save our sheetnote paragraphs as .txt files and drag them into AutoCAD - it converts them into MTEXT on the fly. It still works too.
It just happened again.
On the left is AutoCAD 2011 from where I am coping the object in the cloud to AutoCAD 2013 on the right. This time I used the AutoCAD's 'COPY' from the 'EDIT' menu to copy from 2011 and pasted with AutoCAD's 'PASTE' from the 'EDIT' menu into AutoCAD 2013 on the right.
The white box is supposed to be the image but gave an error with the 'OLE Text Size' box.
Just being curious, I copied from 2013 to 2013, same issue. Also, it does not happen all the time.
Just tried it, "Copy with basepoint" does the same.
Yes, an image.
Please see attached file for a print screen of the result.
Just to clarify, in AutoCAD 2013, is this still an issue when you open two drawings within one session of AutoCAD (using AutoCAD with SDI set to 0)?
It sounds almost like some kind of confusion between pasteclip and pastespec (paste special). However, if your screenshot tells me anything, I can see the command prompt shows that you used pasteclip to insert what turned out to be an OLE instead of an AutoCAD entity.
Maybe read up on OLE, and paste special. The only other thing I that can come up with might be to check your settings for save-as. Maybe your options have you saving to an old version format or something like that, but I doubt that it would cause this behavior.
If all the above fails, check if you have object enabler issues and the latest service pack and hotfixes that apply to you applied. If all that fails, Reinstall? I hate to say that, but I would wonder how to fix this.
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