When I use copy or copy with base point and paste or paste to original coordinates in another drawing, nothing is being copied.
I use autocad 2013
The isuue is dwg related. It only happens when i paste to some of my dwg (usualy the most important ones...).
All the drawing files that are affected are in 2013 format, but if i save them to older version the problem persist.
I ve tried
purge r, purge a, audit, save
wblock explode, purge a, audit, save
to no awail.
Tried many other solutions sa well, but nothing worked.
What on earth could be wrong with DWG to prevent pasting from another drawing?!
PS: Those drawings have been saved to lower formats before.
>> When I use copy or copy with base point and paste or paste to original coordinates
>> in another drawing, nothing is being copied
There are so many reasons why that could fail like
- do a ZOOM EXTENTS after pasting
- verify if layers are frozen/switched off in the destination drawing
- blocks copied that (with same name) already were defined in the destination drawing (and may have same name, but other definition)
At least you can _WBLOCK the content you want to get into the other drawing to create a temporay DWG with the copy-content ... and then insert this drawing into the destination drawing.
- alfred -
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as a workaround , you could use wblock the items you need to copy and paste .
you could wblock them to a local folder specified in your options paths.
default name will be "new block", accept that
then you can use a lisp to insert "new block" to another drawing .
i e :
(defun c:insertnewblock (/p1)
(setq p1 (getpoint "\nPick insert point :"))
(command "_-insert" "new block" p1 "" "" "" )
(commmand "_explode" "_L" "")
(command "_-purge" "_bl" "new block" "_n")
make a pgp alias for this lisp , this can be as quick as copy paste
INSERT does not work, Insert as reference does not work...
If i wblock my current file, in the wblocke file i have same error...
First you need to confirm the COPYCLIP took place: the problem may be the source file, not just the destination file.
Second, it appears you did not try -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD command, a great tool at removing AEC content that may be the culprit (assuming neither you or the file creators/recipients need them): aim for a 2007 format DWG file.
Have you tried the AutoCAD System Variable "PICKFIRST" and set it to 1 rather than 0 when you are copying...
Hope that helps?
Not sure if anything has happened to this post but i got a reply stating...
"I've deleted everithing visible from my file, but the problem persists. There are a bunch of blocks that cannot be purged."
"The file is attached."
But i cant seem to find it???