I'm having a HUGE problem with Arch 2014, coping and pasting blocks, lines &/or text from one drawing to another. I can copy/paste within a drawing. But from one drawing to another, nope. Does anyone have any idea's how to fix this?
I'd like to add that sometimes when using Tool Palettes those blocks won't paste either. You can pull the block out, see it on the end of your cursor but when you paste it, it disappears....gone.
I'm wondering if this is a insert issue?
Are you trying to copy/paste from one AutoCAD session to another AutoCAD session (think SDI mode)? Or are both drawings open in the same session, so that your one AutoCAD program Window has both files windows sitting side-by-side? Or are the files different DWG formats (like one of them is 2012 or lower format)?
Copy?Paste works fine, so there is something unique about one of the files or your application settings.
When you say "one AutoCAD session" you mean starting AutoCAD once, than yes. I start AutoCAD once than open two different dwg's and try to copy/paste from one to another. There is nothing unique about any of the files. It happens to all dwg files. But, I will say this....sometimes if I shut down & restart AutoCAD it will start working....for about 3 - 4 times, then stop working again. Sometimes I can shut down & restart my whole computer and it will start working again, but for 3 - 4 times then it starts happening again. And this isn't happening to only one computer in my office it's happening to all computers running Arch 2014.
Ok to answer your questions:
What Windows versions do you all use? Windows 7 & 8, and it's happening on both versions.
Are you using ACA fully (AEC content), or running/using it 'as autocad'? Running/using it "as autocad"
Do you save down to lower formats? Yes
Do you have 3rd party add-ons? No
Can you view your Windows Clipboard content when it stops working? Yes we can view it, but it still does not paste
Do you use some sort of Clipboard manager (either an AutoCAD add-on from the exchange store or a Windows add-on)? Yes and no, some computers have Clipboard manager some don't
Having same issue. Can't copy a large rack plan from one drawing to the other. Can do a partial only. Never been an issue before. Using 2014. About to send to support.
One thing to look into: The Sketchbook Designer add-on. If it's loaded as an add-on to ACA it could be the source of your problems. I was seeing errors (ok, AutoDesk would probably call them something else but...) on the command line when copying, and paste wasn't available in the target drawing (although I could often get around it by using the "Ctrl-V" keyboard shortcut anyway) while it was installed. Since SD comes as a standalone app I simply uninstalled the ACA Add-on and the problem went away here (although I still have issues with "Paste to Original Coordinates" not being available after using "Copy with base point" in the source).
A note: unloading the menu isn't enough as it will put itself back until the plug-in is actually uninstalled.
I looked in the program file folder and in the "Program Feature, Uninstall or Change" section and I can't seem to find Sketchbook Design add-on. Is there another way to see if it's been added?
Thanks for the help.
You have to use windows "Uninstall/Change a program"... If it is installed it will be listed and should be uninstalled from there. It installs as a seperate application not as a "feature" of the basic ACA application. There are two versions that it installs:The standalone: "Autodesk Sketchbook Designer (version)" and the Add-on: "Autodesk Sketchbook Designer for (...)". Uninstall the Add-on version.
I know it comes with any "Building Design Suite" and I believe that it comes with just ACA as well but don't know for sure.