I just drew a polyline on my defpoints layer, but now the polyline is not selectable. I have had this happen before with a different file and couldn't fix it then either.
All the settings/layer states look fine, but as soon as I add something to the defpoints layer it's untouchable.
Not an urgent question, but definately something I need to figure out since it keeps happening to me!
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A better solution would be to not use defpoints. Why are you using defpoints? Most likely because it won't plot. In the last several releases you can set any layer to not plot and so the use of defpoints is no longer needed. Why do I recommend you don't use defpoints? Well, you already found one. The other reason, if you were to shelve this drawing for 6 months and then come back to it. All that stuff that's on the defpoints layer, why is it there? You probably will forget but, if you have a layer set to not plot called, "notes to drafters", then you know what that stuff is.
Just my thoughts on the subject.
That's how i've been handling it for years. I have a no-plot layer for my survey calc's and one for surveyor's notes. Occasionally I'll use defpoints to make a hatch boundary. I suppose I could add a no-plot layer for hatching but it's easy enough to use defpoints. I never touch layer 0 so it's not a problem.
And the Cad Guru said unto his minions, "Thou shalt not use DEFPOINTS!"
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Cad people... always cracking me up. Thanks for a little humor with this one while I'm not having a total breakdown.
I tried turning on the 0 layer, but Defpoints still misbehaved a bit (invisible or visible but untouchable).
I'll go with the suggestion to make my own "no plot" layer and turn on the 'no plot' setting.
I just had this problem. Turning on Layer 0 in the model didn't help, BUT if you open the Layer Properties Manager, right click on Layer 0 and select VP Thaw Layer in All Viewports, this does it. Seems if Layer 0 is frozen in your layouts, it locks the Defpoint layer in the model. Go figure.
I use the Defpoints layer all the time and it's not usually a problem. I use it to create grids to lay out elevations, create insertion points for blocks, etc.
As you know, I am older and probably more set in my ways than you. Just wap me with a wet noodle the next time you see me. I have been using defpoints since day one with no problems as far as I know.
I can't help it.
you can edit the layer name and change it from defpoints to defpointse as an example and put select your object and do what you like to do and eventually rename the depoints layer to the default name to use it again
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