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Needing help with a dxf file

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06-24-2014 12:38 PM

I have a customer supplied dxf file, of their logo, that they are wanting us to cut for them.

I have put all entities onto layer 0, and purged all. I have reset the lower left corner of the logo as 0,0.

When I do a zoom extents, the logo fills my screen as I would expect. But when I do a zoom all, it throws the logo into the upper right corner, like there is some entity somewhere.

I have purged all layers, and only layer 0 is showing in my layers list.

I have attached the dxf if anyone can find whatever is messing with this.

Thank you so much for your help.

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Re: Needing help with a dxf file

06-25-2014 09:13 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

Use the LIMITS command and reset them to just around the logo. All should be fine.

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Re: Needing help with a dxf file

06-26-2014 01:22 PM in reply to: steve216586

I've done that and it's made no difference at all.

In fact, the limits were lower left 0,0 and upper right 12,9.

When I do zoom extents, the part still is way out  there.

It doesn't matter too much now, as I've just traced over the

part to recreate it.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Needing help with a dxf file

06-27-2014 05:18 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

For future: The command LIMITS gives you the option to "click" the limits you want. This was my method and it worked for me with your .dxf.

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Re: Needing help with a dxf file

06-27-2014 05:25 AM in reply to: steve216586
Thanks a bunch. I've never clicked for the limits. Worked like a charm.
Thanks for teaching me something new.
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Re: Needing help with a dxf file

06-27-2014 06:46 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

Glad I could help. So many here have done the same for me. :smileyhappy:

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