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Can't copy viewport from clipboard

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05-26-2005 08:59 AM
I am trying to copy a view port from one layout to another in the same drawing but for some reason AutoCAD will not do it. It will copy / paste everything else just not a viewport. Can anyone please tell me why?

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David
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-26-2005 09:19 AM in reply to: Davmt
You have to activate it. Is there a rectangle instead of the viewport. If so
highlight and change the "on" setting to yes in properties.

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I am trying to copy a view port from one layout to another in the same
drawing but for some reason AutoCAD will not do it. It will copy / paste
everything else just not a viewport. Can anyone please tell me why?

Thank You!
David
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-26-2005 09:27 AM in reply to: Davmt
It is active and on AutoCAD just ignores it when I try to copy it to the clipboard.
I copied the title block from layout 1 and pasted it into layout 2 then i tried to copy a viewport from layout 3 to layout 1 but when I clicked on the paste icon the title block came in not the viewport
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-26-2005 09:40 AM in reply to: Davmt
Lesee, is it on layer DEFPOINTS, and layer 0 is frozen?
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-26-2005 09:42 AM in reply to: Davmt
Try and copy just the viewport and make sure the layer isn't frozen or off
in the new layout. I have to manually activate the NEW viewport when I copy
one from one layout to another.

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It is active and on AutoCAD just ignores it when I try to copy it to the
clipboard.
I copied the title block from layout 1 and pasted it into layout 2 then i
tried to copy a viewport from layout 3 to layout 1 but when I clicked on the
paste icon the title block came in not the viewport
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-26-2005 09:46 AM in reply to: Davmt
Its on layer "VPORT" and layer 0 is on
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-26-2005 09:47 AM in reply to: Davmt
Tried that to still did the same thing. Its like there is a variable telling AutoCAD to ignore the viewports when you try to copy them to the clipboard
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-26-2005 01:51 PM in reply to: Davmt
> I copied the title block from layout 1 and pasted it into layout 2 then i tried to copy a viewport from layout 3 to layout 1 but when I clicked on the paste icon the title block came in not the viewport

Is layer VPORT off, or frozen in the layout viewport?

Did you paste as block in layout 2, then cupy that blck and paste a nested block into layout 3?
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-27-2005 06:22 AM in reply to: Davmt
everything is on & nothing is frozen in any of the layouts. I tried pasteing as a block and as an object, I can't even paste into the same layout I copied it from. It simple will not copy a viewport, everything else it will just not a viewport.
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Re: Can't copy viewport from clipboard

05-27-2005 08:52 AM in reply to: Davmt
And you're quite sure that AFTER you've pasted the viewport, you have turned it on?

Post the file.
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