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Mawnster
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Registered: ‎05-12-2009
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how to delete hidden objects on defpoints

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05-19-2009 02:42 PM
I have a drawing that has hidden objects on defpoints layer. I turn all layers on and thaw them all but when hit ctrl+a there appear to be snap points that belong to hidden objects. when I cross window in the area I find nothing. how do you turn these and how do you delete them? Edited by: Mawnster on May 19, 2009 9:44 PM
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tom_kelly
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Registered: ‎01-16-2009
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Re: how to delete hidden objects on defpoints

05-19-2009 09:54 PM in reply to: Mawnster
Hi,

If you don't want to see the snap points of the hidden objects which are on a specific layer, then inspite of turning off the layer, freeze it.
Hope this may help you.

Thanks,
Tom Kelly
www.indovance.com
*Gordon Stephens
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Re: how to delete hidden objects on defpoints

05-20-2009 12:30 AM in reply to: Mawnster

Dimension end points are found on the defpoints layer. Also, pressing
Ctrl-A shows everything gripped, so could they be block inserts that happen
to be remote from the blocks themselves?

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Gordon

 


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I
have a drawing that has hidden objects on defpoints layer. I turn all layers
on and thaw them all but when hit ctrl+a there appear to be snap points that
belong to hidden objects. when I cross window in the area I find nothing. how
do you turn these and how do you delete them? Edited by: Mawnster on May 19,
2009 9:44 PM
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1GuyG
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-13-2011
Message 4 of 5 (1,626 Views)

Re: how to delete hidden objects on defpoints

12-16-2011 08:12 AM in reply to: Mawnster

Write out everything to a block from Model space, then paper space; open a new drawing; insert blocks and overwrite old drawing.  That's the way to delete things you can't see.

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slant
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎11-07-2005
Message 5 of 5 (1,612 Views)

Re: how to delete hidden objects on defpoints

12-21-2011 01:35 PM in reply to: 1GuyG

i type "erase", then "all" for select objects.  then i deselect all visible objects and hit enter.  anything in the drawing that you can't select is erased.   then i purge and audit and qsave. this works for invisible blocks and off layers, so excercise caution.

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