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ricklizstitt
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copy/paste

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03-06-2012 08:45 AM

hello

when i copy paste another persons drawing into mine,all the xrefs get placed well away from the the original drawing.

how can i bring someone elses drawing into mine?

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gjrcmb
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Re: copy/paste

03-06-2012 11:22 AM in reply to: ricklizstitt

When you open a new drawing to paste the other drawing, right click on the drawing space and select Clipboard > Paste to Original Coordinates.  

If you are actually inserting or externally referencing a drawing and things are not matching up, perhaps the Insertion Base Point is not consistent between the drawings.  Use the BASE command to check the Insertion Base Point of the different drawings.  If they are not the same coordinate value, then you either need to change the insertion base points to be consistent, or take this into account when inserting or attaching the external reference.  You probably do not want to change the insertion base point in the external references if other drawings are also using those xrefs.

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ricklizstitt
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Re: copy/paste

03-06-2012 11:47 AM in reply to: gjrcmb

thx for replying but that still does the same thing. these steps ive been diong works on all other drawings i paste but these two i cant get it to work. its like its currupt drawings but other people have used them and it works.

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gjrcmb
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Re: copy/paste

03-06-2012 12:27 PM in reply to: ricklizstitt

Ok so I am confused?  You indicated that it did not work, but you accepted my posting as a solution?

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ricklizstitt
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Re: copy/paste

03-06-2012 12:40 PM in reply to: gjrcmb

sorry about that. must of hit that by mistake..bare with me, this is the first time on this site

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gjrcmb
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Re: copy/paste

03-06-2012 01:11 PM in reply to: ricklizstitt

Hard to tell without looking at the drawings.  Have you tried using WBLOCK and/or INSERT instead of Copying and Pasting.

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ricklizstitt
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Re: copy/paste

03-06-2012 01:35 PM in reply to: ricklizstitt

yes. also exploding before it comes in from the other drawing, but gets rid of the xref properties.

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coswald
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Re: copy/paste

03-06-2012 02:16 PM in reply to: ricklizstitt

Check your units.  you might be unitless and the other might be in feet or inches.

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