We have just installed AutoCAD 2010 and we still need to use 2007 to run our RouterCIm software for our CNC machine, but now when we cut and paste the parts, which are just lines, arcs, circles, and poly lines, they are inserted into 2007 as an OLE object??
Is there a setting to change this?
Why does this happen now? It's a cut and paste from AutoCAD to AutoCAD
This happens with every file format change, you cannot cut and paste from 2010 to 2007 (just as you cannot cute and paste from 2007 to 2006 and earlier), the fact that they now paste as OLE objects is actually an improvement over the past. What you need to do is save you file down to a 2007 file format, then open it in 2007.
I might be missing something here and providing an obvious answer. It's apparent you're running 2007 and 2010 on the same machine, so why not open the drawing with 2007? You mentioned saving to 2004 file version, so you shouldn't have any problems. You should be able to copy and paste all you want. If that isn't an option, try copying with base point [Ctrl+Shift+C]. If this doesn't work, try creating a block of the elements you want to migrate, then copy and paste the block. Hope this helps, good luck. -- Kiel
2007, 2008, and 2009 all share the same file format (and drawing "data structure"). As I understand it, 2010 has a new "data structure". When you use CopyClip in 2010 it copies 2010 data structure entities, which 2009 and older apparently cannot deal with.