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margaret.brown
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Registered: ‎01-12-2012
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Disappearing multileaders

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01-12-2012 04:28 AM

2012 drawings are not showing multi-leaders, when opened in 2007. We saved the 2012 drawings down to 2004. These same multileaders are not printing either.

Anyone else having this issue?

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pendean
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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
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Re: Disappearing multileaders

01-12-2012 04:50 AM in reply to: margaret.brown

There are no MLEADERS in R2007: they were not introduced until R2008 I believe. if you exchange files regularly with R2007 users, limit your use to LEADER or QLEADER commands intead, or EXPLODE your Mleaders before saving down and shipping the files.

 

Also look into the Visual Fidelity item in OPTIONS command's SAVE tab for additional features.

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margaret.brown
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Re: Disappearing multileaders

01-12-2012 05:00 AM in reply to: pendean

Your are right and I didn't think about that. I will try your suggestion. Thank you so much.

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Robs1020
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Registered: ‎02-17-2012
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Re: Disappearing multileaders

02-17-2012 01:38 PM in reply to: margaret.brown

We are having the same problem and wondering if you found a solution

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TrevN
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Re: Disappearing multileaders

02-20-2012 07:57 AM in reply to: Robs1020

There is no solution to this problem if you are using 2007 or earlier. Object enabler may help you see the multi leader, (can't quite remember). But if you want to work on them in ealier versions, as has been said they need to be exploded.

 

2008 onwards and all is ok.

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SugarCAD
Posts: 188
Registered: ‎02-10-2011
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Re: Disappearing multileaders

02-20-2012 01:04 PM in reply to: Robs1020

They should be visible in 2012 regardless of what they are saved down.

 

Are they disappearing or not visible in a viewport? Make sure they are not on a frozen layer once saved down.

 

I just use Qleaders.

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xxmnbxxx
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Registered: ‎11-24-2003
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Re: Disappearing multileaders

07-16-2012 06:29 AM in reply to: margaret.brown

This is exactly what is wrong with the new releases of ACAD-planned obsolescence. I contacted the higher management at ACAD because I feel that it is unacceptable to have a tool that does not work with an earlier version especiallywhen  what you suggest is not ideally part of the newer release- there is no button for qleader, there is no easy way to deal with qleader and why would I want to use it? Why should I have to use an tool less powerful?

Multileader has many powerful features that I want to use and I really can't because it is useless to anyone using pre2008 software-and there are vendors out there that I deal with that are part of this class.

 

Why do I have redo ALL of the work that I did because Autodesk primary interest is planned obsolescence

 

I have had to redo Multileaders countless times-and here is my main "beef" with Autodesk.

There are tools that I consider bread and butter tools, ie,  tools that are extremely  important to daily drafting tasks-leaders fall under this category, the same as dimension tools.

 

Of all the tools  NOT to make backward compatible-there bread and butter tools are a no-brainer, atleast to me; these are essential tools.

 

Why promote all of these great new tools and features when they can't be used?

 

The only reason I see-upgrades

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pendean
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Re: Disappearing multileaders

07-16-2012 11:08 AM in reply to: xxmnbxxx

-EXPORTTOAUTOCAD command, note the dash in the name, is designed to 'properly' knock files down for lower AutoCAD version users to still be able to edit the files. For best results, aim for at least their version of not a version lower to ensure comaptibility.

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