Just started using 2012 yesterday, and I'm having a draworder problem consistently. I have two lines on top of each other in a drawing, two different layers. In the drawing everything works and appears correctly. When that drawing is an xref, everything looks the same as it does when you're actually in the drawing, but when you try to select the item that appears to be on top, it selects the one on the bottom. In the past if I did a regenall, it would show you which one was really on top, which might be different when you were in the drawing or with it as an xref, but whatever, at least you could tell which was which. Now it just stays with the bottom showing, and the top hidden. Any remedies out there?
Could you please send the files so that we can be sure that we are performing the same test?
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The two are attached, and zoomed into the trouble spot. Xref is xrefed to drawing. In xref, the gray layer is on bottom (which is a hatch with an outline), the magenta layer is in the middle, then the red line on top of both. If you click the magenta line between the hatch pattern, you get the magenta line, click the red, get the red. In drawing, when you click the magenta line, try to turn off the layer or something, you get the outline for the hatch layer even though it appears to be underneath. Regenall doesn't help. I thought it might have something to do with the hatch, but if you click on the red line which appears to be on top of both (in drawing) then you get the magenta line.
I am afraid I can't reproduce the issue, see the video in the link:
Did I follow the same steps as you?
Did you install the service pack?
Was this problem resolved? I an having similar issues with xref'd files & pdf overlays that I have never seen before (and I do have SP-1 installed.) The biggest problem is that my notations and dimensions that I applied over the top of xref'd pdf files cannot be seen on screen, nor do they show up on plots.
No, nothing ever got worked out. Both myself and the other person in the office that does cad have noticed a dramatic difference in display annoyances between 2009 and 2012. It's mostly (maybe entirely) with xrefs. No matter what you do, some things will not display in the order they're drawn. I'm constantly using the layer off command and when I click on what I think is on top, the thing on the bottom actually turns off. Since both things are in an xref, I can't just click on an object to see what's going on. I've kind of gotten used to, and expect it, but it's such a time waster.