AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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tvcad
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Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

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01-11-2012 09:18 AM

When I grip-select an image, or pick it at the "select objects" prompt, the image hides all other geometry behind it. Troublesome when trying to fine-tune the image(png background) location relative to other entities.

Image transparency on, draworder back, monochrome, image @ 0'-0"Z.

Image looks fine until I pick it.

Simple toggle in 2011? Thanks

 

Acacd 2011, Win7 64

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pendean
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

01-11-2012 10:29 AM in reply to: tvcad

When selected, the object becomes active and comes to the front: do you need to measure and move the object by actual distances instead of an eye-ball nudge?

Does moving all the other objects to the FRONT lessen the issue? Or the image at a small minus-Z distance so that it is truly under all the other objects?

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tvcad
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

01-11-2012 10:46 AM in reply to: pendean

Thanks. I know I cant snap to the image contents, just eyeballing.

Problem is that I cannot see what I am eyeballing TO.

Moved image to a negative Z, no good.

Moving other objects to front does not help.

 

This issue is new in 2011. When image is selected, its contents disappear, and its frame becomes like a face or a wipeout.

Please see attached.

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tvcad
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

01-11-2012 10:48 AM in reply to: tvcad

Sorry, meant the the contents (below) the image disappear

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thepworth
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

01-11-2012 10:52 AM in reply to: tvcad

IF nothing else works...

go to paper space, put in 2 concurrent viewports for the same area (copy/paste with Shift-ctrl-c/-v for basepoint),

 

then you can freeze the image in the "top" viewport" with the linework....

 

a runaround but might help :smileysad:


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Patchy
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

01-11-2012 10:58 AM in reply to: tvcad

Can you attach that part of the drawing and the image here. I like to see why it doesn't work for you.

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tvcad
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

01-11-2012 11:14 AM in reply to: Patchy

Its not just THIS image. Its ANY image, including TIFFs.

Thanks

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Tudor_Timotin
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

11-23-2012 06:44 AM in reply to: tvcad

Just had the same problem

 

IMAGEHLT on 0 solved it for me

 

Maybe it helps,

 

Tudor

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tvcad
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Re: Selected Image Hides Underlying Geometry

01-09-2013 11:41 AM in reply to: Tudor_Timotin

Belated Thanks! That did it.

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