AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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syria89
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wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

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06-13-2011 01:23 PM

i have someblocks have a rectangle arounded, there is a an arrow on that rectangle by clicking on it, it will do invert which will make the blockk dispear

as if u doing a crop for an image but this time is a block

is that normal

see pic

this i see it in 2011

when i open it in acad 2008 there is no problem

thanks in advance

 

XCLIPFRAME = 0 to turn off.

 

That's a clip boundary.  The benefit of leaving it on is that you can edit the clip from the boundary grips, and invert clipping side (likes making a hole inside your block, in your case, the boundary is larger than the block extent so when you invert it, you see nothing). 

It's from any regular block or dynamic block after they got xclipped.  In previous versions the xclip frame is invisible and uneditable but from 2011 you can set it visibility via the XCLIPFRAME variable and grip edit / invert it.

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LightingDesignAlliance
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

06-13-2011 10:18 PM in reply to: syria89
I have seen this as well, it's like an xclip window is embedded into the block, I could not find it in BEDIT I tried to redefine the block it was still there. I ended up BURSTing the blocks because they has attributes I needed deeded into my plan. I believe the blocks were made in architectural desktop and the issue came from there. I hope someone else has better insight on how to remove the clip window.
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pendean
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

06-14-2011 05:40 AM in reply to: syria89

Post the block

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ToanDN
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

06-14-2011 09:07 AM in reply to: syria89

XCLIPFRAME = 0 to turn off.

 

That's a clip boundary.  The benefit of leaving it on is that you can edit the clip from the boundary grips, and invert clipping side (likes making a hole inside your block, in your case, the boundary is larger than the block extent so when you invert it, you see nothing). 

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Bob_Zurunkle
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

06-14-2011 09:22 AM in reply to: ToanDN

Perhaps the block has a wipeout and neglected to incoude it in the flip action?

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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syria89
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

06-14-2011 06:59 PM in reply to: syria89

well the xclip command by slecting the block and i turn it off

it dispear

xclipframe=0 also works

so

how the xclip came in

and what the use of the xclip for a block

is this xclip comes with a dynamic block or somthing

here is the drawing (saved in 2010)

have fun

thanks guys

 

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ToanDN
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

06-14-2011 07:17 PM in reply to: syria89

It's from any regular block or dynamic block after they got xclipped.  In previous versions the xclip frame is invisible and uneditable but from 2011 you can set it visibility via the XCLIPFRAME variable and grip edit / invert it.

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mathewandbenita
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

02-06-2012 04:16 PM in reply to: syria89

turning off the frames (setting to 0) doesn't get rid of the grips and flip arrow when you select it, which i found quite annoying.

Even more annoying is when you copy the block into another drawing it keeps that xclip boundary!

xclip delete seems to get rid of it thankfully...

 

I'm not going to xclip anymore because of this!

 

 

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ToanDN
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

02-06-2012 04:32 PM in reply to: mathewandbenita

XCLIPFRAME = 0 definitely does not show the frame and the flip arrow when the XREF is selected from my computer.

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mathewandbenita
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Re: wierd rectangle around a block looks like a crop

02-13-2012 06:11 PM in reply to: syria89

I stand corrected, it does not appear when select block with xclipframe = 0.

But you still have to turn it off again when you copy the block to a new dwg.

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