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ivor.bach
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Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

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01-13-2013 11:53 AM

When I use copy or copy with base point and paste or paste to original coordinates in another drawing, nothing is being copied.

 

I use autocad 2013

 

The isuue is dwg related. It only happens when i paste to some of my dwg (usualy the most important ones...).

 

All the drawing files that are affected are in 2013 format, but if i save them to older version the problem persist.

 

Please help!!!

 

I ve tried

purge r, purge a, audit, save

wblock explode, purge a, audit, save

to no awail.

 

Tried many other solutions sa well, but nothing worked.

 

What on earth could be wrong with DWG to prevent pasting from another drawing?!

 

PS: Those drawings have been saved to lower formats before.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Registered: ‎06-29-2007
Message 2 of 35 (19,434 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-13-2013 12:26 PM in reply to: ivor.bach

Hi,

 

>> When I use copy or copy with base point and paste or paste to original coordinates

>> in another drawing, nothing is being copied

There are so many reasons why that could fail like

  • do a ZOOM EXTENTS after pasting
  • verify if layers are frozen/switched off in the destination drawing
  • blocks copied that (with same name) already were defined in the destination drawing (and may have same name, but other definition)
  • ....

 

At least you can _WBLOCK the content you want to get into the other drawing to create a temporay DWG with the copy-content ... and then insert this drawing into the destination drawing.

 

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mrkaplan
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Message 3 of 35 (19,431 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-13-2013 12:35 PM in reply to: ivor.bach

as a workaround , you could use wblock the items you need to copy and paste .

you could wblock them to a local folder specified in your options paths.

  default name will be "new block", accept that

then you can use a lisp to  insert "new block"  to another drawing .

i e :

(defun c:insertnewblock (/p1)

(setq p1 (getpoint "\nPick insert point :"))

(command "_-insert" "new block" p1 "" "" "" )

(commmand  "_explode" "_L" "")

(command "_-purge" "_bl"  "new block" "_n")

 (princ)

)

 

make a pgp alias for this lisp ,  this can be as quick as copy paste

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ivor.bach
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Message 4 of 35 (19,420 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-13-2013 04:04 PM in reply to: mrkaplan

INSERT does not work, Insert as reference does not work...

 

If i wblock my current file, in the wblocke file i have same error...

 

nothing helps.

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cbenner
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Message 5 of 35 (19,398 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-14-2013 04:43 AM in reply to: ivor.bach

Can you post one of the affected files here for us to look at?  Something is not right.

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pendean
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Message 6 of 35 (19,394 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-14-2013 05:39 AM in reply to: ivor.bach

First you need to confirm the COPYCLIP took place: the problem may be the source file, not just the destination file.

Second, it appears you did not try -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD command, a great tool at removing AEC content that may be the culprit (assuming neither you or the file creators/recipients need them): aim for a 2007 format DWG file.

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DuncanBrannan82
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Message 7 of 35 (19,381 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-14-2013 08:50 AM in reply to: ivor.bach

Hi,

 

Have you tried the AutoCAD System Variable "PICKFIRST" and set it to 1 rather than 0 when you are copying...

 

Hope that helps?

 

Regards,


Duncan

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ivor.bach
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Message 8 of 35 (19,348 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-15-2013 08:13 AM in reply to: DuncanBrannan82

it was set to PICKFIRST=1 all the time...

 

EXPORTTOAUTOCAD was done, as well as SPURGE, nothing helped.

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ivor.bach
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Message 9 of 35 (19,347 Views)

Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-15-2013 08:19 AM in reply to: cbenner

dear cbenner file ill post the file tommorow.

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DuncanBrannan82
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Re: Copy Paste from another drawing does not work

01-16-2013 05:36 AM in reply to: ivor.bach

Not sure if anything has happened to this post but i got a reply stating...

 

"I've deleted everithing visible from my file, but the problem persists. There are a bunch of blocks that cannot be purged."

 

"The file is attached."

 

But i cant seem to find it???

 

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