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brian.mcfall
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Infectious Linetypes

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01-04-2013 07:34 AM

I'm having a small problem with linetypes that are not being used nor will they purge from a drawing.  I believe that all started with the binding of an xref but now the xref has been removed along with just about everything else other than simple geometry and some text.  The linetypes will not purge. For instance, if I take a standard "new" dwt file that has no problems and copy anything from an "infected" drawing to the dwt, the infectious linetypes will now appear in the dwt.  And when I say anything, I mean anything.  i can draw a new circle/line/point on the "0" layer and copy that new item into the clean dwt and it will take along with it the unwanted linetypes. 

 

I have seen a similar post about linetypes not purging.  And have tried the wblock solution with now luck.  I have tried recover along with anything else that I could think of.  Again the drawing doesn't have any xrefs and even newly drawn items, when coppied, will become infected by the unwanted line types.

 

Also, the linetypes that are being left behind do have the "$0$" within the name.  But also to mention the only ones being left behind are "powerline" and "phantom", hopefully somone will be able to help me clear this up.

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Earl.Morrill
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Re: Infectious Linetypes

01-04-2013 07:41 AM in reply to: brian.mcfall

Are you using "vanilla" AutoCAD or a vertical?

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brian.mcfall
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Re: Infectious Linetypes

01-04-2013 07:52 AM in reply to: Earl.Morrill

I am using the vanilla version, however after seeing your post I decided to switch profiles and use Mechanical. 

 

Also to add, I have tried to fix this problem in both 2012 and 2013 versions of Autocad.  Vanilla version as well as Mechanical have produced nothing new.  The only way that I have found to get rid of the linetypes is to run a check standards matched to the standard dws.  But that will require me to press "Alt F" 1200 times.  I need a fix-it-now solution.  I don't have the time to spend 2 hours per drawing fixing standards.

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Earl.Morrill
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Re: Infectious Linetypes

01-04-2013 08:01 AM in reply to: brian.mcfall

We had a similar problem here.

Map and Civil3D handle linetypes differently, so by going through vanilla AutoCAD (not a vertical to 'open as AutoCAD') we were able to purge the linetypes, then reopen in a vertical and they were gone.

 

If you are trying to purge in vanilla AutoCAD already, I don't have a solution for you, sorry.

 

Earl

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sthompson1021
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Re: Infectious Linetypes

01-04-2013 08:12 AM in reply to: brian.mcfall

Hi, in the 2012 forum there is a similar post titled phamton lineweights can't be purged. http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-2012/Phantom-Lineweights-that-can-t-be-purge/td-p/3740951

It may help

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Re: Infectious Linetypes

01-04-2013 08:55 AM in reply to: sthompson1021

sthompson1021 wrote:
Hi, in the 2012 forum there is a similar post titled phamton lineweights can't be purged. http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-2012/Phantom-Lineweights-that-can-t-be-purge/td-p/3740951

It may help


Thank you very much for the information.  That thread is exactally what I was looking for.  The solution to my problem was "DXFOUT", then purge all items, including all nested items.  Then the only thing left to do is save as a dwg. 

 

Don't know what exactally is causing the linetypes to do this, but at least there is a quicker solution than the one that i came up with.  And that was to check standards and press ALT F 1200 times.  Good thing I got tired of doing that and decided to do some more searching.

 

Thanks for the help,

B.McFall

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rkmcswain
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Re: Infectious Linetypes

06-21-2013 04:45 AM in reply to: brian.mcfall

FYI: This was released by Autodesk yesterday.

 

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