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pwk
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Zoom extents shows much more than my drawing extents

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04-05-2014 05:29 AM

Hi,

 

I am using AutoCAD 2014 (AutoCAD Electrical to be exact).  I have a drawing in which, when I choose "Zoom Extents", rather than zooming so that my drawing contents fills the screen area, it zooms way out so that my drawing contents are tiny.  When I do this, my drawing contents are displayed (very small) at the top of the window, and I see some stray marks towards the bottom of the screen.  I think these stray marks are causing my problem - zoom extents seems to be including these in my "extents".  The strange thing is, even though I have all layers thawed, I cannot select and/or delete these stray marks.  If I try to zoom in on the stray marks, they are no longer there after I zoom.

 

If anyone can tell me how I can get around this issue, I'd really appreciate it.

 

Thanks in advance,
Paul

Use erase command and type ALL for selection then R for remove and window around what you want to keep.

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pendean
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Re: Zoom extents shows much more than my drawing extents

04-05-2014 05:53 AM in reply to: pwk
They may be parts of objects inside your file: try to WBLOCK only what you want to keep using a window (not crossing) selection and see if they go away in that newly created file.
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Re: Zoom extents shows much more than my drawing extents

04-07-2014 04:29 AM in reply to: pwk

Use erase command and type ALL for selection then R for remove and window around what you want to keep.

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Re: Zoom extents shows much more than my drawing extents

04-07-2014 05:33 AM in reply to: M_Hensley

Thank you pendean and M_Hensley.  Both of your suggestions worked!

 

I marked M_Hensley's suggestion as the solution only because it saves the step of having to create a new drawing.

 

Best regards,
Paul

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Re: Zoom extents shows much more than my drawing extents

11-10-2014 11:49 AM in reply to: M_Hensley

I used your method but modified to select all from the Properties dialog and then remove what I wanted with a window.  This left only Paper Space objects in my selection.  There were no other objects in Model Space.   I then used your method to delete the objects causing the incorrect extents.  I have 8 Profile Views with 8 profiles in Model Space near my plan elements which are at NC State Plane coordinates (E 2,157,000, N 940,000 ±).  These were deleted even though I clearly windowed them to remove them from the selection set.  Zoom extents worked fine with them erased but while they remain my WCS origin (0,0,0) is included in my zoom extents.

 

Is this a bug or is there a way to prevent Profile Views/Profiles from causung this behavior?

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