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,
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Solved! by M_Hensley. See the answer in context.
Use erase command and type ALL for selection then R for remove and window around what you want to keep.
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.
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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