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Why can't i draw a line???

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07-11-2013 09:38 AM

1st off, i'll say that i'm new to AutoCad.

My question is: Why certin AutoCad files, I'm not able to draw lines?

I'm in model space. I can move objects. I can even erase/delete things. But I'm tring to edit this shop drawing, i need to add some details, so i need to draw some lines. I use the "l" command. Select my 1st point, then 2nd point. It doesn't work??? The Command line keeps saying: Specify next point or [Close/Undo]. But no lines are getting drawn. i finally have to hit escape to end the line command but no lines have gotten drawn. its the same thing if i draw a square or circle. (Not sure if you need to know this but these are my companies files created by a former employee of my company using our own AutoCad. So, i would think if he's locked this file somehow, i should be able to unlock it.)

Please help.

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Re: Why can't i draw a line???

07-11-2013 09:48 AM in reply to: shosler

Check to see if the layer is turned off.  Layers turned off can still have items drawn on them if current but will not show entities till turned on.


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Re: Why can't i draw a line???

07-11-2013 10:26 AM in reply to: shosler
Why are you posting in the absolutely wrong forum? let the forum admins know which version of AutoCAD you are using so that they can move your post there instead of way down here.
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