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redwhiteblue
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Registered: ‎08-14-2009
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Lines drawn on defpoint layer, unable to erase or move.

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07-28-2010 07:09 PM

I'm working with someone else's drawing and I'm having a problem with the defpoint layer,  here's the problem:  I open the dwg. in model space, switch to paper space, insert my title block, switch the layer to defpoint, draw a viewport window, everything looks good except I can't move, resize, erase, or do anything with that viewport window, it's like it's frozen, won't even let me pick it, what's wrong here?  Can someone help me?  I'm using autocad lt 2007.   

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M-Town_Drafter
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Registered: ‎07-21-2008
Message 2 of 7 (2,943 Views)

Re: Lines drawn on defpoint layer, unable to erase or move.

07-28-2010 10:46 PM in reply to: redwhiteblue

Is layer 0 frozen or off?  Defpoint items will be visible but unselectable when layer 0 is frozen or turned off.

 

Joe P.

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BernardMadoff
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Registered: ‎07-15-2009
Message 3 of 7 (2,941 Views)

Re: Lines drawn on defpoint layer, unable to erase or move.

07-28-2010 11:25 PM in reply to: redwhiteblue

make sure the layer is not locked

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redwhiteblue
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Message 4 of 7 (2,927 Views)

Re: Lines drawn on defpoint layer, unable to erase or move.

07-29-2010 05:22 AM in reply to: BernardMadoff

The layer defpoints is neither locked, frozen, or off.  Have you any other suggestions?  Thanks for any help. 

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pendean
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Message 5 of 7 (2,925 Views)

Re: Lines drawn on defpoint layer, unable to erase or move.

07-29-2010 05:25 AM in reply to: redwhiteblue

Thaw and turn on layer 0 (zero) as the first reply noted.

If you still cannot erase those objects, they are part of a block, thaw/turn on all layers and unlock them and try again.

 

If all the above fail (I noted two things to try), post your DWG file here or send it back to the originator to fix for you.

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redwhiteblue
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Message 6 of 7 (2,904 Views)

Re: Lines drawn on defpoint layer, unable to erase or move.

07-29-2010 11:57 AM in reply to: pendean

Thanks for everyones help on this issue,  I ended up just starting over and got rid of that dwg. file, things are working fine now.

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Modman_4
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Re: Lines drawn on defpoint layer, unable to erase or move.

07-31-2010 01:31 PM in reply to: redwhiteblue

Next time OP, especially if you stand to lose a lot of work, there are a number of viable possibilities to try, starting with the advice about layer zero. Starting from scratch should be a last resort!

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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