I have a dwg that when I Zoom Extents, it also goes too far out.
I have tried all of the trick that typically solve this (Erasing all but the selected objects, Audit, Purge) and even stripped everything out of the drawing one thing at a time and didn't find anything. There is nothing left in the dwg and it sill does it.
The odd thing is that now when I enter Erase All, it says:
3 were filtered out
There seems to be three objects in this dwg that I cannot select/read/edit. Also, when I open the Design Center, there are a bunch of blocks (looks like tick, arrows, and some text blocks) that I can't get rid of.
This is not a dwg that I can just Wblock and create a new file, because there are many database connection, custom visual settings, layouts, etc. that I don't have the time to recreate.
you have 3 non-graphical entities in the modelspace:
MAPBULKFEATURE, MAPGISLABES, MAPGISLAYERBITMAP ... these are all Map3D-objects and yes, you are right, you can't delete them with _ERASE.
What you can do:
save this drawing as DXF file
open the DXF file with an ascii-editor (e.g. Notepad++, Notepad would also be possible, but a little bit slow)
search for the part:
0 SECTION 2 ENTITIES 0 MAPBULKFEATURE 5 131117 330 17
And start erasing at the red marked lines up to this part:
100 AcMapGisLayerBitmap 70 1 0 CIRCLE 5 22DC03 330 17 100
then save the file and open it with AutoCAD. ==> now ZoomExtents works.
- alfred -
and getting your answer (thank you) I saw that the formating of the red part of the DXF (the lines to be erased) where reformatted in a way that is wrong, sorry for that! (and now I can't modify that ;( )
Please compare the lines between your DXF and my attachment!
- alfred -
This worked great on the stripped down dwg, but the original with all of its complexity is causing problems when trying to reopen the .dxf in CAD. It keeps crashing.
When I save the dwg to a dxf, I got it to open it before I edited it. If I try to open it after making your changes, CAD shuts down.
I am trying to edit the dxf with Notepad, is there something better to use?
>> I am trying to edit the dxf with Notepad, is there something better to use?
As mentioned, Notepad is not built for large files, try Notepad++ instead, downloadable >>>here<<<
- alfred -