Have you checked the obvious, layers frozen or off. You state "annotate and dimension" or do you mean annotation styles and dimension styles? If annotate and dimension is what you want to do, do it in the actual template itself and avoid this problem. Templates are usually used to pre-load styles, layers and such and there is no annotation or dimensioning in them. HTH.
I have already dimensioned and annotated my plan. I just want to transfer the whole thing to one of the architectural templates that's listed in the drop down box.
Sorry but I don't think you grasp the concept of templates. Templates are used to start a new drawing with pre-loaded layers, font styles, dimension styles and so on. Are you confusing templates with borders or title sheets since you state "transfer the whole thing to one of the architectural templates that's listed in the drop down box"? I don't get why you are doing this.
A template is a dwt file and I know you are aware that a drawing is a dwg file. I think you need to provide more information than you are providing on what you want done or are trying to do.
If this is truly what you want done. Do this, open the Architectural dwt file and insert your plan drawing. Now here comes your dilema. Do you want this to be saved as a dwt file or a dwg file? Refer to your help to see what you want done.
Hmmmm. Couple of ?'s. Are you using Annotative text? What version of AutoCAD are you using? I do see a couple of dimensions on your drawing but I do see the emptyness where dimensions might be missing. If push comes to shove you may need to post your drawing(s) to see what truly is going on.
Look at how this drawing was set up. Hopefully this will help you. I can't tell what's wrong with your drawing unless I drive so to speak. HTH
azrdglder - I think you are on track with a Layer being Off or Frozen in the Template title block.
OP - Can you highlite all the entities from your drawing, right click, Copy / Paste to the Template file that has the Title block you want?
And then type LAYER at the Command line and make sure all Layer are On and or Thawed?
And azrdglder is correct. You are going about this backward. You should start with File; New from the dropdown or QNEW from the Command line and start with a Template that has the Tile block you want to create your drawing. If you Copy / Paste your entites to this file and then Save As a Template it will be there for you to use the next time without having to recreate all your styles again.
DWT extention is available in the Files of Type dropdown at the bottom of the Save As window.
OP is using AutoCAD 2004. Annotative Dimensions and Text are not available. Correct?
Charles, part of the confusion is also on my part. Cause stupid Autodesk can not think of a new name for Sheet Set Templates. The old schooler in me saw template and I defaulted to drawing templates and not Sheet Set templates. You are so used to a certain terminology it takes a while to get used to new stuff.
Access a broad range of knowledge to help get the most out of your products and services.