I am currently designing a kitchen with a complete floor plan. I had requested some accessories files from a company called Pearlworks and they sent me each file that I requested. The problem is that when I copy and paste each image file into my existing floorplan, they all show up as the same image and not the seperate images that should appear. Am I doing something wrong with the clipboard process? I have also tried deleting the drawing and re-inserting a different file and when I do every file thereafter is the same as the one that I just switched. HELP!!!!!
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>> when I copy and paste each image file into my existing floorplan
You are inserting images? Why do you insert imanges into a floorplan? Or is this no technical drawing?
Or do you speak about inserting drawings (as your thread-title tells us anything about "paste to original coords"?
It's not clear to me what you are really doing, maybe it's the same for others and a new (more detailed) description makes your issue more clear to us (e.g. use screenshots, show us what the command-line tells you when this issue raised, ...)
Sorry, - alfred -
What I meant by image is in fact a technical drawing of kitchen accessories. There were 8 different pdx.files that are all different technical drawings. I am not getting any error messages of anykind, it is simply that the clipboard isn't pasting what it should once the 1st technical drawing is pasted into my kitchen elevation. Ex: I am adding two seperate columns, both with a base and cap to go along with the columns. Between the column, base, and cap, that is three seperate technical drawings that I am trying to incorporate into the original elevation. So, when I copy the column into the drawing and then try to copy the base and cap for the column, the base and cap appear as the technical drawing for the column appears - as a column. I don't understand why I all three files wont remain as the original technical drawing after they have been pasted into the kitchen elevation.
>> There were 8 different pdx.files
Sorry again: what software are you speaking about? What are PDX-files?
- alfred -
Well, we come together, slow, but we are on the way
>> when I copy and paste each image file
If I replace now "image file" to "DXF-file" then you can copy it with the Windows-Explorer, but not with AutoCAD. To use copy and paste with geometry you have first to open the DXF-file, then you can start _COPYCLIP and select the geometry. Then activate your kitchen-drawing and start _PASTECLIP. I think that's what you are doing, right?
I would now verify what object types you are selecting within the DXF-file to copy, is this a block? And if you look into all DXF's ==> does this block always have the same name?
Or don't you have blocks in the DXF's, there are only plane geometry elements like lines, arcs, circles, polylines?
It's hard to guess what you have, so we have to go through a question/answer/question-game.
Let me also ask: when do you use the "paste to original coordinates" function? If you open the DXF-file with the symbol you want to use, I don't think that this symbol will be drawn at a position where you want to have it placed in your kitchen drawing. But "paste to original ..." would do that.
- alfred -
Why not just open the individual dxf files, process them to your layer standards, verify the insertion basepoints and save them as drawings. Then use the insert command to insert the processed dwg files. Copy and paste to original coordinates is not the right process unless you want to create the block in your target drawing.
Yes, because the "import" and "attach" functions won't support the DGN files because they are not V7 or V8 supported, I have been simply trying to copy and paste the technical drawings and then scaling them to size. I am unfamiliar with how to process dxf files into layers standards. These are blocks and I have tried every copy-command from copy to copyclip to copyblock and still only wants to read the original clipboard file. What can I try next?
ok, now DGN is mentioned as the next format, but I don't know why and if that influences the discussion here?
If you have DXF-files that you want to insert into your current drawing then run command _INSERT and chose these files for insertion. No need to open the DXF-file for selecting geometry and do a copy&paste.
- alfred -
I tried that and it applied the same drawing of the column that I originally selected. I also cleared out the Windows clip board and still nothing different.
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