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I cannot edit anything in an already existing drawing of a house plan

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I cannot edit anything in an already existing drawing of a house plan

I am a new Autocad user and I opened this already complete drawing of a house plan in the software. When I tried editing it, such as moving, erasing, or selecting items, I could not do it. I could not select any item that was already on the drawing, whether it was the furniture or the walls or anything else.

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However, when I pressed "command + A" in order to select all the objects on the drawing, only the frame around the drawing or the house plan would be selected. This meant that I could only move the entire plan as a whole.

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I could however add items from the "Blocks in current drawing" tab to the drawing, which can be selected and moved around, but I still cannot move the present items or "blocks" already there. None of the layers are locked. Can anyone please help, as it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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in reply to: qnologi

I appreciate your reply, but I do not really understand it. Thanks for clarifying. 

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in reply to: hamzabizri
Message 5 of 9
in reply to: qnologi

This did not work, as I still cannot select the individual blocks. Thank you.

Message 6 of 9
in reply to: hamzabizri

i think that you can not select any items because you're working from paper space layout . either you get back for model space OR pick inside you VP and start work . 




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in reply to: hamzabizri
Message 8 of 9
in reply to: hamzabizri



You are not able to edit anything because you are in Paperspace. Type in the command "MODEL" which would take you to model space wherein you can edit the drawing.

And I would recommend you to go through a few basic things about AutoCAD modelspace and paperspace. 

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Message 9 of 9
in reply to: hamzabizri

Are you taking any classes yet? I recommend you do, this is a complex program.


Double-click right here inside your viewport to enter the viewport to move/edit stuff





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