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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:26 AM
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KG's AutoCAD question of the day
i'm changing someone elses wacked out drawings to my layering system, and i;m trying to get rid of those last few blocks and layers so i have a clean and lean file. what's the easiest or best way to get rid of them?
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:31 AM
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1. Have you used the Purge Command?
That will remove any unused blocks, layers, entities, etc.

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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:36 AM
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2. yeah, i've purged
but there's still some stuff in the drawing i can't quite find. i know it's there, just can't figure out how to get rid of them.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:40 AM
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4. You might want to try turning all of the layers on
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 10:40 AM by madinmaryland
and make sure they are all unlocked. Then delete any items you don't want. Make sure you zoom out all. Many times there are blocks that are embedded in other blocks, and there may also be layers that actually have entities in them.

BTW, what version are you using?

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ImNotBuying Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:45 AM
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6. Layerwalk
After every thing is Thawed and On. Zoom extants to make sure there's nothing out in far off places and use the LayerWalk command to see what entities are on the offending layers. If I have a ghost layer that I can't find and just won't go away, I'll wblock the whole mess and then just rename it back to the drawing it was. Kind of a pain if you already have layouts and viewports set up.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:36 AM
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7. might be a round about way to get what i'm looking for.
just put the wblock into a new drawing.

thanks for the idea.
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:57 AM
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8. That's what I do usually
Turn on everything you want to keep and wblock it into a new drawing.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:39 AM
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3. Don't use AutoCAD but if it's anything like MAX
one thing you could try is giving everything you want to keep a meaningful name, then doing a Select By Name and grabbing everything that you don't recognize and deleting it.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:45 AM
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5. Select all
And see if there are any hidden entities. Make sure all the layers are on.
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