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Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« on: September 09, 2016, 10:46:38 am »
It happens once in a while and it doesn't screw up the drawing. It's just odd, and annoying.
Does anyone know what this is, or how to get rid of it?
If I zoom in/out, it stays in the same place.
I'm 99% sure I've only seen it in paperspace layouts, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 10:49:46 am »
I've seen this for years and have never figured out what it is, why it's there, or what triggers it to show up. It doesn't plot so I just ignore it now.

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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 10:50:03 am »
I've seen that before. I think it is text. Since you are asking, I'm assuming you cannot select it. Try Ctrl+A and then deselect everything else. That should leave the offending entity selected so you can find out what it is and delete it.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 11:02:44 am »
It's not text, and there's no way to select it.
If you zoom way out and regen, it will display in a different spot.
Graphically, it looks like something outside of cad.
I've always ignored it. I guess I just thought I'd finally take a moment to ask.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 11:05:46 am »
It's not text, and there's no way to select it.

How do you know if you can't select it?

I'm pretty sure I've been able to select it. I am sure I've been able to get rid of it.

Can you post a file that has it?
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 11:10:36 am »
Try QSELECT??
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 11:53:05 am »
erase > all, if still there, list > all ?

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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 12:08:53 pm »
yeah, post a drawing with it present.  I've not encountered it, whatever it is.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2016, 01:29:03 pm »
yeah, post a drawing with it present.  I've not encountered it, whatever it is.
You mean "Pennywise"?
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2016, 05:00:49 pm »
Well, I was going to post it, but cad crashed, and when I reopened the drawing, pennywise was gone.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2016, 05:28:11 pm »
It's still there unless you run some sort of purge during your startup. It should come and go at different zoom levels.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2016, 10:12:37 am »
It's still there unless you run some sort of purge during your startup. It should come and go at different zoom levels.
The purge command runs once at startup, but I purged/audited the drawing multiple times and it never went away.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 08:27:57 pm »
anyone have a example drawing containing it.


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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2016, 10:10:07 am »
anyone have a example drawing containing it.
Yeah, not sure what you'll find though.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2016, 12:09:07 pm »
anyone have a example drawing containing it.
Yeah, not sure what you'll find though.


I have this thing at the corner of my drawing, very annoying.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 12:28:55 pm »
anyone have a example drawing containing it.
It is one of those anomalies that is not dwg resident, but just shows up sometimes, and others it will not be seen for days/weeks. Not always in the same dwgs. Seeing as Alan and I both use Civil3D, and very few others have reported this, I suspect it is something in that or Map which caused this graphics glitch.

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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2016, 12:46:41 pm »
I've seen it before and it is persistent. Usually only noticed it when it is a distance away from the body of the drawing. Not using C3D.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2016, 01:00:20 pm »
Try disabling "High quality geometry" and / or "Smooth line display" under Graphics

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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2016, 01:36:02 pm »
Have you tried rebooting? Or turning the monitor off/on?  :roll:
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2016, 01:39:45 pm »
might need to completely reinstall windows....

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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2016, 01:40:35 pm »
Switch to a MAC
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2016, 02:01:31 pm »
I bet it's the system32 folder.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2016, 03:25:10 pm »
anyone have a example drawing containing it.
Yeah, not sure what you'll find though.


I have this thing at the corner of my drawing, very annoying.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2016, 10:51:07 am »
anyone have a example drawing containing it.
Yeah, not sure what you'll find though.


I have this thing at the corner of my drawing, very annoying.
John Carpenter's "The Thing".. good campy sci-fi movie.
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Re: Strange "thing" in layout tab. What is it?
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2017, 03:28:13 am »
I belive it is Text with Space only
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