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dubb

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Copy Paste in Autocad importing other styles.
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:25:09 pm »
When I copy and paste a single line from one dwg to another, the dimension style and text styles are imported as well. I am trying to clean out a drawing from the styles. Why does Autocad import these styles when I didn't select them in my clipboard?  :idiot2:

Rob...

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Re: Copy Paste in Autocad importing other styles.
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 07:34:46 pm »
Old issue. Best not to do that when cleaning files.
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roy_043

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Re: Copy Paste in Autocad importing other styles.
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 03:06:13 pm »
Is there a dimension associated with the entity?

dubb

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Re: Copy Paste in Autocad importing other styles.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 02:59:28 pm »
There isn't any dimension associated. I tested copy & paste a simple line from to as clean dwg file and it transferred over styles that I didn't select.

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Re: Copy Paste in Autocad importing other styles.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 03:02:25 pm »
Again, it's bad practice to copy/paste from a "dirty" file to a "clean" file for just this reason. Best to create from scratch.
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Re: Copy Paste in Autocad importing other styles.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 10:30:21 am »
Again, it's bad practice to copy/paste from a "dirty" file to a "clean" file for just this reason. Best to create from scratch.
Or use Design Center and drag over only the content you want, dimstyles, textstyles, layers, layouts etc...
Usually from an up to date (not "dirty") template.
That's what I would do..
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rkmcswain

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Re: Copy Paste in Autocad importing other styles.
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 03:44:30 pm »
In between the copy and the paste (in other words, after you do the copy) --- open your %temp% folder, find the latest file with a name like this [A$C64A2528C.DWG] and then open it. Does this extra stuff exist in that file?


And is it just one text style and dimstyle? Because the current dimstyle and textstyle get brought over.