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Do you really want to do this
« on: June 01, 2005, 06:17:45 AM »
Any help will be appreciated, other than delete the drawing and start agan.

Drawing ‘Details G_F’ contains a floor plan ‘Ground Floor Plan A’ inserted as an xref.
Within ‘Details G_F’ I have drawn over the xref to produce the details. All of the details are hatched; this is contained within a hatch boundary not the xref. The following is the message when I open the drawing. This is the last thing I can do.
I have purged and audited the ‘Ground Floor Plan A’
Clues, pointers, hints, all welcome.

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AutoCAD Express Tools Copyright © 2002-2004 Autodesk, Inc.

Hatch boundary associativity removed.
Hatch boundary associativity removed.1862 selected,
Do you really want to do this? <N> 1862 selected,
Do you really want to do this? <N> 1862 selected,
Do you really want to do this? <N> 1862 selected,
Do you really want to do this? <N> 1862 selected,
Do you really want to do this? <N> 1862 selected,
Do you really want to do this? <N>
Autodesk Architectural Desktop menu utilities
Yes or No, please.
; error: Function cancelled

Do you really want to do this? <N> 1862 selected,
Do you really want to do this? <N>
Alastair Mallett Autodesk Certified Professional
Technical Director
Hunters South Architects

CADaver

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005, 09:37:21 AM »
Looks like when you hatched, the xref was used a part of the boundary.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005, 09:42:15 AM »
It certainally looks that way. One small slip and all hell breaks loose.

We solved by eventually getting quick select to work, selecting all hatching  and removing its associaativity, purging, and audit the remains. The file now works.

Let this be a warning Do not use the xref as a boundary, even by mistake.
Alastair Mallett Autodesk Certified Professional
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Hunters South Architects

CADaver

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 09:44:21 AM »
Quote from: 42
Let this be a warning Do not use the xref as a boundary, even by mistake.
or don't use associative hatching.  We rarely, if ever, use it in favor of "freeform" hatching of representative areas.

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 09:53:15 AM »
I too have come back to that conclusion. When it first appeared our machines then were too slow to cope with it properly., now that the machines are faster we tend to forget, and yes I try not use it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 09:53:51 AM »
I cannot download zip files from this location (don't get me going), but I may be able to download dwg files. Nonetheless, if you post the dwg to lilly pond (use your user name and password) someone may be able to do a quick post mortem on it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2005, 11:13:16 AM »
You also don't want to freeze your hatch boundaries... Bad Bad Bad...
same type of errors.

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2005, 02:23:34 PM »
Any idea where 42 is?Just noticed he hasnt posted in ages!

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2005, 03:13:09 PM »
Raise your nose from the grindstone and you will see me. Keeping quiet and stalking you all.
Alastair Mallett Autodesk Certified Professional
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Hunters South Architects