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    Default Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    I have a drawing that has loads of little lines on it, that I am unable to delete. I have tried deleting the layer they are on, but it says I can't delete as there are things on the layer. I have also tried to purge, but that hasn't worked either.


    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    Can you select the lines but not delete them or can you not select the lines at all?
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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    You could try making that layer current and freezing the rest then delete all. Hopefully that will remove them. If not check whether the layer is locked or if they are asscociated with a block.
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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    jaberwok - you can't select the items , or delete them

    beldin - I have tried to freeze the other layers and delete, but that didn't work, any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    can you post a copy of the drawing, sounds like a mystery to me.
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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    If the lines are on only one or two layers and there is nothing else on those layers, freeze those layers and Wblock the entire drawing to a new file by windowing the entire drawing. There is a risk of losing things that you want to keep so select carefully.
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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    that seems to have worked, thanks!!

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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    There is still the reason why it didn't happen i the first place I guess. If you could post the drawing anyway I'd love to try to track it down just for my own peice of mind
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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    I have attached the drawing, happy problem solving!!
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    Default Re: Unable to delete unwanted Objects from a drawing

    Quote Originally Posted by abertigger
    I have attached the drawing, happy problem solving!!
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