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jalba

Hi, I'm trying to purge some blocks.

 

I'm successful in deleting them, but after a while they reappear so I have to repurge.

 

Any explanation to this dilemma?

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SLW210

If you are actually purging the block definitions, something must be redefining them.

 

Can you post the .dwg that does this?

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jalba

ummm....bit of a problem.

 

It's not uploading.

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Ski_Me

I've had this problem recently as well I cannot get files to upload.

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jalba

Too big maybe?

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mostlynice

Use QSELECT to find instances of the block if it's still within the drawing. If not, the block may be associate to another item you're inserting. Also, it can sometimes get confused with external references that have the same file name. Have had problems with this in the past.

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jalba

No xrefs were attached to the drawing, qselect didn't help.

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jalba

The majority of the block labels are started with *D eg: *d100, *d18 etc.

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ReMark

Posted at www.draftsperson.net

 

*U### = anonymous blocks

*E### = anonymous non-uniformly scaled blocks

*X### = anonymous hatches

*D### = anonymous dimensions

*A### = anonymous groups

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jalba

ok, learning something new.

 

How to get rid of them?

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Ski_Me

Pull up the drawing up on your screen. Shoot your screen with a shotgun blocks gone. You may have gotten a drawing that at one time had an xref attached to it. I have a ton of drawings with these and never was able to get rid of them. Did you ever reuse a block that came with the drawing and edit it? That's something I have done before and I would have these phantom blocks reappear after I purged them after I inserted the block into a drawing.

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Dadgad

Try using the -PURGE (include the hyphen) command at the commandline.

First purge all REGAPPS, and after that choose ALL and purge everything else.

You might also want to AUDIT the drawing and save it.

You could also set your ISAVEPERCENT to 0 before you save it.

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jalba

lolz @ ski-me.....ur option could be possible.

 

@dadgad...tried ur techniques, but still not purging all the blocks.

 

I check the items that cannot be purged, and I am seeing a whole bunch of *D's. I try to quick select, but somehow they are non-existent.

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ReMark

Can you post a representative drawing file with one of these "unpurgeable" blocks?

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dbroada

are you sure that you are not purging them rather than them being recreated by adding or deleting dimensions? That is when I get *D blocks.

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jalba

i'm not following....represenatble dwg file?

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ReMark

Can you please attach a DWG file with one of these blocks, you can't seem to purge, to your next post?

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jalba

That's the thing Remark, if I select "View items that cannot purge" in the Purge dialog box, I see the names there eg.: *d100

 

But if i choose to insert *d100, it is not there in my block list.

 

Wish I could attach the file, but having extreme difficulty.

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ReMark

It is not all that difficult to attach a DWG file. Start by clicking on the Go Advanced button. Next, click on the Paper Clip icon. Browse to where your file is located and upload it (there are file size limitations). Once uploaded attach to post. A brief explanation or comment is helpful. Submit reply. Done.

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Ski_Me
It is not all that difficult to attach a DWG file. Start by clicking on the Go Advanced button. Next, click on the Paper Clip icon. Browse to where your file is located and upload it (there are file size limitations). Once uploaded attach to post. A brief explanation or comment is helpful. Submit reply. Done.

 

He's having the same problem I've been having we can't upload drawings could be size issue but some of the drawings I've tried to upload are not all that big. Doesn't seem to be system wide just a few of us.

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