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Graphic Extents
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* March 20, 2019, 02:15:53 PM
I am running TC Deluxe 21.2 64 bit, build 71.0 on Windows 10 Home ver. 1803.

I am attempting to use .dgn files provided by TxDOT.  I am able to open these files, copy and paste graphics.  When I try to paste these into my TC drawing I get an invalid extents error.  I have saved these objects in new turbocad files and then attempted to paste them into my drawing, but I get the same error.  This error only occurs in one turbocad file.

1.  Is there a way I can change the object extents to be compatible with my drawing?
2.  Is there a way I can change the extents of my drawing to accept the extents of the new object?
3.  Am I missing something?  What else might be my problem?

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* March 20, 2019, 02:18:28 PM
#1
What happens if you try to proceed despite the message?

Henry H

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March 21, 2019, 05:29:58 AM
#2
Two things occur to me:

1. Have you tried loading the object anyway, then selecting it (Function Key F7 will select the last created object if you're having difficulties finding it) and changing its X/Y/Z coordinates in the Inspector Bar?
2. Have you tried bringing it in as an External Reference?


Jeff

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* March 21, 2019, 09:02:27 AM
#3
What DGN file did you use from TxDOT? I tried a guardrail drawing (gf31ms17.dgn) and had no real problems; no messages when pasting. I did have to scale it up by 25.4 after pasting;

V21.2.59.1 (64-bit) Deluxe
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 09:06:13 AM by John R »

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2020
Designer, Deluxe, (Basic, Expert, Professional), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1909), 64-bit


March 23, 2019, 09:12:48 AM
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Perhaps:  Is the object in the copy from drawing file on a Layer that is the same Layer in the "paste to" drawing file, and in the "paste to" drawing file, that Layer is set to Invisible?

I get "Invalid Extents, object will be deselected" (or something similar; I cannot recall the exact terminology) often; but right now, I can't replicate it or remember exactly when it occurs.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 09:16:30 AM by Alvin Gregorio »

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* March 23, 2019, 09:46:09 AM
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Perhaps:  Is the object in the copy from drawing file on a Layer that is the same Layer in the "paste to" drawing file, and in the "paste to" drawing file, that Layer is set to Invisible?

I get "Invalid Extents, object will be deselected" (or something similar; I cannot recall the exact terminology) often; but right now, I can't replicate it or remember exactly when it occurs.

"Lights" can cause an "Invalid Extents" error if they're turned on, but not visible; their normal state.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2020
Designer, Deluxe, (Basic, Expert, Professional), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1909), 64-bit


March 23, 2019, 09:54:16 AM
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Perhaps:  Is the object in the copy from drawing file on a Layer that is the same Layer in the "paste to" drawing file, and in the "paste to" drawing file, that Layer is set to Invisible?

I get "Invalid Extents, object will be deselected" (or something similar; I cannot recall the exact terminology) often; but right now, I can't replicate it or remember exactly when it occurs.

"Lights" can cause an "Invalid Extents" error if they're turned on, but not visible; their normal state.

Yes... that's one example.  I remember that now...

Another example of when that Error Message will occur (shown below) is:

When an Object's Layer is changed to another Layer that is set to Invisible, when that changing-of-Layer is done via the Object's Properties Window. (I cannot get it to replicate in versions 19 or 20 via changing the Layers via: the Property Toolbar drop-down, the Layers Palette, the Design Director, nor the Selection Info Palette).

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


March 23, 2019, 09:58:10 AM
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If the original poster is still experiencing the issue, I would suggest posting both the "copy from" TurboCAD file-- which has the Object(s) wished to be copied in it-- and the "paste to" TurboCAD file.

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Alvin Gregorio
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5).  No formal CAD Training.
---TurboCAD: V21PP; V20.2PP; V19DL; V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)