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Thanks for any advice!
- I don't know if anyone else has problems occasionally using Blocks,
- but my use of them thru several different iterations of TC (now using TC19) has been problematical from time to time.
- Sometimes I will open a drawing with blocks on them and one type has disappeared entirely or has copied itself all over the drawing.
- Sometimes I may copy a block used on a drawing (all 2D) to another and eventually close the drawing. When I open it back up, the blocks are entirely gone.
- Will use of the Group command offer any less problems? I've never used it before, but hoping if I did, I won't run into these periodic weird problems I have over the years using TC. Any wisdom out there on what the problem may be and if use of Groups would be better?
- What is the real difference between the two?
1) I've used TurboCAD a lot over the past two decades. Versions 6.5, 7, 8, 10.5, 11, 19, 20, 21. I have never
never?) encountered problems using Blocks.
2) Are you in fact using version-19
?; or are you using version-2019
3 & 4) Yes, that is odd behavior which I cannot recall reading (much?) reports of on these Forums.
5) Groups and Blocks are significantly different entities. One cannot say whether or not whatever the underlying cause of your Block issue(s) will also affect the use of Groups.
6) Groups are quite different than Blocks. One principal difference: Making modifications to one iteration of a Group that has been copied does not change the contents of what is within the other copies of the Group. The opposite is the case for Block Insertions. There are other differences; best to stick with Blocks for what Blocks are intended to be used for, and to Groups for the limited things they are intended to be used for.
Reading through some of your recent and not-so-recent posts, I am wondering:
A) Are you running more than one instance of TurboCAD version-__ at a time? In other words, when you are working with multiple TurboCAD files open, do you have the TurboCAD program itself open multiple-ly?(not recommended to do this); or do you have a singular instance of the TurboCAD program running, with multiple TC files open within it?(the preferred method)
B) Are you opening the TurboCAD files using the "Open" feature after launching/starting the TurboCAD program (the preferred method)?; or are you opening TurboCAD files via Windows Explorer or equivalent, thereby launching/starting the TurboCAD program that way (the not-recommended approach).