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Dec 03, 2007

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Matt Stachoni

Hm. How about using XCLIP?

Start a new file, Xref the original file into the drawing, use XCLIP to clip out the region you wish to keep.

Then, to alleviate the Xref dependency, BIND the Xref using the INSERT option. This keeps it as a Block which maintains the XClip. Just don't explode the block.

And it works with hatches :)

David

What we really need is a way to keep only what was xclipped when an explode is done. After all, when you executed the explode, you expected to get only what you saw.

DAVID

MATT. That is how the drawing is being supplied to us from outside the office. They xref'ed the original drawing, then xclipped it, then did a bind. Next they shipped it off to us. Now we need parts of what is shown, so we have to explode the xref'ed xclipped bound block. And what a mess it makes when exploded. Can't we keep just what is shown when it is exploded?

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