Copy cell from one drawing to another and it disappears

Hi,

Is someone here pro in MicroStation can someone help please  when I go to copy a cell in microstation from one drawing to a different drawing it disappears after I accept the placement.

 

So for example I have a cell for a normally open relay contact.   I want to steal it from another drawing, so select it from that drawing, control-C to copy to clipboard, go to the new drawing, control V to paste it into the drawing.

So far so good, I can see it and it moves around as I decide where to insert the pasted object.   Then I make my selection and, Poof, its gone.    However I have discovered that if I first drop the cell to geometry before pasting it, then it always works fine.   But I really dont want to drop big complex cells to geometry, it effectively breaks them in my opinion.

I tried an experiment where I created a new blank drawing from the default 2D seed file.   I then tried pasting various blocks into that new blank drawing.   I discovered that certain ones will paste in fine and others will promptly disappear unless dropped to geometry first.

I have verified its not pasting into a level that is turned off. 

So what is causing this odd behavior?  How can I make paste work without dropping the object?  And why does it only disappear some times but not others?  

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  • Hi King,

    You haven't told us what version you're working on. Please follow Forum best practices.

    Trying a long shot here, have you check construction class of the faulty elements?

    The cell's that you want to copy are made inside Microstation or other software?

    The more information you give us, the more we can help you. For example a screenshot and a small sample file where the issue appear.

    Regards

    José

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  • Hi King,

    You haven't told us what version you're working on. Please follow Forum best practices.

    Trying a long shot here, have you check construction class of the faulty elements?

    The cell's that you want to copy are made inside Microstation or other software?

    The more information you give us, the more we can help you. For example a screenshot and a small sample file where the issue appear.

    Regards

    José

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