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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?
King Khan said:when I go to copy a cell in microstation from one drawing to a different drawing it disappears after I accept the placement
Let's try a different approach: in the original DGN model, convert a shared cell to a MicroStation normal cell.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Thankyou so much it really worked for me thanks jon summers you solved my problem
King Khan said: it really worked
King Khan said:you solved my problem
Well, you have a work-around. The problem of copy-and-paste shared cells remains! If the work-around is good enough, then please mark your question as 'Answered' (or This Answers my Question).