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Tom Klaber

Ghost Object in Veiwport

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I accidently pasted some text from a word document - I thought I had copied geometry to the clipboard, but apparently not.  I quickly undid the unwanted paste - and went on my merry way, but NOW that object that exists nowhere - shows up in the viewport.  I have checked the classes thrice - the layers thrice - it is a ghost.  I have made erased the old viewport - made a new one.  Close the file - reopened the file.  It is aways there in the viewport.  

Help...I do not want to have to redo all the work I had done since I made the errant copy.

 

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 10.44.58 AM.pngScreen Shot 2016-09-13 at 10.44.54 AM.png

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This file is haunted. It appears to be a planar object (goes off when Show Planar Objects is disabled) and it seems to reside in the None class, but even doing custom searches for text or rectangles/polys in that class on design layers yields only the expected normal geometry. Apologies, I'll submit this to engineering and see if they can find out what happened.

What version of MS Word were you using btw? That may be useful info for them.

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If you restart your machine completely and it STILL shows up, does it then keep moving with the viewport, or does it sit in the same location relative to the sheet?

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5 minutes ago, JimW said:

If you restart your machine completely and it STILL shows up, does it then keep moving with the viewport, or does it sit in the same location relative to the sheet?

I restarted - it's still there and it moves with the viewport as if it was on the design layer.

 

 

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Do duplicates of this viewport show the same ghosting?

If you create a new blank viewport, eyedropper copy the settings from the ghosted one to it, does it inherit the same problem?

If you edit and remove (copy it elsewhere temporarily so it isn't lost) all the crop and annotate geometry/text from the viewport, does the ghosting remain?

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Yup.  Brand new ones too.

My temporary fix was to move the geometry down - and slide the crop with it.  But that object seems very real in every sense except it does not exist.Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 11.08.58 AM.png

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Send me that file and let me take a look, please. Normally for stuff like this I'd suggest Layer Import but that's no good if you have complex sheet layers already done up and if the object IS actually somewhere hidden in the design layers I should be able to find it.

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