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Command to zoom out to "floaters"

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Is there a command to zoom out to outlying "floaters"  so that they can be easily found and deleted?

I am asking because when exporting to .dwg, specifically, the receiving entity will have trouble when importing a .dwg conversion.

A long time ago, working on another cad software, there was such a command, and it helped clean up files by removing unknown items that mysteriously floated way out there.

Thanks.

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38 minutes ago, Paul Vanderwal said:

Is there a command to zoom out to outlying "floaters"  so that they can be easily found and deleted?

I am asking because when exporting to .dwg, specifically, the receiving entity will have trouble when importing a .dwg conversion.

A long time ago, working on another cad software, there was such a command, and it helped clean up files by removing unknown items that mysteriously floated way out there.

Thanks.

Hmm, my approach to this is to be sure no objects are selected and then I use the Zoom to extents tool (Ctrl / Cmd + 6) and that zooms out to all objects. Perhaps that will get you where you're going…

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Alternatively turn on everything select all then zoom extents. Do layer by layer for bigger files.

 

As everything is selected you should see the floaters selected. 

 

Slightly trickier if the floater is in a group. You need to isolate the group with the floater in it somehow. 

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Thanks guys!  Between these two prompt resonses, and VW Support, I worked it out and learned something new again! 

What I did to remove "floaters" or "space trash" was:

1   On one active layer select what is visible (Your drawing area).

2   Go to Edit Invert Selection (This de-selects)

3   Use Comm's 6 to do Zoom Extents

4   Object window will show if anything else "floating" out there, and show it.

5   Delete.

6   Repeat for same layer to double check.

7   Repeat for other layers, until all stray items removed.

Thanks all!  Paul.

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On 10/4/2019 at 9:26 AM, Paul Vanderwal said:

Thanks guys!  Between these two prompt resonses, and VW Support, I worked it out and learned something new again! 

What I did to remove "floaters" or "space trash" was:

1   On one active layer select what is visible (Your drawing area).

2   Go to Edit Invert Selection (This de-selects)

3   Use Comm's 6 to do Zoom Extents

4   Object window will show if anything else "floating" out there, and show it.

5   Delete.

6   Repeat for same layer to double check.

7   Repeat for other layers, until all stray items removed.

Thanks all!  Paul.

Nice and efficient.

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To delete objects outside any page boundary the "Purge" command 

has three options (see attached screen capture.)

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Brilliant! 

Thanks very much for this, for me, newly discovered gem.

I appreciate you taking the time to point me, and probably a few others, to this.

There is so much I do not know, and not just about VW.........

 

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