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help! half of document now gone after purging!



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Have you tried using Undo to get back the objects that were deleted? That or restore to saved version (assuming you hadn’t saved the file).

Most likely when you ran the Purge command, under ‘Other Items’ you had also checked ‘Objects Outside of Page Boundaries for’. That option can be very dangerous and should only be used with caution.

Per the Help File that ‘Objects Outside of Page Boundaries for’ option will:


Deletes any objects that are totally outside the page boundaries; if an object is partially within the boundary, it will not be deleted. Objects can be deleted from the active layer only, from all design layers, and from all sheet layers.


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For a while I had a problem with the purge command deleting everything in my drawings, so I quit using it for a while. I just checked, and it's working normally again. I haven't changed any purge settings lately.


I really hope you didn't lose a ton of work!


I'm on VW2020 SP5, mid-205 Macbook Pro, Architect, InteriorCAD.




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