DXF File is linked and I cant edit it

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DXF File is linked and I cant edit it

Postby b3n87 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:00 am

Hello,

I am new to QCad, so hopefully I'm missing something simple.

The .DXF file I am editing is all linked together and I can't edit the radii. The .dxf file is a customers copy, so I'm just editing the file to make it machinable on our CNC Mill.

I could attach the file if necessary, but will it be safe from sensitive information, etc?

Here is a picture of what happens when I tired to edit something, as you can see the whole profile is select, not the entity:

http://i55.tinypic.com/fnzjw8.png

Thanks in advance for your help
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Postby andrew » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:21 pm

You are looking at a block insert. Blocks are named groups of entities in CAD.

You can break the block insert up as follows:

1. select block insert
2. Menu 'Block' - 'Explode'

Or you can leave the block intact and modify its contents:

1. Menu 'Block' - 'Edit block from insert'
2. Click block insert
3. Block is opened in a new document window
4. Edit the block as desired
5. Menu 'File' - 'Close' when you're done with editing
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Postby b3n87 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:31 pm

Awesome! Thank you so much for your help!
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