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DraftSight Editing Sheets inside margin boundaries

DraftSight Editing Sheets inside margin boundaries

DraftSight Editing Sheets inside margin boundaries

My boss has created a sight plan for water diversion on a project. The drawing contains the model many sheets. Editing was going fine with multiple edits in the many sheets. However, yesterday, I cannot edit inside the darkened boundary of any of the sheets. When I double click inside the boundary to make the boundary darkened to make the edits appear on all sheets and the model, I am not able to edit or add anything.

If I don't double click and darken the boundary, then whatever I draw inside the boundary on that sheet is not available on the other sheets nor the model.

I don't know what is wrong, I've checked the Layer Manager and everything is turned on, there is a color for the layer, the line is solid and the line size is the default setting. There is nothing hidden nor frozen. I'm at a loss as to what happened.

Do you have any ideas? Thank you!
Patty Shenk

RE: DraftSight Editing Sheets inside margin boundaries

Sounds like you need to reboot your machine or call CADD Mfr.

RE: DraftSight Editing Sheets inside margin boundaries

Oh ok. I did reboot, but the situation was the same. I'll ask my boss to reboot and resend the drawing. He doesn't reboot very often and that may be where the hang up is. Thank you!
I sent a notice to DraftSight, as they don't have telephone help. They only have a blog. I posted my question a few days ago and have not heard back from anyone.
This may be a peculiar situation.
Thank you!!

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