ASCIIi-out and look for some "out there" coordinates. It helps if you know what layer(s) the item(s) is on.
You can then edit the data out of the ASCII file and re-import.
I'd be willing to look at it if you'd like (and won't get in trouble for sharing). I would guarantee non-disclosure of course.
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Through CAM I was able to adjust the offsets enough to see what drafting object is causing the issue and it appears to be a another title block template inserted at an off screen xy location. Through ascii export I see what appears to be the coordinates so is there a way I can goto those coordinates and select the items for delete instead of reimporting the edited ascii?....Actually, on second look, I don't understand the coordinate mapping in the ascii file. The xy coordinates don't match up with the text and 2d lines that I can see on my screen. Any insight?
Export the ASCII in current units instead of basic units, that should make it easier to understand.
It's probably easier to understand once you've done it, but you simply delete the stuff with the "out there" dimensions. A simple test would be to delete one piece, then view it up to see if you actually deleted something from the stray data., after that, it's just a matter of getting comfortable with editing the ASCII file.
Hi, a little late to the scene here I realize.
The problem you're seeing is one that I've seen in multiple versions/upgrades of PADs.
Usually what I end up doing is zooming the screen out as far as it will go, set my select criteria to "Select Anything" then select in large swathes anything outside the design area. This usually seems to catch the suspect "donor" items.
Failing that, you go through the color scheme and turn all layers to a color. Often this will also turn up the problem.
It seems to happen periodically when putting together the fab notes for sending out to the board house. When taking a particular fab note from the library onto the design it makes a ghost or image on the actual design - which you can't see. I got into the habit of doing the CTRL/ALT/E. This should put you at the extents of your design - and let you know if you have any donor drawing pieces.
Hope this helps.
Use a Script to find and select the objects. Delete it by pressing delete key.
For Each oDrw In ActiveDocument.Drawings
If oDrw.PositionX < -100 Then
Debug.Print Time & " " & oDrw.PositionX
You must set the correct coordinates
oDRW.PositionX < COORDINATE
or oDRW.PositionX > COORDINATE
or oDRW.PositionY < ...
or oDRW.PositionY > ...