I am working in the new 2007 version, after several years away from AutoCAD due to work assignments. I need to use the WIPEOUT command, but I'm not familiar with it, and something is going wrong.
I need to blank out behind a detour road sign so that it's readable over railroad tracks. I used PEDIT to convert the outer lines of the sign to a polyline for the wipeout outline. I set frames to no, and used the polygon option to select the exisitng polygon.
There are about 5 offset lines around the border of the sign. Then, there's the "DETOUR" letters (drawn as polylines, not typed as text) and an arrow in the middle. I selected the letters and the arrow and changed their Draw Order to "Bring to Front." The only thing that displays is the outermost line around the border of the sign. The other 3 or 4 sets of lines, the letters, and the arrow do not display, though they will highlight if I run the mouse across them.
I looked through the book I have (Sham Tickoo's Autocad 2007: a Problem-Solving Approach ), the helpfiles, and a few sites online today, but can't find anything in-depth about what's allowed and what's not allowed about the command. All I can find is the procedure to follow. All of the troubleshooting deals with the wipeout polygons not plotting properly.
Is there something specific I'm doing wrong, or am I going about this completly backwards?