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