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i can't paste as link in paste special dialog, the option is grayed how do i enable it

We've files with already link object in drawings
these files have been created in the past with autocad.

I want to do the same things with progecad but the option is grayed and i don't understand why?

I,m using windows 7
asked 5 years ago in progeCAD by SYLG / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (7 points)

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Check the process you used to create the link. Here is part of the progecad help file that may show a step you're missing and may cause the link option to be grayed out.

To link a file to an progeCAD drawing

Save the original file.
Because a link consists of a reference to the original file, you must save the file before you can link to it.
In the original file, select the data you want in the progeCAD drawing.
Choose that program's command to place data on the Clipboard.
Usually, you choose Edit > Copy.
Display the progeCAD drawing to which you want to link the file.
In progeCAD, choose Edit > Paste Special.
In the Paste Special dialog box, select Paste Link.
Click OK.

To create a linked object from within progeCAD

Display the progeCAD drawing in which you want to display the linked object.
Choose Insert > OLE Object
On the Insert toolbar, click the OLE Object tool .
Type insertobj, and then press Enter.
In the Insert Object dialog box, click Create From File.
Specify the file by doing one of the following:
Type a path and file name in the File box.
Click Browse to select the file using a file dialog box.
Select the Link check box.
Select Display As Icon if you want that program's icon to appear in the drawing instead of the data.
Click OK.
The first page of the file appears in the progeCAD drawing, unless you chose to display it as an icon. You can select the object and drag to reposition it.
answered 4 years ago by Howard / Level: Engineer (554 points)

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