Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:58:17 GMT by
I have created a column and applied a base plate macro.All very standard procedure. I have saved it away as a separate drawing for future use. When I use Autocad "INSERT" and insert the block (Column and base plate) and tick the explode box into an existing model I can edit the macro without any problems, but if I use the Palette to try to insert the same block it will insert but when I try to edit the macro I get this message.
"System exception without special treatment has occurred" and my system closes down
Does anyone have any idea why one method of insert works and the other doesn't?
Posted Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:11:26 GMT by Janet Black Graitec Inc. Advance Steel Specialist

Hi Tony,

I did some test on my side and used the ribbon Export & Import tab. I selected the Block panel and chose Insert, where I was prompted to navigate and select the drawing I saved.  All seems to work well. 

Check your file of type when inserting.

Best Regards,


Posted Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:47:08 GMT by

Hi Janet

Thanks for the reply. See the attachment as this is the Pallete I am using to try to insert the block. Just to recap. The standard Autocaad insert works but trying to insert with the pallete is where I find the problem



Attachment: Pallette.png

Posted Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:03:29 GMT by

Hi Janet

I didn't quite give you all the info in the last post. I can insert this drawing through the standard Autocad insert command and also through the palette (See pallete attachment from previous email) The problem arises when I try to edit the Base Plate macro. I can edit the Base Plate Macro that was inserted using "insert" but I can't edit the Base Plate from the palette insert. Seems a bit odd to me that this occurs.

Thanks and regards


Attachment: Col 75 x 50 Offset

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