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Unhandled exception: Index was outside the bounds of the array

A - answer An error is displayed during editing of annotation scale list (SCALELISTEDIT) in my drawing: "Unhandled exception: Index was outside the bounds of the array."

This is caused by the structure of a very large list of annotation scales brought into your drawing. Apply SP1 for AutoCAD 2008. Edit the scale list using the commandline version of the command - i.e. -SCALELISTEDIT, or use the utility "Scale List Cleanup" or "DBXremSL" to remove excessive scales (see Download).

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9.10.2009    15502×  

See also:
Tip 11757:How to change blocks properties ex-post: annotative, allow exploding, scale uniformly
Tip 8998:How to make saving to older versions of DWG (SAVEAS) faster?
Tip 6111:Very slow Xrefs, block insertions, copying objects; bloated files.
Tip 5871:How to batch-remove excessive annotation scale lists in DWGs?
Tip 3649:Shorter DWGs - I have a multi-megabyte drawing with 'almost nothing' drawn in it.


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