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Forum: AutoCAD Bugs, Error Messages & Quirks

Report a bug, display your error messages, describe a quirk you have discovered or tell us how to crash AutoCAD.

  1. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: "Thank you" from Autodesk

    Thank you Autodesk are nothing if not polite. The AutoCAD error reporting system is a good idea and at least makes you feel that they are interested in your problem: "We actively analyze..."...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 4th Feb 2009 08:35 am
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    21st Nov 2012 06:03 pm Go to last post
  1. Cool SLOOOOOW plotting from MECH 2016

    Running ACAD Mechanical 2016 here…….Attempting to plot to a system printer takes an inordinate amount of time compared to typical (several other machines running various older ACAD versions)......

    Started by slimpickinz‎, 1st Jul 2015 02:38 pm
    crosshairs disapear, slow plotting
    • Replies: 0
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    1st Jul 2015 02:38 pm Go to last post
  2. Taskbar Preview Thumbnails Don't Load

    Currently running ACAD 2016LT. Recent upgrade from 2015LT. When I hover over the taskbar icon all of the open windows in ACAD appear, but only one of them will contain the image of a drawing. If I...

    Started by BWW‎, 24th Jun 2015 08:16 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    24th Jun 2015 08:16 pm Go to last post
  3. autocad file cannot be opened


    Started by amospiazza‎, 23rd Jun 2015 05:47 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Jun 2015 08:34 pm Go to last post
  4. How recover drawing file?

    Recover a drawing file when the Recover command fails can anybody tell me how to recover a drawing file if Recover command couldn't make it? When i use the recover command i get an Autocad...

    Started by ewaldstrub‎, 9th Jun 2015 06:46 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 343
    22nd Jun 2015 12:22 am Go to last post
  5. XREFing an image... the image comes in as a negative

    Hey Gang! One of our drafters is having difficulty XREFing an image. (single color logo), the image comes in as a negative... weird All other users have no problems, but are using older versions...

    Started by slimpickinz‎, 18th Jun 2015 06:43 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 177
    19th Jun 2015 03:54 am Go to last post
  6. Pasteclip is pasting everything as a block reference

    I'm using AutoCAD 2015 on a 2D drawing, and usually use CTRL-C and CTRL-V for my copying. Today, for some reason, everything I copyclip and pasteclip comes out as a block reference. It happened first...

    Started by aosp‎, 16th Jun 2015 03:14 pm
    block reference, bug, paste, pasteclip
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 268
    16th Jun 2015 03:35 pm Go to last post
  7. Plot Bug

    Hello, i am facing problem with plotting. I use Autocad 2015 on Mac. I have uninstalled Autocad and install it again. I have reseted all settings but keeps plotting Dashed lines and circles like...

    Started by OlgaPal94‎, 15th Jun 2015 07:52 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    15th Jun 2015 07:52 pm Go to last post
  8. Fatal Error

    Dear All. asking one question . using autocad 2000 for digitizing. During that digitizing, fatal error windows pop up then that software will close automatically. why this happend? any...

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 11th Jun 2015 03:48 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 264
    11th Jun 2015 12:01 pm Go to last post
  9. Strange zoom extents behavior ACAD 2016

    Hi all, I just installed release 2016 a few weeks ago and noticed strange zoom behavior compared to release 2015. When I do a zoom Extents of a certain drawing, the drawing appreas out of...

    Started by nldijkje‎, 9th Jun 2015 12:07 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    10th Jun 2015 08:13 am Go to last post
  10. Fat Fuzzy Text

    I've done my searching around to try and figure this one out, but I'm coming up empty handed. When I saved this file at home on Autocad 2014 everything was fine. When I got in to the office and...

    Started by Minandreas‎, 8th Jun 2015 01:38 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    9th Jun 2015 09:41 pm Go to last post
  11. Error message disables Acad.

    What to do about this error msg;relating to a file created in Acad 2006 and now being opened in Acad 2009? Other earlier and later version-numbers of same filedo not show this message. As soon as...

    Started by fostertom‎, 8th Jun 2015 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Jun 2015 12:15 pm Go to last post
  12. 'Fatal Error During Installation' when when opening autocad

    I have a new autocad user in our office, I'm trying to get her off the dime by using an existing computer that already has another user(not in the office). When I try to launch Autocad LT from her...

    Started by lkenshalo‎, 4th Jun 2015 11:42 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Jun 2015 07:50 am Go to last post
  13. Angry VP Freeze of all layer thawed when save

    Hi guys.. This is the MOST annoying bug I had in Autocad 2012-13-14 and 15. Never found any thread about that. Hope you guys can help. In layout, I have a viewport, The vieport model is in...

    Started by jonathanpiette‎, 21st May 2015 07:26 pm
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    vp freeze problem
    • Replies: 20
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    22nd May 2015 02:25 pm Go to last post
  14. CTRL+TAB Issues with AutoCAD 2014...

    Hi guys, I have been experiencing some odd behavior when trying to CTRL+TAB between open drawings on ACAD2014... just wondering if anyone else is having the same problem or if anyone knows a way...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 12th Sep 2014 01:30 am
    • Replies: 5
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    12th May 2015 05:19 am Go to last post
  15. AutoCAD freezing after selecting/ deselecting

    I'm an AutoCAD beginner. Just to let you all know, that there's not too much to expect from my side. My problem is, that if I select an object, the cursor freezes for about a second. Same thing if...

    Started by julian07‎, 3rd Feb 2010 11:22 am
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    5th May 2015 11:35 pm Go to last post
  16. Invalid files - dwg's do not open

    I have backed up several hundred drawings to a NAS drive connected to our server. Now when we try and open the drawings we get a message that says 'Drawing file is invalid'. I have tried copying to...

    Started by jamami‎, 27th Apr 2015 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Apr 2015 10:58 pm Go to last post
  17. Crosshair not flipping colour

    My model space is black and my crosshair is white and the opposite in paper space. It used to be that when my crosshair was on a white object it would flip to black, but all of a sudden it...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 19th Jun 2014 11:12 am
    cross hair, cross hairs, crosshair
    • Replies: 6
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    29th Apr 2015 08:30 pm Go to last post
  18. Not opening AutoCad files on Windows XP, Windows cannot find %path%\filename.dwg"

    Windows XP SP2 - AutoCad 2005 LT When double clicking on an Autocad File I get the massage Windows cannot find %path%\filename.dwg. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To...

    Started by jannerissanen‎, 13th Apr 2015 02:22 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 777
    27th Apr 2015 12:30 am Go to last post
  19. Trying to Run R14 in Windows 7 ..... 32bit - Fatal Error

    I am trying to set up AC R14 in W7. Evidently this has been accomplished by changing a dll, inserting some other files, and changing permissions. Below is an outline that seems to work for people. ...

    Started by dswinty‎, 11th Jan 2011 12:52 am
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Apr 2015 02:47 pm Go to last post
  20. Hatching problems 2012

    I have AutoCAD 2012 and when I hatch it takes forever and sometimes AutoCAD will freeze for 10-15 minutes. This seems to happen with some drawing files worse than others. Anything I can do?

    Started by RICHARD W‎, 24th Apr 2015 10:53 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Apr 2015 12:40 am Go to last post
  21. saved files

    The most weird thing is happening recently and randomly. I save and finish work on a drawing file, close the file, then open it later to find a previously saved file before I made changes. Like the...

    Started by RICHARD W‎, 21st Apr 2015 10:00 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 414
    22nd Apr 2015 03:46 am Go to last post
  22. alert box question - layer change

    When I select some entities and send them to a layer that is off, frozen or both, I get an alert box that says "One or more objects has been moved to a frozen or turned off layer." That only happens...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, 17th Apr 2015 10:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Apr 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  23. Block Layering Issue

    Hi. So as I was sitting in class today I noticed that If I froze my two layers a-door and a-sanr-fixt I realized my doors were disappearing on both layers. I realize this is because I created my...

    Started by noobsnip3r‎, 17th Apr 2015 03:29 pm
    blocks, cad, data
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 289
    17th Apr 2015 04:42 pm Go to last post
  24. Angry Increase file size

    Dear all; Why this happens!!! I had open a file (size 37MB), it is almost purged I just purge 4 nos. of layer, 3 blocks, 1 line type & 9 registered applications deleted. Now save, the file...

    Started by Gentile Romano‎, 16th Apr 2015 03:14 pm
    error problem bug help, fatal error, slow performance
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Apr 2015 11:02 am Go to last post
  25. Angry copy to clipboard failed

    Dear all; Why this happens as i attached images below I have Audited the dwg & fixed the errors Thanks Romano

    Started by Gentile Romano‎, 16th Apr 2015 09:34 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 464
    16th Apr 2015 08:40 pm Go to last post

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