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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. AutoCAD 2018 - not necessarily a bug; more like a quirk

    Every now and then AutoCAD 2018 will create a file with the extension .idw! Does anyone else here, who uses 2018, experience the same quirk? The drawing referenced below is a 3D drawing of a tank...

    Started by ReMark‎, Today 06:07 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    Today 06:49 pm Go to last post
  2. Defpoints layer seems to be locked

    I was working on a project this morning, and suddenly I can't select/delete/move anything that resides on the defpoints layer. The layer is not locked. I have closed and re-opened the file, and went...

    Started by aswalker63‎, 6th Dec 2017 04:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Dec 2017 01:50 pm Go to last post
  3. Dynamic blocks multiple copies of every object within it!

    Hi, I opened a file to finish doing a dynamic block I'd started working on a few months ago, and it had 4 copies of every line, point, block, that was within it, stacked on top of one another. I...

    Started by Chambs‎, 3rd Dec 2017 04:18 am
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Dec 2017 01:58 pm Go to last post
  4. Internal Error

    Hi, All I have a situation where the AutoCAD stopped working. I cannot open DWG format file. I get this error message: Internal Error Can someone please help me. Thanks in Advance, Jared.

    Started by BergJared‎, 24th Nov 2017 07:02 am
    error
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Nov 2017 08:22 pm Go to last post
  5. Shift key no longer chaning ortho lock

    Hello Does anyone have a solution or work around to the following. I was recently upgraded to windows 10 from 7 but still using AutoCAD 2015. Now when i hold the shift key down it no longer...

    Started by AdamW‎, 26th Nov 2017 03:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 167
    27th Nov 2017 02:01 pm Go to last post
  6. Idea Cannot copy and paste between drawings

    Hey guys, I'm using Autocad 2002. I am having trouble copying out of a drawing (model space) which i received from someone else, and pasting into my own. The properties on the original dwg file...

    Started by KRENG‎, 21st Nov 2006 07:37 am
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    17th Nov 2017 12:27 am Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD crashing when closing drawing

    I am using AutoCAD 2016 (SP1) on Windows 10. Every time I close a drawing AutoCAD crashes. Does anyone have a solution/suggestion?

    Started by robertbon‎, 19th Oct 2017 11:59 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,065
    23rd Oct 2017 06:53 pm Go to last post
  8. Function keys repeating last function when pressed! ACAD2014

    For some odd reason :shock: when we use our functions keys it always repeats the previous function. If we are drawing a line and want to toggle ORTHO then change ISOPLANE, after we press F8 for...

    Started by tmelancon‎, 11th Jul 2013 02:34 pm
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    19th Oct 2017 12:11 am Go to last post
  9. Angry Object selection and displacement

    Recently began having this issue after selecting a command (say, MOVE) I select piece or pieces of equipment and about 1/2 the time it greys out and does not let me pick a base point it automatically...

    Started by CindyLou‎, 6th Oct 2017 02:45 pm
    automatic displacement
    • Replies: 0
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    6th Oct 2017 02:45 pm Go to last post
  10. Question ACVMTOOLS.ARX is an invalid .arx file

    Ola, I was trying to make a 3d object, and while I was making it, I noticed that the 3DORBIT is gone, and when I entered this command, it said that "ACVMTOOLS.ARX is an invalid .arx file" I'm using...

    Started by Draftsman_Dave‎, 6th Oct 2017 12:19 pm
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    .arx, .crx, 3dorbit, acvmtools.arx, invalid
    • Replies: 11
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    6th Oct 2017 02:45 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Drawing file not valid

    Hi, Yesterday I was working on a .dwg file on a memory stick. I tried to save it but it was read only, so I 'saved as'. Then checked all the other .dwg files on the stick and they were also all read...

    Started by alec‎, 5th Oct 2017 10:27 am
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    • Replies: 10
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    5th Oct 2017 03:42 pm Go to last post
  12. "...more recent version of autocad" error

    Occasionally I get the :Can not open drawing because it was created with a more recent version of AutoCAD" error. No it wasn't. I created that drawing two months ago, using AutoCad2017, just...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 18th Sep 2017 08:14 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Oct 2017 09:21 pm Go to last post
  13. jumpy mouse cursor

    I don't know if this has anything to do with AutoCAD or not. What would cause the mouse cursor to be jumpy, and not have the ability to zero in on a line or intersection, but rather jump around it...

    Started by gotchy‎, 25th Sep 2017 04:17 pm
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    2nd Oct 2017 03:10 am Go to last post
  14. object selection

    Hi All, I have this strange problem with autocad where it doesn't seem to select or deselect things properly. ie I will have a bunch of items selected but properties say I have nothing selected....

    Started by masterfal‎, 22nd Sep 2017 09:04 am
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Sep 2017 01:36 pm Go to last post
  15. commands not entering properly

    Hi All, I have this strange issue where when I type a command into the command line and press space bar/enter, it doesn't actually enter it until I press space bar a second time. If I pause for a...

    Started by masterfal‎, 5th Sep 2017 04:47 am
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    22nd Sep 2017 08:51 am Go to last post
  16. can't uninstall autocad, getthing these errors

    hi all I am having bizarre issues with the attached DWG, for some reasons it keeps on freezing in my PC... I try to rotate the structure, i try to move the red points, then a bit, it freezes. And...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 16th Sep 2017 07:47 am
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Sep 2017 07:06 pm Go to last post
  17. can't uninstall CAD

    Hello, I'm trying to uninstall autocad ( map 2016 ) and I'm getting these error messages , can anyone help? thank you! Alex

    Started by cat3appr‎, 17th Sep 2017 07:40 am
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Sep 2017 10:39 am Go to last post
  18. AutoCAD FATAL ERROR: Unhandled e0434f4dh Exception at 68029e08h

    Hi all, In such a beautiful day, my CAD came up with a message "FATAL ERROR: Unhandled e0434f4dh Exception at 68029e08h" :shock:every time I close a CAD file and crashes when opening it:D. I have...

    Started by harrydang‎, 15th Sep 2017 01:42 am
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Sep 2017 12:53 pm Go to last post
  19. Intersection Problem

    Good afternoon, I am having a problem lately where every now and then i cannot pick up an intersection snap point. I thought the Z values might be different, but they are all at zero. To further...

    Started by andrew239‎, 5th Sep 2017 04:29 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    6th Sep 2017 07:51 pm Go to last post
  20. Unable to Open DWG in Windows Explorer

    I have recently got a new (work) laptop using Windows 10 and recently uploaded AutoCAD. On my old laptop DWG email attachments would open easily and autocad would fire up if it wasn't already open...

    Started by donaldo‎, 1st Sep 2017 10:44 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Sep 2017 11:44 pm Go to last post
  21. Software Keeps Crashing

    I Hope someone can help. I have been using autocad light 14 for 4 years on the same computer using windows 10. I am self taught and I use autocad to make amendments to drawings I have inherited from...

    Started by hlshp‎, 29th Aug 2017 08:27 am
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    • Replies: 23
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    1st Sep 2017 01:05 am Go to last post
  22. Recorded Actions Problem When Using AutoCAD 2017

    We have recently upgraded to AutoCAD 2017. Back in ACAD 2013 I created some recorded actions that I have used daily (even through ACAD 2014). When I tried running the recorded action in 2017, it gave...

    Started by Spiderguy‎, 31st Aug 2017 02:57 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Aug 2017 03:37 pm Go to last post
  23. Slow startup of autocad 2012 and 2017

    I have i3 processor, 8GB Ram, NVIDI GT730 graphics card. I am running Autocad 2012 , 64 bit. Recently autocad started taking upto 4 minutes to start up. Feeling frustrated, I installed trial of...

    Started by rock1‎, 15th Mar 2017 08:30 am
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    • Replies: 36
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    28th Aug 2017 07:06 am Go to last post
  24. Drawing Error whenever i open a DWG file

    Hey everyone (again), Im having another unpleasant experience at the moment when i open DWG files for AutoCAD. I double click on them to open them through AutoCAD 2017 and i get a windows error...

    Started by jUNI0R‎, 18th Aug 2017 02:37 am
    autocad 2017, error, starting
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Aug 2017 06:29 am Go to last post
  25. 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
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    • Replies: 24
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    14th Aug 2017 09:37 am Go to last post

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