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Forum: AutoCAD Bugs, Error Messages & Quirks

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  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. "(insert file name) references itself"

    Mapping (utility) and inserting 1/4 section maps saved on the hard-drive. SOMETIMES I can't insert "map # such n such" and get the message "block (insert name here) references itself". So, close...

    Started by Zeek‎, 26th May 2016 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Jun 2016 11:07 pm Go to last post
  2. "...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
  3. "Acad has caused an error in AC1ST15.DLL"

    well it used to work!....My partner was cleaning some files on her(our) computer and now I keep getting this message when I try to start AutoCAD "Acad has caused an error in AC1ST15.DLL" Since then...

    Started by THE BRAT‎, 23rd Nov 2003 05:25 pm
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    23rd Dec 2010 11:01 am Go to last post
  4. Embarrassed "autocad.pat" can't find file

    ACAD 2010 32bit Win 7 Pro Getting the dreaded can't find file message. Searched on this forum for the message and can't seem to find the exact similar situation. I don't use CAD much anymore,...

    Started by joe_d‎, 7th Feb 2017 04:25 am
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Feb 2017 09:36 am Go to last post
  5. "Bad Definition of Linetype" Error

    Hi, I have been using a jojo shrub linetype which looks a bit like this ----V--V-V---V----V-- but comes out as a single jagged line. All of a sudden the line looks more like this (losing the V...

    Started by ahealy‎, 20th Apr 2011 03:50 am
    linetype
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Oct 2013 06:24 am Go to last post
  6. "BREAKLINE" Command comes and goes as it pleases...

    My "breakline" command has a mind of its own... I have upgraded to AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2011 and its being annoying. I had the same problem in AutoCAD 2010. Normally, I should be able to...

    Started by rwhitt0724‎, 11th May 2010 07:41 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    11th May 2010 07:41 pm Go to last post
  7. "Compile Error in hidden module: frm_" Please Help!

    Okay - this will be kind of long, I'll try to be as concise as possible. I work for a surveying/engineering outfit in the survey drafting dept. We have slowly been upgrading to Win7. We use...

    Started by gslmoore‎, 7th Dec 2012 10:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Dec 2012 01:42 am Go to last post
  8. "Customization file load failed.....acadlt.cui" profile access error on startup

    Hi, New to the forum and not an AutoCad user but a network administrator trying to fix access. User is using AutoCad 2009 with XP Pro 2002 on a laptop connected to a network and using a...

    Started by Scott345‎, 4th Aug 2010 06:11 pm
    customization....failed
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Aug 2010 02:00 pm Go to last post
  9. "Drawing Discarded"

    After having a small machine part digitized, and made into a dxf file, and when trying to view the digitized drawing, I get the following message: "Unknown value AC1018 encountered in drawing...

    Started by gotchy‎, 9th Mar 2015 06:52 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Mar 2015 10:12 am Go to last post
  10. "drawing file not valid"

    Hi, I did not find any answer in any earlier treads, so: I have autocad 2002. Now I have a file that says "drawing file not valid" when I am trying to open it. Autocad starts, but the files does...

    Started by pgw‎, 29th Sep 2012 01:25 pm
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    1st Oct 2012 11:19 am Go to last post
  11. "DWG FIle Not Valid"

    hi Guys, I am getting this Error "Dwg File Not valid " when i am opening a .dwg file i received from a client. I tried all the following still it does not work . Can some one help me ... 1. I...

    Started by gururajendrak‎, 30th Apr 2010 07:33 am
    • Replies: 2
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    6th May 2010 04:54 am Go to last post
  12. "line component" in label disappears in dragged state

    Just curious if anyone else is having issues with the line component in a label disappearing in dragged state. When I create a line component in a label style it will show up in default position, but...

    Started by Rsblades‎, 31st Aug 2011 04:33 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    31st Aug 2011 04:33 pm Go to last post
  13. AutoCAD "move" order works as "copy"

    I dont know why this happens?! It never happened to me before! That the "move" order works as "copy" It copies the lines and doesnt move them!! i tried it both ways using the order by typing "m" then...

    Started by DinaMaaty‎, 17th Nov 2009 11:26 pm
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    15th Feb 2013 01:13 pm Go to last post
  14. "Open" missing on autocomplete menu at CMD line?

    When I type open at the command line now, "open" is missing, and it automatically auto-completes to OPENDWFMARKUP. I have to remember to backspace before hitting enter since "OPEN" is now gone from...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 13th Aug 2015 02:07 pm
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    13th Aug 2015 02:50 pm Go to last post
  15. "Reference Manager"??

    :oWhen I try and redirect a coworker tool catalog to point to a shared catalog on the network it gives a "Reference Manager was installed correctly"? Anybody run into this or know what this means?? ...

    Started by crosscad‎, 23rd Jun 2009 09:37 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jun 2009 01:13 am Go to last post
  16. "Stopped Working" randomly MEP 2011

    Today I've had two computers start getting "program has stopped working" errors with AutoCAD MEP 2011. One computer has had this problem repeatedly while the other one has only had it happen once. ...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 27th Apr 2012 09:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Apr 2012 02:56 pm Go to last post
  17. "Straight" is not supported on this computer

    :huh: So I started getting this error and no one in our office has seen it before. This followed after a recent update of Autocad and happens when I try to adjust some of our dynamic blocks. I have...

    Started by TheyCallMeJohn‎, 27th Apr 2010 08:47 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Apr 2010 01:08 am Go to last post
  18. "The specific path is not valid" message

    I am getting this message when I try to Write Block a drawing. I can Insert blocks from this same folder, but not save a new block file drawing due to the error message. Any suggestions? Here...

    Started by darrellk-1‎, 1st Dec 2014 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Dec 2014 03:28 pm Go to last post
  19. Exclamation "Unable to execute the tool" error

    I saw a similar thread, but it was unrelated so I'm starting a new one. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009, trying to access the tool palettes for roadway corridor assemblies. The TP will load correctly,...

    Started by CJJ‎, 4th Feb 2010 05:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Feb 2011 12:45 pm Go to last post
  20. "Unresolved" XREF quirk

    Hi all, I have a nested xref that will come up as "unresolved" when I open a file. A simple reload will find the nested xref until I open the file again...where it becomes unresolved again. ...

    Started by pt_keegan‎, 26th Feb 2010 11:25 pm
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    4th Aug 2011 10:42 pm Go to last post
  21. 'Drawing file not valid'

    yeah, that's what I get when I try to open a .dwg from an architect... (I can't attach it because it's too big - and I can't open it to reduce its size....:glare:) - does anyone know what AutoCAD is...

    Started by Tiger‎, 7th Jun 2007 07:57 am
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    31st Oct 2009 10:50 pm Go to last post
  22. '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
  23. 'Unable to load PLTImport2009.arx' error with windows 7

    hi, I got an new office pc with windows 7 (RC1) 64bit and autocad 2009 and 2010 installed. However everytime i start autocad it tells me: "Unable to load c:\Program Files\SYCODE\PLT...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 29th Oct 2009 07:24 am
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Oct 2009 09:46 am Go to last post
  24. (acet-geom-ss-extents-accurate) function errors in A2016,A2017

    Hi, I don't know what else is bugus from (acet-xxx) functions... I've experienced bug with (acet-geom-ss-extents-accurate) in A2016 and this report confirm that that's the case and with A2017 :...

    Started by marko_ribar‎, 5th May 2016 01:58 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    5th May 2016 01:58 pm Go to last post
  25. (Left) click and drag doesn't work anymore.

    First of all, I am using AutoCAD 2008. As of a couple weeks ago, whenever I try to move any object or set of objects by clicking and dragging, the pointer changes to a mouse cursor with a small...

    Started by Brasilian Engineer‎, 18th Jun 2010 03:19 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 7,524
    18th Jun 2010 11:29 pm Go to last post

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