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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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    12th Apr 2018 08:21 am Go to last post

    Hi, i've been working with dynamic blocks and the tool palette redefine method for a long time, but i've got a bug for a week, when i redefine the block it changes itself to the default state, and...

    Started by Bibix‎, 17th Jan 2018 10:53 am
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jan 2018 09:41 am Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Block Library only partially loading! Help!

    I made a Block Library with 4 objects in it, which I proceeded to insert into a drawing. However, only 2/4 of the objects inserted. The layers are not frozen, locked, or invisible. I've attached...

    Started by Pander93‎, 16th Jan 2018 10:11 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Jan 2018 04:13 pm Go to last post
  3. Here's a Strange One... (Table Tag Height)

    Howdy howdy, Any time I would like to create an EXACT height over the x2.5 that can be selected in the MTEXT Editor dropdown, it gives me the minor annoyance of having to do the process twice. The...

    Started by Incognito Cube‎, 15th Jan 2018 05:13 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Jan 2018 02:04 pm Go to last post
  4. Unhappy auto cad stopped loading

    while i was away from my desk last Saturday, in my laptop, some updates happened on Windows 10. since then my auotcad has stopped working. when i start an application, at first it starts to load...

    Started by Dipali‎, 10th Jan 2018 01:09 pm
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    17th Jan 2018 01:09 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD Ortho Toggle Using F8 While a Command is Active

    Hey y'all, most of you are already aware of this minor issue, but I've just encountered for the first time, so this is more of an exploratory post: My machine was just updated to Win10 from Vista,...

    Started by Incognito Cube‎, 11th Jan 2018 07:33 pm
    f8 key, function key, locking up, minor issue, ortho
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Jan 2018 03:09 pm Go to last post
  6. Autodesk DWG TrueView 2015 cannot measure distance

    Dear colleagues, Could you please support with Autodesk DWG TrueView 2015. For dimensions measurement there are only question mark instead of measured data in field near cross (please see...

    Started by yknysh‎, 8th Jan 2018 02:56 pm
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    9th Jan 2018 02:37 pm Go to last post
  7. Layer Properties Manager not updating

    As the title says, after a while of use the Layer Properties Manager does not update when we change filters, or do anything really. We have to close it, then reopen the window to get it to work...

    Started by Cerryl‎, 28th Dec 2017 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Jan 2018 02:59 pm Go to last post
  8. Can't plot anything that is on a layer assigned the color "red"

    Bug or quirk? I'm not even sure when this first started to happen. And whenever it did I just thought I had done something wrong. But today I did some testing to confirm the above. If I assign...

    Started by ReMark‎, 27th Dec 2017 02:35 pm
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    29th Dec 2017 09:16 am Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD 2018 with Fabrication MEP 2018 plot bug

    My entire office is in the process of migrating to 2018 from 2016. We plot our drawings in color, however, all of the computers plot in greyscale for the viewport and color for paperspace where as...

    Started by Cerryl‎, 13th Dec 2017 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Dec 2017 07:53 pm Go to last post
  10. AutoCAD 2018 Slow Performance

    I'm working on an dwg file which is 29MB in size. It's loaded with all kinds of layer and blocks, and an XREF for the title block on about 21 layout tabs. There's no doubt this file is grinder...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Dec 2017 02:58 am
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Dec 2017 03:45 am Go to last post
  11. 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, 12th Dec 2017 06:07 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Dec 2017 06:49 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Nov 2017 08:22 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
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    27th Nov 2017 02:01 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
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    23rd Oct 2017 06:53 pm Go to last post
  18. 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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    • Replies: 78
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    19th Oct 2017 12:11 am Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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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    5th Oct 2017 03:42 pm Go to last post
  21. "...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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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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    • Replies: 11
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    22nd Sep 2017 08:51 am Go to last post
  25. 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

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