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Ortho Toggle Using F8 While a Command is Active
Incognito Cube posted a topic in AutoCAD Bugs, Error Messages & QuirksHey 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, in which my company has us outfitted with C3D 2014. No debilitating issues thus far, which is unexpected. Before we go into this, I know it's probably nothing more than a compatibility issue with our current GPU and/or the drivers with them, as it's been happening to any other Drafter that they have outfit with Win10 recently. Now, to the issue: Every once in a while (maybe 80% of the drawings I work in), if I have any drawing command active (LINE, ARC, REC, etc.) and I try to toggle Ortho on or off using 'F8' CAD will lock up (no white screen of death, though) until I click out and back into the application window for CAD. I can toggle Ortho on/off before I enter any of the said commands just fine. 1. It's not an issue with the keybinding itself. 2. Hardware Acceleration makes no difference on or off. 3. Running CAD in compatibility mode is of no help, and actually guarantees that I get the issue every time instead of just 80% of the time, on top of making CAD sluggish. I'm not looking for the obvious solution to this issue, as so far any solutions I've read are things out of my control (updating drivers, getting a newer version of CAD). However, if there is anything anyone here knows that can alleviate this issue strictly within CAD, I'm all ears , but if nothing else I'm just kinda throwing this post into the air At the moment when this issue arises, my current workaround is to try to drill it into my head to know exactly what I need to do before I enter into a command (Which is a good practice to get the hang of.. Slowing down every once in a while lol) and toggling Ortho accordingly. Additionally, while in the command if I need to toggle Ortho I've started holding shift to toggle it that way. I've never done it like that and honestly, I didn't know that was a function. THIS method does not lock up CAD.. Probably something to do with the difference in a temporary toggle and a true toggle. Or something. I don't usually know what I'm talking about :wink:. The point of this is to throw this low-priority issue out here in hopes that MAYBE something has developed since Oct. 2016 (The last date I saw on a breif thread of this issue), but again, this is not breaking my CAD work, and I'm more curious than anything else how others would deal with this, or go about fixing it beyond the obvious software updating.. If there is at all a way.