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nestly

Hah..... I found FixCombos and I've tested it in 2005. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try it in 2011 since it stopped being developed ~2006. I think this is probably the same thing that QuikPix does.

 

Fixcombos - 2005.JPG

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Hah..... I found FixCombos and I've tested it in 2005. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try it in 2011 since it stopped being developed ~2006. I think this is probably the same thing that QuikPix does.

 

I'll test 2011... post or provide linky? :)

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nestly

After I thought about it a bit, I decided simply loading an ARX shouldn't hurt anything, (fingers crossed) so I tried it in 2011, and it failed.

 

cxfixcombos16.arx is incompatible with this version of AutoCAD.
AcRxDynamicLinker failed to load 'c:\autocad2011 support 
files\lisps\cxfixcombos16.arx'
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2011\acad.exeUnable to load CxFixCombos16.arx 
file.

I don't know anything about programming, but perhaps you can work some magic on the code. http://www.activedwg.com/html/Downloads.php

 

Also FixCombos doesn't just make the layer list wider, it also makes it longer so there's less scrolling.

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Sadly, no. There is nothing I can do, given that the file is compiled to ARX (C++).

 

ARX (C++) API Development is version specific (read Version=File format, as I understand it).The 16 in the file name is representative of the version(s) the ARX supports (i.e., R16.0, R16.1, R16.2, etc.).

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nestly

Seems like there should be a magic arx update tool

 

Seeing how I'm a dinosaur and all, who loves his Layer and Properties toolbar, I may end up paying the $30 for QuikPiK

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Seems like there should be a magic arx update tool

 

This just in from Autodesk Labs:

 

Wingardium le[t this outdated ARX R16.x filemagically become compatible with R17.* and R18.* versions]a!"

 

3878226_std.jpg

 

Nope, no workie... Maybe in the next AutoCAD version!?

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designerstuart

thanks for perservering guys..... i tried it too:

CxFixCombos15.arx is incompatible with this version of AutoCAD.
AcRxDynamicLinker failed to load 'C:\AUTOCAD FILES\CxFixCombos15.arx'
C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Architecture 2009\acad.exeUnable to load 
CxFixCombos15.arx file.

:(

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nestly

Someone can update/re-write that ARX for more current versions like the guy that's selling the add-on did. Maybe repost this topic in the NET, ObjectARX, and VBA forum where all the brainiacs hang out.

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designerstuart

for completeness....... part 2

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designerstuart
RenderMan, You may be correct, I don't have 2009 to test, but just to clarify, are you trying to add the Toolbar layer control, or the Ribbon Layer List/dropdown?

 

Demo -->

 

so we have been given an upgrade to 2010 - nestly thanks so much for the vid i followed it and you've sorted it!

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nestly

Glad you found that useful, but I'd rather like to find an answer to your original request because it's much nicer to have a compact layer tool that only expands length when the dropdown list is activated.

 

I'm still holding out hope that those VBA guys will come through. 8)

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captainmurdock

I have joined this forum for the sole purpose of answering your question!

 

In AutoCAD 2015 (I use LT), use the command

QUICKCUI,

to bring up this menu:

LAYERL%20DROPDOWN%20BOX%20ISSUE%200w.jpg

 

The find the Home Layers area under

All Customization Files

>Ribbon

>Home 2d

>Home Layers

LAYERL%20DROPDOWN%20BOX%20ISSUE%201w.jpg

Then click on the Layer dropdown box in the top right Panel Preview to get:

LAYERL%20DROPDOWN%20BOX%20ISSUE%202w.jpg

 

And change the minimum width to a higher number- I picked 500!

 

DONE.

BOOM.

ROASTED.

:D

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