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Can you post a copy of your acad.pgp file? You will have to change the extension to .txt, or put it in a .zip file in order to upload it. (use the Go Advanced button at the bottom right of the Quick Reply window to post attachments)

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SLW210,

 

Here is my pgp file.

 

; This PGP file was created with the AutoCAD Alias Editor.
; Last modified 6/19/2012,   1:14 PM
; Use the Alias Editor (ALIASEDIT command) to edit this file.
; 
;
;  Program Parameters File For AutoCAD 2012
;  External Command and Command Alias Definitions
;  Copyright (C) 1997-2011 by Autodesk, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
;  Each time you open a new or existing drawing, AutoCAD searches 
;  the support path and reads the first acad.pgp file that it finds.
;  -- External Commands --
;  While AutoCAD is running, you can invoke other programs or utilities
;  such Windows system commands, utilities, and applications.
;  You define external commands by specifying a command name to be used
;  from the AutoCAD command prompt and an executable command string 
;  that is passed to the operating system. 
;  -- Command Aliases --
;  The Command Aliases section of this file provides default settings for
;  AutoCAD command shortcuts.  Note: It is not recommended that  you directly
;  modify this section of the PGP file., as any changes you make to this section of the 
;  file will not migrate successfully if you upgrade your AutoCAD to a
;  newer version.  Instead, make changes to the new 
;  User Defined Command Aliases
;  section towards the end of this file.
;  -- User Defined Command Aliases --
;  You can abbreviate frequently used AutoCAD commands by defining 
;  aliases for them in the User Defined Command Aliases section of acad.pgp.
;  You can create a command alias for any AutoCAD command,
;  device driver command, or external command.
;  Recommendation: back up this file before editing it.  To ensure that
;  any changes you make to PGP settings can successfully be migrated
;  when you upgrade to the next version of AutoCAD, it is suggested that
;  you make any changes to the default settings in the User Defined Command 
;  Aliases section at the end of this file.
;  External command format:
;  <Command name>,[<Shell request>],<Bit flag>,
[*]<Prompt>,
;  The bits of the bit flag have the following meanings:
;  Bit 1: if set, don't wait for the application to finish
;  Bit 2: if set, run the application minimized
;  Bit 4: if set, run the application "hidden"
;  Bit 8: if set, put the argument string in quotes
;
;  Fill the "bit flag" field with the sum of the desired bits.
;  Bits 2 and 4 are mutually exclusive; if both are specified, only 
;  the 2 bit is used. The most useful values are likely to be 0 
;  (start the application and wait for it to finish), 1 (start the 
;  application and don't wait), 3 (minimize and don't wait), and 5 
;  (hide and don't wait). Values of 2 and 4 should normally be avoided, 
;  as they make AutoCAD unavailable until the application has completed.
;
;  Bit 8 allows commands like DEL to work properly with filenames that 
;  have spaces such as "long filename.dwg".  Note that this will interfere 
;  with passing space delimited lists of file names to these same commands.
;  If you prefer multiplefile support to using long file names, turn off 
;  the "8" bit in those commands.
;  Examples of external commands for command windows
DEL,       DEL,            8,File to delete: ,
DIR,       DIR,            8,File specification: ,
SH,        ,               1,*OS Command: ,
SHELL,     ,               1,*OS Command: ,
START,     START,          1,*Application to start: ,
TYPE,      TYPE,           8,File to list: ,
; Examples of external commands for Windows
; See also the (STARTAPP) AutoLISP function for an alternative method.
EXPLORER,  START EXPLORER, 1,,
NOTEPAD,   START NOTEPAD,  1,*File to edit: ,
PBRUSH,    START PBRUSH,   1,,

; Command alias format:
;   <Alias>,*<Full command name>
;  The following are guidelines for creating new command aliases.
;  1. An alias should reduce a command by at least two characters. 
;      Commands with a control key equivalent, status bar button, 
;      or function key do not require a command alias. 
;      Examples: Control N, O, P, and S for New, Open, Print, Save.
;  2. Try the first character of the command, then try the first two, 
;      then the first three.
;  3. Once an alias is defined, add suffixes for related aliases: 
;      Examples: R for Redraw, RA for Redrawall, L for Line, LT for 
;      Linetype.
;  4. Use a hyphen to differentiate between command line and dialog 
;      box commands.
;      Example: B for Block, -B for -Block.
;
; Exceptions to the rules include AA for Area, T for Mtext, X for Explode.
;  -- Sample aliases for AutoCAD commands --                   
;  These examples include most frequently used commands.  NOTE: It is recommended 
;  that you not make any changes to this section of the PGP file to ensure the 
;  proper migration of your customizations when you upgrade to the next version of 
;  AutoCAD.  The aliases listed in this section are repeated in the User Custom
;  Settings section at the end of this file, which can safely be edited while
;  ensuring your changes will successfully migrate.

3A,        *3DARRAY
3DMIRROR,  *MIRROR3D
3DNavigate,*3DWALK
3DO,       *3DORBIT
3DP,    *3DPRINT
3DPLOT,    *3DPRINT
3DW,       *3DWALK
3F,        *3DFACE
3M,        *3DMOVE
3P,        *3DPOLY
3R,        *3DROTATE
3S,        *3DSCALE
A,         *ARC
AC,        *BACTION
ADC,       *ADCENTER
AECTOACAD, *-ExportToAutoCAD
AA,        *AREA
AL,        *ALIGN
3AL,       *3DALIGN
AP,        *APPLOAD
APLAY,     *ALLPLAY
AR,        *ARRAY
-AR,       *-ARRAY
ARR,       *ACTRECORD
ARM,       *ACTUSERMESSAGE
-ARM,      *-ACTUSERMESSAGE
ARU,       *ACTUSERINPUT
ARS,       *ACTSTOP
-ARS,       *-ACTSTOP
ATI,       *ATTIPEDIT
ATT,       *ATTDEF
-ATT,      *-ATTDEF
ATE,       *ATTEDIT
-ATE,      *-ATTEDIT
ATTE,      *-ATTEDIT
B,         *BLOCK
-B,        *-BLOCK
BC,        *BCLOSE
BE,        *BEDIT
BH,        *HATCH
BLENDSRF,  *SURFBLEND
BO,        *BOUNDARY
-BO,       *-BOUNDARY
BR,        *BREAK
BS,        *BSAVE
BVS,       *BVSTATE
C,         *COPY
CAM,       *CAMERA
CBAR,      *CONSTRAINTBAR
CH,        *PROPERTIES
-CH,       *CHANGE
CHA,       *CHAMFER
CHK,       *CHECKSTANDARDS
CLI,       *COMMANDLINE
COL,       *COLOR
COLOUR,    *COLOR
CO,        *COPY
CONVTOMESH, *MESHSMOOTH
CP,        *COPY
CPARAM,    *BCPARAMETER
CREASE,    *MESHCREASE
CREATESOLID, *SURFSCULPT
CSETTINGS, *CONSTRAINTSETTINGS
CT,        *CTABLESTYLE
CUBE,      *NAVVCUBE
CURVATUREANALYSIS, *ANALYSISCURVATURE
CYL,       *CYLINDER
D,         *DIMSTYLE
DAL,       *DIMALIGNED
DAN,       *DIMANGULAR
DAR,       *DIMARC
JOG,       *DIMJOGGED
DBA,       *DIMBASELINE
DBC,       *DBCONNECT
DC,        *ADCENTER
DCE,       *DIMCENTER
DCENTER,   *ADCENTER
DCO,       *DIMCONTINUE
DCON,      *DIMCONSTRAINT
DDA,       *DIMDISASSOCIATE
DDI,       *DIMDIAMETER
DED,       *DIMEDIT
DELCON,    *DELCONSTRAINT
DI,        *DIST
DIV,       *DIVIDE
DJL,       *DIMJOGLINE
DJO,       *DIMJOGGED
DL,        *DATALINK
DLI,       *DIMLINEAR
DLU,       *DATALINKUPDATE
DO,        *DONUT
DOR,       *DIMORDINATE
DOV,       *DIMOVERRIDE
DR,        *DRAWORDER
DRA,       *DIMRADIUS
DRAFTANGLEANALYSIS, *ANALYSISDRAFTANGLE
DRE,       *DIMREASSOCIATE
DRM,       *DRAWINGRECOVERY
DS,        *DSETTINGS
DST,       *DIMSTYLE
DT,        *TEXT
DV,        *DVIEW
DX,        *DATAEXTRACTION
E,         *ERASE
ED,        *DDEDIT
EL,        *ELLIPSE
ER,        *EXTERNALREFERENCES
ESHOT,     *EDITSHOT
EX,        *EXTEND
EXIT,      *QUIT
EXP,       *EXPORT
EXT,       *EXTRUDE
EXTENDSRF, *SURFEXTEND
F,         *FILLET
FI,        *FILTER
FILLETSRF, *SURFFILLET
FREEPOINT, *POINTLIGHT
FSHOT,     *FLATSHOT
G,         *GROUP
-G,        *-GROUP
GCON,      *GEOMCONSTRAINT
GD,        *GRADIENT
GENERATESECTION,  *SECTIONPLANETOBLOCK
GEO,       *GEOGRAPHICLOCATION
GR,        *DDGRIPS
H,         *HATCH
-H,        *-HATCH
HE,        *HATCHEDIT
HB,        *HATCHTOBACK
HI,        *HIDE
I,         *INSERT
-I,        *-INSERT
IAD,       *IMAGEADJUST
IAT,       *IMAGEATTACH
ICL,       *IMAGECLIP
IM,        *IMAGE
-IM,       *-IMAGE
IMP,       *IMPORT
IN,        *INTERSECT
INSERTCONTROLPOINT, *CVADD
INF,       *INTERFERE
IO,        *INSERTOBJ
ISOLATE,   *ISOLATEOBJECTS
QVD,       *QVDRAWING
QVDC,      *QVDRAWINGCLOSE
QVL,       *QVLAYOUT
QVLC,      *QVLAYOUTCLOSE
J,         *JOIN
JOGSECTION,  *SECTIONPLANEJOG
L,         *LINE
LA,        *LAYER
-LA,       *-LAYER
LAS,       *LAYERSTATE
LE,        *LEADER
LEN,       *LENGTHEN
LESS,      *MESHSMOOTHLESS
LI,        *LIST
LINEWEIGHT, *LWEIGHT
LMAN,      *LAYERSTATE
LO,        *-LAYOUT
LS,        *LIST
LT,        *LINETYPE
-LT,       *-LINETYPE
LTYPE,     *LINETYPE
-LTYPE,    *-LINETYPE
LTS,       *LTSCALE
LW,        *LWEIGHT
M,         *MOVE
MA,        *MATCHPROP
MAT,       *MATBROWSEROPEN
ME,        *MEASURE
MEA,       *MEASUREGEOM
MI,        *MIRROR
ML,        *MLINE
MLA,       *MLEADERALIGN
MLC,       *MLEADERCOLLECT
MLD,       *MLEADER
MLE,       *MLEADEREDIT
MLS,       *MLEADERSTYLE
MO,        *PROPERTIES
MORE,      *MESHSMOOTHMORE
MOTION,    *NAVSMOTION
MOTIONCLS, *NAVSMOTIONCLOSE
MS,        *MSPACE
MSM,       *MARKUP
MT,        *MTEXT
MV,        *MVIEW
NETWORKSRF,*SURFNETWORK
NORTH,     *GEOGRAPHICLOCATION
NORTHDIR,  *GEOGRAPHICLOCATION
NSHOT,     *NEWSHOT
NVIEW,     *NEWVIEW
O,         *OFFSET
OFFSETSRF, *SURFOFFSET
OP,        *OPTIONS
ORBIT,     *3DORBIT
OS,        *OSNAP
-OS,       *-OSNAP
P,         *PAN
-P,        *-PAN
PA,        *PASTESPEC
RAPIDPROTOTYPE, *3DPRINT
PAR,       *PARAMETERS
-PAR,      *-PARAMETERS
PARAM,     *BPARAMETER
PARTIALOPEN, *-PARTIALOPEN
PATCH,     *SURFPATCH
PC,        *POINTCLOUD
PCATTACH,  *POINTCLOUDATTACH
PCINDEX,   *POINTCLOUDINDEX
PE,        *PEDIT
PL,        *PLINE
PO,        *POINT
POFF,      *HIDEPALETTES
POINTON,   *CVSHOW
POINTOFF,  *CVHIDE
POL,       *POLYGON
PON,       *SHOWPALETTES
PR,        *PROPERTIES
PRCLOSE,   *PROPERTIESCLOSE
PROPS,     *PROPERTIES
PRE,       *PREVIEW
PRINT,     *PLOT
PS,        *PSPACE
PSOLID,    *POLYSOLID
PTW,       *PUBLISHTOWEB
PU,        *PURGE
-PU,       *-PURGE
PYR,       *PYRAMID
QC,        *QUICKCALC
QCUI,      *QUICKCUI
QP,        *QUICKPROPERTIES
R,         *REDRAW
RA,        *REDRAWALL
RC,        *RENDERCROP
RE,        *REGEN
REA,       *REGENALL
REBUILD,   *CVREBUILD
REC,       *RECTANG
REFINE,    *MESHREFINE
REG,       *REGION
REMOVECONTROLPOINT, *CVREMOVE
REN,       *RENAME
-REN,      *-RENAME
REV,       *REVOLVE
RO,        *ROTATE
RP,        *RENDERPRESETS
RPR,       *RPREF
RR,        *RENDER
RW,        *RENDERWIN
S,         *STRETCH
SC,        *SCALE
SCR,       *SCRIPT
SE,        *DSETTINGS
SEC,       *SECTION
SET,       *SETVAR
SHA,       *SHADEMODE
SL,        *SLICE
SMOOTH,    *MESHSMOOTH
SN,        *SNAP
SO,        *SOLID
SP,        *SPELL
SPL,       *SPLINE
SPLANE,    *SECTIONPLANE
SPLAY,     *SEQUENCEPLAY
SPLIT,     *MESHSPLIT
SPE,       *SPLINEDIT
SSM,       *SHEETSET
ST,        *STYLE
STA,       *STANDARDS
SU,        *SUBTRACT
T,         *MTEXT
-T,        *-MTEXT
TA,        *TABLET
TB,        *TABLE
TEDIT,     *TEXTEDIT
TH,        *THICKNESS
TI,        *TILEMODE
TO,        *TOOLBAR
TOL,       *TOLERANCE
TOR,       *TORUS
TP,        *TOOLPALETTES
TR,        *TRIM
TS,        *TABLESTYLE
UC,        *UCSMAN
UN,        *UNITS
-UN,       *-UNITS
UNCREASE,  *MESHUNCREASE
UNHIDE,    *UNISOLATEOBJECTS
UNI,       *UNION
UNISOLATE, *UNISOLATEOBJECTS
V,         *VIEW
VGO,       *VIEWGO
VPLAY,     *VIEWPLAY
-V,        *-VIEW
VP,        *DDVPOINT
-VP,       *VPOINT
VS,    *VSCURRENT
VSM,       *VISUALSTYLES
-VSM,      *-VISUALSTYLES
W,         *WBLOCK
-W,        *-WBLOCK
WE,        *WEDGE
WHEEL,     *NAVSWHEEL
X,         *EXTEND
XA,        *XATTACH
XB,        *XBIND
-XB,       *-XBIND
XC,        *XCLIP
XL,        *XLINE
XR,        *XREF
-XR,       *-XREF
Z,         *ZOOM
ZEBRA,     *ANALYSISZEBRA
; The following are alternative aliases and aliases as supplied 
;  in AutoCAD Release 13.
AV,        *DSVIEWER
CP,        *COPY
DIMALI,    *DIMALIGNED
DIMANG,    *DIMANGULAR
DIMBASE,   *DIMBASELINE
DIMCONT,   *DIMCONTINUE
DIMDIA,    *DIMDIAMETER
DIMED,     *DIMEDIT
DIMTED,    *DIMTEDIT
DIMLIN,    *DIMLINEAR
DIMORD,    *DIMORDINATE
DIMRAD,    *DIMRADIUS
DIMSTY,    *DIMSTYLE
DIMOVER,   *DIMOVERRIDE
LEAD,      *LEADER
TM,        *TILEMODE
; Aliases for Hyperlink/URL Release 14 compatibility
SAVEURL, *SAVE
OPENURL,   *OPEN
INSERTURL, *INSERT
; Aliases for commands discontinued in AutoCAD 2000:
AAD,        *DBCONNECT
AEX,        *DBCONNECT 
ALI,        *DBCONNECT 
ASQ,        *DBCONNECT 
ARO,        *DBCONNECT 
ASE,        *DBCONNECT
DDATTDEF,   *ATTDEF
DDATTEXT,   *ATTEXT
DDCHPROP,   *PROPERTIES
DDCOLOR,    *COLOR
DDLMODES,   *LAYER
DDLTYPE,    *LINETYPE
DDMODIFY,   *PROPERTIES
DDOSNAP,    *OSNAP
DDUCS,      *UCS
; Aliases for commands discontinued in AutoCAD 2004:
ACADBLOCKDIALOG,  *BLOCK
ACADWBLOCKDIALOG, *WBLOCK
ADCENTER,         *ADCENTER
BMAKE,            *BLOCK
BMOD,             *BLOCK
BPOLY,            *BOUNDARY
CONTENT,          *ADCENTER
DDATTE,           *ATTEDIT
DDIM,             *DIMSTYLE
DDINSERT,         *INSERT
DDPLOTSTAMP,      *PLOTSTAMP
DDRMODES,         *DSETTINGS
DDSTYLE,          *STYLE
DDUCS,            *UCSMAN
DDUCSP,           *UCSMAN
DDUNITS,          *UNITS
DDVIEW,           *VIEW
DIMHORIZONTAL,    *DIMLINEAR
DIMROTATED,       *DIMLINEAR
DIMVERTICAL,      *DIMLINEAR
DOUGHNUT,         *DONUT
DTEXT,            *TEXT
DWFOUT,           *PLOT
DXFIN,            *OPEN
DXFOUT,           *SAVEAS
PAINTER,          *MATCHPROP
PREFERENCES,      *OPTIONS
RECTANGLE,        *RECTANG
SHADE,            *SHADEMODE
VIEWPORTS,        *VPORTS
EDWFX,            *EXPORTDWFX
EDWF,             *EXPORTDWF
EPDF,             *EXPORTPDF
-QPUB,            *-EXPORT
; Aliases for commands discontinued in AutoCAD 2007:
RMAT,      *MATBROWSEROPEN
FOG,       *RENDERENVIRONMENT
FINISH,    *MATERIALS
SETUV,     *MATERIALMAP
SHOWMAT,   *LIST
RFILEOPT,  *RENDERPRESETS
RENDSCR,   *RENDERWIN
; Aliases for commands discontinued in AutoCAD 2009:
DASHBOARD,          *RIBBON
DASHBOARDCLOSE,     *RIBBONCLOSE
;  -- User Defined Command Aliases --
;  Make any changes or additions to the default AutoCAD command aliases in 
;  this section to ensure successful migration of these settings when you
;  upgrade to the next version of AutoCAD.  If a command alias appears more
;  than once in this file, items in the User Defined Command Alias take
;  precedence over duplicates that appear earlier in the file.
X,         *EXTEND
LE,        *LEADER
P,         *PLINE
E,         *EXTEND
C,         *COPY

Edited by SLW210
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nestly

Yours looks pretty much like mine ..... except for the last line before the custom aliases begin. I don't know what that line does, but it's in my AutoCAD2012 and 2013 PGP files, but not in the 2011 PGP?

 

; -- User Defined Command Aliases --

; Make any changes or additions to the default AutoCAD command aliases in

; this section to ensure successful migration of these settings when you

; upgrade to the next version of AutoCAD. If a command alias appears more

; than once in this file, items in the User Defined Command Alias take

; precedence over duplicates that appear earlier in the file.

; **********----------********** ; No xlate ; DO NOT REMOVE

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nestly,

I added that last line from yours. I made sure that I have changed 'C' to be COPY and I saved my pgp file. I exited autocad and restarted it. C still keeps coming up now as 'CHANGE'. However I must say that I also changed 'P' to be "PLINE" instead of 'PAN' and this worked. Now how about those apples.

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That's just weird. At first, you couldn't redefine "C" at all, and then when it finally did accept your modification it started using a completely different command?

 

Is there a chance you have a Lisp loading that defines "C"?

 

Lisps have priority over the PGP, so I suppose you could beat your AutoCAD into submission by adding

(defun c:C ()(command "COPY"))

 

to your acaddoc.lsp file

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nestly I will try that right now.

 

Another thing is that I can't get 'INTERSECTION' to work 90% of the time. Even thougth I know the objects are flat and I have intersection selected in my snap settings. More folks here are having the same issue about intersection.

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nestly

I dunno, but I'm thinking your IT department may have screwed up the reinstallation.

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Hey nestly, it worked. I added what you wrote at the end of my acad2012doc.lsp file, reopened autocad and 'C' is now copy. I will try that same tactic with the 'X' command.

 

Sorry for some confusion earlier in my postings. Always has 'C' come up as "CHANGE" not 'circle'. Sorry about that.

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Please stop doing this: "I exited Autocad and restarted it."

 

There is absolutely NO need to exit and restart AutoCAD. Do it again and I will personally come to your office and bean you over the head with a Whiffle ball bat!

 

If you haven't used the Express Tools method of editing your acad.pgp file all you have to do is type the word REINIT at the command line then press enter. When the Re-initialization window comes up on the screen put a checkmark in the box to the left of the letters PGP. Then click the OK button. AutoCAD will reset your acad.pgp file and your changes will take affect immediately.

 

Got it?

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FANTASTIC nestly. I am so happy you found the work-around for me. It works and I will pass along the method to my IT department.

 

But still having the intersection problem.

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Many thank yous to all of you that submitted suggestions of how the get the alias thing fixed for me. What an ordeal but as nestly pointed out earlier in the posts his work-around did the trick.

 

Thanks everybody for you earnest assistance.

 

Still, anyone have an answer about the intersection problem I and others here are having with 2012? Your input will be much appreciated.

 

ACMESRILEY

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Ack.... :stop:

 

I'm glad the lisp solution worked, but you're not supposed to edit the Acad20xxdoc.lsp files. Acaddoc.lsp is the file users are supposed to use for customizations. If you don't have one already, just use any text editor to make it and put it in your support folder.

 

Instruction on the usage of AutoCAD's acaddoc.lsp

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Maybe you are using the wrong command.

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nestly,

I followed the instructions on the acaddoc.lsp and went back and removed the changes I had done in autocad2012doc.lsp. Restarted autocad and all is well. Thanks very much.

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Cool. I still wish we could figure out what is loading that was causing "C" to be the alias for the CHANGE command. Do you know if you're loading any other lisps?

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